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Cabela's Apprenticeship Research Program

Our Cabela’s Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity for students to gain experience doing research that addresses real issues centered around:

  • recruiting and maintaining participants in outdoor activities
  • managing fish and wildlife and creating their habitat
  • protecting threatened and endangered species
  • supporting ecosystem conservation

Funding for apprentices typically averages about $3,000, but other levels of funding are considered if justified in the application. Applications are emailed to all students in January and are due back in February.

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.

Download an Application  Due February 14, 2020

Need more information?

Contact Chris Chizinski

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Contact Mark Pegg

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Apprenticeship Stories

Alex observing at sunset

"I worked 15 hours straight from sunrise to sunset! I saw hundreds of dolphins that day, and it was a day I'll never forget." – Alex Otto – Read more

Michael True

"Once I realized that wildlife and human ecosystems should not and cannot be separated, it opened up a whole new field of thought that I hadn't quite tapped into." – Mike True – Read more

emily Huzura

Emily Hruza's research emphasizes the fact that many species, not just baboons, rely on the presence of keystone species such as the African elephant. Read more