The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, 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.