Outstanding DDCSP at U of M scholars may be invited to apply for a third-year internship or research opportunity at the University of Michigan. Two alumni scholars were brought on for the Summer of 2018 and three alumni scholars were brought in for the Summer of 2019. Alumni scholars are provided with a stipend of $6,500 for a nine-week internship. The following expenses incurred by alumni scholars are also covered by the program:
- Housing costs
- Food allowance
- Travel to and from Ann Arbor
- Field trip costs
Only students who complete two years in the DDCS program at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to scholars who have developed leadership abilities and demonstrate an interest in attending graduate school or entering the conservation or environmental workforce.