National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher
Santa Fe, New Mexico
June 1-5, 2000
The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)
will be held from Thursday, June 1 through Monday, June 5 in Santa Fe. Sessions include "Non-Academic Factors
and Academic Success: Convergence and Divergence of Issues Across African American, Asian American, and Chicano/Latino
Undergraduates," "It's Not Necessarily Culture-Learning Styles, Cultural Interactions, and Myers-Briggs,"
and "Latino Leadership Development in Higher Education."
For more information, contact:
Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies
College of Continuing Education
The University of Oklahoma
tel: (405) 292-4172
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
11TH ANNUAL PROTECTING MOTHER EARTH CONFERENCE
June 14-17, 2000
Hosted by: Casa De Colores, a 35 acre land-based Indigenous education center located
on the banks of the Rio Grande River along the U.S./Mexico border.
Focus: Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Water of Life-Water Quality, Environmental Health,
Globalization and Trade Agreements, Border Justice, Unsustainable Development and Climate Change-Global Warming
For more info: IEN toll free number: 1-877-IEN-2121 email: email@example.com
Indigenous Environmental Network - PO Box 485 - Bemidji, MN 56619 USA
An affiliation of the Seventh Generation Fund
Call for Papers
The 15th annual California Indian Conference will be held at Chaffey College in Rancho
Cucamonga, California on October 14-15, 2000. The California Indian Conference is an annual gathering for the exchange
of views and information among academics, American Indians, students, and other community members. Any topic reflecting
humanistic, scientific, social, literary, or historical concern with California Indian people and their heritage
is welcome. Past topics have included literatures, storytelling, poetry, education, basketry, linguistics, anthropology,
archeology, law, repatriation, history, casinos, Hollywood, tribal recognition, song and dance, and social and
Anyone interested in giving a paper or making a presentation should send an abstract
of 150 words to Dr. LaMay at the address below by September 1, 2000.
Abstracts received after this date will be considered only if space is available on the program. Please be sure
to include an address, e-mail address, and phone number and state if you are available both days. Inquiries are
welcome as well.
We are pleased to announce that selected papers may be considered for later publication
in several journals. You may want to keep this in mind as you conceptualize your presentations.
Admission to the conference will be $30.00 for all persons attending. Special conference
airfare, rental car, hotel rates and other benefits available.
Click here for conference travel information
Abstracts should be submitted to California Indian Conference, Registration or Abstract, Dr. LaMay ( E-mail , 909-941-2162 (message), Department of English,
5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91737-2783). Selected papers will be published by Studies in American Indian
Literatures (S.A.I.L), News from Native California, Tribal College, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal.
Click on News for the latest on the
conference as well as the links listed below.
Applicants Sought for Young Women’s Health Summit 2000
Applicants are sought for scholarships to attend the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services Young Women’s Health Summit 2000. The Summit will take place August 3, 4, and 5, 2000
in Arlington, Va.
**NB: Applications may be requested from:"Tribal Health Coordinator" and/or:
"Human Services" offices.**
Introduction to the Summit 2000
Young girls/women are faced with many decisions that impact their current and future health. Many decisions are
based on individual and/or peer group perceptions of what is "good" for them and what is "bad,"
yet acted on according to their current desires/wishes. Sometimes those decisions and actions put them at risk
for serious health consequences, either immediately or later in life. Conditions such as HIV/AIDS, STDs, teen pregnancy,
eating disorders, diabetes, osteoporosis, lupus, intimate and partner violence, rape and sexual assault, are just
a few health issues that impact young girls/women. Along with the social issues related to media messages, negative
portrayal of young/girls/women, parental and family constraints, societal/community hopelessness, and these all
point to the need to address the concerns of young girls/women through a youth focused, youth driven, and youth
developed Summit on Health.
The goals of the Summit are to:
- Bring together both young girls and older women to discuss the issues facing young
- Provide/disseminate/discuss health information that will promote healthy lifestyles.
- Promote positive images of young women in the media and community.
- Promote the development of leadership skills through the formation of mentoring relationships
between young and older women.
- Establish a network for interaction, information and community action for young girls/women.
Format of the Summit
The Summit will convene over a three-day period.
- The first, half-day session will start on Thursday afternoon. This session is an opportunity
for the attendees to get to know each other and their potential mentors. They will get an overview of some health
issues specific to them and be able to focus on health through a creative, entertaining format. This may include
an "Open Mic Night" to give the young women the chance to share their talents through song, poetry, dramatic
interpretations, fashion creations, etc.
- The second all-day session on Friday will consist of youth and adult expert panel
session with facilitated discussion in the morning, a keynote young woman as the luncheon speaker and afternoon
roundtable discussion groups.
- The last half-day session on Saturday morning will feature presentations and discussion
of the action plans that the young girls/women have developed for implementation in their community.
The young girls/women will be selected in three age groups from each state/territory according to the applications
received. There will be one girl selected for each age group through a selection committee representing the OWH
regional representatives. The age groups are 12-14, 15-17, and 18-22. Sponsored attendees will be notified no later
than July 1, 2000.
Instructions to Applicants
A letter/ statement of recommendation by a parent, guardian, or a concerned person must accompany this application.
The letter/statement (no longer than one page) should address the following issues:
- Please indicate the reason that applicant is being recommended.
- How will the information obtained at the Summit potentially be used by the applicant
to advance young women’s health issues, based on the applicant ’s current activities or capability to make a difference
in the lives of young girls and women?
The application, responses to questions, letter/statement of recommendation must be
mailed together by May 25, 2000 to:
Francess E. Page RN, MPH, Senior Public Health Advisor,
DHHS Office on Women’s Health,
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 728E,
Washington, D.C. 20201;
telephone 202-690-7650; fax 202-401-4005.
COORDINATOR, AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE PROGRAM
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Student Affairs Officer II (PSS 2)
Graduate Division: Graduate Opportunity Program - American Indian
$35,300 - 52,900
Closing date: review begins 5/19/00
Job Duties: Serve as Coordinator for the American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP). Assume responsibility for long-term
planning and development of effective methods to attract American Indian and Alaskan Native students to UC Berkeley
graduate programs. Develop an extensive network of colleagues and resources throughout the nation to create effective
campus-wide outreach efforts. Represent the University at local and national events regarding American Indian issues.
Work with departments in addressing recruitment of American Indian students. Establish an alumni network for outreach
and retention purposes. Create tracking and program evaluation tools. Develop AIGP as a retention resource for
American Indian and Alaskan Native students. Develop retention efforts such as electronic mentoring programs, social
networking opportunities, list serves, academic networking and support workshops, etc. Research information on
retention issues that impact American Indian and Alaskan Natives. Work with campus-wide network of professional
to develop effective measures to ensure the successful transition and graduation of American Indian and Alaskan
Native graduate students. Perform related research, data collection, analysis, and report writing.
Required qualifications: Extensive knowledge of American Indian and Alaskan Native communities. Insight into issues
relevant to the effective recruitment and retention of American Indian and Alaskan Native students. Knowledge of
and access to native American communities and resources. Effective organizational and management skills. Outstanding
oral/written communication skills. Proven ability to work well with American Indian communities. Knowledge of diversity
issues. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Effective computers, including proficiency in
Word, Excel, Access, and Eudora. Ability to learn and effectively use Graduate Division and campus-based computer
information systems. Attention to detail. Ability to travel.
Preferred qualifications: Student services experience. Web design experience. Note: Supplemental application required;
for supplemental application, see http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/outreach/aigp.htm or call (510) 642-4621.
Please fill out an application form, or prepare a resume with cover letter for each position you wish to apply.
Indicate the exact job number and job title on each application form or resume.
Send the completed application packet to:
University of California, Berkeley
Human Resources - Employment Unit
207 University Hall # 3540
Berkeley, CA 94720-3540
(510) 643-6657 (FAX)
(510) 643-9421 (TDD)
The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) will conduct the 26th Annual
National UNITY Conference, June 23 - 27, 2000 in Seattle,
Washington. The host hotel for this big event is the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport. Room rates are $92 + 12.4%
tax for single - quad occupancy. Make reservations by calling the Doubletree Hotel at (206) 246-8600 or 1-800-222-8733
and reference the National UNITY Conference.
This year's gathering marks the first conference in the new millennium and is expected
to attract over 1,200 Native youth from across the country. The conference will begin on Friday, June 23 at noon
and adjourn on Tuesday, June 27. The 5-day conference will feature general sessions with keynote speakers, workshops
featuring both youth and adult-led presentations, forums designed to address today's youth concerns, daily physical
fitness activities, and of course, fun interaction with people from all over the country. The conference is filled
with exciting educational experiences designed to promote alcohol and drug prevention, safety issues, education,
and other youth-related issues.
We invite your institution to participate as an exhibitor at the 2000 National UNITY
Conference. This conference is one of the largest gatherings of Native youth with over 1,200 youth expected to
attend the conference. You may contact the UNITY office at (405) 236-2800 to receive an exhibitors form.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Denver, Colorado, Region VIII
The Environmental Protection Agency is an equal opportunity employer.
Announcement Number: OS-00-01
Opening Date: 4/24/00
Closing Date : 5/24/00
Position: Environmental Protection Specialist: GS-028
Other Administrative Positions
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-7
Salary Range: GS-7 $29,260 - $38,035
Work Schedule: Full - Time
Location: EPA, Region VIII
Who May Apply:
College graduates; qualified persons with disabilities, 30% or more compensably disabled veteran's, Veteran's Readjustment
Act (VRA)eligibles; and CTAP/ICTAP eligibles*
Environmental Protection Specialists provide advice and assistance on performing administrative or program work
relating to environmental protection programs (e.g. programs to protect or improve environmental quality, control
pollution, remedy environmental damage, or ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations).
Assignments involve a variety of standardized tasks selected to provide experience and
training in the principles, practices, and techniques of environmental planning protection. This allows the trainee
to become familiar with EPA program policies, and procedures; and to perform progressively more responsible assignments
as experience is gained. Retrieving and analyzing data from the EPA data system or other sources; preparing reports
to Agency and State staffs; responding to verbal and written inquiries; using microcomputers to facilitate the
accomplishment of work.
To qualify for consideration, you must be a U.S. citizen, college graduate and have an undergraduate grade-point
average (GPA) of 3.45 or better on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate course work, or have graduated in the upper
10 percent of your undergraduate class or major university subdivision.
A college degree in any major is qualifying for most of the career fields covered by
the Outstanding Scholar Program. A few, however, require some course work in subjects related to the job. You may
apply a few months before graduation, but you must have the GPA or class standing at such time as you are offered
* To receive special selection priority under the Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP), or the Career
Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles must present proof of eligibility for the ICTAP/CTAP program and be well qualified
in addition to meeting the qualification standard.
HOW TO APPLY:
Outstanding Scholar applicants with course work or experience in environmental subjects or programs, should submit:
a. An application (OF-612, Resume or other written format).
b. A copy of all College Transcripts.
Applications must include the announcement number, title and grade of the position you
are applying for. All applications will be retained as part of the Outstanding Scholar case file.
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, marital status, political affiliation, handicap, sexual orientation or membership/non-membership
in a labor organization.
This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you
need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Agency. The
decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case by case basis.
Applications must be received at the address below on or before the closing date of
the announcement, or if mailed, must be postmarked by the closing date. Submit application to:
US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
999 18TH STREET, SUITE 500
DENVER, CO 80202
For more information contact:
Gina Enos, Administrative Secretary
Saint Stephens Indian School Educational Association, Inc.
PO Box 345
Saint Stephens, Wyoming 82524
St. Stephens Indian School is a K-12 Grant School serving approximately 275 students.
The school is seeking a visionary administrator to provide leadership in the construction of a new high school.
Wind River County is bigger than most national parks and serves as a gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National
Parks. It is located on the Wind River Indian Reservation, where over 7,000 Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone
Native Americans reside.
The successful candidate will be committed to the highest personal and professional
standards and will demonstrate the following:
(1) possess, or have the ability to obtain, appropriate administrative certification,
from the State of Wyoming
(2) a career path rooted in education with experience in the classroom teacher, building level and central office
(3) strong communication abilities with staff and community
(4) a solid foundation in school finance
(5) a team management philosophy which provides for participatory decision making
(6) strong comprehension of technology in the schools and dedication to its successful and continual integration
(7) a solid understanding of curriculum development and a commitment to academic goals
CALL FOR ARTICLES
CULTURAL SURVIVAL QUARTERLY
Special Issue on Indigenous People and Mining
Saleem H. Ali (MIT) and Larissa Behrendt (Australian National University)
Abstracts need to be submitted by July 30, 2000
Those authors who are accepted will need to submit the final articles by September
30, 2000. Editors will request revisions within a month of receipt and final revised manuscripts will be due by
December 30, 2000.
Issue will be published in March 2001.
Please send abstracts by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should be about 500 words.
To learn more about Cultural Survival visit http://www.cs.org
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
AMERICAN REVIEW OF CANADIAN STUDIES "FIRST NATIONS" ISSUE
The American Review of Canadian Studies (ARCS), the journal of the Association for
Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), is a refereed multidisciplinary quarterly journal.
ARCS is planning a special "First Nations" issue and invites articles, essays,
and book reviews which focus on the Indigenous People of Canada, including "Indians," Metis, and Circumpolar
The essays can address any First Nations subject, including, but not limited to literature,
politics, education, arts, law, and culture.
Essays which are "cross-border" and/or place First Nations experience within
the broader context of North American Indigenous experience are especially welcome. We also feel that essays which
explore contemporary First Nations issues that are prominent in Canadian society which may be not as well known
to the U.S. audience would be of great value to our readers.
Submissions --electronic if possible-- should be sent to the editor listed below; deadline
for submissions is October 15, 2000:
262 Bessey Hall
Department of American Thought and Language
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1033
Student Activities Coordinator for Programming and Special Events
For more info on CU positions go to: http://www.creighton.edu/HR/admin.htm
This position involves:
Train & advise Program Board which is responsible for coordinating programs and
activities for the campus community. These include Jamaican Jam, Dinner Theaters, College Bowl, Weekly Java Joint,
entertainment, spring fling, enior week, week of diversity, small scale events (comedians, lecturers, concerts,
etc) Administer a $160,000 budget
1. Coordinate the campus events planner
2. Update the student activities web calendar
3. Advisor for the Yearbook:
-Oversee budget of year book
-Serve as staff advisor
-Coordinate yearbook expectations and deadlines with technical advisor
-train and oversee support staff
- serve on founder's week committee
- collaborate with other campus departments regarding programming
masters degree in student affairs, counseling, educational administration or related field is required. 2 years
experience in student activities or related field
Open until filled
2214 N. Central Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
The following job opportunity is available with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., Environmental Programs.
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST - Position 1 - Pesticide Program
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST - Position 2 - Water Quality Program
Under the general supervision of the Environmental Program Director and direct supervision of an Environmental
Programs Coordinator, the Environmental Specialist performs complex technical research, analysis and program development
and implementation work related to environmental protection in Indian Country.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Assists the environmental program coordinator in planning and implementing environmental programs
and projects for tribes; compiles and analyzes data. Responsible for coordinating information and resource data
for tribes in various environmental media areas. Becomes cross-trained in a number of environmental media including
solid waste management, radon awareness, pesticide regulation, outdoor/ambient air, environmental education for
tribal communities, geographic information systems (GIS), water quality issues and emergency response on tribal
lands. Reviews and tracks Federal Register, Congressional Record and other information sources and prepares follow-up
requests for information on environmental legislative issues from tribes and funding agencies. Responsible for
writing project and administrative reports and correspondence. Prepares and presents information at workshops and
meetings on various environmental issues affecting Indian lands. Supervises all meetings notices and informational
mailings to tribal leaders locally, and regionally. Prepares comments and responses on proposed federal policies
and procedures related to environmental concerns affecting tribes. Provides staff support for tribal working groups.
Conducts research and analysis and prepares technical reports on environmental issues affecting Indian lands. Maintains
contact and attends meetings with tribal, state, and federal representatives and other professionals concerning
project activities. Provide support for environmental programs as necessary. This includes completion of special
projects and tasks as assigned; work with other ITCA staff as necessary on interdisciplinary projects and activities.
Attend meetings, workshops and seminars locally and nationally as necessary to present and obtain information on
behalf of tribes served by ITCA.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of research methodologies and data analysis; abilities to coordinate well with environmental staff; ability
to coordinate and facilitate technical training; considerable business, technical, expository and proposal writing
skills; knowledge of tribal, state and federal governments; knowledge of federal environmental laws and regulations;
knowledge of quality assurance and environmental sampling guidelines; intermediate to expert computer skills and
competent public speaking abilities.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, environmental health or related
field. Knowledge of federal environmental legislation as they apply to Indian tribes, and knowledge of environmental
media area to which application applies. Ability to communicate effectively with tribal, state and federal government
representatives, ability to plan, coordinate and conduct meetings. Familiar with computer applications (word processing,
spread sheets, and power point).
SALARY: $30,000 to $32,000 - based on experience and qualifications
Submit or fax resume to:
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
2214 North Central Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Attention: Patrick McMullen,
Environmental Programs Director
(602) 258-4822 Phone
(602) 258-4825 Fax
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Scholars Program at the Harvard University Native American
The Harvard University Native American Program (also known as HUNAP) is introducing
its newly launched Scholars Program and is looking for faculty to participate in the coming academic year.
The Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since its inception,
HUNAP has sought to support the education of Native students throughout the University. In recent years, this mission
has been broadened and strengthened, and HUNAP has moved itself into the scholarly core of the University. It has
done this by involving faculty and students from all nine of Harvard's faculties. The new HUNAP has pioneered development
of Harvard's first University-wide courses in Nation Building in Indian Country, lively research colloquia, intensive
recruitment of Native American students, an exciting array of forums, and executive education for Native leaders,
decision makers, and professionals.
THE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Our newest initiative to expand HUNAP is the Scholars Program. This program provides financial support and research
facilities for a critical mass of pre-doctoral, pre-professional, post-doctoral, and faculty scholars working on
issues of relevance to Indian Country. A key component of the Scholars Program is the recruitment of established
faculty from other institutions who wish to spend one or more semesters of sabbatical or leave in residence at
Visiting scholars at HUNAP contribute importantly to the intellectual and social fabric of the University. At the
heart of the position as a scholar-in-residence is the opportunity to pursue research interests in Native issues
within an invigorating, multi-disciplinary community focused on the challenges of producing ideas that matter to
Native peoples and beyond. In addition to pursuing their own work, visiting scholars are expected to join the efforts
we have underway by contributing occasional lectures in our Nation Building courses, assisting with a research
seminar, and engaging with students who participate in HUNAP's various activities. In some instances, visiting
scholars may offer courses in which they are interested.
HOW TO APPLY
HUNAP is now seeking visiting scholars for the 2000-01 academic year and beyond. The University is able to provide
salary, office, and research support on a competitive basis for terms of one to four semesters. Obviously, visiting
scholars who already have their own sabbatical or other financial support are particularly attractive to us, enabling
the Program to maximize the ability of its funding to support others.
If you are interested in applying to the Scholars Program, please let us know by letter or e-mail response to the
address listed below. Also, include a brief description of your current research interests as they relate to Native
issues, as well as your flexibility regarding the timing and duration of possible leave from your home institution.
Of course, if you have any questions or need any further information, do not hesitate to contact the program at
(617)-495-1480. You may also find it interesting to visit our website (at www.gse.harvard.edu/~nap), which describes the growing activities at Harvard that make it such an exciting place to be.
PLEASE SEND RESPONSES TO:
Harvard University Native American Program
Read House, Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
American Indian Higher-Education Consortium
The American Indian Higher-Education Consortium seeks an Executive Director for our
fast-paced, rapidly growing Alexandria, VA office. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving higher
education opportunities for American Indians through a consortium of Tribal Colleges and Universities.
The Executive Director directs and manages all functions of the AIHEC central office, including a staff of ten
professionals, and reports to the Consortium's 33-member board of directors. Candidates must have demonstrated
record of successfully advancing Congressional and federal agency advocacy agendas, hands-on grant proposal and
management experience with public and private funding sources, a deep understanding of American Indian culture,
tradition, and educational issues, and a proven personnel and financial management experience. In addition, the
person selected must be able to serve as a spokesperson, and inspire, motivate, and lead the organization. Masters'
Degree required; Doctorate preferred.
Send cover letter, salary history, and resume postmarked by July 5, 2000 to:
AIHEC-ED, 121 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
The Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest is an Indian owned and
operated, private non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing education, physical and mental health
services and substance abuse treatment for American Indian and Alaska Natives.
We are seeking a Finance Director to join our Executive Management Team. You will be responsible for fiscal strategic
planning, general ledger accounting, financial statement design and preparation, contract compliance and reporting,
and fiscal management information systems.
… Highly Competitive Salary & Sign-on Bonus
… Flexible Work Schedule
… Liberal Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay
… Medical, Dental, and a 401(k) Plan
Successful candidates will have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, 4+ years experience as a manager of fiscal operations;
some experience in a Non-Profit organization; demonstrated experience in post-award grants administration and compliance;
thorough knowledge of GAAP; and proficient in an MS Windows environment. CPA and experience with MAS90 a plus.
To apply send resume and cover letter to:
NARA c/o MBL Group, Inc., Attn: Angela Wilson,
1220 SW Morrison, Suite 900,
Portland, OR 97205,
phone (503) 224-7249 fax (503) 224-6707 or email email@example.com.
- LITTLE BIG HORN COLLEGE
ANNOUNCES A FULL TIME POSITION
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN FOR LIBRARY SERVICES
School librarians, paraprofessionals, or persons holding the MLS are all eligible to fill the following position.
Little Big Horn College is the fully accredited tribal college of the Crow Tribe of
Indians in Montana. We are located three miles from the famous site of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. This
summer, we will break ground on an entirely new campus facility including a new library nearly double in size.
We have an opportunity for someone to come into a new and growing library to do things that have never been done
before in our library.
The position will supervise the day to day operations of the library, re-create the library website as part of
a virtual library, implement the results of the resources/collection assessment, and conduct staff professional
development and user training activities.
Requirements: Masters in Library Science preferred; alternative: bachelors degree and a minimum two years significant
library experience with evidence of increasing responsibility.
Send letter of application, resume, recent official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:
Janine Pease Pretty On Top
Little Big Horn College
P.O. Box 370
Crow Agency, MT 59022
Screening will begin May 8, 2000. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
More information and complete job description can be found at www.lbhc.cc.mt.us or contact Librarian Tim Bernardis at (406)638-3113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINORITY ACTIVIST APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM SEEKS TRAINING PROGRAM APPLICANTS
The Minority Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP) is currently seeking applicants
for the summer and fall cycles for the nation's premier organizer training program for people of color.
Since 1985, MAAP has brought motivated activists together for seven weeks to learn the art of organizing through
field-based training with a labor or community organization. The internship integrates political development with
skills training in five major areas: Contact, Research, Action, Fundraising, and Teamwork (CRAFT).
MAAP interns receive a $200 per week stipend with all housing, health care and local transportation expenses covered.
At the conclusion of the program, MAAP connects graduates in promising jobs with progressive community and labor
MAAP is a program of the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO), a national resource for organizations and individuals
of color who are contributing to the movement for social and economic justice in the United States and around the
This summer's MAAP program runs from June 15 to August 1. To participate in MAAP this summer, applicants must attend
a weekend-long Community Action Training (CAT) either in Providence, RI (May 19-21) or in Oakland, CA (June 2-4).
MAAP is for people of color, 18-30 years-old, with an interest in pursuing a career as a community or labor organizer.
Applicants must complete the Community Action Training (CAT) as part of their application process prior the MAAP
session of their interest.
Summer Session: June 15 - August 1
Fall Session: September 28 - November 13
- Answer the MAAP application questions (listed below), submit them to MAAP, and register
for the CAT training in either Providence (May 19-21) or Oakland (June 2-4).
- Attend the CAT training, where you will be interviewed.
- If accepted into the program, you will start your internship with a three-day orientation
training in Oakland.
- Upon graduation, MAAP can assist you in finding an organizing position where you can
continue to develop your skills.
Answer the following questions (typed or clearly printed) and submit them to MAAP at the address below.
- Name, address (current and permanent), and phone
- Please indicate: Fall or Summer session
- School and/or organizational affiliation and position
- Race/ethnicity and gender
- Date of birth, driver s license number with expiration date, if applicable.
- Fluency in language(s) other than English. Rate skill level on a 1 to 5 scale (5=very
skilled) in a) reading b) writing c) conversation d) formal translation
- What type of work do you want to pursue in the future and why?
- Describe your involvement with community, religious/spiritual, political, social welfare,
and other groups.
- How have these activities influenced your desire to become an organizer?
- Please describe your family background and how it has influenced your views of social
change and your desire to become an organizer.
- What do you hope to gain by participating in MAAP?
Location: Oakland, CA and field placement locations throughout the US.
MAAP interns receive a stipend of $200 per week stipend (before taxes), local transportation, travel from Oakland
to your placement, housing and health insurance for the duration of the program. MAAP interns cover their round-trip
transportation expenses from their city of origin to Oakland.
Irene Juaniza, MAAP Director
Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO)
1218 East 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94606
JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH LUCENT
If you know of students who will be graduating soon or who are interested in internships
with Lucent, please have them go to the Lucent web site and post their resumes: