Internships and Fellowships

Internships with the White House Initiative for American Indian and Alaskan Native Education

The White House Initiative for American Indian and Alaskan Native Education offers full-time and part-time internship opportunities in the Washington D.C. office during the spring, summer, and fall terms.

  • Winter/Spring Session: Jan-May
  • Summer Session : June-Aug
  • Fall Session: Aug-Dec

All applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution
  • Authorized to work in the United States

If you are interested in applying, please send a one page statement that describes your interests and why you want to apply for the internship.  This statement, along with your resume and cover letter, should be sent to whiaiane@ed.gov .

Note: All internship positions at the Initiative are unpaid.  If the applicant is not authorized to work in the United States, the applicant may still be eligible for an internship if (1) the applicant holds a valid student visa (F-1 or M-1), (2) the applicant is enrolled in school in the United States, and (3) the applicant’s school provides documentation that the internship is required for educational purposes.  The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Other Opportunities:

  • Federal Agency Internships- Each federal agency provides internship opportunities for students.  If you are interested in these opportunities, please check the agency websites and www.usajobs.gov for more information.
  • Center for Native American Youth:  Here you can find information on a wide range of health and educational opportunities and programs focused on Native American youth, including scholarships, internships, camps, youth commissions and organizations.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service: Look at the AmeriCorps program and other short and long term service opportunities
  • Department of State Student Programs: any student (even high school) interested in foreign and/or domestic service.
  • Jobs at Department Education
  • Maritime Systems Fellowship program-  Fellowship for a Masters Degree in Maritime System at Stevens Institute of Technology that provides full-tuition support, book costs and a monthly stipend of $2,300.
  • Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship program designed to give Native American undergraduates an incredible educational opportunity in the nation’s capital. NAPLP students take classes at George Washington University, participate in hands-on internships and interact with political leaders and policymakers.
  • Pathways - This program aims to improve recruiting efforts, offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and to provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.
  • Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF)- the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.
  • Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) offers students of sovereign American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) nations the opportunity to build leadership skills while living, studying, and interning in Washington, DC.
  • White House Internship Program Become a part of the White House Team.  Interns also meet weekly for either a speaker series, meetings on policy topics and off-site field trips. The internship experience includes an emphasis on service and interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.