Applications for the 2020 Cabela’s Apprenticeship Program, an opportunity for students to conduct research based on key natural resource issues, are due Feb. 14.
The program is a partnership among Cabela’s, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with funding provided by Cabela’s.
The goal is to provide tangible, experiential opportunities for undergraduate students. Opportunities are geared toward addresses real issues centered around recruiting and maintaining participants in outdoor activities, creating and managing fish and wildlife and their habitat, protecting threatened and endangered species, and supporting conservation of ecosystems.
Funding for apprentices typically averages about $3,000, but other levels of funding will be considered if justified in the application. Applications can be downloaded here.
Faculty, staff, students and stakeholders may submit applications, but funds will go only to eligible students. Apprenticeships outside of Nebraska will also be considered.
Funding is available to approved apprentices that meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled (or will be enrolled at time of apprenticeship) as a full-time, degree-seeking student in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln focused on: fisheries and wildlife management; habitat management; land stewardship; landscape management; or outdoor education and recruitment;
- Demonstrates excellent academic achievement with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA;
- Will have completed at least 30 credit hours of undergraduate work by start of apprenticeship; and
- Will commit to at least 10 hours of research per week (Academic Year applicants) or at least 20 hours of research per week (Summer only applicants).
Applications can be submitted via email to Chris Chizinski at
More details at: http://snr.unl.edu