Program Provisions

The Internship program provides Udall Interns with:

  • Hands-on practical experience in congressional and agency office placements;
  • Opportunities to network with policy-makers, agency officials, and national tribal advocacy organizations;
  • Enhanced understanding of tribal self-governance and nation-building efforts;
  • Opportunities to learn about and research legislative issues important to tribal communities.

The Udall Foundation provides Interns with:

  • Placement in a Congressional office, committee or federal agency in Washington, D.C.;
  • Two-day Orientation to introduce Interns to Washington, D.C., and the Internship Program;
  • Meetings with distinguished members of Congress, directors and staff of federal agencies, and Native American professionals;
  • A one-day nation-building seminar with the Native Nations Institute;
  • Specially arranged tours of federal buildings and national museums;
  • Apartment-style living with on-site coordinator;
  • Roundtrip airfare to and from Washington, D.C., and a daily allowance for meals, transportation and incidentals;
  • A $1,200 educational stipend upon completion of the internship.

*Please note that lodging can be provided only for Interns, not additional family members.

Photo of Olivia Roanhorse, 2006 Intern

Besides the enrichment activities with key elected officials, administrative offices and Native American policy champions, I have met the most influential and creative young minds in Indian Country, my fellow Udall Interns. There is much work to be done in Indian Country and I am proud to have met our future leaders who will make it happen.

- Olivia Roanhorse, Navajo Nation, 2006 Intern