Tribal Youth Summer Program (opportunity)

Our youth deserve the best summer possible !  Healthy, productive and enriching.
Please let all our relations know that Registration for our Tribal Youth Summer Programs are now open ! (pass the email along)

Youth 12-18  AND Chaperons
may download registration forms on line at

Our popular programs fill quickly, and we encourage early registration.

This is our 10th Anniversary ! We are honoring Native California by offering Summer Enrichment Programs in
  • San Diego
  • Central California (Mammoth, Mono, Yosemite)
  • Northern California
Academics, Adventure, Culture, Wellness

BIA Summer Internship (opportunity)

Summer DC Internships for youth


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing for a great summer in the DC area with big plans on hosting interns throughout the Assistant Secretary’s office, the Bureau of Indian Education and BIA!  So far we have over 10 interns from various college intern programs but we are still interested in receiving information about any high school students that are within the DC area who may be eligible to intern with us this year.  Students should be at least 16 years old and must have their resume, still enrolled in school (transcripts usually suffice), and a US citizen.  Our jobs are Indian preference so we will also need a BIA Form 4432 filled out and signed by the tribal enrollment officer or someone from the tribe acknowledging tribal enrollment.  If you know of someone who may be interested please contact me as soon as possible so we can seek ways to bring on our high school students.  Contact Fredericka J Joseph, Bureau Coordinator at (202) 208-5116 or via email at

NMAI Scholarships (opportunity)

FYI……………. Scholarship opportunity Dead Line May 10, 2010
The National Museum of American Indian is pleased to announce a call for entries for the annual Young Native Writers Essay Contest.  Five selected essayists, and the teachers that inspired their participation, will win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. in July 2010 and a $2,500 scholarship. The contest is open to Native American High School Students enrolled in grades 9-12 only.  Full Info at:

Internships for Native American students (opportunity)

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Invasive Species and Rare Plants intern (paid)
Glen Canyon/Lake Powell near Page, AZ
Application Deadline: Until Filled

This is a summer internship for a Native American student. The intern will support resource management personnel to conduct phased approach restoration projects to remove invasive species and replant with native vegetation. Restoration will be focused on riparian corridors as well as upland areas. The intern will work closely with park staff and other partners to assist in developing restoration plans and restoration monitoring. This intern will learn botanical skills, including plant identification, field sampling techniques, vegetation ecology, rare plant monitoring, and data management and analysis. Through lab, office and field work, the student will help with sampling and assessments of rare plants, monitoring long-term vegetation plots, completing rangeland health assessments, and spring/hanging garden monitoring. Training will be hands-on in the field and office, and will include Excel spreadsheet data management and data analysis with statistical programs including PCORD and SX. There will also be opportunities in learning water discharge and quality field sampling methods, 

GPS use, and GIS analysis and mapping.

Contact: Chris Hughes, 928-608-6265,<>
Native American Student Summer Employment & Scholarship Opportunity
Locations are negotiable
Application Deadline: April 16, 2010
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is looking for Native American students studying range management, agriculture or natural resources interested in careers with BIA or a Tribe. Eligible students continuing their education after summer 2010 may be eligible for $5,000 in financial aid.
Contact: Brenda Woods-Brown, 785-749-8493,<> or Elaine Kiefer, 785-749-8427,<>,

Grand Canyon Association Vegetation Program Intern
North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Application Deadline: May 1, 2010

This internship will support Grand Canyon National Park’s Vegetation Program in the North Rim Developed Area.  Most work will be focused in the village area, as well as at established viewpoints, such as Cape Royal and Point Imperial, and along trails. The intern will perform site maintenance, including watering, at restoration sites that were planted in 2008 within the developed zone. They will also work on surveying and removing high priority invasive species throughout the developed areas.  The intern will have the opportunity to hike and explore more of the North Rim while collecting seed and cuttings for future restoration projects.  The intern will work very independently as the primary representative for the Vegetation Program on the North Rim.  The primary objectives of this internship will include: 1) seed and plant material collection, 2) implementing and monitoring restoration projects, 3) inventorying, surveying and mapping native, exotic and rare plant species, 4) removing priority exotic plant species, 5) using GPS units, compasses, digital cameras and multiple data forms to document exotic plant management and site restoration activities, 6) coordinating, educating and supervising volunteer groups to complete the above-listed work.

Contact: Laura Jones,<>
Grand Canyon Association Archaeology Intern
North and South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Application Deadline: May 7, 2010

This internship will support Grand Canyon National Park’s Archeology Program in completing archeological surveys, compliance monitoring and ruins preservation on the north and south rims of the park. Projects may include any of the following duties: archeological site inventory survey, archeological site condition monitoring, monitoring park projects near archeological sites, ruins preservation projects, architectural documentation, data entry and file organization.

Contact: Laura Jones,<>

Graduate Horizons - Space Available (education/opportunity)


Graduate Horizons 2010 is currently accepting applications to our summer pre-graduate workshop.  This program is ideal for Native students considering applying to graduate programs in 1 to 3 years.  Arizona State University is hosting the GH program this July 17-20 Tempe, AZ!  ASU is one of the largest public universities in the nation with over 1,400 Native students enrolled.


As you may know, Graduate Horizons is a workshop in preparing for graduate/professional school where 75-90 students work with faculty, admissions officers, deans, and professionals from over 40 graduate school programs representing hundreds of disciplines.  The program is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nation's of Canada (who are permanent residents of the US) college students, college graduates, and those seeking a second masters/professional degree.

The eligibility information and application materials are available on-line for download:  The deadline to apply is on rolling admissions from March-May, with applications accepted until June 1 on a space available basis (priority deadlines in February have closed).  The cost to attend is $200.00 plus your own transportation (airfare, driving) to the program.  Please note that we have significant financial aid available (for tuition and airfare) to students who qualify.  

Please help us get the word out on the GH 2010 programs and forward this email on. A flyer is attached and pasted below is a brief description of the program.    Please contact us if you have any questions! 

Carmen Lopez, EdM (Navajo)
Executive Director
College Horizons & Graduate Horizons
PO Box 1262
Pena Blanca, NM 87041
Main Office: 505-401-3854

Esther Martinez Initiative (language/opportunity)

The Esther Martinez Initiative supports the revitalization of Native American languages to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of these languages and the culture of native peoples for future generations. The Immersion program provides funding for projects to support Native Language Nests and Survival Schools providing education and instruction using native languages. To be considered for funding under this priority area, applicants must meet the statutory requirements for a Native Language Nest or a Native Language Survival School in accordance with P.L. 109-394.  Full info at:

Anne Ray Internship (opportunity)

Anne Ray Native Internships

 The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships to Native individuals who are recent graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their collections management experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR.
 More info at :
S c h o o l f o r A d v a n c e d R e s e a r c h o n t h e H u m a n E x p e r i e n c e
Post Office Box 2188 · Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2188 · (505) 954-7205 · email: iarc @ (take out spaces) ·

Work Grants (opportunity)

US Labor Department announces $67 million in grants for Indian tribes, tribal organizations and Ala

Written by U.S. DEPT OF LABOR Friday, 12 March 2010 13:49

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration today announced approximately $67 million in grant funds for the Workforce Investment Act Indian and Native American Program.


“These grants will help organizations implement training programs to prepare workers for good jobs that pay family-supporting wages,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “Funding awarded through this competition will directly support American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities in both developing their local economies and preparing workers to better meet the needs of promising regional industries.”

Of the $67 million, approximately $53 million is available to fund a Comprehensive Service Program for adults. Approximately $14 million is available for a Supplemental Services Program for youth. The adult program will provide quality employment and training services that prepare Native Americans to gain employment in today’s competitive workforce.  Program participants will include unemployed, underemployed and low‑income individuals.

The youth program will offer summer and year-round employment and training activities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth between the ages of 14 and 21.  Program resources are targeted to at-risk individuals who face substantial barriers to educational and employment success. This population includes high school dropouts and youth who are in need of basic skills training.

Awards under the Comprehensive Service Program are anticipated to range from approximately $16,000 to $5.8 million each. Awards under the Supplemental Services Program are anticipated to range from approximately $1,073 to $3.1 million. Final award amounts in each category will be determined, in part, by census data.


To read the solicitation for grant applications, visit ; For additional assistance in applying to this solicitation, interested applicants should review ETA’s online suite of resources for grant applicants at ;



Public Health Apprentice Program (opportunity)

The Public Health Apprentice Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two year, paid fellowship within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  PHAP provides opportunities for promising future public health managers to gain broad experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs.  Upon completion of a 2 year Apprenticeship delivering front-line program services in state, tribal, territorial or local health departments.  Apprentices will be qualified to compete for entry-level career positions as CDC Public Health Advisors and equivalent positions in public health operations at the State Tribal, Local and Territorial levels.
Applications are due March 8, 2010, but maybe extended a week.  Please check the website for updates.