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  • Invitation to applicants for tenure-track position in Native American Studies and the Environment

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES AND THE ENVIRONMENTDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and the Department of Ethnic StudiesUniversity of California, Berkeley

  • AIHS Open Positions

    American Indian Health Services of Chicago Open Positions

  • California Indian Manpower Consortium

    The CIMC Workforce Development Program provides job training and employment opportunities for low-income, unemployed and underemployed Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian individuals residing in our service area. 

  • Career Pathways Guidbook

    Get help planning your future with this new career readiness guide for Native students. CLICK HERE to access it for FREE!

  • Summer in Washington Politics

    This summer program at George Washington University allows Native students to experience policy and politics in our nation's capital. Learn more and apply by MAR 1st!

  • Summer Health Professions

    This free summer program provides information and resources to college students interested in the health professions. Apply by FEB 5!

  • Mellon Foundation Native Intern

    This provides an opportunity for three Native students to conduct research, explore career possibilities in archives, and receive advanced training. Apply by FEB 15!

  • Sundance Film Fellowships

    This Sundance Institute has a number of labs, grants and fellowships related to film and storytelling. Apply by FEB 11th!

  • Diversity Conservation Fellows

    Students can partner with conservation organizations to increase and facilitate green career pathways for emerging leaders of color. Apply by MAR 31!

  • Vision Maker Media Internships

    Vision Maker Media offers paid multimedia public television internships to undergraduate or graduate Native students. Learn more and apply by MAR 1st!

  • Library/Research Internships

    Undergraduate and graduate internships and fellowships are available in indigenous research. Deadlines in JAN, FEB & MARCH!

  • NOAA Internships & Fellowships

    Dozens of environmental internships and fellowships are available from NOAA and their partners Learn more and apply HERE!

  • Financial Aid Policy Internship

    This immersive training experience in banking is for minority sophmore undergrad students. Learn more and apply by FEB 28th!

  • Summer Science Research

    Native high school grads and college students can work with Native researchers on a scientific and cultural expedition and earn college credit. Apply by MAR 1st!

  • LGBTQ Congressional Internship

    The Victory Institute’s Congressional Internship is developing the next generation of out public leaders. Learn more about the LGBTQ Equality caucus & apply by MAR 9!

  • Summer Writers Workshop

    Intensive 6-week workshop helps you prepare for a professional career as a fiction writer. Apply for scholarships by MAR 1st!

  • UIC Heritage Garden Applications Now open!

    Join the 2020 cohort of the UIC Heritage Garden!

    Are you interested in how cultural diversity plays a role in community resilience? Do you wonder how social justice and biodiversity relate to each other? Have you wanted to work more closely with the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change here at UIC?

  • UIC Career Services Events

    Our mission is to empower students in their career development and job search by providing accessible resources and comprehensive services.


    The Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy at the Art Institute of Chicago is currently accepting applications until March 1st, 2020.

    This is a one-week intensive aimed at college freshmen, sophomores, and non-traditional undergraduate students with two or more years of coursework remaining. Participants receive a small per diem (daily stipend) for the week, plus all expenses are paid including food, travel, and sleeping arrangements. This program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which is dedicated to creating opportunities for historically underrepresented groups in the museum field. For more info about these diversity efforts, here is a helpful video from the Foundation's leadership LINK.

    The 2020 program will have a thematic focus on curating Indigenous arts and arts of Africa & the diaspora.

    To apply for the next Mellon Summer Academy at the Art Institute of Chicago, please visit:

    Participants who are chosen for the Summer Academy will be eligible to apply for an exclusive Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship (MUCF). This is a two-year commitment at the Art Institute of Chicago where students will be paired with a museum mentor to receive in-depth curatorial training. A list of our most recent fellows is attached below.

  • NIDA Summer Research Internship Program - applications due Feb 10


    The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program supports all students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in drug abuse research. Through this program, undergraduate students age 18 years and older are introduced to the field of drug abuse and addiction research by participating in research internships with NIDA’s distinguished scientists at universities across the United States. Students work with leading scientists for eight weeks during the summer. The internship may include laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, formal courses, participation in lab meetings, patient interviews, manuscript preparation, library research, and literature reviews. In addition, it is expected that each intern will deliver a formal presentation on his/her research project at the end of the internship

    The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program is in its 24th year. Since the program’s inception in 1997, more than 1,160 students have gained experience in drug abuse and addiction research.


    This program provides summer research internships for all undergraduate students 18 years and older, with a focus on recruiting students underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) Graduating 2020 college seniors are eligible to apply.

    Applicants must be at least 18 years old by May 31, 2020 and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States (No Exceptions).

    Individuals who have already participated in the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program are no longer eligible to apply.

  • SAR Internship Announcement

    The deadline is approaching (March 1) for the internship program at SAR's Indian Arts Research Center.

    This is a great opportunity for any recent graduates or entry-level museum professionals! Through this program, interns gain experience via hands-on projects in collections management, registration, and educational programming. Time is also allocated to further support interns’ professional goals and independent research interests. Two nine-month internships, which run from September through May, are offered each year. These positions include salary, housing, book allowance, travel reimbursement, and attendance to a professional conference. One internship is open to an Indigenous applicant from the US or Canada, and one internship is open to any US or Canadian citizen meeting the application requirements.

    Application deadline: March 1st

    For more info:

    Questions? Contact us at or call (505) 954-7205

  • 7th Generation Coders

    Youth Council Will: Develop leadership role, keep the community informed on COMC events and information, set goals for coders boot camp, and develop a youth handbook.

    *Chicago is a CIMC service area. 

  • Great Lakes Native American Medical School Applicant Workshop


    The University of Illinois College of Medicine Urban Health Program is partnering with the Michigan State University College School of Human Medicine for their annual Great Lakes Native American Medical School Applicant Workshop being held March 26 – 28 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The partnership includes several other health colleges, primarily in states with large Native American populations such as Minnesota, Michigan & Wisconsin.  The workshop is a multi-day experience geared for pre-med Native American students who plan to apply to medical school within the next two years.  This experience will provide students with the opportunity to meet various faculty and staff to learn tips for when their applying to medical school, research, funding, as well as career development opportunities.  The deadline for all applications will be on February 17th with the admissions decision by February 28th.

    We would like your assistance in sending the attached flyer and application to Native American pre-meds who currently live in Illinois. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me at any time. 


    Garie Pierre-Louis

    Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator

  • ARTS AND CULTURE CAREER FAIR: Friday February 21 at UIC!

    Arts + Culture Career Fair

    • Date: Friday February 21, 2020
    • Time: Noon – 3pm
    • Location: Student Center East (SCE), Illinois Room

    Hosted by UIC Career Services, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois Springfield

  • Instagram News Fellowship

    College seniors and recent grads can serve as Instagram editors for the summer, working with newsrooms to reach new audiences. Apply by MAR 6th!

  • SHARP Summer Research

    This 12-week summer learning experience is designed to inspire students from underrepresented communities to pursue public health careers. Apply by MAR 9th!

  • Native Internship Program

    Learn about the value of archives, and the research potential of the Sequoyah National Research Center. Apply by MAR 16th!

  • Diversity Conservation Fellows

    Students can partner with conservation organizations to increase and facilitate green career pathways for emerging leaders of color. Apply by MAR 31!

  • WLRC is Hiring!

    The UIC Women's Leadership and Resource Center is accepting applications for our Program Coordinator position. Salary range: $43-49,000. See ad for full details:

    Apply by Friday, March 6.

  • Salary Negotiation Workshop

    Friday, March 6, 202010am - 12pmStudent Center East, Rm. 713

    Join UIC Career Services and WLRC for a workshop on negotiating job offers and salaries and understanding gender pay inequities. Open to the entire UIC community.

    Upcoming dates for the same workshop: Friday, April 3, April 17, April 24

  • UIC's Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change all have amazing opportunities for you every week! Coming up:

    African-American Cultural Center

    Wellness Wednesday: Wed, March 4Exhibit: Quilting: Telling Our Stories through Patterns and PurposeExhibit: She Did Language: Remembering Toni Morrison

    Arab American Cultural Center & Latino Cultural Center

    Noche de Poetas: Women, Gender, and Sexuality: Thu, March 12

    Disability Cultural Center

    Know Your Rights to Fair Housing: Wed, March 4Check-in Hours: Thu, March 5Food Access: When Food and Accessibility Come Together: Mon, March 9Balancing Act: Reimagining the Bodymind: Thu, March 12

    Gender and Sexuality Center

    Therapy Group for LGBQ+ Students: Tuesdays, 3-4:30pmTherapy Group for TGNC Students: Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm

  • Summer 2020 Faherty Scholarship for Indigenous Youth

    The Faherty Summer Scholarship Program is designed for Indigenous students who are interested in learning more about the apparel industry and want to gain hands-on experience at a rapidly growing business that has a vibrant culture.This is a stipend program, candidates will be paid $15.00 per hour and NYC housing will also be provided during the program.

    Outside of the experience that you will gain from exposure to the business, you will engage in high-impact programming while building meaningful relationships with other interns and team Faherty through a variety of summer activities. This includes 1:1 mentorship, custom learning and development programming, and opportunities to impact business decisions.

    Timeline:Open Application: Wednesday, February 19th – Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 11:59pm ESTInterview Timelines: Continuous throughout the application processLength of Internship: 10 weeks - Monday, June 8th – Friday, August 14th, 2020Minimum Qualifications:Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programMust be able to commit to the entire 10-week programMust be authorized to work in the United StatesStrong interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to navigate a fast-paced environmentHave an understanding that this an internship and that school credit may be applied.How to Apply:Email ​​ with your resume and cover letter.Once you apply, Faherty will provide regular status updates to all applicants on a rolling basis. You will meet with a member of Faherty's People Team and then with the members of the Department.The team at Faherty Brand does not like to say good-bye to talented and high performing individuals. Therefore, should a full-time opportunity become available in the future, Faherty encourages high performing interns to throw their hat in the ring for consideration.


    Attention all applicants! The deadline for the Cobell Scholarship 2020-2021 Academic Year opportunity is just a month away. Don't miss out on this opportunity, you even get an extra day!! Leap on it and apply NOW! Both Merit-based and Need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.

  • Executive Director, American Indian Health Service of Chicago

    American Indian Health Service of Chicago has a position open.  If you are interested open the attachments.

  • Job Announcement Executive Assistant American Indian Health Service of Chicago

    American Indian Health Service of Chicago has a position open.  If you are interested open the attachments.

  • AISES Career Hub and Opportunities

    AISES Career Hub and Opportunities Board have free online job and career resource information.At the Career Hub job seekers can scan jobs, upload a resume or explore career resources by industry, state or job function. The Opportunities Board is a centralized hub of information with opportunities like scholarships, internships, and more. You can get access to complete, verified, and updated information that can help you grow your skills and expertise. What are you waiting for? Go to or NOW!

  • AISES Undergraduate Opportunities


    Bake & Build Series - ENGINEERS

    On this original television series, where baking meets building, top cake artists and super engineers of all kinds team up to make the incredible … edible! The creators of the greatest edible creations will walk away with a large cash prize!

    Research & Extension Experiences for Undergraduates

    The National Institute of Food and Agriculture funded FAST REEU Fellowship program will provide both Native American and economically challenged students with research and educational experiences for two summers.

    NIJ Native Student Travel Scholarship Program Deadline April 15th

    Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program AND interested in issues related to public safety, crime, and justice? If so, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) would like to help you explore science in criminal justice and public safety through conference scholarships!

    Summer Employment

    The UW-NPS Research Station, at the historic AMK Ranch, is located on the shore of Jackson Lake within Grand Teton National Park. The station provides housing and financial support for researchers addressing issues in the biological, social, and physical sciences as well as music, writing, painting, and other arts.

    Grace Hopper Celebration - Scholarships and Complimentary Registrations!

    The GHC Scholars Program provides funds for women who are either undergraduate students, graduate students, or faculty to attend our Celebration. Women who get selected as scholars gain access to career and academic workshops, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime.

    Stipends for Mentoring STEM Students!

    We invite you to apply for the Society for Science & the Public’s Advocate Program, which provides a $3,000 stipend and training to an individual (teacher, scientist, counselor, or mentor) who agrees to serve as an advocate for a minimum of three additional underserved students.

    Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship

    Five scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each. Write an essay of 500 words or more on what has driven you to choose a STEM-related field for your future.

    Google Summer of Code

    Spend your summer break writing code and learning about open source development while earning a stipend! Many become lifetime open source developers. Application deadline is March 31, 2020.

    National Inventors Hall of Fame

    The National Inventors Hall of Fame is celebrating Women’s History Month by putting out a call for nominations for the 2020 Class of Inductees. If inducted, you or a colleague could join the ranks of world-changing innovators.

    View all opportunities.


  • Join AISES and Intel for a webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

    The one-hour webinar is for students or industry professionals who are curious about AI and want to explore AI—what it's used for and why.

    This webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 25 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (MDT).

  • AISES Full-Circle Mentorship

    AISES is unveiling it’s Full-Circle Mentoring opportunity for up to fifty AISES members. This year-long program will match and support participants in one-on-one academic and career mentorship. Currently, mentorship matches are only available to college and professional members.


    As part of the Full-Circle Mentorship program and with AISES staff coordination, participants will co-create a mentorship plan, check-in periodically, and are encouraged to participate in webinars to enhance their mentorship relationship. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a first come, first serve basis until May 31, 2020. Mentorship matches will be made by the end of June 2020.


    Don’t miss your chance to strengthen your journey by getting a mentor or becoming one, apply for the AISES Full-Circle Mentoring opportunity!


    Contact AISES Program Officer Chelsea Chee at or 505-289-2691 for more information.

  • American Indian College Fund

    Native Journalism Fellowship

    This fellowship provides Native students an opportunity to broaden their reporting and multimedia skills, while learning from professional Native journalists. Apply by MAY 31!

    ADEA Dental Virtual Fair

    This event connects prospective dental students with 50+ dental schools, their environment and curriculum, student experience and mission. RSVP for the MAY 19 Event

    4H Youth In Action Awards

    4‑H high school students and recent grads can earn a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. for National 4‑H Council’s Legacy Awards! Apply by MAY 18!

    Agriculture Fund Deadline

    NAAF helps Native farmers through grants in the areas of business assistance, ag education, technical support and advocacy. 

    Learn more and apply by JUNE 1st!

    NMAI Fall Internship Deadline

    The workshop will helps Native students navigate the dental school application process, strengthen their applications, and expand their network. Apply by JUNE 15th!

    Community Well-Being Fellow

    Dept of Global Health and Social Medicine seeks a postdoctoral fellow to coordinate a new research project dedicated to advancing Indigenous Community Well-Being. Learn more & apply!

    Disney Imagineering In A Box

    Disney has partnered with Khan Academy to provide this FREE online program, with 32 video modules that explore the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world. Check it out HERE! 

  • CONNECT Update (Networking - Internships - Jobs) JUNE

    American Indian College Fund Monthly Update

  • Native Knowledge 360o: Foundations for Teaching and Learning about Native Americans

    Registration is now open!

    Native Knowledge 360o: Foundations for Teaching and Learning about Native Americans

    A Webinar Series Offered July 21, 22, and 23

    1:00 – 2:15 PM EST

    Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) is the National Museum of the American Indian’s national initiative to inspire and support transformative teaching and learning about Native Americans. This free, three–part webinar series is designed for education professionals who are new to incorporating more complete narratives about Native American histories, cultures, and contemporary lives into their teaching. Educators whose primary teaching focus is social studies, English language arts, or library sciences and who work with students in grades 4–12 are encouraged to register. We also invite homeschoolers, parents, and others looking for digital educational resources about Native Americans. 

  • UHP-Promoting Academics for Scholarly Success (PASS)

    We invite you to join the UHP-PASS program, which is open to freshmen and new UHP transfer students who are interested in the health sciences or the research health sciences.  A virtual, structured program designed to prepare participants to develop their interests and skills, to apply for any of the UIC Health Science Professions or Graduate Health Science programs. PASS participants will receive pre-health advising on the health sciences, mentoring, and career exploration seminars through monthly opportunities.

  • California Indian Manpower Consortium

    Are you currently seeking employment? 

  • UHP Health Exploration

    The HES is intended to be a professional development program for UIC students with the intent of having participants pursue health professions careers.  This program will be structured to expose participates to students, staff, and faculty in the health sciences. All UHP units will be included in the programming schedule.

  • American Indian College Fund Resources

    • Nike N7 2021 Internship
    • FREE Tribal Solar Training
    • Native Pre-Admission Workshop
    • LA Skins Fest Film Contest
    • Ford Foundation Fellowships
    • Public Health Informatics Fellow
    • Google Grow Certificates
    • FBI Cyber Internship
    • Next Gen Radio Training

    American Indian College Fund | 800-776-3863 | |


  • American Indian College Fund Resources

    • The Gates Scholarship
    • Catching the Dream Scholarship
    • American Indian Services Support
    • CVS Pharmacy Scholarship
    • State & National Scholarships
    • MSU Native Nursing Scholarships
    • Doctoral Grants for Women
    • Graduate Library Scholarships
    • Greenhouse Scholars Program
  • American Indian College Fund Education Calendar

    Dive Into the Native Pathways Fall Education Calendar!

  • Hear from the DECISION MAKERS about internships applications!

    Join the Native Pathways team and a guest panel of internship managers on Wednesday, OCT 7 at 1pm MDT to learn how to get your next internship.


    RSVP today, and you may WIN SOME GREAT PRIZES too!

  • Upcoming Career Events


    In a collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Center, Engineering Career Center, Engineering 100, oSTEM, and Career Services, the Out in Engineering event will take place next week on Tuesday, October 13, from 6-7:30pm.  This will be an engaging discussion with LGBTQ+ engineering professionals who will share how they navigated their careers, their journeys in college, and provide perspectives for student success.  Registration link:


    The Graduate Student Panel (Wednesday, 10/14, @ 3:30-4:30pm) allows interested attendees to hear from current graduate students as they share their experiences and answer  questions regarding their academic and career journeys.  October is Graduate School Month, and this event is part of a program series coordinated by Career Services and LAS Career Development.  Registration link:


    The Impact of Covid-19 in Healthcare and Public Health Forum (Thursday, 10/15, @ 3:00-4:15pm) is the first part of the Health Professions Forum (HPF).  A collaboration with Liberal Arts and Sciences, Applied Health Sciences, and Career Services, HPF is a collection of healthcare-focused programs designed to help students explore careers and connect with professionals working in hospitals, labs, education, non-profits, and other healthcare settings. During this first event, attendees can learn about the various career roles that focus on addressing a wide range of health topics that impact communities and populations, especially during this pandemic. Panelists will share how their work impacts various populations through their lens in hospital and non-profit settings.  Registration link: