1/16 Gen-I NOW: Native American Congressional Internship

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 first-hand 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. Applications are due by January 31, 2019


    • Must be Native American or Alaska Native;
    • Enrolled students or recent graduates of a two or four-year accredited, non-profit institute of higher education in the US; and
    • Must have completed at least two years of undergraduate coursework.

To Apply: Fill out and submit all application materials, including:

    • A typed application form with your signature;
    • An 800-word essay on a legislative act or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and
    • A one-page professional resume;
    • Transcripts for all university coursework, including undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate and law;
    • Three letters of recommendation; and
    • Documentation of your citizenship in a federally recognized tribe, state-recognized tribe, or First Nations of Canada (citizens of First Nations must also include proof of U.S. permanent residency).

*References and transcripts may be mailed separately.

Questions? Contact Jason Curley at curley@udall.govif you have questions about the program requirements and application process. Also, check out the FAQ for quick answers.