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Internship Opportunity at Haskell

The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Institute announces their summer internship program! The HERS program is aimed at preparing American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian undergraduate students for graduate study by assisting them to create a research project related to climate and environmental change in Indigenous communities. Native students eligible to enroll in tribal colleges are encouraged to apply.


HERS intern applications are now open. All application materials are due March 6, 2020. Students can apply to the HERS summer internship program on the apply page of our website:

See the HERS 2020 Internship Brochure.

About HERS

The HERS summer internship program is a paid eight-week internship funded by the National Science Foundation and provides students with the skills and experience needed to succeed in post-secondary education and graduate school. The HERS program is held primarily on the Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas campuses from June 1 to July 24, 2020.



HERS interns are supported financially and academically during the program, including:

  • $4,000 stipend
  • Housing accommodations & meals
  • Paid travel
  • Use of a laptop computer and software
  • Support for graduate school entrance exams
  • Academic support from Haskell and KU professors, graduate student mentors & libraries


The HERS Experience

During the HERS program, interns receive instruction and exposure to: GIS training, graduate-level writing curriculum, introductory environmental assessment, introduction to Indigenous methodologies, professional development training, and preparation for applying to graduate school. Interns research a self-selected topic related to climate and environmental change and its effects on Indigenous communities. Interns create a research poster and paper, which they present professionally. Included in the 2020 itinerary is a trip to Oneida Nations in Green Bay, WI. Here, interns will conduct field research related to food sovereignty and water quality.


Post-Internship Opportunities

Post-internship opportunities are offered to qualifying interns. Opportunities include funding for professional presentations at national conferences such as, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and/or the Society for Advancing Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).


Attached are the HERS program brochure and flier. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Katrina McClure, our Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at


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