Career Pathways to Promote Nation Building

Call for Applications

A selection committee has been formed to place qualified students in high impact summer experiences geared towards the development of real-world job skills. Please see the criteria below and submit the necessary material by email to Jessica Rupe.

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About the summer internships

Selected students will be placed in competitive, paid internships ($15 per hour) at companies attacking real-world problems that face tribal nations. These common problems include food sovereignty, water quality, climate adaptation, and health services. These internships will be 8-12 weeks long with housing, food, and salary paid by FLC. Some of the companies taking part in these internships include: Sauder Miller & Associates, Kaiser Permanente, GRID Alternatives, TRC, and others. This program aims to provide students with a skill-set and pipeline into a profession which promotes tribal nation building.

Qualifications

  • Must be members of a federally recognized Native American or Alaskan Native tribe
  • Must be interested in Food, Water (supply and quality), Climate (energy, natural resources, etc.), or Healthcare pertaining to tribal nation building

Details

  • 8-week stipend: $4800
  • Housing is paid by FLC (up to $700 per month)
  • Travel expenses paid
  • Food stipend included
  • On-site, real world work experience at a company working in fields critical to tribal nation building 

Application

  • Complete applications should be emailed (one email with all attachments please) to jmrupe@fortlewis.edu no later than January 27, 2020.
  • Complete applications include: a personal statement, resume, unofficial transcript, and a completed SFG application form.
  • Subject line for your emailed application should read: SFG Application: (last name)

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