American Indian Science and Engineering Society — Internship Program

The AISES Internship Program provides students with applied work experience and an opportunity to explore career options. Placing students in 10-week summer positions with partner agencies, the program also promotes advanced study to the graduate level and assists students in developing professional networks.

City of Phoenix — Management Intern Program

The city of Phoenix Management Intern Program has been attracting outstanding graduate students to government service since 1950. If you are interested in a career in public administration, this program is an excellent opportunity to experience a variety of innovative management systems and gain exposure to many of the issues facing city government.

The city of Phoenix Management Intern Program offers a one-year internship to individuals who have earned or completed all coursework towards a master’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field. As one of the oldest, most respected municipal management training programs in the United States, the management internship is designed to attract, develop and retain innovative people in local government.

Columbia University Medical Center Summer Public Health Scholars Program

The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students, to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and allied health professions.

The ten-week, summer program is designed for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students, who are undecided about their career goals and have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Stipend, housing and round-trip travel will be provided to all program participants.

Program dates: May 25, 2015 – July 31, 2015

Selection Timeline:

  • Application open: November 3, 2014
  • Application deadline: January 31, 2015 @11:59 PM EST
  • Phone interviews: March 23rd -27th (tentative)
  • All students notified of selection decision: April 3rd (tentative)

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2015, for more information, please click here.

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, which has featured former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and journalist Cokie Roberts. Please see CBO’s page on internships for additional information or to apply.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics.

Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is celebrating our Twenty One Year History

The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is an exciting summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. The FDSRP has brought over 175 students to Boston during this time. We invite students to join us for 8 weeks to engage in basic science or translational research projects under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty advisors.
At the end of the 8 weeks students share their research findings during a final research presentation day. Students also receive career development training, meet faculty from across the hospital and medical school, and participate in a variety of social networking events. FDSRP covers students’ travel costs to and from Boston, provides housing free of charge, and provides a living stipend for the summer.

We have two decades of experience with providing a uniquely tailored program to those with the desire to serve Native American communities through science and medicine. The focus of activity during the summer is participation in a cutting edge basic science research project. Students are assigned a medical school faculty mentor who works closely with them to ensure completion of a laboratory-based research project over the 8-week summer period.
By the end of the summer, participants will:
Develop an increased understanding of the scientific method
Understand their career options in medicine, public health, and biomedical science
Understand the medical school graduate school application process
Create long lasting mentoring relationships with Harvard Medical School faculty
Participate in creation of a network of students pursuing careers in medicine
Become more aware of minority health and Native American health care issues

FDSRP students complete a research project under the direction of a Harvard Medical School Faculty Mentor, ending with a final project presentation. Activities include clinical shadowing, a weekly career development seminar, and a weekly talking circle. Students will leave Harvard Medical School with new skills, experiences, and knowledge that can be used to help themselves, their communities, and future generations of Native peoples from all of the Four Directions.

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Golondrinas de las Americas

Founded by Cornell University professor David Winkler almost a decade ago and supported by the National Science Foundation, the Golondrinas de las Americas project trains about 15 students per year to study the breeding biology and behavior of this closely related group of swallows in North, Central and South America.

For more information or to apply for the program, contact Caren Cooper at or go to for more information.

Native American Congressional Internship Program

The Morris K. Udall Foundation offers a paid ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. for Native American and Alaska Native law students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The Native American Congressional 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.

Interns work in congressional and agency offices, such as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Department of Interior, where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, to network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

The program offers interns an opportunity to learn how legislation affecting tribal communities is made, make valuable contacts with national Native advocacy organizations and federal officials, and hone research and writing skills.

For more information, visit

Native American Research Internship (NARI) – University of Utah School of Medicine

Program Overview
The Native American Research Internship (NARI) is a 10 week summer research internship for Native American junior and senior undergraduate students interested in the biomedical and health sciences. NARI is funded by two National Institutes of Health grants (NHLBI and NIMHD). 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. Each NARI position is considered employment. Completion of required work hours and assignments are necessary to receive payment. Depending on the funding source, NARI interns receive up to $5500 for completion of all required summer activities. Payment schedules differ based on the funding source.

Program Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled in a federally, state or community recognized American Indian/ Alaska Native Nation or tribe or an affiliation with a direct family member with a federally, state, or community recognized American Indian/ Alaska Native Nation or tribe.
  2. Must have finished first two years at an accredited four year university or have transferred from a two year college and been accepted into a four year university.
  3. Must have a strong interest in American Indian/Alaska Native health issues, minority health and disparities, and/or heart, lung, blood research.
  4. Must be available to work 40 hours per week Monday through Friday for a 10 week period, beginning May 26th through July 31st.

Application materials must be postmarked by no later than February 9, 2015.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee during the month of February.
Potential applicants will be contacted for a phone interview during the month of March.
Applicants will be informed via email by April 17, 2015 of the selection committee’s decision.
Send complete application package to:
Sam Hawkins
Native American Research Internship
University of Utah
Department of Pediatrics
PO Box 581289
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
Email application materials to email:    Phone: 801-213-3499    Fax: 801-581-3899
NARI Internet Presentation:

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

For more information and to apply, please visit:

“This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and will have an opportunity to serve… I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country.”
-President Barack Obama, May 22, 2009

President Obama believes in the capacity of young people to move America forward. He is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and fostering a continued commitment to public service through the White House Internship Program. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future roles in public service.

United Negro College Fund — UNCF Corporate Scholars

UNCF Corporate Scholars Programs help college students gain invaluable professional experience through paid internships at America’s leading Fortune 500 corporations and national organizations. Students also receive up to a $10,000 scholarship. Many of the internships are renewable. The ultimate goal of the program is to ensure that successful corporations have a ready pool of well-trained, ethnically diverse young professionals who can create the products and efficiencies companies need to compete in the dynamic, globally integrated marketplace of today. Eligibility requirements are different for each program. Hundreds of students have participated in the program, resulting in money for college and abundant job offers.

University of Colorado — SMART Program

The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program is intended for undergraduate students who are interested in preparing for graduate degrees in science, math and engineering. SMART offers students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and participate in workshops designed to strengthen scientific writing and oral presentation skills.

SMART interns earn three (3) hours of upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study, and receive a stipend, room and board, and travel expenses.