The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship – UNITY, Inc.

The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship

The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship
Opportunity Deadline: January 31st


The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship program offers a unique opportunity to gain professional leadership experience in Washington, D.C. I request your assistance in identifying students who would be excellent candidates for our program and encouraging them to apply.

Our fully-funded, ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., offers distinctive opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students who are interested in learning more about the federal legislative process while gaining an insider’s view of the government’s unique trust relationship with Tribes. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to Tribal communities, hone their legal research and writing skills, and network with public and Tribal officials and Tribal advocacy groups.

The Foundation seeks candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, and an interest in working with Native American issues and policy. Interns are provided round-trip airfare, lodging, per diem, and an educational stipend. The application deadline is January 31, 2019.

I invite you and interested students to follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to get updates on this program. We are also conducting Facebook Live broadcasts to discuss the internship program, provide helpful information and application tips, and answer questions from viewers. Our next live broadcast will be Wednesday, November 14th at 3 pm EST and will focus on applying for the internship and getting started with the process. Previous broadcast recordings can be found on our Facebook page or following the links below:

  1. 10/17/2018: Native American Congressional Internship – An overview of the program, benefits, and who we are looking for. Click here to view recording.
  2. 10/31/2018: The Udall Intern Experience: Living & Working in Washington, D.C. – A conversation with 2018 Intern Darrah Blackwater (Navajo) and her experience with the program. Click here to view recording.

I encourage you to visit our website at to learn more and access the application. I am also attaching program fliers that you can print and post or forward to your contacts. I appreciate your efforts to help promote this opportunity and look forward to hearing from interested students. Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Ahe’hee—thank you,

Jason Curley, Navajo
Program Manager
Education Programs
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701