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UDALL FOUNDATION AWARDS 2014 NATIVE AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS


Posted: 4/1/2014

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 12 students from 5 tribes and 9 universities have been selected as 2014 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy.

The 12 Udall Interns will complete an intensive, 10-week internship in the summer of 2014. Special enrichment activities will provide opportunities to meet with key decision makers. From 1996 through 2014, 221 American Indian and Alaska Native students from 110 tribes will have participated in the program.

The 2014 Native American Congressional Interns are

  • Glennas’ba Augborne, Navajo Nation, interning with the Council on Environmental Quality
  • Sarah Ballew, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, interning in the office of Senator Mark Udall
  • Chelsea Barnes, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, interning in the office of Representative Tom Cole
  • Twila Begay, Navajo Nation, interning in the office of Senator Tom Udall
  • Jacqueline Bisille, Navajo Nation, interning in the office of Senator John McCain
  • Cade Cross, Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, interning in the office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp
  • Dinee Dorame, Navajo Nation, interning with the Department of Education, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
  • Whitney Gravelle, Bay Mills Indian Community, interning in the office of Representative Raúl Grijalva
  • Chelee John, Navajo Nation, interning with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs
  • Kristie Johnson, Navajo Nation, interning in the office of Senator Martin Heinrich
  • Anthony Locklear, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, interning with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Heidi Todacheene, Navajo Nation, interning with the Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice

To learn more about the 2014 Udall Interns, click here.

This highly regarded internship program is intended to provide American Indians and Alaska Natives with an insider's view of the federal government. The internship is located in Washington, D.C., and is known for placing students in extremely competitive internship positions in Senate and House offices, committees, Cabinet departments, and the White House, where they are able to observe government decision-making processes firsthand.

The Udall Foundation awards approximately 12 internships every summer on the basis of merit to American Indians and Alaska Natives who are college juniors or seniors, recent graduates from tribal or four-year colleges, or graduate or law students who have demonstrated an interest in fields related to tribal public policy, such as criminal justice, cultural preservation and revitalization, education, economic development, health, law, natural resources protection, and tribal governance.

About the Udall Foundation
Established by Congress in 1992, the Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships and internships for study in fields related to the environment and to American Indians and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and tribal public policy; provides funding to the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and to the Native Nations Institute to conduct environmental policy research, research on American Indians and Alaska Native health care issues and tribal public policy issues, and training; and provides assessment, mediation, training and other related services through the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

For additional information, please contact Destiny Khalil at 520-901-8561 or khalil@udall.gov.


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