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CRITFC Undergrad Internship Opportunities

Oct 13, 2014

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission College Internship Program aims to increase the retention of member tribal students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) degrees by providing research experience, mentoring, and an opportunity to explore career options in natural resources. A limited number of internships are available for the Winter 2015 quarter or Spring 2015 semester.

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 ten-week internship program for individual research experience and mentoring
  • Increase professional interactions with faculty advisors
  • Encourage employment in fisheries and natural resources

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a deeper understanding of environmental issues faced by tribal agencies while conducting research through a Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) lens
  • Preparation and familiarity with the graduate school and employment processes
  • Exploration of career and educational goals


  • Must be a CRITFC tribal member full-time undergraduate student during the 2014-2015 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 pursuing a career in natural resources


  • $16.67/hr. for up to 120 hours
  • 12 hours/week for 10 weeks is recommended

For more information, click here to visit the listing and to download an electronic application.