Mellon Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Internship at American Philosophical Society Library

Download Application and learn more HERE

The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship provides an opportunity for three talented undergraduates to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. This eight-week paid internship program at the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia will offer a hands-on research experience and will include mentorship and networking opportunities. The APS Library has rich and varied collections related to over 440 different Indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. Working with mentors, interns will develop their own archives-based projects or pursue research projects identified by the Indigenous communities with which the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) interacts and collaborates.
The 2018 NASI Summer Internship will take place from June 17 to August 11, 2018. During this time students will work at the APS Library and will also have the opportunity to travel to Native communities to share their work. NASI Summer Interns will join a vibrant intellectual community at the APS that includes other scholars working with Native American and Indigenous materials as well as undergraduate summer interns and library fellows from different scholarly fields.
Interns will receive a stipend ranging between $3000 and $3500 (depending on housing costs). Several college campuses in Philadelphia offer summer housing for interns; the APS will work with NASI interns to identify housing and will help facilitate payment. Additionally, the internship includes a travel allowance.


Indian Summer Festival Summer Scholarship Application now open

Indian Summer Inc. is now accepting applications for their 2018-2019 Indian Summer Scholarship. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded during the 2018 Indian Summer Festival in September 2018. Download this form for complete eligibility requirements. Applications are due in their office before Friday, July 13, 2018.

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission Summer Internship Opportunity

Work one-on-one with a GLIFWC professional in 2018

The application period is open until March 8 for positions in the GLIFWC Summer Internship Program. See the link for eligibility requirements and more information:


Career Pathways for Youth program for Native American Young Adults (ages 16-24)

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California Indian Manpower Consortium Inc. (CIMC) is providing the Career Pathways for Youth program within the state of Illinois as well as the Clinton, Scott and Muscatine counties of Iowa. The Career Pathways for Youth program provides online career readiness training and paid work experiences. The online career readiness training videos are accessible through CIMC’s mobile app and YouTube. The work experience is paid for by CIMC and is aligned with the participant’s career goals.  

Interested participants do not need to be tribally enrolled but must be able to provide proof of Alaskan, Hawaiian or Native American ancestry. The target age group is 16 through 24. Please contact Samantha Selby, Youth Coordinator for more information: 773-271-2413 or

Join Us, Cobell Scholarship Workshop for Native American Students of All-Ages

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Join us for an evening of learning, food and refreshments. In partnership with American Indian Association of Illinois and American Indian Health Service of Chicago, we are hosting this question and answer session with a representative from the Cobell Scholarship for Native American students. This presentation is geared toward any perspective higher education student, whether you will be attending a Community College or are an Undergraduate, Graduate, or Vocational student.

In addition to learning about the Cobell scholarship, you will hear from guest speakers:

Dr. Dorene Wiese, President, American Indian Association of Illinois

Ellen Williams, Community Health Outreach Worker, American Indian Health Service of Chicago

Lastly, you will have the opportunity to participate in a breakout session to meet local college and university representatives from schools such as DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago and other local institutions.

Please contact, American Indian Health Service of Chicago at 773-883-9100 and reserve your spot with their Youth Project Coordinator.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Local CPS Native Youth Leader selected as a Champion for Change by the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute!

We’re sending a great big congratulations to CPS AIEP participant, Anthony Pochel Tamez, for being selected as a Champion for Change Honoree by the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute! 


Read the full article HERE and learn more about him HERE

In addition to his work with the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, Anthony is currently raising money to attend a trip to Washington D.C. to take part in the Close Up Foundation Washington, DC, civic education program in May. Please support him by donating money to assist in covering his costs to attend the trip. Simply go to, click on ‘Donate’ and select ‘Sponsor A Student.’ and enter in participant ID: 2264371. Read a letter from Anthony about that program below.

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“Hi Everyone below is a letter asking for donations for a trip to Washington, DC with my school to experience Close Up. If you can’t donate by any chance please share. Anything Helps!

January 13, 2018

Dear Community,

In the last week of May, I will travel to Washington, DC, to take part in the Close Up Foundation Washington, DC, civic education program along with students from Von Steuben MSC. Close Up gives students the opportunity to experience their government in action and gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to be engaged citizens.
This innovative educational program is run by the Close Up Foundation, the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan civic education organization. Since 1971, Close Up has brought over 850,000 students and teachers from across the country to Washington, DC, to experience firsthand the history, politics, and culture of the nation’s capital. While on the program, students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities such as small group workshops, seminars with Washington, DC, journalists, lobbyists, and embassy officials, and meetings with members of Congress and their staffs. Furthermore, students will learn from and debate with their peers from across the country, exposing them to differing attitudes and perspectives. 

The program cost per student is 1000, and is all-inclusive; travel expenses, academic workshops, meals, lodging, and truly, the experience of a lifetime! Because civic education is for everyone, and not just the most privileged, I hope you are able to lend a hand in making this valuable educational program available to all students, regardless of financial background. 
Help me in this effort by contributing at least 30 or a providing a gift of your choice.
You can also donate directly to my account online. Simply go to, click on ‘Donate’ and select ‘Sponsor A Student.’ All you need to enter is my participant ID: 2264371. Close Up is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Their tax ID # is 23-7122882. Please consult your tax advisor to see if your contribution may be tax-deductible. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Close Up Donation Coordinator at

Your contribution would be an investment in our community’s future by helping students become active and informed citizens.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support, and for making a positive difference in my life and our community!

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College Horizons 101 Webinar for Applicants


Register Here to attend our next webinar!
CH 101 Webinar for Applicants
Happy New Year! Learn about our College Horizons program offerings for Native Hawaiian, Native American and Alaska Native high school students in 2018. This webinar will cover the following information for prospective applicants to College Horizons including:
  • What we do during the six days of the program
  • When and where the programs are being held this summer
  • How you or students you know can apply
  • The cost of our program and how to apply for financial aid to attend the program
  • Hear how ~50% of admitted students receive tuition and/or travel assistance to attend our programs each year
  • Tips covering the *new* online application format with takeaways for students, parents and educators
  • Q & A session following the presentation

To attend our 40-minute informational webinar, please register using the link provided below. A recording of this webinar will be made available to all who have registered in case you cannot attend at the scheduled time.

Monday, January 15, 6:00 – 6:40 PM MST – Register Now