Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Winter 2012 - Week 1

Welcome back everyone! Hope you had a great winter break and holiday season! We have a lot of new opportunities for you this week:

1. US Forest Service and MobilizeGreen Internships

Internship opportunities available from the US Forest Service and MobilizeGreen:
MobilizeGreen partnered with the US Forest Service and are offering 9-month, paid internships for  college juniors, seniors and recent college graduates. These internships are available for students who are interested in an environmental career, working with the Forest Service, or volunteer coordination and outreach experience. Read more about the internships visit MobilizeGreen's website. Different types of internship positions include:
  • Agriculture, forestry, natural services
  • Renewable energy
  • Transportation, land use, and smart growth
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Public policy and communication
Internships are available in the following locations: Anchorage, AK; Vallejo, CA; Golden, CO; Doniphan, MO; Missoula, MT; Brevard, NC; Pecos, NM; Jackson, WY; Everett, WA.
Application Deadline: January 9, 2012 and internships start in March.

2. The iSchool Inclusion Institute Summer 2012 Program

Application deadline: January 20 , 2012
The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is offered to address a critical problem within the information sciences: a lack of diversity among its students and faculty. To foster a culture of creativity, innovation,
and collaboration across disciplines, the information schools (iSchools) must actively recruit and develop students and faculty from underrepresented segments of the population. The iSchools need a
diverse group of future leaders to take on the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. i3 is committed to developing those leaders.

Each year, approximately 20 undergraduate students from across the country are selected to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a year-long experience which prepares them for graduate study in the information sciences and ultimately a rewarding career that matches their interests. The i3 program includes three core components:

Four-Week Introductory Institute
Team Research Project
Two-Week Concluding Institute
Eligible: undergrads, any class year, any major; US Citizen or
permanent resident.

To learn more visit

3. Native American Congressional Internship
This ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. is for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government
and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. The application deadline is January 31, 2012.

4. Association of American Indian Physicians
March 22-25, 2012 

University of Colorado
School of Medicine
Denver, CO

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) and the Four Corners Alliance will conduct a Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW) hosted by the University of Colorado School of Medicine that focuses upon skills necessary for successful application and admittance to a health profession school. In addition, this event will be jointly held with the Schools of Medicine from the University of Arizona, the University of Utah and the University of New Mexico.  The workshop will take place on March 22-25, 2012 at the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado. Scholarships are available to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduate and graduate students interested in the health field. Scholarship will cover airfare, lodging and meals.

Scholarships awarded on a one-time basis.

Topics Include:
  • MCAT Preparation  
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources
  • AI/AN Physician & Medical Student Panels
  • Developing a personal statement
  • Obtaining letters of recommendation 
  • How to present yourself in an interview
  • How to fill out the AMCAS Application
  • Mock interviews with Physicians
  • Networking opportunities with faculty, staff and fellow medical students 
Application Requirements:
  • AAIP Student Primary Data Sheet Scholarship Application
  • Recent College and/or University Transcript
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a professor or academic advisor
  • Copy of your Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Tribal Identification Card
  • Recent photograph for identification and publication purposes
  • One page personal statement: Why are you seeking a career in the health professions? How will the workshop benefit you?
Deadline for submission of all materials is February 5, 2012.

For more information, please click HERE 

5. Harvard University Four Directions Summer Research Program
June 11, 2012 – Aug. 9, 2012
Description: Native American students interested in attending medical school participate in a basic science research project. Students work closely with a medical school faculty mentor.

An opportunity to train at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The program is designed by and run by Native American medical students and faculty. Complete an 8-week research
project under the direction of a Harvard Medical School faculty mentor. Additional activities include clinical shadowing, and weekly career development seminars and talking circles. Airfare, lodging, and
living stipend will be provided.

6. The NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship

The NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship aims to address the stark disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Fellowship will include both a financial award of $5,000 and professional development in tribal health policy. 

Applicants should be members of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribal nation and can be new or continuing students pursuing graduate or professional degrees in any health-related area, including Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Pharmacy (MPharm), etc.   

Applications are due via email to Katie Jones at by Friday, January 20, 2012. A completed application submission must include a personal/education information form, an essay, a resume or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 15, 2012.  

Please find the application materials and more information linked below:   
- Graduate Health Fellowship Application (PDF | Word)
- Reference Form (PDFWord)
Fellowship Announcement

7. Native American Summer Research Internship that is geared toward Juniors and Seniors. The program is offered at the University of Utah School of Medicine and is paid.
The deadline for submission is February 24, 2012.
Application can be downloaded on the website.

8. School for Advanced Research at the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Offering two nine-month internships (September 1-May 31) to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. One internship is open to an indigenous individual from the U.S. or Canada, and one internship is open to any U.S. or Canadian citizen meeting the application requirements.

Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of more than 12,000 items of Native art of the Southwest. The collection includes pottery, jewelry, textiles, works on paper and canvas, basketry, wood carvings, and drums. IARC supports research and scholarship in Native studies, art history, and creative expression. IARC accomplishes this by providing opportunities for artists to engage in
uninterrupted creativity through artist fellowships; fostering dialogue among artists, researchers, scholars, and community members through special seminars and programs; nurturing future arts and museums professionals through experiential training; and promoting study and exploration of the IARC collection of Native arts.

The interns will devote their time to working on IARC educational programming, research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. Other requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a professional conference; assisting with IARC seminars, symposia, and collection tours; and working on outreach initiatives to local Native
communities. Interns will also participate in interviews, photo sessions, video recordings, and exit interviews to document their experience. During the internships, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar provides mentorship and academic support to the interns.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2012.  For additional information, please visit

About the School for Advanced Research: The School for Advanced Research provides a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR draws upon its century-deep roots in the American Southwest, anthropology, and indigenous arts to present programs, publications and initiatives that impart the learning of social scientists, humanists, and artists to inform the thoughts and actions of scholars, artists, educators, and the interested public.

9. 2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates: Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean

Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory's summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Directed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. David Fields, and funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program is designed to give students pursuing degrees in science, mathematics and engineering a laboratory-based research experience with an emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art methods and technologies.  REU students are immersed in the Bigelow community and attend seminars, field trips, Laboratory outreach programs, social events, and more.  Each student in the program is paired with a Bigelow scientist based on mutual research interests, during the ten weeks, students work with their mentors to identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their research, and prepare an abstract and poster.  At the end of the program, students present their poster and give a talk at a student symposium.

Research areas vary year to year, but include the marine microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change and fisheries oceanography.

The 2012 REU will be held June 4 - August 10; accepted students will receive a stipend, housing, food allowance, and funds for travel to and from Bigelow Laboratory.  The application deadline is March 1,
2012, full program information and the online application are available at

10. The Udall Scholarship
This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to 80 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy, Native Health Care, or the Environment (you must be a Native American/Alaska Native to be eligible in the first two categories). Udall Scholars also get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation and are immediately plugged into a growing and active alumni network. The application deadline is March 5, 2012.

11. First Alaskans Institute
Currently recruiting both student interns and partner/host organizations for our ninth annual statewide Summer Internship Program!

The ten-week program is a paid internship open to Alaska Native/American Indian/Rural Alaskan college juniors and seniors and graduate students in good academic standing, or recent college graduates.  Interns will spend two weeks in Anchorage participating in leadership training, and will be placed with statewide employer partners for eight weeks.  Both intern and partner application forms are due March 16, 2011.

The employer timeline and expectations, partnership interest form, program application and flyer are available on the website.

For more information about the program, please visit, or contact Lena Jacobs at or 907-677-1700.

12. The EE Just Program
The program's focus is to support minority students in the Sciences. Here are several upcoming Winter Events. There is funding available to go the conferences!

Contact Kathy Weaver to learn more and get on her email list.

EE Just dinner event- Summer Research Opportunities Presenter: Dr. Margaret Funnell, Assistant Dean of Faculty for Undergraduate Research
Thursday, January 12, 6:00-7:15 (tentative)

EE Just program - lab tours with Dartmouth Professors, Details TBA

Latino Medical Student Association
February 3-5 2012
Harvard Medical School

“Empowering the Next Generation”

This conference welcomes undergraduates; med students; doctors in training, health professionals and health providers.

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference (BSCP)
Saturday, March 31 2012
Westin Hotel Copley Place, Boston
Application deadline: *February 1, 2012*

BSCP was founded in 1991 to identify, inform, support and provide mentoring for outstanding minority students, particularly African–American, Hispanic-Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students
in the six New England states and beyond. Please note that the BSCP application needs to be submitted by regular mail and the deadline is *February 1, 2012.*

The EE Just program will support travel and lodging costs for either of these events so please blitz the EE Just account if you intend to register for BSCP and they will follow up with your during winter term.

13. LSAMP Summer Undergraduate Research at Rensselaer (RPI) Summer 2012
May 29 – August 3, 2012
The Office of Graduate Education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is soliciting applications from underrepresented minority undergraduate students* in the STEM fields who are interested in conducting research with Rensselaer faculty for ten weeks during the summer of 2012. This program is designed to help curious and solution-oriented students gain confidence in the lab, develop enthusiasm for graduate school, cultivate a professional network, and earn attractive qualifications. For details and application materials, see listing on the 2012 Summer Opportunities section of the EE Just
Blackboard site.

14. Cornell University LSAMP-R (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Program)
June 3 – August 8, 2012
CU LSAMP-R is a summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants interested in engineering with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons. To learn more, visit

15. Winter 2012 DPP Campus Peer Dialogues

7 weeks of meaningful peer discussions
      meet from 7-8pm on Thursdays
        OR from 7-8pm on Mondays
         January 12 - February 23

Are you...
* hungry for "real" conversations about social identity?
* seeking exchanges wherein different opinions are truly respected?
* in need of a place to ask those tough questions?
* interested in learning more about equity issues?
* a first year, sophomore, junior, or senior? (15s, you can apply this term!)

We will be discussing six primary areas of social identity:




What are the commitments?
* attend one hour small group discussions for 7 consecutive weeks
* get together weekly with an assigned student partner to discuss
assigned topics
* complete short journal reflections

What have past participants gained?
* "It  gave me a chance to step outside myself and my own world view."
* "The program provided me with a safe space for honest dialogue and reflection.  I feel empowered in my everyday activities and now I have a community and a group of friends that I can talk to."
* "The program allows deep conversations to take place, which is a HUGE benefit, considering how we cannot truly understand certain issues without getting personal."
* "I thought that I knew everything about the issues related to diversity until I participated in this program.  It was a lot more engaging and challenging than I expected."

How do I apply?
* Fill out this application-

Campus Involvements:
D-Plan (terms on):
Dietary Restrictions (if applicable):

Response Questions:

1) Involvement in DPP Campus Dialogues demands a one hour group meeting and a one hour pair meeting every week.  How do you plan on prioritizing this program in regards to your other campus commitments?

2) Why do you want to participate and what aspects of it are of particular interest to you?

3) What aspects do you hope to learn the most about from this program and why?

4) Winter term's groups will meet on Mondays from 7-8 pm and Thursday from 7-8 pm.
If accepted, you will be assigned to one of the weekly sections. Would you be available either night and, if so, do you have a preference?

 SEND your APPLICATION to "DPP" by 5PM on FRIDAY, January 6

Sponsored by OPAL's Diversity Peer Program (DPP)
Contact Cally Womick '13, Janet Kim '13, and Gina Greenwalt '14, and
Matty Sturm '13 with questions.

16. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

It is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical world challenge and in doing so, helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets. This catalyzes revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad while advancing U.S. foreign policy and security interests. OPIC achieves its mission through innovative debt financing, political risk insurance and private equity investment funds.  Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 150 countries worldwide. To date OPIC projects have generated $74 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 275,000 American jobs. OPIC sponsors internships each semester in its Departments of Structured Finance, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance, Insurance, Investment Funds, Office of the President, Office of Investment Policy, Office of External Affairs, Legal Affairs, Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Office of Administrative Services, providing a unique opportunity for your students to gain substantive work experience in the international arena.   Interns work with professional staff members that possess a wealth of experience to share.   Interns also make a difference in OPIC’s overall accomplishments.   They assist in furthering OPIC’s mission to improve the U.S. economy while raising the standard of living in less developed nations.   They also have an opportunity to explore career fields and possibly earn credit for on the job experience.

Minimum requirements:  At least half-time enrollment in an accredited academic degree program.   Interested students may apply via OPIC’s website,  Application must be completed online, and mail-in applications will not be considered.  This is a standing announcement for fall, spring and summer internships.  Questions may be directed to the Internship Coordinator at