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.
- 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
- 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.