Focused on educating young Chickasaw leaders in government, community and business relationships, the Chickasaw Nation internship program provides motivated college-aged students with a first-hand view of what it takes to be highly effective ambassadors and real-world problem solvers.
During the six to eight week internship opportunity, interns are paid a bi-weekly salary, provided housing accommodations and travel expenses are covered for any participant living outside the job location area.
Student resumes are reviewed by various organizations seeking interns and selections are made based on an individual’s chosen course of study. Internships must be in an area or field closely related to any given participants educational path.
By nominating and supporting participants who return home with the experience to become leaders in the Chickasaw Nation, the program is an opportunity to have a direct impact on the future of the tribe.
Intern sites include, but are not limited to: governmental offices (Indian Health Service, Environmental Protection Agency, state offices, etc.); National Transportation Safety Board; Department of Energy; Native American organizations; Native American owned or operated businesses.
- Chickasaw citizenship card
- Internship program application
- Resume with three references
- Copy of latest college transcript (law students must be in good standing)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Short essay outlining student’s goal and interest in an internship with the Chickasaw Nation.
- Comprehensive report upon completion of internship
- Chickasaw citizen
- 18 to 25-years-old
- Full-time college student (sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student)
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Must attend orientation
Fall semester – July 1st
Additional Internship Opportunities
Spring semester – November 1st
Summer semester – March 1st