UDALL FOUNDATION AWARDS 2016 NATIVE AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS
The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 12 students from 11 tribes and 11 universities have been selected as 2016 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy.
The Udall Interns will complete an intensive, 10-week internship in the summer of 2016 in Washington, D.C. Special enrichment activities will provide opportunities to meet with key decision makers. From 1996 through 2016, 245 American Indian and Alaska Native students from 115 tribes will have participated in the program.
- Lillian Alvernaz, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, interning in the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women
- Rachael DeMarce, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, interning in the office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp
- Ashley Duffy, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, interning in the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs
- Kiana Flores, Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, interning in the office of Senator Tom Udall
- Jeni Hendricks, Cherokee Nation, interning in the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
- Jordan Jimmie, Navajo Nation, interning with the House Committee on Natural Resources (pending)
- Bryan Manycattle, Navajo Nation, interning in the office of Senator John McCain
- Adriana Medina, Pueblo of Acoma, interning in the office of Senator Martin Heinrich
- Jacob Metoxen, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, interning with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs (pending)
- Naomi Miguel, Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona, interning with Representative Raúl Grijalva
- Emery Real Bird, Crow Tribe of Montana, interning with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
- Adam Trumbly, Osage Nation, interning with the Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice
Learn more about the Congressional Internship Program and meet the 2016 Udall Interns.
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 firsthand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.
For more information about the Udall Foundation, please visit About us. For additional information about the Internship program, please contact Destiny Khalil at 520-901-8561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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