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
The Morris K. Udall Foundation Internship Program
130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-1922
P: (520) 670-5187 or (520) 670-5529
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.
- 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.
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
Purpose: The goal of the American Indian Student Internship Program is to provide students an experiential learning environment 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 building activities related to tribal culture, society and issues. Interns will be expected to demonstrate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert E. Sanderson at email@example.com
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.