Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Winter 2012 - Week 4

1. NAD Panel

On Wednesday, January 25, three members of our community will share what is important and meaningful to them with us.

Ma'Ko'Quah Jones ~ Cinnamon Spear ~ Montana Wilson

Support your friends and learn from their wisdom by coming to the Native American House at 6 p.m.

2. NAD Meeting
7 pm on Thursday at the NAH

3. Baloney Lunch
Noon on Friday

4. NAP Faculty Dinner
Invite your professors!
Tuesday January 31, 2012
6:00 p.m.
At the Native American House
Dinner will be provided by the NAP
Rsvp to: Native.American.Program@Dartmouth.EDU

Sponsored by the Native American Program 

5. Lombard Fellowship 
(Provided by John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding) (6-12 mos.):  Supports graduating seniors to undertake volunteer community service projects in the U.S. and abroad. Applicants must identify a service project which suits their interest. Awards are up to $15,000.    Deadline is FEB. 15

6. Wells Fargo Securities Sophomore Diversity Summit
On March 29th and 30th, 2012, Wells Fargo Securities will sponsor the first annual Wells Fargo Securities Sophomore Diversity Summit. This summit will provide underrepresented sophomore students interested in finance the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the financial services industry and learn more about Wells Fargo Securities.

This two-day summit will be held in Wells Fargo’s Charlotte, North Carolina corporate office. Wells Fargo will pay all student travel and lodging related expenses. Students will be given the opportunity to network with senior management and other WFS professionals, participate in panel discussions and industry focused case studies, learn how to navigate the recruiting process, find out more about Wells Fargo’s unique culture and meet other high achieving diverse students from across the country.

If you are a highly motivated sophomore interested in taking charge of your career, please visit our website at and click on “Sophomore Diversity Summit” for more information.

Monday, January 16, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Winter 2012 - Week 3

1. Student Forum on Global Learning
Come see our very own students and interns, Kayla Gebeck and Ma'Ko'Quah Jones!

Information on the presentations:
Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Native Communities in Flux
Presenter: Kayla Gebeck '12
Language Revitalization in Native Communities
Currently, Indigenous communities around the world face the rapid decline and extinction of their native languages. According to National Geographic, “Every 14 days a language dies.” The legacy of colonialism has had an immense impact on the livelihood and existence of Native peoples and their Indigenous languages. Intrinsically linked to those of language, land, and culture have been issues of alcoholism, depression, suicide, high incarceration rates and so on. To tackle these contemporary issues, Indigenous communities have turned to language and cultural revitalization efforts as a part of the solution. Because Indigenous cultures are varied and unique across the world, there is no one solution to each community’s problems. Historically, researchers have tried to solve issues within Indigenous communities by facing each problem alone. However, we have found that Indigenous community issues must be faced holistically. By approaching language and cultural revitalization through canons of Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous communities can be a part of and serve as a critical element in tackling the problems that face their communities. The most effective of these solutions derive from the community’s direct involvement and by use of traditional community constructs and methods of education.

Presenter: Trevelyn Wing '13
Reconciling Development, Climate Change, and Indigenous Cultural Preservation in the Scandinavian Arctic
The Arctic is changing. Global warming, perceived as an intangible threat elsewhere, is very real here. Climactic shifts introduce new flora and fauna and increase human access to once-remote locales, prompting industries and peoples to move north. Native societies around the Arctic Circle are sensitive to these phenomena. Such patterns are not new, and throughout their history they have learned to adapt to similar developments. The speed and unique nature of today’s challenges, though, are novel, and pose threats to the viability and continued existence of culturally significant institutions and practices. Nowhere is this more evident than among the Sámi of Northern Scandinavia, semi-nomadic reindeer herders who have maintained their way of life through centuries. Using the Sámi as a case study, this ethnographic research examines the interrelated issues of climate change, development, and cultural preservation in the Arctic through hands-on fieldwork and interviews with local researchers and herders. Preliminary results reveal nuanced and conflicting expectations for the region and its inhabitants; coming years promise profound change and uncertainty. The presentation will investigate these themes, explore the research challenges encountered, and reflect on the experience of conducting academic fieldwork in a rapidly evolving and dynamic Arctic.

Presenter: Ma'Ko'Quah Jones '12
Oceanic Manifest Destiny: Climate Change, Relocation and Indigenous Peoples
In the South Pacific country of Tuvalu, approximately 3,000 Tuvaluans (one quarter of their entire island population) find themselves in a political debate regarding their status of immigrant vs. refugee as they opt to migrate from their small island country to nearby New Zealand. Their stated reasons for moving include lack of income, lack of resources, and loss of traditional food sources, all problems that are exacerbated by climate change. Over 80 percent of these immigrants are settling in urbanized Auckland, a stark contrast to their traditional island lifestyle. To ensure the survival of their unique Indigenous culture and promote greater awareness of, and respect for, this vulnerable population, the Tuvaluan government must collect more precise data. This project examines post migration socioeconomic conditions of the South Pacific population, including the Tuvaluans, in Auckland, New Zealand to show the distribution of income and the Pacific Peoples population in comparison to the total population in Auckland, New Zealand.

2. Dartmouth Medical School 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration                                                                                                                                   
A Cure for the Uncommon Cold?: “Addressing Disparities in Primary Care”

Dr. Jennifer Madden
Title: "Gender Variance in the 21st Century"
Description: Dr. Madden is a primary care physician who has a special interest in working with transgendered individuals.
Date: Tuesday, Jan 17th;12:15 PM
Location: Vail Chilcottt Auditorium; Dartmouth Medical School
A light lunch will be served and Everyone is Welcome!

3. Reader to Reader Job Opening
Please apply for the Reader to Reader College Access Mentorship Program that we're launching this Winter! We're looking for a group of mentors that are eager to work with 8-12th grade students from St. Michael's High School on the Navajo Nation via email and Skype on a weekly basis. We'll also be creating a mini-web series for the program. There will be script writing, filming, and editing involved. This is the first program of its kind. You'll be a part of a really helpful and informative program. We'd love to have your help. 
Applications due by Wednesday night!! January 18th. 

Please email for more information and an application. 

4. NAD Meeting
7pm on Thursday at the NAH 
Be there!

5. Baloney Lunch This Week
Come to the NAP Friday at noon have lunch and meet the Native American Visiting Committee (NAVC). The NAVC is a group of alums interested in Native issues here at Dartmouth.  They come to campus once a year to talk to students, staff, and faculty about campus climate and Native issues.  They are presidentially appointed and they report their findings to President Kim at the conclusion of their visit.   

This is an opportunity for you to voice your concerns, share your ideas, and talk about all the things you think Dartmouth gets right!

Come connect with some Alums who share your concern and affection for Dartmouth.

What: Baloney Lunch  (Panera)
When: Friday January 20th at Noon
Where: 212 Collis
Who: You!

6. Indian Land Tenure Foundation Internships
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) is looking to hire current undergraduate or graduate students as interns for the summer of 2012. Visit for more information on the positions. Any questions, contact Pat Chase.

7. Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program
This ten week summer program is open to students enrolled in an accredited college or university or recent graduates (within one year). The SPHSP targets underrepresented students, including Native American students, to learn about public health and minority health disparities. SPHSP includes the following opportunities:
  • Mentoring
  • GRE preparation course
  • Field Experience
  • Field trips throughout New York City to observe public health interventions and programs
  • A cademic enrichment courses
  • Stipend
  • Travel: each scholar will be provided with round trip travel
  • Housing: housing will be provided to all students
  • A week-long trip to Atlanta to visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Please visit the SPHSP website for more information and the program application.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2012

8. American Indian College Fund President and CEO Search
Know someone who is interested in funding the higher education of future Native students? The American Indian College Fund, a national, non-profit (501 (c) 3) organization headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is conducting a search for its next president & CEO. The primary responsibilities of the president are to fund raise and ensure that the organization operates and is managed in a fiscally responsible manner. The president must 1) provide the organization with a clear vision, which follows the defined mission; 2) ensure that the organization is meeting its goals and objectives as defined by the strategic plan/annual operating plan; 3) be responsible for management of staff to ensure that the delivery of programs, public education, policy development, day-to-day administrative operations, and fund raising are meeting their goals; and 4) be responsible for building and maintaining a positive, professional relationship with external constituencies and maintain a close working relationship with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the presidents of the tribal colleges and universities. Please contact Carrie Basgall at for the job description and/or for further information. Applicant deadline is March 1, 2012.  

*NEW* 9. Gedakina Summer and Year Round Internships
Gedakina is accepting applications for summer and year-round internships. Ideal candidates will be undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in education, environmental studies, social work, or adventure based counseling. We are looking for self-starters - problem solvers – and passionate people who want to make a difference for young people and in the world we live in.

Gedakina, founded in 2002, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works with Native American/First Nations youth and families from rural, urban and reservation communities across New England. Our
organizational goal is to develop new ways of reaching Native American youth, rooted in traditional cultural teachings and values, which will provide them with skills and resources to better navigate the
challenges they face in a changing landscape.

Our initiatives focus on leadership development, community health and wellness, indigenous traditional ecological knowledge (ITEK), healthy relationships and cultural revitalization/survival. Our approach
emphasizes interconnected programs to reach Native American youth and families, with clear recognition that the challenges our people encounter on a daily basis are also interconnected. Gedakina conducts community-based activities and initiatives, regional alliance building, and public education and awareness building programs with a broad outreach.

Summer Interns will:
  • Carry-out youth and community outreach helping to grow Gedakina’s footprint across New England’s rural, urban and reservation communities
  • Assist with activity planning and implementation
  • Co-lead activities including outdoor education, cultural revitalization and community/region wide events

The time commitment of interns will be negotiable, but ideally will consist of twenty to forty hours per week during the summer break, and ten to twenty hours during the academic year. Location is dependent on community needs and the intern’s preferred place of residency in New England.  Internships will include a monthly stipend and travel allowance, as well as opportunities for in-house and external professional development. If required we will assist interns in obtaining housing within communities. As we primarily work within Native American/First Nations rural, urban, reservation and historical communities, candidates with family connections to these communities in New England and the Atlantic Provinces are encouraged to apply.

We suggest that candidates browse our website to familiarize themselves with our programs, our history and our organizational philosophy.

Candidates/Applicants should submit:
  • an application (see form below)
  • a one-two page summary of experience and qualifications, including a statement on why YOU would make an ideal intern for Gedakina
  • Two–three letters of support (cannot include immediate family members).

Following submission of applications Gedakina staff and/or key volunteers will arrange interviews with candidates.

For additional information about internships please contact:
Rick Pouliot, Co/Founder and Executive Director   (603) 673-3089


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As Gedakina conducts activities with youth, Elders and survivors of domestic and sexual violence we require criminal background and reference checks for all applicants prior to acceptance as interns.

We are a safe zone organization and follow the philosophy that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

Competed applications can be submitted at or via USPS to:
PO Box 221
Milford, NH 03055

*NEW* 10. Google Opportunities
Google is invested in increasing the pipeline of future computer scientists and software developers, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in the field. Many aspiring computer scientists could benefit from a program that bridges the gap between academic study and a professional internship. Google wants to inspire these students to continue in the field with such a program.

With this in mind, Google announces the second year of the Freshman Engineering Practicum internship ( program for Summer 2012. Current freshmen majoring, or intending to major, in Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering will be selected to participate in the Practicum. This program includes three main components: a software project, skills-based training, and professional development. Freshman Engineering Practicum is only available at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

The program is open to all qualified current college freshmen, and is committed to addressing diversity in the field of Computer Science. Students who are a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply.

Please visit for more information and to apply today! The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 5, 2012. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage students to apply early. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, we are pleased to provide scholarships to students studying computer science.  Google's scholarship programs award students from diverse backgrounds who are studying computer science to encourage them to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders in the field. If selected, recipients will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year and be invited to attend the all-expense paid Annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of applicants' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science.

Please see below for a list of open scholarships and upcoming deadlines:
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship - Deadline to apply is Monday, February 6, 2012
Scholarships for female students entering their senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in the US and Canada
Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities - Deadline to apply is Sunday, February 5, 2012
Google AISES Scholarship - Deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship - Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 1, 2012
Google UNCF Scholarship - Deadline to apply is Saturday, March 18, 2012
For complete details on all of our scholarships, please visit

Are you a freshman interested in Android development?  Would you like to join us for an all-expenses-paid program of interactive and collaborative Android curriculum at our Mountain View headquarters this summer? Apply for Android Camp today!
How to apply: Visit to learn more about the program and apply before the March 11, 2012 deadline.
When: Android Camp will begin on Sunday, July 22nd and will run until Saturday, July 28th.
I want to know more! To learn more about Android Camp and to submit your application, please visit our website at:

Look at last week's blog post here for more opportunities and events you might have missed!

Monday, January 9, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Winter 2012 - Week 2

1. Davina Two Bears Luncheon 
Davina will give her talk tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at noon in the NAS Sherman House Library. The title of her talk will be "A Navajo Nation Case Study of Ethics in Indigenous Archaeology." Davina is an archaeologist and Dartmouth alum ('90) who is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Indiana University. Previously Davina was the Director of the Navajo Nation Archaeology Office in Flagstaff, AZ. As a student at Dartmouth she was active in NAD with interests in art, as well as archaeology and anthropology.

2. Job opportunity. The NAP's new Reader to Reader mentorship program needs mentors!

The Native American Program at Dartmouth College has teamed up with Amherst College's Reader -2-Reader mentorship program to develop a Native mentorship program specifically tailored to the needs of St, Micheal's Indian school in Window Rock, AZ. The goal of the program is to inform, excite, and inspire Native 8th-11th grade students about defining their interests and goals, and how higher education can be a helpful step. The NAP will be launching this pilot program this spring.  

We need Native students at Dartmouth to work as mentors, for winter and spring term. You will help to produce a curriculum that utilizes video, music, film-making in addition to traditional mentorship techniques to make a fun exciting culturally competent program. Mentor Positions pay 8.25 per hour for 5-10 hours a week. For an application contact Joselyn McDonald, the NAP Americore Vista:

3. Morgan Stanley Diversity Event
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 6:45 – 7:45pm at the Canoe Club, 27 South Main Street, Hanover, NH.

"You have talents we have options." - Morgan Stanley
"Morgan Stanley strives to create a spirit of inclusion by bringing together and valuing dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds, talents, perspectives, cultural identities and experience. Come discover a diverse team that shares one mission—to create and support the world’s finest financial thinking, products and services."
To register for the event, please click here.
For a list of current opportunities, please visit
If you are unable to attend, but wish to continue receiving information, please click here.
4. Science Class Success!
Wondering how to study more successfully for your Science Classes? Looking for tools to more effectively learn the material?          
Pre-health Advisor Sarah Berger and Academic Skills Advisor Carl Thum will meet THREE TUESDAYS in JANUARY to assist you to:
Develop tools for the most effective ways to LEARN and to STUDY your science material! Manage your time and daily structure! Match your goals and efforts realistically!
Join Sarah Berger and Carl Thum, plus a variety of Undergraduate Deans as well as pre-health peers, to learn practical skills, connect with your pre-health community, and engage in thoughtful conversations.
Tuesday January 10th  6:00pm   in Rocky 3
Tuesday January 17th  6:00pm  in Rocky 2    
Tuesday January 31st  6:00pm   in Rocky 2
NOTE:  We will skip Tues January 24th because there is a meeting to explain the changes to the 2015 MCAT on that date.
An RSVP (to Sarah Berger) for the three sessions is not essential, but it will help them know if they have enough space. Attending all three will give you the best tools! All are welcome.
5. Professor Angela Parker's Native American Studies History class
If you are still shopping for one more class, check out Prof. Angela Parker's class this term!
Course Description: Serving as the final course in a three-quarter survey of Native American history, this class reviews Native history from the late 19th century to the present, focusing on the interplay between large institutions and structures – such as federal and state governments, or the US legal system – and the lived, local experience of tribal communities. The major themes followed throughout the course of the term include: historical narrative (and what it justifies or explains), place and space (how local and national entities define territories), and indigeneity (indigenous identity).
Time slot: 2A, Tues. and Thurs. from 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Moore 110

6. Congressional Research Awards 
DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2012.   
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its leaders. Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline is March 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in April. A total of up to $35,000 will be available in 2012.

The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible.The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.   
The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Award.   
Download the Word document -- Congressional Research Award Application -- and complete the required entries. You may send the application as a Word or PDF attachment to an e-mail directed to Frank Mackaman at Please insert the following in the Subject Line: "CRA Application [insert your surname]."
The Congressional Research Award Application contains the following elements:   
Applicant Information, Congressional Research Award Project Description, Project Description, Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter, and Overhead Waiver Letter.   
The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. This total does NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver Letter (one additional page). Applications which exceed the page limit and incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee for   

All application materials must be received on or before March 1, 2012. Awards will be announced in April 2012.   
Complete information about what kind of research projects are eligible for consideration, what could a Congressional Research Award pay for, application procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center's Website: PLEASE READ   
THOROUGHLY. Frank Mackaman is the program officer -   
The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its leaders. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Awards (formerly the Congressional Research Grants) program has   
invested more than $840,000 to support over 400 projects.   

7. The Navajo Studies Conference
An opportunity to present your work to a Navajo audience.
19th Navajo Studies Conference
Call for Papers
“Cycles of Life and Seasons of Change – Cultivating the Seeds of our Future.”
Iiná náhoodleelth dóó Altaha’anáhoo’níílth - Náásgóó biniiyé anooséélth
March 14-17, 2012
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
8. School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center
Location: Santa Fe, NM, United States
Employer: The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center
Application deadline: 7 weeks 3 days 15 hours 2 minutes
The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers two nine-month internships (September 1–May 31) to individuals who are recent college graduates, current
graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. One internship is open to an indigenous individual from the U.S. or Canada, and one internship is open to any U.S. or Canadian citizen meeting the
application requirements. The interns will devote their time to working on IARC educational programming, research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. Other requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a professional conference; assisting with IARC seminars, symposia, and collection tours; and working on outreach initiatives to local Native
communities. During the internships, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar provides mentorship and academic support to the interns.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2012. For additional information, please visit
9. NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship
The National Congress of American Indians is currently accepting applications for the NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship. We invite you to share this fellowship announcement with your students and any other qualified candidates.

The Fellowship aims to address the stark disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. It will include a financial award of $5,000 and professional development in tribal health policy.

Applicants should be members of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribal nation and can be new or continuing students pursuing graduate or professional degrees in any health-related area, including Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Pharmacy (MPharm), etc.

Applications are due via email to Katie Jones at by Friday, January 20, 2012. A completed application submission must include a personal/education information form, an essay, a resume or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.

Applicants will be notified of their status by February 15, 2012.

Please find the application materials and more information linked below:   
- Graduate Health Fellowship Application (PDF | Word)
- Reference Form (PDFWord)
Fellowship Announcement


Look at last week's blog post here for more opportunities and events you might have missed!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Winter 2012 - Week 1

Welcome back everyone! Hope you had a great winter break and holiday season! We have a lot of new opportunities for you this week:

1. US Forest Service and MobilizeGreen Internships

Internship opportunities available from the US Forest Service and MobilizeGreen:
MobilizeGreen partnered with the US Forest Service and are offering 9-month, paid internships for  college juniors, seniors and recent college graduates. These internships are available for students who are interested in an environmental career, working with the Forest Service, or volunteer coordination and outreach experience. Read more about the internships visit MobilizeGreen's website. Different types of internship positions include:
  • Agriculture, forestry, natural services
  • Renewable energy
  • Transportation, land use, and smart growth
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Public policy and communication
Internships are available in the following locations: Anchorage, AK; Vallejo, CA; Golden, CO; Doniphan, MO; Missoula, MT; Brevard, NC; Pecos, NM; Jackson, WY; Everett, WA.
Application Deadline: January 9, 2012 and internships start in March.

2. The iSchool Inclusion Institute Summer 2012 Program

Application deadline: January 20 , 2012
The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is offered to address a critical problem within the information sciences: a lack of diversity among its students and faculty. To foster a culture of creativity, innovation,
and collaboration across disciplines, the information schools (iSchools) must actively recruit and develop students and faculty from underrepresented segments of the population. The iSchools need a
diverse group of future leaders to take on the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. i3 is committed to developing those leaders.

Each year, approximately 20 undergraduate students from across the country are selected to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a year-long experience which prepares them for graduate study in the information sciences and ultimately a rewarding career that matches their interests. The i3 program includes three core components:

Four-Week Introductory Institute
Team Research Project
Two-Week Concluding Institute
Eligible: undergrads, any class year, any major; US Citizen or
permanent resident.

To learn more visit

3. Native American Congressional Internship
This ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. is for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government
and issues affecting Indian Country. The 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. The application deadline is January 31, 2012.

4. Association of American Indian Physicians
March 22-25, 2012 

University of Colorado
School of Medicine
Denver, CO

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) and the Four Corners Alliance will conduct a Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW) hosted by the University of Colorado School of Medicine that focuses upon skills necessary for successful application and admittance to a health profession school. In addition, this event will be jointly held with the Schools of Medicine from the University of Arizona, the University of Utah and the University of New Mexico.  The workshop will take place on March 22-25, 2012 at the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado. Scholarships are available to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduate and graduate students interested in the health field. Scholarship will cover airfare, lodging and meals.

Scholarships awarded on a one-time basis.

Topics Include:
  • MCAT Preparation  
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources
  • AI/AN Physician & Medical Student Panels
  • Developing a personal statement
  • Obtaining letters of recommendation 
  • How to present yourself in an interview
  • How to fill out the AMCAS Application
  • Mock interviews with Physicians
  • Networking opportunities with faculty, staff and fellow medical students 
Application Requirements:
  • AAIP Student Primary Data Sheet Scholarship Application
  • Recent College and/or University Transcript
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a professor or academic advisor
  • Copy of your Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Tribal Identification Card
  • Recent photograph for identification and publication purposes
  • One page personal statement: Why are you seeking a career in the health professions? How will the workshop benefit you?
Deadline for submission of all materials is February 5, 2012.

For more information, please click HERE 

5. Harvard University Four Directions Summer Research Program
June 11, 2012 – Aug. 9, 2012
Description: Native American students interested in attending medical school participate in a basic science research project. Students work closely with a medical school faculty mentor.

An opportunity to train at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The program is designed by and run by Native American medical students and faculty. Complete an 8-week research
project under the direction of a Harvard Medical School faculty mentor. Additional activities include clinical shadowing, and weekly career development seminars and talking circles. Airfare, lodging, and
living stipend will be provided.

6. The NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship

The NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship aims to address the stark disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Fellowship will include both a financial award of $5,000 and professional development in tribal health policy. 

Applicants should be members of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribal nation and can be new or continuing students pursuing graduate or professional degrees in any health-related area, including Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Pharmacy (MPharm), etc.   

Applications are due via email to Katie Jones at by Friday, January 20, 2012. A completed application submission must include a personal/education information form, an essay, a resume or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 15, 2012.  

Please find the application materials and more information linked below:   
- Graduate Health Fellowship Application (PDF | Word)
- Reference Form (PDFWord)
Fellowship Announcement

7. Native American Summer Research Internship that is geared toward Juniors and Seniors. The program is offered at the University of Utah School of Medicine and is paid.
The deadline for submission is February 24, 2012.
Application can be downloaded on the website.

8. School for Advanced Research at the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Offering two nine-month internships (September 1-May 31) to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. One internship is open to an indigenous individual from the U.S. or Canada, and one internship is open to any U.S. or Canadian citizen meeting the application requirements.

Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of more than 12,000 items of Native art of the Southwest. The collection includes pottery, jewelry, textiles, works on paper and canvas, basketry, wood carvings, and drums. IARC supports research and scholarship in Native studies, art history, and creative expression. IARC accomplishes this by providing opportunities for artists to engage in
uninterrupted creativity through artist fellowships; fostering dialogue among artists, researchers, scholars, and community members through special seminars and programs; nurturing future arts and museums professionals through experiential training; and promoting study and exploration of the IARC collection of Native arts.

The interns will devote their time to working on IARC educational programming, research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. Other requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a professional conference; assisting with IARC seminars, symposia, and collection tours; and working on outreach initiatives to local Native
communities. Interns will also participate in interviews, photo sessions, video recordings, and exit interviews to document their experience. During the internships, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar provides mentorship and academic support to the interns.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2012.  For additional information, please visit

About the School for Advanced Research: The School for Advanced Research provides a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR draws upon its century-deep roots in the American Southwest, anthropology, and indigenous arts to present programs, publications and initiatives that impart the learning of social scientists, humanists, and artists to inform the thoughts and actions of scholars, artists, educators, and the interested public.

9. 2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates: Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean

Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory's summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Directed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. David Fields, and funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program is designed to give students pursuing degrees in science, mathematics and engineering a laboratory-based research experience with an emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art methods and technologies.  REU students are immersed in the Bigelow community and attend seminars, field trips, Laboratory outreach programs, social events, and more.  Each student in the program is paired with a Bigelow scientist based on mutual research interests, during the ten weeks, students work with their mentors to identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their research, and prepare an abstract and poster.  At the end of the program, students present their poster and give a talk at a student symposium.

Research areas vary year to year, but include the marine microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change and fisheries oceanography.

The 2012 REU will be held June 4 - August 10; accepted students will receive a stipend, housing, food allowance, and funds for travel to and from Bigelow Laboratory.  The application deadline is March 1,
2012, full program information and the online application are available at

10. The Udall Scholarship
This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to 80 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy, Native Health Care, or the Environment (you must be a Native American/Alaska Native to be eligible in the first two categories). Udall Scholars also get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation and are immediately plugged into a growing and active alumni network. The application deadline is March 5, 2012.

11. First Alaskans Institute
Currently recruiting both student interns and partner/host organizations for our ninth annual statewide Summer Internship Program!

The ten-week program is a paid internship open to Alaska Native/American Indian/Rural Alaskan college juniors and seniors and graduate students in good academic standing, or recent college graduates.  Interns will spend two weeks in Anchorage participating in leadership training, and will be placed with statewide employer partners for eight weeks.  Both intern and partner application forms are due March 16, 2011.

The employer timeline and expectations, partnership interest form, program application and flyer are available on the website.

For more information about the program, please visit, or contact Lena Jacobs at or 907-677-1700.

12. The EE Just Program
The program's focus is to support minority students in the Sciences. Here are several upcoming Winter Events. There is funding available to go the conferences!

Contact Kathy Weaver to learn more and get on her email list.

EE Just dinner event- Summer Research Opportunities Presenter: Dr. Margaret Funnell, Assistant Dean of Faculty for Undergraduate Research
Thursday, January 12, 6:00-7:15 (tentative)

EE Just program - lab tours with Dartmouth Professors, Details TBA

Latino Medical Student Association
February 3-5 2012
Harvard Medical School

“Empowering the Next Generation”

This conference welcomes undergraduates; med students; doctors in training, health professionals and health providers.

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference (BSCP)
Saturday, March 31 2012
Westin Hotel Copley Place, Boston
Application deadline: *February 1, 2012*

BSCP was founded in 1991 to identify, inform, support and provide mentoring for outstanding minority students, particularly African–American, Hispanic-Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students
in the six New England states and beyond. Please note that the BSCP application needs to be submitted by regular mail and the deadline is *February 1, 2012.*

The EE Just program will support travel and lodging costs for either of these events so please blitz the EE Just account if you intend to register for BSCP and they will follow up with your during winter term.

13. LSAMP Summer Undergraduate Research at Rensselaer (RPI) Summer 2012
May 29 – August 3, 2012
The Office of Graduate Education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is soliciting applications from underrepresented minority undergraduate students* in the STEM fields who are interested in conducting research with Rensselaer faculty for ten weeks during the summer of 2012. This program is designed to help curious and solution-oriented students gain confidence in the lab, develop enthusiasm for graduate school, cultivate a professional network, and earn attractive qualifications. For details and application materials, see listing on the 2012 Summer Opportunities section of the EE Just
Blackboard site.

14. Cornell University LSAMP-R (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Program)
June 3 – August 8, 2012
CU LSAMP-R is a summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants interested in engineering with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons. To learn more, visit

15. Winter 2012 DPP Campus Peer Dialogues

7 weeks of meaningful peer discussions
      meet from 7-8pm on Thursdays
        OR from 7-8pm on Mondays
         January 12 - February 23

Are you...
* hungry for "real" conversations about social identity?
* seeking exchanges wherein different opinions are truly respected?
* in need of a place to ask those tough questions?
* interested in learning more about equity issues?
* a first year, sophomore, junior, or senior? (15s, you can apply this term!)

We will be discussing six primary areas of social identity:




What are the commitments?
* attend one hour small group discussions for 7 consecutive weeks
* get together weekly with an assigned student partner to discuss
assigned topics
* complete short journal reflections

What have past participants gained?
* "It  gave me a chance to step outside myself and my own world view."
* "The program provided me with a safe space for honest dialogue and reflection.  I feel empowered in my everyday activities and now I have a community and a group of friends that I can talk to."
* "The program allows deep conversations to take place, which is a HUGE benefit, considering how we cannot truly understand certain issues without getting personal."
* "I thought that I knew everything about the issues related to diversity until I participated in this program.  It was a lot more engaging and challenging than I expected."

How do I apply?
* Fill out this application-

Campus Involvements:
D-Plan (terms on):
Dietary Restrictions (if applicable):

Response Questions:

1) Involvement in DPP Campus Dialogues demands a one hour group meeting and a one hour pair meeting every week.  How do you plan on prioritizing this program in regards to your other campus commitments?

2) Why do you want to participate and what aspects of it are of particular interest to you?

3) What aspects do you hope to learn the most about from this program and why?

4) Winter term's groups will meet on Mondays from 7-8 pm and Thursday from 7-8 pm.
If accepted, you will be assigned to one of the weekly sections. Would you be available either night and, if so, do you have a preference?

 SEND your APPLICATION to "DPP" by 5PM on FRIDAY, January 6

Sponsored by OPAL's Diversity Peer Program (DPP)
Contact Cally Womick '13, Janet Kim '13, and Gina Greenwalt '14, and
Matty Sturm '13 with questions.

16. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

It is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical world challenge and in doing so, helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets. This catalyzes revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad while advancing U.S. foreign policy and security interests. OPIC achieves its mission through innovative debt financing, political risk insurance and private equity investment funds.  Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 150 countries worldwide. To date OPIC projects have generated $74 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 275,000 American jobs. OPIC sponsors internships each semester in its Departments of Structured Finance, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance, Insurance, Investment Funds, Office of the President, Office of Investment Policy, Office of External Affairs, Legal Affairs, Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Office of Administrative Services, providing a unique opportunity for your students to gain substantive work experience in the international arena.   Interns work with professional staff members that possess a wealth of experience to share.   Interns also make a difference in OPIC’s overall accomplishments.   They assist in furthering OPIC’s mission to improve the U.S. economy while raising the standard of living in less developed nations.   They also have an opportunity to explore career fields and possibly earn credit for on the job experience.

Minimum requirements:  At least half-time enrollment in an accredited academic degree program.   Interested students may apply via OPIC’s website,  Application must be completed online, and mail-in applications will not be considered.  This is a standing announcement for fall, spring and summer internships.  Questions may be directed to the Internship Coordinator at