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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


January 24, 2004 - Issue 105


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Opportunities - Page Three


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Here you will find listings of:


  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.

We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.


We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare


To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button




The Headland Indian Health Careers Program is an eight-week summer program (June 6 - July 31, 2004) designed to increase the science and mathematics backgrounds and communication skills of American Indian students interested in a health career and presently in their senior year of high school or freshman year of college. Applicants should have completed at least two years of algebra and two science courses and maintained at least a 2.50 GPA (B-/C+ average) in high school.

This academic enrichment and reinforcement program consists of mini-block courses in Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Communication and Writing Skills. Topics are presented in a series of lectures and laboratories, which are complemented with individual tutorials.

Participants receive: All expenses paid (room, board, and round trip airfare) and $500 stipend. The program will be held on the main campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Counselor positions are also available: College Upperclassmen and Health Professional Students will be selected to serve as dorm counselors, tutors, and role models for the participants. Counselors will be provided with free room and board during the eight week program as well as transportation costs and receive a $1,600.00 stipend.

WARNING: This is not a summer camp, it is an intensive and rigorous academic program. Participant will be expected to attend all classes and field trips, keep up with a rigorous schedule and large amounts of homework, and give a formal cultural presentation (speech) and write a term paper on their tribe.

For more information visit our web site: Print out a copy or our application material by clicking "How to Apply." Application deadline is March 15.

If you have any questions, or are unable to print the application materials, feel free to call us at 405-271-2250 or email us at

The Headlands Program is sponsored by the Oklahoma Native American EXPORT Center.

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Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science

SOARS is a four-year program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS includes a 10-week summer program beginning in early June and continues through mid-August at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, or other national laboratory. Program participants (protégés) participate in ongoing research projects that may result in publishable papers and/or conference presentations. SOARS provides educational and research opportunities, mentoring, career counseling and guidance, and the possibility of financial support for a graduate-level program.

Program participants (protégés) work 40 hours a week and earn a competitive wage, which increases with each year of participation. Round-trip air fare is provided to summer working locations from anywhere within the United States and Puerto Rico. Protégés are provided furnished apartments at no cost to them and receive a regional bus pass that meets local transportation needs during the summer program. For more information, visit or contact Jocelyn White by telephone at 303-497-8622 or by email at

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National Tribal Justice Resource Center

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2004
Submission Deadline: February 2, 2004

BJA's Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP) is one of the U.S. Department of Justice's primary initiatives for providing court-related support to tribal justice systems. Since fiscal year (FY) 1999, BJA has awarded 224 grants through a highly competitive process.

The goal of TCAP is to develop new tribal courts, improve the operations of existing tribal courts, and provide funding for technical assistance and training of tribal court staff. The objective in reaching this goal is to help tribal governments develop, enhance, and continue operation of tribal judicial systems, including intertribal court systems.

The National Tribal Justice Resource Center has developed a resource webpage for the Tribal Court Assistance Program which include the grant solicitation, sample grant applications, sample job descriptions, a listing of federally recognized tribes and tribal populations, grant writing tools and resources, a link to the 2003 tribal court award recipients and a link to the BJA Tribal Court Grantee Intranet where you can search through TA Providers, previous grantees and their grant objectives, reporting forms and much more.

NTJRC's Tribal Courts Assistance Program Resources Webpage at:

BJA Tribal Courts Assistance Program Solicitation:

4410 Arapahoe Ave. Suite 135
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-245-0786 / 1-877-97-NTJRC
Fax: 303-245-0785

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Employment Opportunities at the Central Office of the National Mental Health Association

Internship Opportunities – Spring 2004
The National Mental Health Association, a nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness, is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for its internship program. The program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for students to gain real-world work experience relevant to their academic and career goals. Internships are available in Administration, Affiliates, Communications/Media , Executive Office, Healthcare Reform, Marketing/Publications, and World Federation. See the internship program section of this web site for more details or to apply online. Other application options include sending a resume to NMHA/JDL, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, a fax to (703) 684-5968, or an e-mail No phone calls please. EOE

Publications - Senior Director of Publications
National Mental Health Association seeks professional to run busy publications department, oversee production of various newsletters, Web content, and all association publications from development through production. Candidates must have 8-10 years experience, excellent health writing, editing and creative concept skills, supervision, management and cultural competency experience. Send resume and writing sample to LBM at or fax to 703-684-5968. EOE

Public Education - Senior Director
National Mental Health Association seeks senior director of public education to manage NMHA’s public awareness and social marketing programs. Job responsibilities include program and materials development, staff supervision, and affiliate relations and planning of conferences and trainings. Candidates must have experience managing a national public education program, an understanding of community-based education and advocacy, supervisory experience, BA/BS, and at least 7-10 years work experience in mental health, public health or communications. Knowledge of mental health issues preferred. Excellent benefits. Send resume and two writing samples to: NMHA, Attn: JR, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th floor, Alexandria, VA 22311, fax: 703-684-5968, or email: No phone calls please. EOE

Healthcare Reform - Senior Director, Policy
National mental health advocacy organization seeks individual with 5-10 years of public policy related experience in health issues to join team that provides training, technical assistance and strategic policy analysis to organization's chapters nationwide. Knowledge of managed care and public systems required; experience with Medicaid preferred. Knowledge of state legislative, regulatory and political processes desirable. Strong writing, editing, analytical skills and master's degree required. Send cover, resume and a 2 - 4 page writing sample to NMHA, Attn: GGA by Fax at 703-684-5968 or email to EOE

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2004 Heard Museum Guild Native American Student Art Show & Sale applications

March 27-31, 2004
Open to Native American students in grades 7 through 12. Contact 602.252.8848 for more information.
Accepting artwork begins March 12 through March 16.

Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
602.252.8848 Recorded Information
602.252.8840 Administrative Offices, daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
602.252.8344 Shop and Bookstore
602.251.0255 Events Hotline

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Program for pre-service Science Teachers

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Department of Energy have a program for pre-service science teachers to participate in a 10-week science research internship at NREL in Golden, Colorado over the summer. This is a paid internship with many other perks and allowances. Please pass on this link to any teacher candidates that may be interested in participating in this exciting program (pre-service science, math, and technology teachers are eligible as undergraduate or graduate students). The program also offers weekly professional development opportunities and university credit.

To learn more link to:

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Fee Waiver

Rutgers University is offering a fee waiver for all graduate applications by members of SACNAS. Applicants who apply on-line (recommended) should write "SACNAS fee waiver" in the text box section at the end of the application. If students send in paper applications, they should indicate their SACNAS affiliation clearly on the upper right hand corner of the first page.

For assistance, contact the Director of Graduate Admissions, Judy McCarthy, 732-932-7711,

Rutgers offers cutting-edge interdisciplinary opportunities (nanotechnology, biointerfaces, biorobots, informatics, etc), shares a campus and administers joint programs with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and offers life sciences students the option of the joint Rutgers-UMDNJ umbrella graduate program Molecular Biosciences.

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