Native American Student Development Office Internship Opportunities
Internships provide our student liaisons to operate in a variety of capacities to develop programming and support for the Native American student community at Cal. The office provides student centered approaches to enrich Native students’ experiences at Berkeley, bolstering personal, academic and professional successes.
About Native American Student Development
NASD is a part of Multicultural Student Development (MSD) and a partner in the Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement (EJCE) cluster which includes the Gender Equity Center and the Multicultural Community Center.
Who can Apply?
Workstudy eligible students and non-workstudy eligible students (including AB540 and undocumented students) are encouraged to apply. Intern positions are open to any undergraduate students interested in engaging in efforts to support and strengthen the Native community at UC Berkeley.
How to Apply
Send a current resume to NASD and fill out the electronic application form available by clicking the button to the right.
About Internship Openings
Currently, the NASD office is seeking seven different types of intern positions for summer and fall. To view the open position descriptions, click here.
Below are the desired general qualifications for an NASD intern. NASD is dedicated to fostering the development of these skills in applicants who demonstrate potential.
▪ Experience planning and implementing student programs
▪ Familiarity with Native American issues and community
▪ Ability and experience providing outreach
▪ Ability to work effectively in a collaborative context and independently on projects, as assigned
▪ Availability to work 5 - 10 hours a week
▪ Ability to work for the entire academic year
▪ Enrolled as a UCB student at the time of the appointment
▪ Excellent time management skills
▪ Willingness to be part of a team planning and events as scheduled
▪ Strong communication skills
Goals of NASD Internships:
- Skill Building: Develop and strengthen skills that are useful to the functionality and running of the office as well as being tools for the interns beyond their time in the office. These include facilitation, event planning, organization, program development and implementation, recruitment and retention planning as well as outreach efforts. Our interns interact with a variety of partners, collaborators and constituents and stakeholders through out the course of our work exposing them to opportunities for leadership, personal and professional development.
- Awareness: Raise awareness and understanding of the variety of issues that affect Native Americans – both individuals and communities – and the different experiences that inform community and individual understanding of each other. The office strives to provide opportunities for the Native community to engage with contemporary issues and figures that affect and influence Native peoples, and interns are engaged in the process of recognizing multiple experiences, needs and perspectives that exist within our communities as we work to empower our community.
- Community: Working to strengthen and support the many members of the Native community, the internships encourage students to understand the layers of connections that exist within a community and cultivate an appreciation and understanding of growing healthy and supportive communities.