Below are some great resources of Internships and other Student Opportunities.

Cherokee Nation Internship – Are you a student wanting to apply your education to real-world professional experience? Would you like to gain valuable work experience in your field of interest? If so, then Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) may have the internship for you. CNB is the economic engine of the Cherokee Nation. As the holding company of the Cherokee Nation’s for-profit operations, CNB owns and operates a diverse set of companies across a number of portfolios.

Native American Congressional Internship – 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.

The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for qualified undergraduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a year-long fellowship, the following programs provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities.

Current full-time technical undergraduates and graduate students—who are familiar with Native American culture and tribal issues—are needed to support Tribal Energy Program efforts with technical project tasks. As Tribal Energy Program student interns, they’ll assist a cross-disciplinary team to perform specific tasks at Sandia National Laboratories.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) offers internships and fellowship to provide an opportunity for young leaders from throughout Indian Country to serve on the front lines of legislative action and policy development. All interns and fellows are selected through an application and interview process.

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship or cooperative education experience? Consider employment with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an undergraduate or graduate student. A representative shared with our Community Liaison that they are speciifcally look for American Indian and Alaskan Native candidates.

Established in honor of Celia Hunter and renamed in memory of Ted Smith, ACF’s Conservation Internship Program is a strategic investment in young adults. The program is specifically targeted toward students who plan a career path in conservation and are willing to make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting the pristine environment and diverse cultures of Alaska.

Cherokee Nation Internship
Native American Congressional Internship
Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
Tribal Energy Program
National Congress of American Indians
Central Intelligence Agency
ACF’s Conservation Internship Program
Indian Country Today Media Network’s List of Internships
Resource – Internship Fact Sheet (DOL)
Article – 6 Legal Requirements (Forbes)
Article – The Importance of Being an Intern (Wall Street Journal)
Article – Judge Rules That Movie Studio Should Have Been Paying Interns (NY Times)

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