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This section provides information concerning opportunities for Native American youth and those who work with Native youth. If you know of such opportunities, forward the information to the WebTeam by using this site's Contact form.

Center for Native American Youth to Host Online Chat

The following information was supplied by the Center for Native American Youth.

As part of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is hosting a series of Gen-I Engagement Chats online for youth. We have had two chats so far and both have had great participation from youth, community members and tribal leaders. If you are a Native youth interested in learning more about the Gen-I Challenge or CNAY's Youth Ambassador program, join CNAY on April 22 at 8:00PM EST for the third ONLINE chat. Please RSVP here if you plan to join!

The chat will focus on the Gen-I Challenge, with a special emphasis on taking the Challenge and a preview of the Gen-I kick-off event at Gathering of Nations in Albuequerque, NM on April 23. Participants can ask questions about the Challenge, share updates on their progress, talk through their process in completing the Challenge and discuss issues that Native youth face. More information about the Gen-I Engagement Chat is provided below.

Read more: Center for Native American Youth to Host Online Chat

NAT$VE in the Bank

Empowering Native Youth to Get a Head Start on Building Their Financial Futures - A financial literacy month initiative of NFEC and NCAI.

The Native Financial Education Coalition (NFEC) and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) launched NAT$VE in the BANK because they understand that Native youth developing relationships with financial institutions is a proven difference-maker in empowering their ability to make smart financial decisions over the course of their lives.

Native youth between the ages of 12 and 25 can ANSWER the CALL by participating and LEAD the WAY by getting others to participate!

To learn more about the initiative and how to participate, visit the Native Financial Education Coalition website.

Become a Member of the Casey Youth Advisory Council

The following information was supplied by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Justice Strategy Group (JJSG), with support from CJJ, is working to establish an advisory council of young adults currently or formerly involved in the juvenile justice system to support the JJSG's national juvenile justice reform efforts. 

The JJSG works with state and local juvenile justice stakeholders and agencies (such as probation departments, district attorneys, judges, etc.) to improve outcomes for system-involved youth by eliminating the inappropriate use of secure confinement including detention, state commitment, group homes, and other forms of out-of-home placement.

Read more: Become a Member of the Casey Youth Advisory Council

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Internship Available

The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Pathways Internship Program is currently open in 19 states and American Samoa.

The closing dates for application submission are fast approaching. For information about the internships, visit the following website links.

Pathway Internships Available in MO, AL, LA, MA, OR, UT, VA

Application period is from December 10 – December 16th

Pathway Internships Available in Illinois

Application period is from December 10 – December 16th

Pathway Internships Available in American Samoa, IA, ID, MN, ND, and NE

Application period is from December 9 – December 15th

Internship Positions MI, NC, OH, NY, WV, and WI

The application period is December 9th – December 15th

Student Conservation Association's National Park Service Academy Internship Available

The following information was supplied by the National Park Service and the Student Conservation Association.

 Spring Break Orientation and
12 week Expense-Paid Internships – Summer 2015

 SCA’s NPS Academy is an innovative, experiential learning program designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students from under-represented communities to career opportunities with the National Park Service.

Benefits include: