Category Archives: Native American Student Internships

Native Students Travel to D.C. for Forum about Minority Health Issues

Last week I accompanied five American Indian College Fund Scholars to the United Health Foundation’s Annual Diverse Scholars Forum in Washington, D.C. These students have been supported by the United Health Foundation with scholarships to pursue degrees ranging from physical therapy and exercise science to nursing and health occupations. The annual forum brings diverse students [...]

Student Blogger Amber: Alaska Winters and Subsistence Living

I remember the cold winters we had in the past, but this winter most likely beat the record low. Temperatures below zero are very common for Alaskan winters. Our winters typically last from mid-October to the end of May. This year we didn’t get our first snowfall until early November, so we thought maybe “Global [...]

Student Intern Bloggers Wanted!

We are looking for students to blog this summer about their internship experiences. Blogs would be for the duration of the internship, and should include first-person experiences and photographs. We will pay you for your blogs. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dina Horwedel at dhorwedel@collegefund.org.

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This the tenth and final entry from the summer series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. We are thankful for her sharing her perspective and wish her only the best at Ft. Lewis College and in the Embrey Native Women’s Leadership Program. [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This the ninth  part in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. We have finally arrived to Week 3!  Technically for half of this week I’m still attempting to finish our re-housing project, but I’m proficient in multitasking.  From the beginning [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This the eighth part in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. On Monday of my second week at the park I began the longest project of my internship. Every year for over the past 20 years, Mesa Verde has held [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

As some of you know from visiting museums, not everything that is displayed on exhibit is owned by that particular museum. It is common practice for museums to loan items out to other institutions. For example, I recently visited the new Southern Ute Cultural Center in Ignacio, Colorado, and on display was an intricate piece [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This is the fifth part  in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. On Monday of my second week at the park I began the longest project of my internship. Every year for over the past 20 years, Mesa Verde has [...]

Guest Blog from Student Intern Wynette

This is the second entry from Wynette in a series of blogs from American Indian College Fund scholars sharing their summer internship experiences. I am in Tsaile, Arizona, where I am living on the Diné College campus. Living on the reservation is drastically different from living in a city like Los Angeles. Normally there are [...]

Guest Blog from Student Intern Wynette

Ya’a’teeh! My name is Wynette. I am a psychology and sociology major at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. I am interning at the Diné Policy Institute at Diné College, a tribal institute located in Tsaile, Arizona on the Navajo Nation. While applying for the internship, I was not aware that I would be working [...]

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