Introducing the 2018 Gen-I Career Success Fellows!

As part of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), CNAY and the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) partnered in 2017 to create the Gen-I Career Success Fellowship. Through this partnership, CNAY connects the Gen-I National Native Youth Network with NAFOA’s network of leaders in finance, business, and tribal economic development. Together, we’re building career opportunities for Indigenous youth through online skill building, leadership development, and direct connections with employers.


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2/7 Gen-I NOW: Intern with the Obama Foundation this Summer!

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This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Obama Foundation 2018 Summer Internship.

The Obama Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Summer Internship. The internship will run from May 29 through August 17, 2018 (for semester system students) and June 18 to September 7, 2018 (for quarter system students). Interns will work 40 hours per week in the Chicago or D.C. office. Interns will also receive stipends and reimbursements for a portion of the expenses directly related to their internship.

Applications are due February 12, 2018 5 PM Central Time. Apply here!


  • Be a current full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student;
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S.; and
  • Be able to commit to the 2018 program dates ((May 29-August 17 or June 18-September 7).

To Apply: Complete the online application by February 12. The application also requires:

  • One-page resume or CV;
  • Responses to two short answer questions (100 words);
  • Essay response (500 words); and
  • Three references.

Note: You will not be able to save and return to the application page. Download the Application Worksheet to preview the essay prompts and draft your responses. We recommend saving your work in a word processing document.

Questions? Visit the FAQ page or email