Monday, February 14, 2011

Native American Congressional Internships

Native American Congressional Internships
January 20,
By Scot

The Udall Foundation provides a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program.

Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

In 2011, the Foundation expects to award 12 Internships on the basis of merit to Native Americans and Alaska Natives who:
Are college juniors or seniors, recent graduates from tribal or four-year colleges, or graduate or law students;
Have demonstrated an interest in fields related to tribal public policy, such as tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American health, Native American justice, natural resource protection, cultural preservation and revitalization, and Native American economic development.

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