Scholarship and Internship Opportunities


The Cobell Graduate Fellowship

The Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any full-time and degree-seeking American Indian or Alaska Native post-secondary (after high school) student attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution while pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, professional degree or certificate. For questions concerning the Cobell Scholarship, and to apply for funding, please follow this link to the Cobell fellowship webpage.  

The American Indian Graduate Scholarships (AIGC)

The American Indian Graduate Scholarships (AIGC) manages a number of private funds and awards and provides these as supplemental scholarships ($500 – $5000 each) based on the field of study and other criteria defined by the donor. All successful applicants will be notified at the time awards are announced.  There is no separate application process for these awards. The Awards are as follows:

  • Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship – Public Health and Environmental Studies
  • Ruth Muskrat Bronson Fellowship – Primarily Nursing or Health-related programs
  • Jeanette Elmer Fellowship – Library Science
  • Edna Furber Fellowship – Women studying Creative Fine Arts
  • Katrin Lamon Fellowship – Literature or Journalism
  • Gerald Peet Fellowship – Medicine
  • John Rainer Memorial Fellowship – Continuing AIGC Fellows in all degree areas
  • Dr. Beryl Blue Spruce Memorial Fellowship – Pueblo Citizens studying Medicine or Nursing (OB/GYN)
  • Dr. George Blue Spruce Fellowship – Dentistry

Please follow the link here to the AIGC webpage for more information and application link.


Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. The Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

The Udall Scholarship provides:
Tribal Policy
For Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country
Native Health Care
For Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers
For all undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues



An internship with NCAI (The National Congress of American Indians) offers a unique opportunity for young leaders from throughout Indian Country—as well as for other young leaders with an interest in Native affairs, to be on the front lines of legislative action and policy development from within the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization. In order to ensure opportunities for participation by the wealth of emerging young talent in Indian Country, NCAI invites students enrolled in institutions of higher learning to apply for semester or summer-long internships (for which most institutions will offer college credit), with up to four applicants selected for each term. Please note, tribal affiliation is not required to be approved for an internship. Click here for a link to the webpage

AISES scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students is now open. Please click here for a link for more information on scholarships.                                                                                                                      ​​                                      


  • United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF) touches thousands of lives each year. The Foundation’s central objective is to improve the spiritual, social, economic, educational, and cultural conditions of Native Americans. UIATF has various open positions: Click here to see the webpage.   


Centers for Disease Control Internships, Fellowships, and Public Health Training Opportunities Resource Guide. This guide contains links to information on various fellowships, internships, and resources related to Public Health.

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a unique 2-year post-graduate program of service and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in the practice of epidemiology. EIS officers comprise a vital element at the frontlines of public health conducting epidemiologic investigations, research, and surveillance, both domestically and internationally. Formal instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health ethics and law, evaluation of surveillance systems, and scientific writing supplement experiential training opportunities. Click here for an information flyer with more details. 

Centers for Disease Control and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Fellowship is open: Click here for a link to webpage

Current CDC Research Opportunities   --  Graduate Students, Recent Graduates, Postdoctoral, Post-Master's

Additional Opportunities

Teaching Fellowships: The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is looking for committed individuals in STEM to teach in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey: Click here for the link to the webpage. 

Scholarships for Minorities and New Americans (pdf)

FoodCorps Service Member Opportunity: Are you a leader passionate about healthy food, farms, and kids? Then we want you to be a FoodCorps service member! FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities.