Summer Internship/Job Opportunities
The Quapaw Tribal Education Department is often notified of certain summer internships and job opportunities available to students. Often these opportunities have specific criteria relative to educational background, tribal affiliations, course of study and year in school, and so on. Please take a moment to carefully access whether you are qualified for these positions.
We will post as much information as possible regarding each position. If you have a question, please contact those listed as the contact person for that program.
This ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC is 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. For application information, click here .
Tribal Energy Program - This program promotes tribal energy sufficiency, economic development and employment on tribal lands through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The Summer Internship Program will be held at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Eligible students should be current college upper-classmen and graduate students who are familiar with Native American culture and tribal issues. Students must be US citizens and a Native American member of a recognized federally recognized tribe.
USDA Internship Program Webinars for Students - Students interested in learning more about internship programs and opportunities with United States Department of Agriculture agencies can find more information on the NRCS Careers website (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/careers/sudents). These USDA Internship Webinars will be hosted by the Department. USDA agencies, including NRCS, will be present to discuss internship opportunities within the agency and how to apply.
Students must have access to the internet and a computer with speaker, and will need to register in advance in order to participate. The webinars are primarily for students in scientific degree programs.
Native American Political Leadership Program (Ongoing Internship) Given by: The George Washington University Amount: varies Contact Phone: 202.994.8908 Website: http://tinyurl.com/lyna7d Requirements: Open to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian college students. Students study applied politics in the spring semester as part of GW’s Semester In Washington Politics program. Scholarship includes tuition and fees for 6 credit hours of undergraduate work, housing, books, transportation to and from Washington, and a stipend. For application, go to
Morris K. Udall Foundation Internship Given by: Morris K Udall Foundation Amount: ongoing internship program Contact Phone: 520.670.5529
Website The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides Native Americans and Alaska Natives with an insider’s view of the federal government. Our ten-week internship in Washington, D.C., places students in Senate and House offices, committees, Cabinet departments and the White House, where they are able to observe government decision-making processes first-hand.
BIE Student Scholarship & Internship Opportunities Given by: Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior Amount: Varies Contact Phone: 202.208.6123 Website:
http://www.bie.edu Requirements: Varies