“The Native American Congressional Internship program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with opportunities to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process and a first-hand understanding of the government-to-government relationship between Native nations and the U.S. government. The Native Nations Institute helps to fund the internship program, which is administered by the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation” (Native Nations Institute).

 

The deadline is January 31st, 2018. For more information on this opportunity, please click here.

The University of Victoria in Canada is establishing a fellowship for a Visiting Indigenous Scholar to be appointed to the faculty. The fellowship is valued at $10,000 for the semester.

The application deadline is September 19, 2016. To apply: please submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. Margaret Cameron, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Humanities at margaret@uvic.ca.

For more information please see the flyer below.

Visiting Indigenous Scholar Fellowship – 2016-17

 

 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) is looking to hire two current undergraduate or graduate students as interns for the summer of 2016. The internships are full-time positions over the course of 10 – 12 weeks (400 hours). Beginning and ending dates are negotiable. Salary will be $15.00 per hour with potential additional funds for living and relocation expenses. As temporary employees of ILTF, interns are not eligible for employee benefits.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION
ILTF’s mission is to ensure that “land within the original boundaries of every reservation and other areas of high significance where tribes retain aboriginal interest are in Indian ownership and management.” We support this mission through long-term capital investments, focused grant-making, and collaborations with those holding similar interest in Indian land tenure issues.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
Research Intern: The Research Intern will conduct outreach and general research to update Foundation records to improve relationships and the understanding of tribal land office1s. The intern must have knowledge of database technology. (Microsoft Access preferred.)

Education Intern: The Education Intern will edit curriculum lessons, develop and implement online education surveys, create a summer education outreach plan, and revise teacher training materials. Candidates must have high attention to detail and thorough knowledge of grammar and punctuation rules. Knowledge of federal and educational state standards desired. Experience with Drupal content manager a plus.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: February 29, 2016

For more information, click here.

Engagement in the work of the federal government lies at the heart of a White House Fellowship. Work assignments can offer unparalleled experience working with senior administration officials on ever changing issues and challenges. This work often requires long hours and, at times, unglamorous duties that require as much perseverance as ability on the Fellows’ part.

White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Their assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Responsibilities range from chairing interagency meetings and designing and implementing federal policies, to drafting speeches for cabinet secretaries to representing their agencies on Capitol Hill and in international treaty negotiations. Job assignments are made by the Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships in consultation with agency officials on the basis of interviews conducted during “Placement Week”.

For more information, click here.

Procopio has a long-standing tradition of providing growth opportunities to the communities we serve. Procopio’s Native American Practice Group extends this tradition by actively investing in the future leaders of Indian Country through offering paid internships for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law. Please join us in identifying qualified legal students within Native American communities that may be interested in being part of this engaging opportunity.

The Native American Law Internship provides an opportunity for a Native American law student, or law student emphasizing Native American Law, to gain hands-on experience dealing with everyday legal issues facing Native American communities. Interns are involved in matters that deal with specific Indian law-related legal practice matters and other legal problems facing tribal governments and Native entities. Procopio Interns reach out to local Native American youth to provide guidance and inspiration regarding educational direction and opportunities.

Applications are due Friday, October 30th by 5 p.m. PST.
Applications should include:

  • The blog post writing sample (see below)
  • Law school transcript
  • Resume
  • Cover letter identifying why this is an opportunity you would like to pursue
  • Any tribal governmental experience you have and why Native legal issues are significant to you.

For more information, click here.

NCAI is committed to investing in the next generation of leaders to protect and advance tribal sovereignty for generations to come. Young Native leaders are invited to apply for either our internship or the Wilma Mankiller Fellowship. The application can be downloaded for initial review here and completed online at this link: http://tinyurl.com/NCAIapp.

Deadlines for 2015 applications are as follows:

  • Wilma Mankiller Fellowship – Applications due March 15 with decisions made no later than April 15.
  • Summer 2015 Internship – Applications will be accepted until March 31 with decisions made no later than April 30.
  • Fall 2015 Internship – Applications will be accepted until June 22 with decisions made no later than July 20.

More details regarding fellowships and internships at NCAI can be found on our website.

  NCAI Contact Information: Jamie Gomez, Director of External Affairs – jgomez@ncai.org


 NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship – Applications Due March 23, 2015

 The NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship aims to address the stark disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that address the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. While the current challenges of Native health are great, some of the most promising developments are from Native nations who are exercising considerable control over health care delivery and workforce development. Building the capacity of individuals and communities is critical to empowering tribes to assert this right to self-governance and self-determination in the public health domain. By supporting graduate students in various health-related fields, NCAI seeks to increase the number of Native health leaders and equip them with the tools necessary to achieve our vision of strong, healthy Native communities.

Download Application 
Download Reference & Evaluation Form

NCAI Contact Information: Laura Bird, Legislative Associate – lbird@ncai.org