Native American Congressional Internship
The Native American Congressional Internship offers a summer internship for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country.
Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.
The internship will take place from May 25 - July 30, 2022.
Applicants must be Native Americans or Alaska Natives who are currently enrolled at or recent graduates of a two or four-year accredited, nonprofit institution of higher education in the U.S. Graduate and law students are also eligible. Applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate coursework.
Applicants must also demonstrate:
- Commitment to a career related to tribal public policy or supporting tribal communities
- Leadership, public service, integrity, and consensus building
- Knowledge and skills applicable to a federal agency or congressional office
- Academic achievement
- An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay
The internship is fully funded. Interns receive housing, a living allowance, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and an educational stipend of $1,200.
12 internships will be awarded.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.