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TRAIL Research Internship

Internship Goals:
  • Increase exposure of tribal members to professional careers protecting tribal resources
  • Promote retention of tribal students in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees
  • Provide a research or hands-on internship experience and mentoring
  • Increase professional interactions with faculty advisors, tribal mentors and/or professionals in the field
  • Encourage employment in fisheries and natural resources Learning
  • Gain a deeper understanding of environmental issues faced by tribal agencies while conducting research through a Traditional Ecological Knowledge
    (TEK) lens
  • Acquire familiarity with graduate school and employment processes
  • Explore career and educational goals
  • Must be a member or descendent of one of the four CRITFC member tribes
  • Full-time undergraduate student during the academic year (12 UG credit hours)
  • Have an interest in majoring in a natural resources field
  • Have an interest in working for a tribal organization
  • Considering a career in natural resources
  • $16.67/hr
  • Interns are compensated for up to 120 hours of their work
  • 12 hours/week for 10 weeks is recommended