Internships and Jobs

1. Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS)

Program covers airfare, housing, meals, small stipend, earn 6 credits summer, 9 credits fall or spring, stay at American University. Work for a federal agency such as U.S. Department of Agriculture, Social Security Administration, and gain work experience, professionalism, and learn about other cultures. 

2. Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP)

Program covers airfare, housing, stipend, earn 6 credits for two core classes, third class optional, and stay at George Washington University. Various internship locations – congress, politically orientated organizations, or find your own. Gain work experience, professionalism, and understanding of politics. 

3. Udall Native American Congressional Internship Program

Program covers airfare, housing, stipend, co classes, and stay at George Washington University. Work in House or Senate offices, White House, D. of Interior, D. of Education. Gain work experience, professionalism, and understanding of politics. 

4. Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Environmental Education Outreach Program (ITEP EEOP)

Program covers airfare, housing (find your own) stipend, and no classes. Work for EPA or Tribal organization. Gain work experience, professionalism, better understanding of federal-tribal relationship. 

5. Sandia National Laboratories Tribal Energy Program

Program covers airfare, find your own housing, pays, and no classes. Work for the Tribal Energy Program at Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, NM). Gain renewable energy knowledge, travel to other reservations, and tribal energy policy. 

6. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Student Opportunities in Public Health- CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS)

The CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program consists of six internship opportunities creating a public health workplace experience to increase student interest in minority health.

Both CUPS students and fellows with the Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program will start their summer experience with a visit to CDC's Atlanta campus for a three-day orientation held in May, 2015. The event will include a series of group discussions, information exchanges, and innovative learning opportunities that introduce students to CDC’s priorities, current public health initiatives, and emerging public health issues at the federal level. 

CUPS participants spend the summer working on assigned projects that range from the study of social determinants of health, such as sociocultural factors related to HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men in the United States, to public health reporting focused on data and analysis.

7. Native Health Initiative, Summer Health Justice Internship

This program is based on loving service, meaning this is not a paid opportunity, however, the rewards and lessons learned are tremendous! The supportive environment provides students guidance through their internship project.

This internship program is run by Tribes and health professions students and the health projects are created and organized by the Tribal communities.

8. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Application Link:

Website link:

This program offers grants up to $5000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. 

9. Agnese Nelms Haury scholarship at Linacre College, Oxford University, UK. 

This Native American and First Nations scholarship provides support (tuition fees and living costs) for indigenous students from the United States and Canada to study for a one-year taught Masters degree at Oxford University( in the United Kingdom in association with Linacre College (  Linacre College is an interdisciplinary and international graduate college. All Oxford students are affiliated with a college as part of their studies.

Mrs. Agnese Nelms Haury ( was an American philanthropist from Tucson, Arizona and she was particularly supportive of the education and advancement of indigenous peoples, concerned about environment and social justice, and interested in international relations and the archaeology and anthropology of the Americas.  This scholarship is established in collaboration with Linacre College and OxfordUniversity as one component of the overarching Agnese Nelms Haury program in Environment and Social Justice established by her trustees to advance Mrs. Haury’s interests and commitments.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, students must apply and gain admission to one of the designated Masters programs at Oxford University (see list below) and must be an enrolled tribal member with official status in the US (state or federal) as American Indian, Alaska Native, or in Canada as First Nation, Metis, or Inuit.  Students should indicate their interest in the scholarship in their statement of purpose in the Masters program application and indicate that they wish admission to Linacre College.  General guidelines for applying to Oxford can be found at (

Deadlines: The deadlines for applications for most of the designated degrees for entry in October 2015 are 23 January 2015 and 13 March 2015 (we strongly recommend applying by the earlier date) and information on course content, entry expectations and application can be found at the links below.

10. Geocorps American Indian Internships 

GeoCorps American Indian Internships are paid, short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world—lands managed by the National Park Service. American Indians and Alaska Natives. 

Spring/summer positions are posted 1 December, and applications are accepted through 3 February.  Fall/winter positions are posted 1 May, and applications are accepted through 1 July.

11. Native American Awards Program Internship - Smithsonian 

The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports Native American students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum related activities using its Native American-related resources.

Stipend: $600 per week, with possible travel allowance All Sessions = 10 weeks, full time (40 hours per week) Summer (beginning after June 1) Application Deadline: February 1 Fall (beginning after October 1) Application Deadline: February 1 Spring (beginning after January 1) Application Deadline: October 1

12. Akamai Internship Program

The Akamai Internship Program offers community college students and undergraduates that are attending college in Hawaii or that are from Hawaii but studying on the Mainland an opportunity to get involved in high-tech research and industry. Each student is matched with a mentor and is integrated as a member of the mentor's group with daily guidance. 

The program will pay interns $3200 for an 8 week full time commitment. Transportation and other support services may be available.

13. Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship Program  

View all internships and deadlines here -

The Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship Program at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) looks for diverse candidates who are seeking a professional experience in environmental advocacy. The Fellowship is a full-time, one-year position focused on a project that is integral to EDF's work

14. Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program

Undergraduate and graduate students. Summer internship positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Laboratories. Positions involve scientific research or a focus on policy, business, and government relations. Internships include lodging, round trip airfare, and student stipends. As program participants, students receive an intensive 8-10 week assignment to "jump-start" their careers and develop their potential for future opportunities within the federal government.

15. Program Coordinator at Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR)

The successful candidate will coordinate the administrative activities and functions of the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR) in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, and funding, and/or other specifications. In collaboration with the CIEHRDirector and Assistant Director, the successful candidate will help ensure that the Center’s goals and objectives are accomplished, including integration of the Center activities with internal and external colleagues and communication across sites in support of achieving Center goals and timelines. OPEN NOW. Based in Tucson, Arizona.

Note-Statements and information are taken from each respective program's website. Link provided above for full statement and program description.


Home / Contact Us

© Copyright 2014 | Powered by