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Corporation for National & Community Service
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid
DescriptionThe Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps and AmeriCorps and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.
Indian Tribes and organizations that support Native American communities have been successfully drawing upon national service resources to meet family and community needs for more than 45 years. The Corporation for National and Community Service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), and Learn and Serve America has a long-standing commitment to working with tribal nations on a government-to-government basis and is committed to enhancing the collaboration process across all programs to address critical issues affecting Native American communities.
The programs of CNCS are committed to supporting the culture of service that has existed in Native American communities for generations. Our programs address critical issues of concern to Native American communities, including assisting elders, veterans and military families, cultural preservation, economic development, health and wellness, youth leadership, educational attainment, clean energy, and traditional language and land preservation.
CNCS is unable to offer stipends, relocation or housing assistance. However, this internship offers opportunities to gain excellent practical work experience and skill development. Intern may be eligible to receive commuter benefits to use for public transportation to and from the internship site.
Start/End Dates: Flexible
ResponsibilitiesIntern will work directly with the Strategic Advisor of Native American Affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The intern will gain first hand knowledge through formal and informal training, including an understanding of key concepts, concerns, historical background, and the legal and cultural frameworks that shape the unique relationship the Federal government has with Indian Tribes including the fundamental principles and laws relevant to working with Tribal nations on a government-to-government basis. The intern will also gain sensitivities to cross-cultural communication.
The intern will assist with the following projects:
• Updating the CNCS Tribal Leader Directory
• Updating the CNCS State Recognized Tribes
• Updating the CNCS National Native American non-profit directory.
• Let’s Move! In Indian Country Campaign
• Developing content for the Native American section of the CNCS website.
• Assist in the planning of the CNCS Urban American Indian Summit
The intern will accompany the Strategic Advisor to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearings and the Interagency Working Group on Indian Affairs meetings. This group is made up of Senior Tribal Liaisons from several government agencies. These external meetings will give the intern the opportunity to learn about the critical issues facing Indian Country.