Friday, September 3, 2021

Institute on the Environment offers leadership opportunities, information sessions

The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) is accepting applications for its 2021-22 Undergraduate Leaders Program. The program helps emerging undergraduate leaders become real-world change makers committed to solutions-focused leadership. Applications are due Thursday, Sept. 16. Information sessions about other ways to get involved with IonE are Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 5.
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2021-22 Undergraduate Leaders Program

The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) is accepting applications for its 2021-22 Undergraduate Leaders Program. The program helps emerging undergraduate leaders become real-world change makers committed to solutions-focused leadership. 

IonE Undergraduate Leaders will choose an area of leadership practice that they want to develop through their participation in the program. Leaders will select from projects connected to the Institute on the Environment’s Impact Goals around sustainable land use and building a carbon neutral future and be matched into teams of 4-6 students working with a campus or community partner. Students may also propose their own projects.

Undergraduate Leaders will:
  • Recognize how equity is integral to sustainability and identify system structural inequities
  • Learn from diverse and underrepresented perspectives
  • Make a tangible contribution to an IonE Impact Goal area
  • Advance their leadership skills and meet self-identified goals
Twin Cities students with financial need may apply for a $1,500 Ecolab Student Initiated Leadership Project Scholarship to support their work.

More information on the program and application process are found on the IonE Undergraduate Leaders Programs website. Applications are due Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

IonE information sessions

You can also learn about other ways to be involved with IonE in upcoming information sessions featuring interdisciplinary environmental opportunities including trainings, networking, funding, and courses. All sessions are scheduled for noon-1 p.m. on Zoom.

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Institute on the Environment
612-624-6973
environment.umn.edu