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Newberry Library
A number of fellowhips for both undergrads and graduate
students are available at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
Vary from 1month-1 year.

Deadlines: March 1

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
see the website:

IHS Indian Health Services Website:

American Indian Museum Fellowship (Summer)
The 2 1/2 week residential summer fellowship is designed to expose American Indian undergraduates to the possible career opportunities and challenges of historical interpetation and cultural preservation withing museums The fellowship is designed for students interested in pursuing the museum field with emphasis on American Indian cultural and historical preservation among historical organizations and tribal governments. Students will have the opportunity to explore various museum organizations and get behind the scenes of tribal museums, archeology sites, and preservation labs. Transportation, accommodations and meals will be provided. Upon completion of the fellowship, students will receive a stipend of $1000. Online application see link below and for more info:
or phone: 651-259-3440 or email Coral at

Educational Opportunities

Bridges & Pathways
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree aims to increase the number of students in biomedical and behavioral science research, which can include the departments of biology, chemistry, math, physics, psychology, sociology and computer science. Our mission is to help students advance academically to pursue a baccalaureate degree and subsequently attain more advanced degrees. The program is a partnership between Lake Superior College, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, and the University of Minnesota Duluth.  Please see website and brochure.
Pathways to Advanced Degrees in Life Sciences aims to increase the number of students graduating and working in the fields of biomedical and behavioral science research, which can include the departments of biology, chemistry, math, physics, psychology, sociology and computer science. Additionally, the program will assist you in advancing academically and in pursuing and attaining a graduate degree. The program will help you make the contacts needed to continue on to achieve your graduate degree and to meet research and faculty mentors.  This program is a two-year program, beginning when you are a junior student at UMD.  Please see website and brochure.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
in partnership with Howard University

The program brings talented college seniors and recently college graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are place in congressional office and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. Through a 10 week program. Scholars gain knowledge about federal legistative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing thinking and leadership skills. Scholars participate in seminars and site vists to augment their knowledge of health care issues, and write and present a health policy research memo that addresses a problem of concern to disadvantaged populations.
Online Applications, Program available at the website below, deadline in December.

UMD GK-12 Project
To educate, train and interest science &
mathematics graduate students to become better teachers
& communicators of Science, Technology,
Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) with K-12 teachers students,
and the public.For more information see the K-12 Education program website

Honoring Generations, School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin
Careers in Tribal Librarianship,
40 Graduate credit hour on-site
program at the University of Texas in Austin's School of Information.
Graduates will receive a Master of Science in Information Studies degree.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree from a U.S. accredited institution.
Prospective Students need to complete two online applications,
one to the University of Texas at Austin Graduate and
one to the School of Information, and submit other applicaton
materials including transcripts, GRE scores, reference letters,
and a personal statement.
Or contact Dr. Loriene Roy (Anishinabe)
for additional information: or (512) 471-3959


American University Washington Semester
American Indian-Washington Internships for
Native Students (WINS) program.

Intern and study in Washington, DC for the semester or summer.
Students work 35-40 hours a week in a Federal Agency which sponsors
American Indian and Alaska Native students from across
the country and develops leadership skills.
WINS Student interns take two (2) courses in the fall or spring term
and earn 9 credit hours, and in the summer they take two courses
and earn 6 credit hours. WINS sponsorship, program participants may receive:
-Transportation to and from DC
-Tuition & books
-Stipend for incidentals & local transportation
-Housing at American University's Tenley Campus dormitories
-Meal plan
-An internship in the capital
Requirements include:
*Current enrollment in higher education degree program
*Completion of three semesters of college before the internship begins
*Minimum 2.5 GPA
*Membership in a federally recognized tribe, if applicable
For complete details about qualifications and the internship program go to:

Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102

Summer Affirmative Action Intern Program(SAAIP)
The Summer Affirmative Action Intern Program
assists state agencies and universities in promoting equal
employment opportuntiy by providing them with a pool of
candidates who are racial/ethnic minorities, females,
and persons with disabilities. The program provides students with practical,
on-the-job experience, training, and exposure to the Wisconsin
Civil Service System.
To participate in the Summer Affirmative Action Intern Program,
students at the beginning of the next school year,
must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an
accredited four-year college or university,
or enrolled in the second year of a two year technical
or vocational school program.
For more info or applications call: (608) 267-1005,
TDD (608) 267-1004 or email

U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on
Tribal Colleges and Universities PAID Internship

Native American undergraduate students
and/or recent graduates to fill a paid intership position
form June - August in Washington D.C.
Position needs to be filled ASAP.
Contact this Agency for info

Contact: Toney Begay
White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, |
555 New Jersey Ave. NW Suite 408, Washington, DC 20208
ph: 202-208-1312

Jobs Announcements

Hennipen County, Minneapolis MN

Allete/Minnesota Power

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe - Employment tab:

Minneapolis Public Schools Website:

Peace Corps
Make a difference in a community overseas while gaining career skills and sharing culture! Peace Corps offers the opportunity to work in positions related to education, health, business, agriculture, environment, and youth development. Volunteers receive full support including free international travel, monthly living expenses, housing, medical/dental care, possible student loan deferment/cancellation, vacation days, $8,000+ after service, advantages for federal jobs after service, and more. Choose your country of service! View details at Plan to apply up to a year before you would like to depart. Contact regional recruiter, Janice McInerney, at 651-210-2011 or if you have any questions.

Native American Jobs
Native American Jobs Envisoins a job portal active on each and
every Educational Web Site and every Tribal web site.
Creating equal opportunities for Native Americans to look for
and obtain employement without boundaries. Native American
Jobs purpose is providing an online job data bank available to
Native American Job Seekers, Native American Tribes,
Tribal Organizations and Tribally Owned or Controlled Casino's
More specifically NAJ will provide unlimited job posting FREE of
Charge to all Educational facilites located with the boundaries of a
reservation or whose enrollment is primarily Native American's

John Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Summer Jobs Information:

Fond du Luth Casino, Duluth, MN
129 E Superior Street. Various positions
open on an ongoing basis. $5.50-7.60/hour. Call 218-722-0280.

Minnesota Multi Housing Association
Various positions open on an ongoing basis.
For more info, contact: 612-858-8222,
8030 Old Cedar Ave. S.,
Suite 202, Bloomington, MN 55425