Native American Issues

Apply Today for the Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) 2011 Fall Program!!

July 25, 2011

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  If you have additional questions, please send them along to or you may call their offices at (202) 885-5943.