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Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship
The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The Udall Foundation arranges placements for law students, graduate students, and undergraduates. Benefits - Housing, a living allowance, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and an educational stipend of $1,200.
DEADLINE: January 31, 2017

American Bar Foundation Summer Research Diversity Fellowship

The American Bar Foundation sponsors an annual program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. Eligible are individuals who will add diversity to the field of law and social science. Applications will be considered only from sophomores and juniors. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be moving toward an academic major in the social sciences or humanities. The students will work at the American Bar Foundation’s offices in Chicago, IL for 35 hours a week for a period of 8 weeks, typically from early June to late July. Each student will receive a stipend of $3,600.
DEADLINE: Feb 15, 2017


Congressional Budget Office Summer Internship Program
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) summer internships provide excellent opportunities to experience and observe the budget process and policymaking at the federal level. The internships are located in Washington, D.C. They normally last 10 weeks, beginning after Memorial Day. Interns contribute to CBO's work in program areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, the environment, education, retirement and other income assistance, regulation and public investment. In addition, interns participate in an educational program that includes briefings on CBO's role in the budget process. CBO interns may also participate in seminars, such as the Congressional Summer Intern Lecture Series.
DEADLINE: February 29, 2016


Native American Political Leadership Program
The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including those who have completed their undergraduate degree but have not yet enrolled in a graduate program.
Benefits - scholarship covers tuition and fees, housing, airfare, and a small stipend.
DEADLINE: rolling basis depending on intended semester, for summer - March 1, 2017 

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Intern
The office of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs accepts a limited number of internship and fellowship applicants each year. Successful applicants serve during spring (January-May), summer (May/June-August) and fall (September-December) terms. The Chairman's Office seeks individuals with specific interests in Indian education, tribal economic development, Indian land management, federal trust responsibility, Indian healthcare, Indian housing, and tribal law and order. Interns and fellows assist with legislative research projects, hearings and administrative tasks and gain firsthand knowledge on how a Senate Committee works to pass legislation and conducts oversight on federal agencies, programs and policy implementation. Though no specific major or program is required, a good academic record is a must. Applicants who can work full-time (40 hours/five days per week) are strongly preferred.
DEADLINE: March 18, 2016 for Summer Semester 


 Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives

PLSI is an intensive two-month program which prepares American Indian and Alaska Native individuals for the rigors of law school by essentially replicating the first semester of law school. Likened to boot camp by many former participants, the PLSI concentrates its content into eight weeks of instruction, research and study, teaching students the unique methods of law school research, analysis, and writing. There are no tuition or other charges to qualified participants to attend the Institute, and the PLSI provides a modest living allowance when funds permit.
DEADLINE: March 24, 2017


National Congress of American Indians Internship
An internship with NCAI offers a unique opportunity for young leaders from throughout Indian Country—as well as for other young leaders with an interest in Native affairs, to be on the front lines of legislative action and policy development from within the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization. In order to ensure opportunities for participation by the wealth of emerging young talent in Indian Country, NCAI invites students enrolled in institutions of higher learning to apply for semester or summer-long internships (for which most institutions will offer college credit), with up to four applicants selected for each term. Please note, a tribal affiliation is not required to be approved for an internship.
DEADLINE: March 31, 2017 for Summer Semester 


The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) Summer Program

The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) offers students of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) nations the opportunity to build leadership and advocacy skills, while living, studying and interning in Washington, DC. Developed in response to the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives, this enriching program offers qualified students full scholarships funded by American University and sponsoring organizations. WINS students intern with Native advocacy and government agencies across Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health, Economic, Social Service, Law and Public Policy disciplines. WINS's experiential curriculum develops student's professional skills of self-determined community development and public advocacy.
DEADLINE: April 29, 2016




Harvard University Graduate School of Design Career Discovery Program
The six-week summer Career Discovery program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) welcomes people—from recent high school and college graduates to seasoned professionals. Participants in our program commit themselves fully to a path of intensive studio work, lectures, workshops, and field trips. Deeply immersed in a culture that is both challenging and rewarding, they experience what education and work are like in the design and planning professions. Career Discovery is open to any high school graduate who is 18 or older with an interest in design or planning.
DEADLINE: rolling basis from February 1 to May 2, 2016 or until full



Where are your Keys Indigenous Language Internship   
Three summer WAYK internship opportunities will be offered in Atka, Alaska running from May 30th to August 15th. Interns will be immersed in the language as they support each other in learning the language and striving for fluency. Thanks to generous local sponsors and regional organizations, all lodging, transportation, and food costs will be covered for the duration of the summer.
Deadline: February 8, 2016

Indian Land Tenure Foundation - 2016 Summer Internship    
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) has two open positions for undergraduate or graduate summer interns. The internships are full-time and last 10-12 weeks with a pay of $15.00 per hour. Research interns will focus on conduction outreach and general research while Education interns will focus on editing curriculum and training materials as well as developing education surveys.
Deadline: February 29, 2016


Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
Phillips Academy’s IRT addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. Participants must be rising or graduating undergraduate seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA or above.
DEADLINE: April 1, 2017



Health fields

Harvard University's Summer Clinical & Translational Research Program
The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students' understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase exposure of college students from groups underrepresented in medicine and from disadvantaged groups to clinical/translational research. In addition to mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process.
Stipend - paid internship, transportation reimbursed up to $400
DEADLINE: December 21, 2016


This program is a 10-week summer program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year, and recent baccalaureate degree students who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities. Participants will gain experience in Clinical/Community, Community Engagement and Advocacy, and Research.
Stipend - $3,500
DEADLINE: January 29, 2017 

Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship
This program is a 9-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in learning more about the area of infectious diseases and health disparities. Participants may gain clinical experience and develop leadership skills.
Stipend - $4,000
DEADLINE: January 29, 2017

Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program
Participant must be an undergraduate sophomore and junior student minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. The program allows for students to participate in public health research, education on health disparities and urban health issues, professional development, and community health promotion activities. Students will be encourages to submit research to national meetings and produce peer-reviewed publications.
Stipend - $5,140
DEADLINE: January 29, 2017


Project Imhotep is an eleven-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of student trainees in bio-statistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training. During the following eight weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at community based organizations, state, and federal public health agencies.
Stipend - $3,500
DEADLINE: January 31, 2017


The Columbia University Medical Center Summer Program for Underrepresented Students (SPURS):
SPURS is designed to provide underrepresented minority undergraduates with summer biomedical research experiences on under the mentorship of faculty from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. The goal of this program is to provide meaningful training in biomedical research and to reinforce the SPURS Intern's interest in pursuing a career in biomedical research which will lead to advanced degrees (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD).
Stipend - $4,000
DEADLINE: February 2017


University of Virginia’s SRIP
This 10-week internship is available for qualified undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research.
Stipend - $4,683
DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

The University of Utah’s Native American Research Internship
The Native American Research Internship is a dynamic summer research opportunity for Native American Undergraduate Junior and Senior students who are interested in Health Science research. Interns are paired with a University of Utah faculty member, who serves as a research mentor. Cultural mentors (Native American faculty and staff at the University of Utah) support the intern's career goals and cultural background (or identity) throughout the summer. NARI interns engage in community outreach activities with the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake. NARI interns also attend a national conference, which focuses on current research and health disparities in Indian Country.
Funding – up to $5,500
DEADLINE: February 8, 2017


Four Directions Summer Research Program at Harvard
The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is an exciting summer research opportunity provided by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). This 8-week program is for undergraduate students who have a commitment to the health of Native American communities and demonstrate motivation to achieve the highest goals possible. It is designed to engage participants in basic science or translational research projects under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty advisors.
DEADLINE: February 6, 2017


Health Career Connection 2016 Summer Internship Program
Health Career Connection (HCC) is a comprehensive professional development program that provides paid summer internships to undergraduates and recent graduates in the field of public health and health care. HCC offers the unique opportunity for interns to gain exposure, hands-on experience and mentorship, through internships, in a variety of settings in healthcare/public health.
DEADLINE: December 7, 2016


Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS)
This program is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduates from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. This program will include not only state of the art research experience but also journal clubs, professional development workshops, and field trips to local Biotech or Pharmaceutical labs. Participants must be a current sophomore or junior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a declared major in a basic, biomedical or life science.
Stipend - $4,800
DEADLINE: February 15, 2017


Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN) Summer Research Program
This 10-week is eligible for current undergraduate sophomores to seniors at a college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. High-qualified students must also have an interest in Biomedical Science or Community-Based/Health Disparities research. This program will help participants cultivate and interest in research through exposure to various types of research and the development of research skills. Participants will also be prepared for graduate education in the health and social sciences.
Total pack, including stipend - $5,000
DEADLINE: February 15, 2017


Short Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)
Paid summer internship opportunity for underrepresented students federally funded by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers. The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK’s core mission areas of  diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.
Deadline: February 15, 2017


Harvard School of Public Health Summer Internship Programs

  • Fostering Advancement & Careers through Enrichment Training in Science (FACETS): This 6-week program provides exposure to the social and quantitative sides of public health. Students can select their area of interest ranging from global health and population to health policy and management to nutrition. Typical backgrounds include everything from social to biological to quantitative science backgrounds. DEADLINE: Feb 15, 2017
  • Summer Program in Biological Sciences: This is a 9-week lab-based program is in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases.  The goal is to expose college science students to the rewards of laboratory research directed toward solving important public health problems. Typical backgrounds include biology and other majors that provide lab experience. DEADLINE: Feb 15, 2017
  • Summer Program in Epidemiology: The 4-week program in the Department of Epidemiology integrates mathematics and quantitative methods to provide students with an understanding of the skills and processes necessary to pursue a career in epidemiology and public health. Typical majors include math, engineering and/or other quantitative science backgrounds. DEADLINE: Feb 23, 2017

*All summer programs include: round trip airfare, housing and salary/stipend. 


Native Health Initiative  Summer Health Justice Internships

This 5-week program is a volunteer opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in health to others interested in policy, education, etc. NHI is grounded in the framework of health equity, an ethical gold standard that seeks the elimination of all systematic differences in health, and loving service. To carry out this framework, NHI's work is guided by four principles: (1) Educating future health care providers on the health issues and disparities facing native communities, (2) Providing concrete, sustainable benefits to the communities involved (3) Supporting students and communities to engage in meaningful cultural exchange, (4) Empowering native youth through mentoring and training.
DEADLINE:  March 1, 2016


Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.
Stipend - $600, plus room and board and travel assistance.
DEADLINE: Mar 1, 2016


Indians into Medicine Program (INMED)

Med Prep is a six-week summer session for American Indian college upperclassmen and graduates who are preparing for medical school coursework. The program is divided into two major components: pre-medical students preparing to take or retake the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and those incoming first year medical students can enroll in an online biochemistry and physiology blackboard course. All living and educational expenses for this program are funded.
DEADLINE: Mar 31, 2017



National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Sites
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation (in general, STEM and social sciences). There are REU sites at hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States.  Typically, participants in REU programs are provided room and board and receive a stipend of up to $5000 for the summer.  Search for sites at the link above.

The Boeing Company Internships
Boeing internships are short-term opportunities, usually one semester or season in length that seek undergraduate students in the engineering, engineering technology, computer science, mathematics and business majors. Participants must have a strong sense of team work and good understanding of one or more of the following disciplines in engineering science fundamentals, mathematics (including statistics), physical and life sciences, information technology, design and manufacturing processes, economics, or business.


Monterey Bay Aquarium Internships

The Monterey Bay Aquarium provides several internships for the next generation of ocean conservationists who someday may achieve lasting marine conservation outcomes and influencing ocean policy. Internship positions: Husbandry Exhibit Internship, The Animal Research and Care Center Internship, Shorebird Rehabilitation Internship, Communications Intern, Tuna Research and Conservation Center Intern, Sea Otter Research and Conservation – Animal Care Intern, Sea Otter Research and Conservation – Research Intern.


Mosaics in Science – STEM Opportunities in National Parks
This 11-week STEM program is eligible for current or graduated undergraduate and graduate students, who have knowledge and skills in STEM fields, especially in the earth and environmental sciences, but students from diverse disciplines are encouraged to apply. This program looks for participants who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields, including African-American, American Indian/Native American/Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, LGBTQ and persons with disabilities. Participants are able to work on a STEM project at a National Park Service site and are able to participate in a career workshop in Washington, DC.
DEADLINE: Jan 31, 2017


 Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP-EEOP) Student Summer Internship Program

Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college students with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This program provides the opportunity for students to gain hands-on skills with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices. Students should be majoring in an environmental or related field like science, engineering, planning, policy, law, management, political science, anthropology, health, etc. and have an interest in pursuing an environmental career upon graduating from college.
DUE: Jan 31, 2017


ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-URF)   
The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at ASM Microbe the following year. Students will conduct a research project and then submit a research abstract for presentation at the Microbe Meeting.
Stipend - $4000
Travel Support – up to $1000
Deadline: February 1, 2017


George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program at Iowa State University
The internship program promotes “science with practice” by exposing interns to research opportunities under the direction of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) research faculty members. Disciplines commonly providing opportunities are agricultural and biosystems engineering; agricultural education and studies; agronomy; animal science; biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology ecology, evolution and organismal biology; entomology; food science and human nutrition; genetics, development and cell biology; horticulture; natural resource ecology and management; plant pathology and microbiology;  and sociology. Disciplines within the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine have also been represented in the program.The Undergraduate experience lasts 8 weeks. Undergraduate students are provided with room and board on campus, round-trip airfare, and a stipend.
Stipend - $3,000
DEADLINE: Feb 10, 2017

NAPIRE (Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience) in Costa Rica       
The NAPIRE program introduces undergraduate students to scientific research by making them responsible for completing a research project. Students are supported to this end by giving them their basic living needs (travel, room and board), guidance by a Research Mentor, Home Mentor and OTS staff, a small budget for supplies, and a venue for presenting the Research results, the NAPIRE Symposium. All this takes place in Costa Rica, in the beautifully conserved biological stations of OTS. Students must be AMP students at LSAMP institutions. LSAMP is the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that was designed to foster achievement by minority students seeking careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Deadline: January 31, 2017


Oregon State University: Eco-Informatics Institute  
Oregon State University (OSU) will offer summer internships to 8 students that will give them the opportunity to work with faculty mentors on research projects that advance knowledge and understanding of old-growth forests, streams, and other native ecosystems. The Research Experience for Undergraduates program runs from the middle of June to early August at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest on the beautiful McKenzie River and at OSU in Corvallis.
Deadline: February 1, 2017


Bonneville Power Administration and American Indian Science and Engineering Society Summer Internship Program
Fish and Wildlife
Another position will be open in BPA’s Fish & Wildlife Program. For this internship, the first and last week are spent at the BPA Headquarters in Portland, OR where the intern is exposed to work completed by the BPA Fish and Wildlife Program – a nearly $300 million annual program that implements fish and wildlife related projects in the region. The majority of the internship is spent at the Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility (fish hatchery) located in Cle Elum, WA managed by the Yakama Nation. The intern performs a suite of fish culturist and technician tasks with the Yakama Nation hatchery team as well as partnering state agencies.
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017

Engineering (Electrical, Civil and Mechanical)
One to two positions will be available in BPA’s Transmission Services in one of the following organizations:  Planning and Asset Management, System Operations, and Engineering and Technical -- depending on the students’ engineering major of study and interest. The internship will be located in Vancouver, WA (just outside of Portland, OR). Interns will assist senior engineers working on drawings, performing planning functions, design, testing equipment, participating in field visits and other activities related to project development. The ideal student will have a background in electrical, civil or mechanical engineering. 
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017


WSU Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Data-intensive research in the environmental sciences   
This program focuses on introducing students interested in environmental research to data management and analysis with the use of open-source software. Students will undergo workshop training, mentored research, and have the opportunity to generate research products. Students who are currently registered at a 2-4 year college and have not received their bachelor’s degree prior to July 2015 are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Feb 15, 2017    


BIA Trees Pathways Program
BIA Trees Pathways Program hands-on experience and training in wildlife fire management. Students accepted into this program will receive an annual summer internship with a BIA or Tribal forestry program and will have the potential for non-competitive placement in a career position within BIA graduation. Tuition Assistance - $5000
Deadline: February 16, 2016


University of Washington Bothell Mathematics REU-
This REU program will bring nine students to UWB to work with dedicated faculty mentors for an 8-week summer research experience. The faculty mentors have assembled several excellent research proposals that are accessible to undergraduate students, including problems in the pure mathematics areas of knot theory and tiling theory as well as applied mathematics problems in optimization and ultrasound image analysis. Each has been designed to lead to publication in refereed journals. Furthermore, all participating students will be encouraged, prepared, and expected to present their results in posters and talks at national and regional meetings.
DEADLINE: February 24, 2017 


OHSU: Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction Summer Undergraduate Internship 
IEH interns engage in leading-edge research to understand and predict biological, chemical and physical processes of the river-to-ocean ecosystem, contributing data and analysis that provide guidance for sustainable ecosystem management. Students participate in a range of activities including oceanographic research cruises, field trips, and a range of seminars on scientific themes, career opportunities and scientific ethics. IEH offers paid undergraduate internships headquartered at Oregon Health & Science University’s Marquam Hill campus in Portland, Oregon. IEH considers applications from undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with backgrounds and majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, physics, and others. Prior lab/field experience is of interest but not required. Stipend of $4,600 and out-of-state students may be eligible for additional housing support at a local apartment complex. 
DEADLINE: February 28, 2017

MHIRT Fellowships in Panama and Germany
The training program is targeted to ethnic minorities and other unrepresented students. It can begin anytime between June and December 2016 and will last a minimum of 4 to 5 months. Fellows will be able to choose between the Panama program that focuses on biomedical research on tropical and neurological diseases and the Germany program that focuses on molecular genetics and bioinformatics as applied to wildlife conservation and evolution. Fellows will take part in project design, data collection, and analysis. Travel expenses, food, housing, and a stipend will be supplied during the program.
Deadline: February 29, 2016

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Internships
Crow Canyon offers paid summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology, anthropology, education, and related fields. Interns are paid $9.00 per hour (five-day week, Monday through Friday). A travel allowance (up to $350) is available to help defray travel expenses. You may choose to live on campus (see "Intern Accommodations") at a weekly rate of $85 (lodging and meals).
Deadline: March 1, 2017


NASA Internships
The NASA Internships are educational hands-on traineeships that provide NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent with majors ranging from business to science and engineering, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines. Participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities.
DEADLINE: Summer applications due 3/1/2017, Fall Semester applications due 5/31/2017; Spring Semester applications due 6/2/2016—11/9/2016; 


Native Youth in Food & Agriculture Summer Leadership Summit - Student Leader        
Applications are available for the third annual Summer Leadership Summit for Native Youth in Food & Agriculture at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The Summit will begin in July, and it’s time to start the application process. If you’re a college-aged student, please consider applying as a Student Leader. 
Deadline: April 11, 2016


Native Explorers     
The Native Explorers College-Age Program focuses on providing students with the opportunity to learn more about vertebrate fossils and medicine. The program explores anatomy, comparing diseased and normal organs, preparing fossil specimens, reading topographical maps, and learning how to use a compass and GPS unit.
Deadline: March 15, 2016

RAY Conservation Fellows                                                         
Inspired by efforts to increase diversity in the marine conservation field, The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program is a response to the call for mainstream environmental organizations to address the lack of diversification within the field. The RAY Fellowship Program is a year-long paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates from diverse backgrounds with the tools and support systems they need to become leaders of a new ocean conservation field; one that fully represents the rich and diverse communities within the United States. RAY Fellowship positions are full time paid positions at $31,200 plus benefits. Fellows will also receive a stipend of $1,000 to go towards professional development opportunities
DEADLINE: February 2017


US Department of Energy - Office of Indian Energy Summer Internships at Sandia National Laboratories                         
Current full-time technical undergraduates and graduate students—who are familiar with Native American culture and tribal issues—are needed to support projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. As student interns, they'll assist a cross-disciplinary team to perform specific technical tasks in the field and at Sandia National Laboratories.
DEADLINE: March 27, 2016


Indians Into Psychology (InPsych) Summer Program
Two-week summer program's focus is to prepare American Indian students for graduate study. Research topics related to American Indian psychology. Activities include: developing a personal statement, curriculum vitae, GRE prep, letters of recommendation, speakers, and more. Enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe; Undergraduate student with preference for Junior or Senior level, although open to accepting all deserving students; Genuine interest in making application to a graduate school in Clinical Psychology. Benefits: Room and Board; Travel; Stipend.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2017


National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Each NRAO summer student conducts research under the supervision of an NRAO staff member at one of three NRAO sites (Socorro, New MexicoGreen Bank, West Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia), on a project in the supervisor's area of expertise. The project may involve any aspect of astronomy, including original research, instrumentation, telescope design, astronomical site evaluation or astronomical software development. Supervisor's choose their own student candidates from all applications received, and the site to which a summer student is assigned depends on the location of the NRAO supervisor who chose them.bThe program runs from 10-12 weeks over the summer, from early June to mid-August. Stipend - $657 per week for undergraduates and graduated seniors, and $703 per week for graduate students.

CRITFC TRAIL Project Research Internship  
Deepen your understanding through a TRAIL internship during the academic year. The TRAIL—Teaching Rising American Indian Leaders—Internship Project offers practical experience and mentoring for students studying for degrees and preparing for careers in natural resources.
Deadline: One Month Prior to Project Start Date


EPA Environmental Research & Business Support Program
The EPA Environmental Research & Business Support Program was created to increase the supply of personnel related to the EPA mission. The program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPE) Office of Research and Development (ORD) research and administrative projects at multiple EPS laboratories and research centers.  Selected applicants will become temporary employees for up to five years or for the duration of their assignment.
Deadline: Varies



Smithsonian Institution Internships
The Smithsonian has multiple intersnships available, including the following targeting diverse students:

DEADLINE: Oct 1, 2017


Knight-CUNY Journalism Summer Internship Program
The purpose of the Program is to address underrepresentation in U.S. newsrooms by helping build a stronger pipeline of academically excellent, digitally trained minority journalists. The Knight-CUNYJ Summer Internship Program will bring 20 aspiring journalists to New York City for two months — June and July — to participate in an all-expenses paid training and internship program
Stipend: all expenses paid, plus stipend of $3,000
DEADLINE: Jan 4, 2016


The National Museum of The American Indian Internship Program
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Internship Program provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession and related fields. Interns complete projects using the resources of the NMAI 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. Eligibility requirements include current enrollment in an academic program and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Stipend - $1,000-$4,000
DEADLINE: February 6, 2017,  Winter/Spring term: November 20, Fall: July 12

University of Maryland – SRI
This program is a 8-week summer program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year who plan to pursue graduate study in one of the behavioral or social sciences. Participants must have taken a basic statistics or research methodology course with a 3.2 or better GPA in their major field.
Stipend - $3,150
DEADLINE: February 10, 2017

The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey), a division of the National Park Service, seeks applications from qualified students for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, engineering and landscape significance throughout the country. Duties involve on-site field work and the preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last twelve weeks, beginning in May/June. Salaries range from approximately $8,000 to approximately $20,000 for the summer, depending on job responsibility, locality of the project, and level of experience. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
DEADLINE: Feb 16, 2016


Seneca Resorts & Casinos (SRC)  Internships
Seneca Resorts & Casinos (SRC) is committed to providing comprehensive learning opportunities for students to gain knowledge of Casino and Resort Operations that are unique to Indian Gaming. We provide students with in-depth Training Plans that include meaningful projects and relevant work specific to an intern’s studies. In addition to real-world professional development and mentoring from hospitality and gaming experts, SRC interns will be deeply immerged in the Seneca Nation of Indians culture. minimum hourly wage + limited company benefits.
DEADLINE: February 29, 2017


First Alaskans Institute - Summer Internship Program    
First Alaskans Institute (FAI) announces our 2016 Summer Internship Program to place Alaska Native/American Indian and rural undergraduate and graduate students into organizations around Alaska to provide dynamic leadership development and employment experience. In order to apply, students must be high school graduates currently enrolled in a higher education institution, or recent graduates of a higher education institution. Interns will be paid, but are expected to secure their own housing during the program.
Deadline: March 4, 2016


Academic Research Consortium (ARC) Summer Program
ARC Summer Program provides mentored research experiences in all disciplines to undergraduates at the junior or continuing seniors with the potential to succeed in graduate study, but who have experienced situations or conditions that have adversely impacted their advancement in their field of study. The program targets talented and motivated students who can benefit from additional encouragement and academic support. Participant eligibility includes completion of at least the junior year, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and commitment to pursuing a graduate education.
Stipend - $2,500
DEADLINE: March 13, 2016


INROADS Internship
INROADS seeks high performing minority students for internship opportunities with some of the nation’s largest companies. Our rigorous career development training process will challenge you to commit to excellence and raise the bar on your personal expectations. Student must have a career interest in Business, Engineering, Computers and Information Sciences, Retail Store Management, Sales, Health or Marketing; College student attending an accredited college or university; Cumulative GPA of 2.8 for college students.
DEADLINE: April 2017


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