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Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy: Native American Congressional Internship Program

Date posted: 06/10/2010

Award: Airfare, lodging, per diem to cover meals, transportation, incidentals and $1,200 stipend to be paid at conclusion of internship

Field: government, public policy, Native American students

Eligibility: Must be an enrolled member of a recognized tribe; have minimum 3.0 GPA and an interest in tribal government and policy; be a U.S. citizen, a perm resident, or, in the case of applicants from American Samoa, a U.S. national. See Web site for details

Contact Information:

Name: Destiny Khalil
Phone: 520-901-8561
Address: 130 South Scott Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701
E-mail: khalil@udall.gov
Web site: http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/Internship.aspx

Additional information:

Even as Native nations achieve greater levels of self-determination, Indian Country continues to be influenced by U.S. federal law and policy. The Udall Internship places students in Senate, House, and federal agency offices to learn firsthand how the U.S. government works with Native nations. Interns will gain a better understanding of the government to government relationship and how they can use this knowledge on behalf of their tribes. What It Is A community of 12 American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students who live and work in Washington, D.C., during the summer; Access to a network of American Indian professionals and alumni who work on behalf of tribal nations; and Housing, a living allowance, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and an educational stipend of $1,200.

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