Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC)
Fellowship, Mentorship, & Internship Program

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The Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) program provides a unique opportunity for underrepresented STEM college students, specifically woman, racial and ethnic minorities, or individual with disabilities to develop a career path through a fellowship, mentorship, and internship program during their academic journey in Minnesota

The IDEC program consists of three parts:

  1. Fellowship: The fellowship provides individuals with a supportive community and professional development opportunities. During the academic school year, fellows receive a yearly stipend and meet as a cohort once a month.  

  2. Mentorship: Fellows are connected with professionals in the field who can share their experiences and support them throughout the program journey.

  3. Internship: The internship, which runs from May to August, allows fellows to have paid on-the-job experience and learn more about environmental/natural resources career paths.

Download and share the flyer or brochure! (Please note that applications for 2019 are closed but these materials still provide an overview of the program).