Scholarship and Internship Opportunities


The Cobell Graduate Fellowship

The Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any full-time and degree-seeking American Indian or Alaska Native post-secondary (after high school) student attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution while pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, professional degree or certificate. All applicants must demonstrate an unmet need as indicated below.  will now be administered through the Cobell Scholarship Fund for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. For questions concerning the Cobell Scholarship, and to apply for funding for Summer 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017, please follow this link to the Cobell fellowship webpage.  

The American Indian Graduate Scholarships (AIGC)

The American Indian Graduate Scholarships (AIGC) manages a number of private funds and awards and provides these as supplemental scholarships ($500 – $5000 each) based on the field of study and other criteria defined by the donor.  All successful applicants for the AIGC Fellowship (above) are considered for these fellowships and will be notified at the time that awards are announced.  There is no separate application process for these awards. The Awards are as follows:

  • Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship – Public Health and Environmental Studies
  • Ruth Muskrat Bronson Fellowship – Primarily Nursing or Health-related programs
  • Jeanette Elmer Fellowship – Library Science
  • Edna Furber Fellowship – Women studying Creative Fine Arts
  • Katrin Lamon Fellowship – Literature or Journalism
  • Gerald Peet Fellowship – Medicine
  • John Rainer Memorial Fellowship – Continuing AIGC Fellows in all degree areas
  • Dr. Beryl Blue Spruce Memorial Fellowship – Pueblo Citizens studying Medicine or Nursing (OB/GYN)
  • Dr. George Blue Spruce Fellowship – Dentistry

*Please follow the link here to the AIGC webpage for more information and application link. The deadline for application is June 1, 2016.


UNDERGRADUATE FUNDING AND OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                                      

The Udall Foundation anticipates awarding sixty $7,000 scholarships (this is a big increase over the $5,000 awards of previous years!) and ~ 50 Honorable Mention awards of $350 for the 201-2017 academic year to current sophomore and junior undergraduates from across the US who intend to pursue careers in any of the following areas:  

1. Native American health care (includes health care administration, social work, medicine, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities).  

2. Tribal public policy (includes fields related to tribal sovereignty, governance or law; Native American education or justice; natural resource management; cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities).

3. The environment (includes policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics).

Click here for the link to the scholarship webpage and here for full scholarship description. The deadline for applications is March 2, 2016. 


An internship with NCAI (The National Congress of American Indians) offers a unique opportunity for young leaders from throughout Indian Country—as well as for other young leaders with an interest in Native affairs, to be on the front lines of legislative action and policy development from within the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization. In order to ensure opportunities for participation by the wealth of emerging young talent in Indian Country, NCAI invites students enrolled in institutions of higher learning to apply for semester or summer-long internships (for which most institutions will offer college credit), with up to four applicants selected for each term. Please note, tribal affiliation is not required to be approved for an internship. Click here for a link to the webpage

AISES scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students is now open.  Please click here for a link for more information on scholarships. The deadline for applications vary, see link for specific deadlines.                                                                                                                                 ​​                                      


1. New job postings for the Hopi Health Care Center(HHCC) can be found here.  Open positions include Medical Technologist, Materials Handler, Supervisor Quality Management Officer, Physical Therapist, Medical Officer, Community Health Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse, and Pharmacist.  

2. The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance. We welcome applications from scholars who will advance environmental and social justice issues as they relate to Aboriginal communities in Canada through interdisciplinary research, teaching, mentoring, and community engagement. We seek a collaborative colleague who will address topics such as marine or terrestrial resource use, management, and governance; spatial planning; social-ecological systems; food security and sovereignty; climate impacts; or water resource management.  Click here for a link to the job website.

3. NAU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is searching for a biochemist to join our faculty in a tenure-track position.  The faculty member will have the opportunity to contribute both to an excellent undergraduate education for a growing and diverse student population, and to an increasing university research portfolio.  We specifically seek a colleague to interact with the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention, a collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Cancer Center that supports research, training, and community outreach designed to address cancer health disparities of American Indian communities in the southwest. Please click here for the faculty recruiting letter and here for a link to NAU's job page.  

4. The Intertribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) has two job openings: Click here for a flyer on the Environmental Specialist position and here for the Epidemiologist position.

5. United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF) touches thousands of lives each year. The Foundation’s central objective is to improve the spiritual, social, economic, educational, and cultural conditions of Native Americans. UIATF has various open positions: Click here to see the webpage.    

6.  (NEW) The University of Victoria is looking for a research and Communications Coordinator in their department of Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement. to see more details on this offer please read the pdf Research and Communications Coordinator


Centers for Disease Control Internships, Fellowships, and Public Health Training Opportunities Resource Guide. This guide contains links to information on various fellowships, internships, and resources related to Public Health.

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a unique 2-year post-graduate program of service and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in the practice of epidemiology. EIS officers comprise a vital element at the frontlines of public health conducting epidemiologic investigations, research, and surveillance, both domestically and internationally. Formal instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health ethics and law, evaluation of surveillance systems, and scientific writing supplement experiential training opportunities. Click here for an information flyer with more details. 

Centers for Disease Control and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Fellowship is open: Click here for a link to webpage

Public Health Informatics Fellowship   --  Graduate Students, Recent Graduates, Postdoctoral, Post-Master's

Additional Opportunities

Professional Development:  We are excited to announce that registration for the 2016 Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals is now open.  Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of professionals who work in diverse areas of American Indian and Alaska Native health. Almost anyone who works in Indian health can take advantage of this skill-building opportunity—from administrators to community health workers, physicians, nurses, researchers, and program managers. Because our courses emphasize research skills, program design, and implementation, those professionals who seek training opportunities related to research will find relevant courses in this program. American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals and health science students are strongly encouraged to attend.  Click here for a full brochure (pdf).

Teaching Fellowships: The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is looking for committed individuals in STEM to teach in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey: Click here for the link to the webpage. 

Scholarships for Minorities and New Americans (pdf)

FoodCorps Service Member Opportunity: Are you a leader passionate about healthy food, farms, and kids? Then we want you to be a FoodCorps service member! FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities.