- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
- American Indian Studies
- Academic Offerings
- Explore Opportunities
- Careers + Alumni
- News + Events
- Contact Us
Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018. Please allow extra time when traveling to see us!Learn More
UW-Eau Claire places a premium on what we call high-impact practices, those student experiences able to transform academic experiences, career paths and lives. Internships are one of these pillars of our undergraduate experiences, and student in American Indian Studies will find multiple avenues for internship opportunities, some on campus, some in Wisconsin, and even national internships.
See the links below for some of the unique internships available, and be sure to contact the program director about options closer to home. A capstone project can often become an internship as well. . . .so many options!
Kristi Bechtel, AIS and social work majorsI wanted to blend AIS in with my social work internship, and I was able to do an internship at the Ho-Chunk Nation Social Services Department.
When Shelby Miller declared her minor in American Indian Studies, it became the perfect opportunity to combine her major, public history, and her interest in museum work to accomplish a much-needed tool for students in American Indian Studies--a detailed artifact catalog.Helping future researchers
We all know what an impact an internship can have on the academic and career goals of our students. But what you might now know is really how that all works, how they happen, how students prepare for those opportunities. One former intern gives us the basics of how she got her internship, and what it meant to her.In her own words
Application Deadlines: November 20, February 6, July 12
This internship provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession, American Indian studies, and related fields. Ten-week Internships are available for the Winter/Spring term, Summer, and Fall. Applicants must be enrolled in an academic program, with a GPA of 3.0 generally expected. Stipends are available, as is academic credit. Multiple internships are available in:
Film and Video
ImagiNATIONS Activity Center
Contemporary Native Art
The Udall Native American Congressional Internship provides 12 Native American and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. Educational stipends of $1,200 are available upon completion of the ten-week summer internship; apartment-style living is provided. Roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C. and a daily allowance for food also included. Applicants must be either a junior or senior in college, a recent graduate from a tribal or four-year college, or a graduate or law student. Other conditions apply.
For more information, please contact Dr. Debra Barker.
The interns will devote their time to working on IARC educational programming, research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. Other requirements include presenting a research paper a the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a professional conference; assisting with IARC seminars, symposia, and collection tours; and working on outreach initiatives to local Native communities. Interns will also participate in interviews, photo sessions, video recordings, and exit interviews to document their experience. During the internships, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar provides mentorship and academic support to the interns.
For more information, please visit SAR's website.
Application deadline: Ongoing
Internships are available for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in anthropology, art history, history, museum studies, or a related field. Internships last a minimum of one semester (20 weeks) and are appropriately designed to suite the education and maturity level of the student. Internships are geared toward practical experience and maximizing job market visibility in the museum field.
The IARC encourages interns to work with the IARC collections on individual projects based on their academic or professional interests. Depending on interest, interns may work on projects relating to collections handling and cataloguing, community outreach/programs development, or academic research. While these internships are unpaid, the IARC can work with the student's school or university department to establish academic redit.
For more information, please visit SAR's website.
A full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. The Semester in Washington is comprised of four main components, including two core classes, an internship, weekly networking events, and the option to be paired with a mentor. The NAPLP covers tuition, housing, a small stipend, and airfare. Non-native students may apply directly to the Semester in Washington program.
For more information, please visit the George Washington University's website.
For more information, please see the National Park Service's website.
For more information,
Through a strong partnership with the USDA-NRCS, the council reviews and recommends proposals for conservation projects from Tribes of Wisconsin. Tribal Conservation Advisory Councils were first authorized in the 1995 Farm Bill as advisory bodies to NRCS and all of USDA on Tribal issues. WTCAC was the first such council formed in the country.
WTCAC posts internships for the summer. For more information, please visit their website.
Thanks for your interest in UW-Eau Claire. Let's get started!
Select a student category below for admission guidelines, important deadlines and instructions.
NOTE: To complete your application to UW-Eau Claire you will be taken off of this website to access the UW System online admission application.
If you want to apply for employment, please click here.