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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Vanderbilt: Student Awarded 2019 Native American Congressional Internship

The Udall Foundation and Native Nations Institute are pleased to announce that 12 students from 10 Tribes and 10 universities have been selected as 2019 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in Tribal public policy.

The Udall Interns will complete an intensive nine-week internship in the summer of 2019 in Washington, DC. Special enrichment activities will provide opportunities to meet with key decision makers. From 1996 through 2019, 278 Native American and Alaska Native students from 124 Tribes will have participated in the program.

Ms. Tamee Livermont, Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, and currently an MPH student at Vanderbilt University Institute for Medicine and Public Health, has been chosen to intern with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.

Learn more about the Congressional Internship Program and meet the 2019 Udall Interns.

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides Native American and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the Federal legislative process in order to understand firsthand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the Federal Government. The Udall Internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.