Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) is an experiential internship program that focuses on American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students to create a hands-on professional experience through an internship experience and academic support structure. Additionally, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses at the American University, one of USA Toaday’s top 100 schools. All academic credit hours are transferable, but interested candidates should consult with their home school academic advisors.
Current Possible Internship Sites:
Department of Homeland Security- Office of Emergency Preparedness
Social Security Administration- Office of Research and Development and the Office of the Secretary
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation- Office on Native American Affiars
Small Business Administration
Department of Treasury- Office of the Comptroller
If you are interested in developing your personal and professional skills, experiencing adynamic city, and studying with fellow Native students, please consider applying to WINS for one of our fall, spring or summer sessions. You can find an online application here.
WINS is still taking applications for our fall 2011 program!
Your time with the WINS program will prepare you to be part of a strong community that includes federal employees, non-profit sector leaders, and law firm partners. The program will also provide you with a larger working network as you develop relationships with each other and alumnus of the program. WINS alums work in the public sector, private sector, non-profits and their communities. They represent some of the developing brightest and most innovative leaders of today.
- What will a student receive from WINS?
Travel to and from Washington, DC
Dormitory housing and a meal plan
Coverage of tuition, books and institutional fee
A bi-weekly living stipend
Access to the amenities and benefits available to American University students
For further information about the program, please visit their website at www.american.edu/wins. If you have additional questions, please send them along to [email protected] or you may call their offices at (202) 885-5943.