For assistance in filling out these applications, please contact the Karuk Education Department. 

Summer Youth Employment Opportunities

MKWC Stewardship Intern
Age: 15-18
Location: Mid Klamath Watershed Council in Orleans and sometimes Happy Camp
Salary: 32 hours/week at $10.50/hour
Closing Date: May 8th, 2017
Intern_JobApplication  and Stewardship Intern Position Announcement 2017-extended


Peekaavichvaan Youth Technician
Classification: Full-time, Entry-level, Seasonal (school vacation) June 26 - Sept. 1, 2017
Location: Department of Natural Resources, Orleans, CA
Salary: $10.50 per hour, 32 hours per week
Closing Date: May 4, 2017


KTHA - Summer Youth
Classification: Summer ( June 20 - August 11, 2017)
Location: Karuk Tribal Housing Authority
Salary: $10.00 per hour
Closing Date: May 12, 2017



On-site residential YCC program

  • Paid summer position/job with expenses paid (i.e., site travel, food)
  • Develop collaboration and leadership skills
  • Work with other high school students from across the country
  • Explore outdoor and recreational activities such as backpacking, biking, climbing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, and/or other activities during non-work and program hours
  • Learn about cultural and natural resource management careers

Location: Six Rivers National Forest, Orleans Ranger District  and MobilizeGreen - Forest Service YCC_Flyer2017


College Internship Opportunities 

Humboldt State University rroulou'sik Program

This is a new summer program for undergraduate students interested in research experience in the science and management of natural resources on tribal lands and in collaboration with tribal partners. While all students are eligible to apply, given this program's particular emphasis, the deepest learning will be achieved by students with a personal connection to tribal resources. We especially encourage applications from American Indian, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian students. It is funded by the National Science Foundation’s “Research Experience for Undergraduates” (REU) program.
Humboldt State University’s REU will support the training of 10 students for 10 weeks during the summers of 2016-2018. 


Historic Preservation Internship- AmeriCorps

American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking ONE Historic Preservation Intern interested in dedicating 10 weeks in support of the National Park Service. This is an opportunity for the prospective intern to support two of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM)'s historic preservation program initiatives under the direct supervision of the bureau's Deputy Preservation Officer and alongside the bureau's twelve marine and terrestrial archaeologists.


Summer Health Professions Education Program at the University of Iowa

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.


PSU Center for Climate and Aerosol Research: REU SITE

Our PSU CCAR REU site is focused on conducting research projects related to atmospheric science, particularly atmospheric chemistry, physics, air quality, meteorology and climate change. Research experiences are designed for students majoring in the natural/physical sciences but we do not expect students have a background in atmospheric science.

We strongly encourage participation by Native American, rural Oregonian and Washingtonian, as well as student currently attending community colleges.

Atmospheric research is a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary endeavor. As such, CCAR faculty mentors are from such diverse fields as Chemistry, Geography, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Environmental Science, and Physics. Some areas of investigation include:

  • Atmospheric Aerosols
  • Atmospheric Particulate Matter (Aerosol) Modeling
  • Greenhouse Gas/Biogenic Emissions
  • Biogeochemical Modeling
  • Atmospheric Trace Gases
  • Atmospheric Stable Isotopes
  • Atmospheric CO2 and Plant Metabolism

Students will conduct research with mentors for 10 weeks and have opportunities to present their work are national and regional conferences.


Capital Fellows Programs

The Center administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. These nationally recognized public policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government.

Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges.

The 2017-18 deadline is February 13, 2017


High School Internship Opportunities

Iowa First Nations Summer Program

This program provides Native American students the opportunity to live on campus and experience the university setting, explore majors, and gain an appreciation for the variety of opportunities on the UI campus and higher education in general.

Participants will attend structured classroom seminars and field trips to various campus departments, enjoy hands-on classroom experiences, and have the opportunity to get involved in social and recreational activities on campus and in the community.



RAP Camp

Resources and People (RAP) Camp has been providing exciting summer fun for students since 1992. The camp gives students a chance to learn about natural resource management by providing them an opportunity to take part in hands-on workshops taught by natural resource management professionals, outdoor recreation activities, and educational field trips.

Application Deadline: May 5th or until all spots filled.

RAP Camp Brochure 2017

RAP Camp Student Application 2017


Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress

Join students from across the country to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. The mission of the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities.

Application Deadline: April 7, 2017



Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute

Since 1995, Native American high school students representing various tribes from the Northwest have been given the chance to participate in Na-ha-shnee, a two-week summer camp at Washington State University Spokane. The program encourages youth to try out a career in the health sciences by providing hands-on learning experiences taught by health care providers, faculty at WSU Spokane and health sciences college students.

Students engage with life on campus at WSU Spokane, stay in a dormitory at Gonzaga University, gain exposure to health care professions, and participate in health care courses trainings. The courses cover a range of subjects from basic science, leadership, to Native American education. Other topics/skills training include:

  • First aid and CPR training
  • Basic nursing skills
  • Traditional medicine
  • Native American elder teachings
  • Substance abuse and education
  • Sex education
  • Diabetes education
  • Leadership skill building 


Native American Youth 2017-2018 Idyllwild Arts Academy

Scholarships are provided for Native American students of high school age with current tribal affiliation,
financial need, and who would like to study in one of the seven arts majors – Visual Arts, Creative Writing,
Dance, Theatre, Music, Film & Digital Media, and InterArts/Fashion Design.

The Idyllwild Arts Academy is a residential arts high school that offers pre-professional training in the arts and
a strong academic program to a culturally diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world.
Graduates from Idyllwild Arts Academy have gone on to exhibit in major galleries and museums, and to perform
in renowned orchestras, professional dance troupes, Broadway touring companies, and numerous films and
television shows, and more.

2017-2018 NA Scholarship packet-email version


Summer Leadership Summit: Native Youth in Agriculture

July 16-25, 2017 – University of Arkansas School of Law
The University of Arkansas Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative is excited to announce the 4th annual Leadership Summit for Native Youth in Food and Agriculture. Last year, nearly 100 Native American, Alaska native and Native Hawaiian students representing 51 tribes converged on the University of Arkansas School of Law for a unique 10-day leadership summit to learn how food and agriculture policy impacts their tribal communities. All food, lodging, instructional materials and field trip costs will be provided. Depending on the number of students, some travel scholarships will also be provided. However, please submit your application as soon as possible to plan for travel needs.

We encourage you to apply if you:

  • are American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian;
  • are between the ages of 15 and 18;
  • are passionate about food and agricultural production, and
  • have the courage to lead their Tribes and communities into the future