Government/Law/Political Science/World Affairs Internships

MORRIS K. UDALL FOUNDATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
SEQUOYAH NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

MORRIS K. UDALL FOUNDATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Purpose: The Udall Foundation established the Native American Congressional Internship Program to give Native American students an opportunity to learn about the federal government from the inside. Each year, twelve candidates are selected for a ten-week, intensive internship in Washington, D.C. Interns work full time in congressional offices or federal agencies, fulfilling a variety of tasks ranging from general support work to special research and writing projects. This enables interns to observe government decision-making processes on a daily basis, including attending hearings and votes in the House and Senate. Through an enrichment component of the program, students are provided with the opportunity to network, meet key decision-makers; and attend lectures, special lunches and receptions.

Eligibility:
Candidates program must:

  • Fall under the Foundation’s definition of Native American or Alaska Native
  • Be a college junior, senior, graduate student, law student, or graduating from a tribal college. (Applications from freshmen and sophomore students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA or a "B" average. (Applications from students with lower GPAs will be accepted on a case by case basis.)
  • Have an interest in tribal government and policy
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of applicants from American Samoa, a U.S. national

Amount: Interns are provided with the following:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C. from the closest airport to the intern’s home or school
  • Dormitory lodging at a local university
  • Daily allowance sufficient for meals, transportation, and incidentals
  • A $1,200 educational stipend to be paid at the conclusion of the internship

Eligibility: Applicant must complete an intern application including a copy of the student’s Chickasaw citizenship card or CDIB, resume, copy of latest college transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a short essay describing the students goals and why he/she is interested in an internship at the Chickasaw Nation. If selected, applicant must sign an agreement to participate in the program. Applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 25, be a full time student enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior, and must submit all information to the Self-Governance office.
Application: Available by contacting above address.
Deadline: None. Students can intern at any time, given availability of internship positions
Contact:
The Morris K. Udall Foundation Internship Program
130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-1922
P: (520) 670-5187 or (520) 670-5529

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MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Purpose:
The University of Arizona is offering summer research opportunities focusing on health issues that affect minority communities in a disproportionate manner. American Indian/Alaskan Native, African American, Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander undergraduates between their junior and senior years in majors leading to biomedical careers will engage in specific research projects at the University of Arizona under the supervision of faculty conducting research on minority health issues. You will also present your research at the Summer Colloquium.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be of American Indian/Alaskan Native, African American, Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander decent (i.e., groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical careers)
  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Major in fields leading to biomedical careers (i.e., Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, etc.)
  • Have completed a minimum of 75 semester units toward your bachelor’s degree
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be interested in pursuing graduate education in a biomedical field.
  • Program Attributes:
  • June through August (10 weeks)
  • Students will receive a stipend of $4000
  • Round trip airfare is provided from anywhere in the US and Puerto Rico
  • 6 units of upper division research credit
  • Compete for one of seven $1000 travel awards to attend a national conference (SANCAS or ABRCMS) to present your research poster
  • Housing will be available at the University of Arizona residence halls.

Deadline: February 1st
Application: www.grad.arizona.edu/mhd
Contact:
Graduate College Diversity Programs
1031 N. Mountain Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721-0102
P: (502)626-0095
F: (520)626-3590

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SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/gpo/srip/program.cfm
Purpose: The goals of the program are to expose undergraduate students to laboratory research, to familiarize them with the opportunities that exist for careers in biomedical research. The program runs for ten weeks each summer and includes three major components.
Eligibility: The program targets, but is not limited to, under-represented American students in their sophomore, junior and senior college years.
Applications: Online, must be submitted online
Deadline: February 15, annually

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SEQUOYAH NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Purpose:
The goal of the American Indian Student Intership Program is to provide students an experiential learning enviroment in which to acquire an understanding of the value of archives and the research potential of the collections of the Center and to engage in academic research and practical database builiding activities related to tribal culture, society and issues.  Interns will be expected to demostrate the value of their experience by either a summary report of work, finding aids for collections, reports of research or other written work that may be shared with their home institutions. 

Eligibility: To qualify for an internship, students must

  • Be tribally affiliated
  • Have completed at least 60 college hours
  • Be in good standing at their home institutions of higher learning

Applications: Students interested in applying should send applications or inquiries by e-mail to Daniel F. Littlefield at dflittlefiel@ualr.edu or Robert E. Sanderson at resanderson@ualr.edu or by U. S. mail to SNRC, University Plaza, Suite 500, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. 
Deadline: March 15, 2013
http://ualr.edu/sequoyah

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