December 7, 2016


UHPSI makes it easy for students at Yale (and beyond) to connect with applied learning opportunities throughout the calendar year. From literature review and writing in the fall, to field trips during school breaks, to full summer fellowship support, UHPSI staff connect students with on-the-ground projects that are relevant and impactful.

Academic Year Involvement

Project Call to Western Partners

Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is seeking applied-project ideas that address western land or water issues related to conservation, stewardship, or land management. We invite western partners to submit project ideas by August 19, 2019 for student research assistants using this link.

Research Assistants and Independent Study
Applied client-based projects, working with leaders in western conservation and management

Fall Writing Workshop
A writing course designed to move summer research towards publication: custom tailored to each student’s peer-reviewed, popular, and technical pieces

Spring Research Symposium
A half-day symposium highlighting a critical western issue, featuring thought-leaders, practitioners, and managers


Summer Opportunities

Western Research Fellowship
Financial and academic support for applied research relevant to land management in the West

Land Management Field Practicum
Intensive summer coursework followed by a ranch assessment and creation of management plan