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Udall Foundation Announces 2024 Native American Congressional Interns

Posted: 3/29/2024

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) and the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), a program of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at The University of Arizona, are pleased to announce the selection of the 2024 Native American Congressional Interns. The newest class of Udall Interns comprises 12 students representing 9 Tribes and 11 universities from around the country. The Udall Interns were selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to careers in Tribal public policy. From 1996 through 2023, 318 students from 138 Tribes have participated in the Internship.

The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship Program (Internship), comanaged by NNI, provides Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate, and law students 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. Interns serve in Congressional and Federal agency offices and often research issues important to Tribal communities, experience an insider's view of the Federal Government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and Tribal self-governance. The Udall Interns will complete a comprehensive 10-week internship in Washington, D.C. Special enrichment activities will provide opportunities to meet with key policymakers and Native-serving organizations.

The 2024 Udall Interns are:

  • Jada B. Allen, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Duke University.
  • Nyche T. Andrew, Nome Eskimo Community, Yale University.
  • Brooke G. Davis, Navajo Nation, Northern Arizona University.
  • Keely E. Driscoll, Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, Arizona State University.
  • Amber M. Frank, Ho-Chuck Nation of Wisconsin, University of California-Berkeley.
  • Natasha C. Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Tufts University.
  • Chloe R. Gunville, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, University of Kansas.
  • Lucille D. Longhurst, Navajo Nation, Northern Arizona University.
  • Marco D. Ovando, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Boise State University.
  • Amaria S. Rosado, The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, University of Washington.
  • Colbert E. Washburn, Chickasaw Nation, University of Chicago.
  • Zachary C. Young, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Michigan State University.

Click to learn more about the Udall Internship Program and meet the 2024 Udall Interns.

More Information
For additional information about NNI and the Udall Internship Program, please contact Alicia Harris at

About the Udall Foundation
The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 as an independent executive branch agency to honor Morris K. Udall's lasting impact on this Nation’s environment, public lands, and natural resources, and his support of the rights and self-governance of Native Americans and Alaska Natives. In 2009, Congress enacted legislation to also honor Stewart L. Udall for his half century of distinguished national leadership in environmental and Native American policy. The agency is known today as the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

The Udall Foundation is authorized by Congress to:

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