February 2011


President Obama believes in the capacity of young people to move America forward. He is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to fostering a continued commitment to public service through the White House Internship Program. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President, and prepare them for future roles in public service.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills, pursue your commitment to public service, and serve your nation! To learn more about the program and to apply, please visit the White House Internship Program’s page: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships. The application for the Fall 2011 White House Internship can be found here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply/application

It will be posted until March 13, 2011. Melissa McNeal is the Director of the White House Internship Program.

The Indian Health Service announced a funding opportunity under the Indian Health Professions Pre-Graduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs. An estimated $14.0 million will be available for FY 2011 awards. The deadline for new student applications is March 28. Click here for complete background and application requirements.

 In a separate announcement (Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans), IHS indicates that approximately $17,488,854 is available to support approximately 390 competing awards averaging $44,860 per award for a two year contract. One year contract continuations will receive priority consideration in any award cycle. Applicants selected for participation in the FY 2011 program cycle will be expected to begin their service period no later than September 30, 2011.

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships to Native individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2011.

Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of over 12,000 items of Native art of the Southwest. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between art/creativity and research/scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts. For more about the IARC, visit http://iarc.sarweb.org.

Interns will devote their time to working on IARC education and programs, directed research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. In addition to daily duties, specific requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a national conference; providing tours of the IARC collection; and working on outreach initiatives to Native communities.

Again, the deadline to apply is March 30, 2011. All application materials must be postmarked or time stamped by this date. There are no exceptions. The internship period is September 1, 2011-May 31, 2012. Visit our website to download the application: http://internships.sarweb.org.

About the School for Advanced Research: The School for Advanced Research provides a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR draws upon its century-deep roots in the American Southwest, anthropology, and indigenous arts to present programs, publications and initiatives that impart the learning of social scientists, humanists, and artists to inform the thoughts and actions of scholars, artists, educators, and the interested public.

The Lathrop High School Alaska Native Education Leadership Club and Interior-Aleutians Campus Upward Bound Presents the LATHROP TRADITIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL featuring dance groups Pavva Inupiaq Dancers and Inu’Yupiaq Dancers with drummer Sonny Luke accompanied by MC Howard Sparrow.

Hering Auditorium – 901 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 11:45 am. to 12:55 pm.

“Our club is determined to bring culture of our Indigenous Peoples into Lathrop High School and to celebrate the ways we live.”

For more information, please contact Howard Sparrow, ANE Program Tutor @ 907-456-7794 ext. 17256 or howard.sparrow@k12northstar.org.

Lemonade Day is coming to Anchorage! The UAA College of Business and Public Policy and UA Center for Economic Development are pleased to bring Lemonade Day Alaska to Anchorage May 1, 2011.

Overview. Lemonade Day™ (LD) is a national program created by Prepared for Life (P4L) which teaches youth business and leadership lessons using lemonade stands. LD is currently in approximately 26 US cities with plans to grow to 100 cities by 2013. If you haven’t already you might want to check out-www.LemonadeDay.org

Lemonade Day is a proven, dynamic, education program. Imagine the powerful experience of young people learning everything necessary to run their own company, while they’re also learning valuable life lessons! Lemonade Day teaches young people how to start, own, and operate their own businesses. They learn how to:

· Set goals · Find investors · Select a site · Advertise & promote
· Build a ”store” · Purchase supplies · Make a product · Serve customers
· Tally receipts · Balance sales & expenses · Open a bank account · Give back to their community.

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Doyon Foundation is now on Facebook! “Like” our new page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_137586509640949&ap=1#!/pages/Doyon-Foundation/195657497113776 – and suggest our page to your Facebook friends, too! On our new page, we’ll be posting Foundation news, photos, event information, scholarship deadlines and much more. Our page is also linked to our blog, so you’ll be informed of the very latest educational, internship and career opportunities. “Like” us today!

Each year, APFC and several of their external investment managers hire Alaska college students as summer interns. Recruitment for summer 2011 internships is now underway. This year there are 16 different internships listed on the APFC website. APFC actively promotes these opportunities to students attending school in Alaska, but it is difficult for APFC staff to spread the word to Alaskans attending school out of state. Please spread the word!

All program information can be found on the website: www.apfc.org. Should you have any questions, contact Shawn Lew at (907) 796-1540 or email slew@alaskapermfund.com.

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