Interns are required to abide by the program guidelines and must be enroll in academic courses, typically at an accredited college or university.
An Undergraduate or Graduate student. A student in good standing. Enrolled in a minimum of 9 undergraduate hours or 6 graduate hours during the fall and spring each year. Interns are required to abide by the program guidelines and must be enrolled in or preparing to enroll in academic courses, typically at a college or university.
An application with supporting documentation must be submitted
a. SPTHB internship application
b. A formal application
c. Extra-curricular activities
d. Resume and cover letter
f. Two to three letters of recommendation
g. Statement of purpose (essay of why they want to intern)
Knowledge /Special Skills: Successful applicants will demonstrate strong reading and writing capabilities. The ideal applicant will also be comfortable working with numbers. Practical knowledge of either research methods or computer programming languages are also a plus, but not required.
Specialized Skills and Experience: American Indian student interested in a public health career OR student with strong interest in work within the American Indian communities in any area of public health, law, information and/or technology, economics, medicine, engineering, research, business, public policy, or Native American studies.
Interns should be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out the following specialized duties and activities:
• General workplace professionalism including dress and communication.
• Basic office skills; filing and organizing, answer calls use of common office equipment.
• Manipulate data in Excel (creation of files, pivot tables, functions, etc.)
• Ability to learn new software programs quickly.
Mandatory Minimum: High School Diploma and enrolled in a college degree program in a related field of study.
1. The Fundamentals of Non-profit Organizations
2. The Fundamentals of Tribal Epidemiology Centers
3. The Fundamentals of Grant Management
4. The Fundamentals of Tribal Health Systems
In and out-of-state travel may be required in fulfillment of job requirements and training.
Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be made without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, politics, disabilities, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, except when so doing would impose an undue hardship on the SPTHB.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Full-time grant funded appointment (subject to grant continuation); 2. Applicants must possess and maintain a current state driver's license; 3. Climbing walking, standing, bending and occasionally long hours; 4. In and /or out-of-state travel required.