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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.

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:

Look for UNITY Host Booth During NIEA College Visit Day

UNITY will be the host booth for the NIEA Convention & Trade Show during College Visit Day - join us! Register HERE for the 2014 COLLEGE VISIT DAY on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the National Indian Education Association’s Convention & Trade Show in Anchorage, Alaska. The trade show will be open to the public on Saturday, October 18th for prospective college and graduate school students. NIEA is inviting representatives from colleges and universities from across the country.

Prize drawings will be available, including round-trip airfare (instate Alaska only), compliments of RAVN Air! 

The student registration form is available HERE.

Environmental Photo Contest Announced

The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona is sponsoring an Environmental Photo Contest for high school and college students from Indigenous communities.

Interested? Get the details in the attached flyer.

Note: Submission deadline is October 17, 2014.

Download this file (UA SWEHSC_Photo Contest.pdf)Photo Contest Informational Flyer[ ]55 kB

Teach for America's Native Alliance Initiative

The following information was provided by Teach for America.

Apply Now! Teach For America’s Native Alliance Initiative

“There is no greater reward, as a teacher, than to teach in your own community and among fellow indigenous youth. Teach For America has given me the chance to create a better future for na keiki o Hawai`i (the children of Hawai`i).” – Dane Carlson, Hawai‘i ‘10

Join Teach For America, the national corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals—of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests—who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural low-income communities and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.

Learn more about our Native Alliance Initiative, working to address the fact that Native children experience some of the highest levels of poverty in our country, thereby limiting their academic and life options. We have placements in New Mexico, Hawai’i, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Washington State where our corps members are teaching more than 9,000 children from Native backgrounds in these communities. Culturally Responsive Teaching is also one of our primary and understanding of tribal sovereignty into our Corps training.

  • The 3rd application deadline is Friday, October 24th.
  • The 4th application deadline is Friday, December 5th.
  • And the 5th application deadline is Friday, January 30th.

APPLY NOW to join the 2015 Teach For America corps. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our Native Alliance Initiative Facebook page or follow @TeachForAmerica on Twitter.

Click here to find out who we look for and where we work.