AIGC offers this list as a courtesy to our peer organizations and students. All information regarding each of the following resources are submitted by each program. Please contact each organization with any questions or concerns. To post a resource on this page, please email


If you are interested in Summer College Student Vacancies in the federal government, visit USAJOBS.GOV Federal offices are now required to have all students submit resumes via USAJOBS.GOV to apply for posted vacancies. Students will need to check the Student Page of the website for the agency in which they desire an internship to get information on all student employment. Please keep in mind that there are positions for College Freshman Level and above.

Several of the Summer positions will most likely be advertised having multiple selections, i.e., 5 jobs from the same advertisement.

All position announcements will include the word “Student,” so when searching for a job or checking off what jobs you want to be notified about, always include the word “Student” or “Student Opportunity”.

Listed below is guidance for students to follow; it is extremely important to follow all steps listed.

  1. You must be an enrolled college student, a U.S. Citizen and have yet to finish your program of study to qualify for one of the posted positions.

  2. We highly recommend that all students go to USAJOBS.GOV and complete a profile to apply for government jobs at the grade level and geographic locations they are interested in. There is a very helpful link in USAJOBS called “Resource Center” that directs you to student job information and how to complete a profile.

  3. Make sure to complete the part of the profile where you check off that you wish to be notified when a position you have indicated interest in is posted. Check off “daily” for frequency of notification. You must be vigilant! When the jobs are posted, they open and close very quickly. This year, expect an announcement for jobs within the next week or so. Jobs are expected to close within 1 day, you must act quickly after it is posted.

  4. It is to your advantage to be prepared with the following so that you only have to add the electronic information requested when the jobs are posted and check USAJOBS EVERY DAY.

Prepare an ELECTRONIC COPY of the following:

  • Your Most Current Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable; Official Transcript is requested if hired)
  • Proof of Enrollment from the school you are currently attending
  • Your Current Resume

When you see that the job you’re interested in has been posted, immediately follow the instructions for applying an attach all the necessary documents.

We wish you the best in all your academic endeavors.

Accredited Schools Online: College Affordability for Minority Students

Our organization recently published a free guidebook resource dedicated to helping minority students navigate the often-challenging issues of financial aid, scholarships, and college affordability. The guidebook titled “Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid for Minority Students”, includes expert advice and resources in key cost-related areas, including but not limited to:

- An extensive and organized list of minority scholarship opportunities
- Scholarships and grants for several minority categories including African-Americans, Women, LGBT and more
- Financial aid resources
- Information about often overlooked fellowships and grants
- Additional helpful resources

I believe you will find that this resource is one of the most comprehensive and well-done resources on the web related to minority scholarships and financial aid opportunities. We conducted extensive research and condensed all the expert-driven information into a comprehensive yet easily digestible guide. You can view the new guide here:

Accredited Schools Online: College Affordability for Minority Students

Association of American Indian Physicians — Health Careers Opportunity Program


To increase the recruitment and retention of American Indian high school and college students into the medical and health professions also including allied health professions, such as Dentistry, Veterinary, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, etc.


  • Pre-Admission Workshops
    Workshops are designed to assist American Indian undergraduate and graduate students in preparing for the application process for medical school and other health professional schools
  • Site visits
    Site visits to local, state, and national American Indian communities, tribes, and educational institutions.
  • Database Creation
    Creation of a database designed to operate as a national clearinghouse for educational and financial information on health professional education.
  • Mentoring Program
    A formal mentoring program where students are paired with American Indian Health Professionals. Students correspond via mail, phone, e-mail, or by personal contact with health professionals within their areas of interest.
  • Student live-in/shadowing Program
    Students spend 4-7 days with American Indian Health Professional role models. This program is geared towards exposing the everyday practices of health career professionals to the participating students.
  • Partnership with Native American Health Careers Initiative Coalition (NAHCIC)
    In partnership with members of the NAHCIC, a local 12-week Health Career Summer Academy & Health Research Training program for 30 disadvantaged American Indian students aged 14-17 will be held.

BA Educational Employment Board

The Educational Employment Board has the most comprehensive list of teaching, administrative, and other school support staff positions available in most of the 23 states where BIA funded schools are located. Our main goal is to provide useful information on a possible teaching career with one of the 184 schools located on or near the Indian reservations. Of the 184 schools, 61 are bureau-operated schools while 123 operate as grant schools, which tribes operate under grants or contract. You can be assured that this information will be helpful to you as you discover teaching possibilities with the Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP).

Cradleboard Teaching Project

The Cradleboard Teaching Project turns on the lights in public education about Native American culture – past, present, and most important for the children – the Future. It comes out of Indian country, and reaches far beyond, into the mainstream classroom and into the future of education.

FREE Community Workshop: College Readiness Resources

The College Board is excited to collaborate with the University of New Mexico as well as with Dr. Ferlin Clark, assistant secretary for Indian education, New Mexico Public Education Department, to host a free College and Career Readiness workshop at NASAI for teachers, counselors, principals, parents, and community-based organizations from across the state. The primary goal of the workshop is to showcase free tools and resources that make it easier for you to help your students apply to college.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: The University of New Mexico, Student Union Building, Ballroom A
Register Online:

Great Lakes Cultural Camps

Welcome to Great Lakes Cultural Camps! We are a small company and family run business that focuses on all the details. GLCC expeditions and adventure learning programs are designed to provide participants with high quality, in-depth instruction in a range of indoor and outdoor adventure activities, great opportunities for personal and professional growth and lots of fun. Our programs are intensive adventure experiences geared to the abilities and interests of participants. We specialize in ORCKA Basic Canoeing, Canadian Style Paddling, Canoe Tripping and Moving Water (white water) canoe courses, GPS & Navigation, backpacking and back country and authentic Aboriginal Cultural Experiences. We also coordinate and offer a variety of other year round indoor and outdoor experiential learning activities.

Voice: 705-942-9909

Fax: 705-942-7719



Hands on Banking®

Welcome to the Hands on Banking® program! Want to take charge of your own finances and reach your goals? Just pick your age group and get started! Whether you want to build your credit, your investments, or your own small business; invest in the market, a home, or higher education; shop for a loan, buy a car, or open your first bank accounts, the Hands on Banking program offers all the basic money tools, skills, and information you need.


Indian Summer Festival

Indian Summer Festivals, Inc. is dedicated to strengthening the American Indian community and educating the general public on the history and the unique and diverse cultures of the American Indian by providing a forum to celebrate and showcase American Indian traditions. is an Internet resource whose mission is to provide you with quality news, information, and entertainment from a Native American perspective.

Monthly $1,000 College Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:

Native Village

NATIVE VILLAGE web site was created for youth, educators, families, and friends who wish to celebrate the rich, diverse cultures of The Americas’ First Peoples. Each week we offer readers a current events publication: NATIVE VILLAGE Youth and Education News or NATIVE VILLAGE Opportunities and Web sites. Each issue summarizes today’s happenings in Indian country and is written in an easy-to-read format.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

NIH Loan Repayment Programs are a vital component of our nation’s efforts to attract health professionals to careers in clinical, pediatric, health disparity, or contraceptive and infertility research.

In exchange for a two or three-year (for Intramural General Research) commitment to your research career, NIH will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified educational debt. In addition, the NIH will make corresponding Federal tax payments for credit to your Internal Revenue Service tax account at the rate of 39% of each loan repayment to cover your increased Federal taxes. The NIH may also reimburse any increased state or local taxes and/or additional increased Federal taxes (where the Federal tax payments were not sufficient to fully cover your increased Federal taxes) that you incur as a result of your LRP benefits.

National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education

NINLHE’s major program initiative is an Annual Institute held each summer. Through the Annual Institute, NINLHE brings together education professionals from universities, colleges, tribal colleges, and tribal education programs who:

  • Are directly involved with Native American students in both academic and student affairs or are interested in supporting and sustaining such programs
  • Either work with Native American student programs that already have established records of success, or have the desire to do so
  • Are devoted to strengthening students’ cultural and spiritual identities as an integral part of their educational experience
  • Can roll up their sleeves and get work done
  • Are “movers and shakers” or have the desire to be
  • Have a good sense of humor and work well in groups
  • Are not harmfully involved with alcohol or other drugs

The Annual Institute provides college, university and tribal education professionals with opportunities for professional empowerment, networking and personal and spiritual renewal. In an atmosphere of collaboration, friendship, and fun, participants are involved in small, hands-on training sessions in skills areas vital to Native student success. Training topics have included leadership development, academic and financial aid advisement, alcohol abuse prevention and intervention, program planning and evaluation, fundraising, and cultivating foundation and corporate relations.

The PhD Project

The PhD Project began its mission in 1994 to increase the diversity of business school faculty by attracting African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business doctoral programs, and providing a network of peer support throughout the programs.

We are not a doctoral program, but rather an information clearinghouse for underrepresented minorities who are interested in pursuing a business Ph.D. to become a business school professor. Think of us as your “Ph.D.guidance counselor.”


Reznet, a new online newspaper, will pay American Indian students to write for their school newspaper – even if their colleges don’t have one.

Reznet is a project of The University of Montana School of Journalism and the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, a non-profit corporation working to expand journalism opportunities for people of color. A grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation funded the project.

The Rockefeller University — Science Outreach Program

Each summer at the Rockefeller University the cultures of the research laboratory and the classroom merge. The Science Outreach program gives high school students and K-12 teachers a rare opportunity to experience the content, methods, culture and ethos of modern research through immersion in the process of scientific inquiry.

Social Security Administration — American Indians & Alaska Natives (AIAN) Web site

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has launched a new Web page specifically directed to American Indians & Alaska Natives.

The site provides basic Social Security program information on retirement, survivors, disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits.

In addition to program information, this new site shows how individuals can conduct business with SSA Online and information on how individuals and tribes or nations can contact SSA. American Indian and Alaska Natives also offers links to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Native Americans and Indian Health Service; the Small Business
Administration, Native American Affairs; the Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Minority Veterans; and Native Web.

Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC

Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC (SWBDC) is 100% American Indian-owned and was established in 1999 to assist in the development and expansion of American Indian Tribes, Tribal Enterprises, Tribal Colleges, Tribal Institutions, Tribal Organizations, Government Agencies, and American Indian-owned businesses, which seek comprehensive assistance in business, economic, and community development.

Student Debt Relief

Currently Native Americans are one of the most under represented groups in college, and can face limited resources and access to quality education on reservations. Fortunately there are many Grants, Internships and Scholarships available to Native Americans to help build a stronger and highly educated Native American community. Use the following link to see a list of some funds available to Native Americans:

Training for American Indians in the GIS/GPS and Emergency Management Fields

In partnership with the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), funding opportunities are provided for American Indians and for those who work for a Tribal entity, to attend courses at the FWS National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in support of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

In addition and in partnership with the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), funding opportunities are provided for American Indians to attend courses in support of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

The Yale School of Management Pre-MBA Leadership Program

The Yale school of Management Pre-MBA Leadership Program is a highly selective, two-week summer program aimed at college juniors and seniors and recent college graduates from populations typically under-represented in management education. We introduce you to the fundamentals of management education and give you the tools necessary to hone your individual leadership skills.

Please visit or email us at for more information.

Young Native Writers Essay Contest

The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation is eager to welcome entries for the Young Native Writers Essay Contest, conducted this year in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and the National Indian Education Association (NIEA).

The essay contest, which is in its ninth year, is designed to encourage young Native American writers to explore and reflect on their heritage. It is open to Native American high school students from all tribal communities throughout the United States.

The five winners will each receive a $2,500 college scholarship. They will also be awarded an all-expenses-paid “Scholar Week” trip to Washington, D.C., in July 2014. The trip will feature a personalized tour of the National Museum of the American Indian’s Cultural Resources Center, educational workshops and a tour of the U.S. Capitol. It will culminate with an honor ceremony at the museum.

Participants are asked to write about one or more of the cultural images, symbols or art forms that have been historically developed by their community (American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian) to communicate a particular message, value or serve a specific purpose. Essays are to be 1,200 words or less and should cover the following:

• describe the image(s), symbol(s) or art forms selected
• explain how it was originally developed or used by the community
• reflect on the student’s own experience about it, including thoughts and feelings
• suggest why or how it is still relevant today

Please help us spread the word about this year’s contest by forwarding this email to those who might be interested in submitting an essay. The deadline for submissions, which should be submitted electronically through the contest website, is April 22, 2014. More details are available on the website.

We look forward to reading this year’s essays!