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Andrus Scholars Program accepting applications through Feb. 5

Boise State President John Barnes watches as Gov. Cecil Andrus signs the papers making Boise State a university in 1974.

The Andrus Center for Public Policy is accepting applications for the Andrus Scholars Program for Boise State undergraduates.

The summer internship program provides environmentally focused students with meaningful work experience that will enhance learning and skill development, assist in post-graduation job placement and ultimately support the development of the environmental and public lands stewards of tomorrow.

Students serve internships with federal, state, nonprofit, or other mission-centered businesses. The application deadline is Feb. 5.

Andrus Scholars receive:
• a 10-week, 30/hr per week, six-credit hour summer internship.
• $6,000 in Andrus Scholar funds to help pay for internship credit hours, provide the equivalent of a living wage for hours worked, and internship-related travel and expenses.

Participating partners include Advocates for the West, the Bureau of Land Management, Boise District Office, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon, Idaho Conservation League, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and the USFS, Boise National Forest.

Due to COVID-19, some internships may take place remotely or partially remotely. Some internships are supported by the National Science Foundation Idaho EPSCoR (Program under award number OIA-1757324).

Find more information about the Andrus Scholars Program online or contact Danielle Trujillo, executive director for the Andrus Center for Public Policy,, (208) 908-2555.

The Andrus Center for Public Policy is a nonprofit entity within Boise State University’s School of Public Service. The Center advances the legacy issues of former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus — wise use of our environmental resources and public lands, proper funding of education for our children and the cultivation of leadership from all segments of our society. The Center is committed to creating opportunities for women to fully participate, on an equal playing field, in business and civic leadership by removing roadblocks borne of outdated ideologies. Gender equity and equal pay for equal work are Andrus Center fundamentals.