Higher Education

Summer Programs & Internships for College Students

The PhD Pipeline Opportunity Program at Duke University

http://blog.cnay.org/2013/03/07/summer-opportunity-for-native-american-college-undergrads.aspx

This program is designed to increase the number of under-represented (African-American, Latino/Latina American, Native American) faculty in business disciplines by preparing students for PhD programs.  A two-week summer institute for undergraduate students is one of its components.  The institute provides students with opportunities to learn about the benefits of a faculty lifestyle as well as network with faculty and doctoral students from the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and other important business schools.  Participants will have the opportunity to prepare for the GMAT exam.  Free transportation, lodging and meals will be provided.  Upon completion of the program, participants will receive an iPad and a $500 stipend.

Program Dates: May 29 – June 13, 2013

Eligibility Requirements

*All undergraduate majors acceptable
*Current student returning in the fall (i.e., not graduating before 2014)
*High potential for graduate school studies

Native American Congressional Internships

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.

The internship program is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, which was founded by the Udall Foundation and The University of Arizona in 2001 as a self-determination, self-governance, and development resource for Native nations.

In , 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.

Hatfield Fellowship

http://www.thecommunityfund.com/hatfield-fellowship

The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon established the Mark O. Hatfield Fellowship in 1998 as a living tribute to Senator Hatfield.  The Fellowship honors Mark Hatfield for his accomplishments as Governor of Oregon and United States Senator on behalf of the Grand Ronde Tribe, Native Americans, Oregonians, and all Americans.  The Hatfield Fellowship is also in memory of Susan Long, Mark’s devoted assistant who epitomized the best in public service. The Hatfield Fellowship ensures that Mark Hatfield’s legacy of integrity, strength, and effectiveness in public service endures.

Each year one Native American is selected to be the Hatfield Fellow and serve as a member of the staff of one of Oregon’s representatives in Congress in Washington, DC. This internship lasts for nine months.

Hatfield Fellows learn the inner workings of the federal political system and serve as advisors on Native American issues. They work closely with their Member of Congress and with the entire Oregon Congressional delegation. Hatfield Fellows are capable, motivated individuals, who, through their work in Washington, acquire new skills and experiences to be change makers and leaders in their communities, producing long-term benefits for all of the Tribes and the Pacific Northwest.

Fellows also participate in the American Political Science Association’s month-long fellowship orientation. During this time, APSA fellows in journalism, political science and international policy become acclimated to the environment in Washington, DC. By collaborating with APSA, Fellows have an instant support network, including the director of the fellowship program who acts as a resource and a mentor.