Learning Opportunities


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has launched Native Knowledge 360°, a national education initiative to promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. To support this work, NMAI is looking for dynamic educators for the Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) Program.

The TIR will be in Washington, DC for eight weeks between the months of June and August. All applications are due by Friday, April 5, 2019.

Please check the CoP Calendar for more details.

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Wendy Douglas-Nathai | NYCP-STEP CoP Events | Email: wendy.douglas-nathai@tmgi.net

WELCOME RECEPTION

March 18, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

RSS Gathering Room

Oscar and Sophie Alexie: Visiting Elder Professors

VEP-Welcome Reception Flyer – 2019.pdf

This exclusive summer program is for anyone, at any experience level, interested in gaining meaningful skills to become more confident and competent in the outdoors. The program will immerse you in a variety of outdoor opportunities within the great state of Alaska. In a five-week format, you will earn an assortment of valuable outdoor credentials, at least five college credits, and skills from a group of experienced Alaska guides and instructors.

Ideally, students will complete this summer program and then, through the help of UAF recreation professionals, work within the Alaska outdoor recreation industry while completing their Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Business (BSRB) degree at UAF. This summer program can act as a starting point for students pursuing the BSRB; however, it is not limited to only BSRB degree-seeking students – anyone is welcome! This program is limited to only 10 available spots each summer, so don’t hesitate to reserve yours!

Students will learn valuable skills, including…

Outdoor leadership skills

Backcountry decision making and risk management

Rock climbing

Backcountry safety

Swiftwater boating

Program Dates

July 9 – August 9, 2019

Cost

$5,000 – Includes lodging, meal plan, supplies, and all tuition and course fees

Cohort

Limited to 10 students

Participants must be at least 18 years old

For complete information and registration instructions, download the flyer.

For questions or more information, contact Peggy Keiper at mkeiper@alaska.edu or (907) 474-5905.

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.

Creating a Culture of Health

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health. As the nation’s largest philanthropy focused on improving health and health care, RWJF is striving to build a national Culture of Health (visit http://www.cultureofhealth.org) that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. Aspiring health professionals are poised to be tomorrow’s change leaders in helping build a Culture of Health in their communities and the nation. And to bring about meaningful change, health professionals must know how to learn and work together across disciplines. SHPEP exposes students to a range of health professions to help realize this vision.

All students who meet the Summer Health Professions Education Program eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate and currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college.
  • Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Must not have previously participated in the program.

Other factors for consideration include that a student:

  • Identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions;
  • Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or
  • Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations.
  • Submits a compelling personal statement and a strong letter of recommendation.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (UM FPHLP) is a 10-week residential summer program funded by the CDC. UM FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health. The summer program is designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The 2019 program will run from May 28 – July 31, 2019 and includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.
Applications are due January 31, 2019 11:59PM EST.

Eligibility:

  • Students who have completed at least two years (or equivalent) of undergraduate study from an accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory;
  • Recent college graduates (Fall/Winter 2018 or Spring 2019) who have not been accepted into a graduate program;
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident or U.S. National;
  •  African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply; and
  • Minimum of 2.7 GPA is recommended.

*Note: Students with an Associates Degree must provide proof of acceptance into a 4-year institution.

To Apply: Create an account here, and:

  • Complete the online application (including essay section);
  • Provide unofficial University transcript(s) in PDF format;
  • Resume in PDF format; and
  • Provide two letters of recommendation uploaded by recommenders by January 31, 2019.

*Click here for tips for a stronger application.

Questions? If you have questions, please email fphl.program@umich.edu or call 734-763-1694.

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (U-M FPHLP) is a 10- week residential summer program that provides students with opportunities for growth, learning, and awareness in the field of public health. FPHLP students will be introduced to public health careers, strengthen and broaden their leadership for addressing health equity, increase their awareness of health disparities, build practical experiences, and develop a baseline understanding of the intersecting issues around public health. Housing and transportation are provided to selected participants, as well as a stipend to cover additional living expenses while in the program.

Applications open November 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019 11:59pm EST. 

MISSION:

The Northern Alaska Indigenous Leadership Academy (NAILA) seeks to help address Alaska Native community-based wellness and sustainable development through investment in transformative training of local leaders.

Iḷisaġvik College and the UAF Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development invite you to apply to the 2019 NAILA cohort.

GENERAL ACADEMY DESCRIPTION:

NAILA is a dynamic and transformative academy, integrating best practices from successful leadership development and training programs. Participants will engage in a series of  audio-conferences in preparation for a face-to-face weeklong intensive program, designed in a retreat format. Participants may earn credit either through UAF or Iḷisaġvik College.

NAILA has a limited capacity of 25 participants. We are seeking a broad range of participants from across Northern Alaska, with diversity in culture, gender, and backgrounds. Please understand that if you are not accepted for this cohort it is most likely due to a limitation on the spaces we have available.

NAILA will be hosted April 12-17, 2019, in Fairbanks.

Click HERE for more information!

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