Native American Congressional Internship

Meet Our Interns

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Michael J.L. Cervantes, Penelakut Tribe
University of Washington

Michael Cervantes is of Mexican descent and an enrolled member of the Penelakut Tribe. Michael is currently pursuing a master’s in public administration at the University of Washington, Seattle. His previous work has focused on social work and education. He worked with the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) in San Diego, Campfire Alaska in rural Alaska Native villages, and as an elementary teacher at a Tribal school in Washington state. He is currently a policy intern at the Seattle Indian Health Board working on public health, disease prevention, and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) advocacy. After graduating, he plans to work with Tribes to mitigate climate change and promote social policies to better community life.

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Michael J.L. Cervantes Penelakut Tribe