NCAI accepting Mankiller fellowship applications

BY STAFF REPORTS
03/07/2018 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON – The National Congress of American Indians Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program is accepting applications for people to serve 11-month, full-time paid terms in Washington.

The NCAI Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program for Tribal Policy and Governance Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for emerging young professionals from across Indian Country to work side by side with national leaders in tribal policy. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on March 15 with decisions made no later than April 15.

The NCAI also offers internships on an invitation-only basis for students who are enrolled in an institution of higher learning, and are based on NCAI’s current needs. Internships are usually for the length of a semester or summer session. Intern applicants must be able to serve a minimum of 16 hours per week, for a minimum of six weeks to be eligible for invitation. Internships are unpaid, but many schools will offer college credit, and some tribes may be willing to sponsor NCAI interns from their tribe. NCAI will be glad to provide information to your school or tribe to assist in securing credit or financial support for your internship.

Fellowship summer internship applications will be accepted until March 31 with decisions made no later than April 30. Fall internship applications will be accepted until June 22 with decisions made no later than July 20.

All candidates are asked to submit several writing pieces. NCAI recommends preparing those pieces before beginning your application. You will also be required to complete personal information fields including tribal affiliation, areas of interest and three references. For more information, email Nicole Hallingstad at nhallingstad@ncai.org.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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