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Wilma Mankiller Fellowship
Applications due April 19, 2013
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is now accepting applications for the Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program for Tribal Policy and Governance Fellowship. This program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging young professionals throughout Indian Country to work side by side with national leaders in tribal policy. The eleven-month fellowship includes a stipend and benefits and begins in the summer/early fall of 2013. Two to three applicants are selected to serve in each Fellow class. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience and complete the application here.
Applications will be accepted until April 19, 2013 and can be submitted using our online application at: http://www.ncai.org/about-ncai/internships-fellowships.
Follow up interviews will be scheduled shortly after applications close with decisions expected by mid-May.
Internships are available with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Internships at NMAI are generally for post high school students, currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated from one, that are interested in the museum profession and related fields.
Interns complete projects using NMAI resources and other Smithsonian offices. Internships are an opportunity for students to learn about the museum's collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies, and to meet professionals in the museum field. Interns are selected by a review committee made up of five NMAI staff. Applicants should indicate three departments of interest: for example, Public Affairs, Publications, or Collections Management.
Approximately twenty-five percent of applicants are accepted for internships during any one-year period. Most NMAI internships range from six to ten weeks.
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.
According to information provided on its website, the Foundation expects to award 12 Internships in 2012.
Visit the Udall Foundation website to learn more about this opportunity and for information regarding internship eligibility, deadline and the application process.