Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
May 20, 2000 - Issue 10

by Vicki from various sources

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 1-5, 2000

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) will be held from Thursday, June 1 through Monday, June 5 in Santa Fe. Sessions include "Non-Academic Factors and Academic Success: Convergence and Divergence of Issues Across African American, Asian American, and Chicano/Latino Undergraduates," "It's Not Necessarily Culture-Learning Styles, Cultural Interactions, and Myers-Briggs," and "Latino Leadership Development in Higher Education."

For more information, contact:

Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies
College of Continuing Education
The University of Oklahoma
tel: (405) 292-4172

June 14-17, 2000
Brownsville, Texas

Hosted by: Casa De Colores, a 35 acre land-based Indigenous education center located on the banks of the Rio Grande River along the U.S./Mexico border.

Focus: Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Water of Life-Water Quality, Environmental Health, Globalization and Trade Agreements, Border Justice, Unsustainable Development and Climate Change-Global Warming

For more info: IEN toll free number: 1-877-IEN-2121 email:
Indigenous Environmental Network - PO Box 485 - Bemidji, MN 56619 USA
An affiliation of the Seventh Generation Fund

Call for Papers

The 15th annual California Indian Conference will be held at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California on October 14-15, 2000. The California Indian Conference is an annual gathering for the exchange of views and information among academics, American Indians, students, and other community members. Any topic reflecting humanistic, scientific, social, literary, or historical concern with California Indian people and their heritage is welcome. Past topics have included literatures, storytelling, poetry, education, basketry, linguistics, anthropology, archeology, law, repatriation, history, casinos, Hollywood, tribal recognition, song and dance, and social and political issues.

Anyone interested in giving a paper or making a presentation should send an abstract of 150 words to Dr. LaMay at the address below by September 1, 2000. Abstracts received after this date will be considered only if space is available on the program. Please be sure to include an address, e-mail address, and phone number and state if you are available both days. Inquiries are welcome as well.

We are pleased to announce that selected papers may be considered for later publication in several journals. You may want to keep this in mind as you conceptualize your presentations.

Admission to the conference will be $30.00 for all persons attending. Special conference airfare, rental car, hotel rates and other benefits available.

Click here for conference travel information

Abstracts should be submitted to California Indian Conference, Registration or Abstract, Dr. LaMay (
E-mail , 909-941-2162 (message), Department of English, 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91737-2783). Selected papers will be published by Studies in American Indian Literatures (S.A.I.L), News from Native California, Tribal College, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Click on News for the latest on the conference as well as the links listed below.


Conference Committee

Pre-Registration Form

Conference Poster

Applicants Sought for Young Women’s Health Summit 2000

Applicants are sought for scholarships to attend the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Young Women’s Health Summit 2000. The Summit will take place August 3, 4, and 5, 2000 in Arlington, Va.

**NB: Applications may be requested from:"Tribal Health Coordinator" and/or: "Human Services" offices.**

Introduction to the Summit 2000
Young girls/women are faced with many decisions that impact their current and future health. Many decisions are based on individual and/or peer group perceptions of what is "good" for them and what is "bad," yet acted on according to their current desires/wishes. Sometimes those decisions and actions put them at risk for serious health consequences, either immediately or later in life. Conditions such as HIV/AIDS, STDs, teen pregnancy, eating disorders, diabetes, osteoporosis, lupus, intimate and partner violence, rape and sexual assault, are just a few health issues that impact young girls/women. Along with the social issues related to media messages, negative portrayal of young/girls/women, parental and family constraints, societal/community hopelessness, and these all point to the need to address the concerns of young girls/women through a youth focused, youth driven, and youth developed Summit on Health.

The goals of the Summit are to:

  1. Bring together both young girls and older women to discuss the issues facing young girls/women.

  2. Provide/disseminate/discuss health information that will promote healthy lifestyles.

  3. Promote positive images of young women in the media and community.

  4. Promote the development of leadership skills through the formation of mentoring relationships between young and older women.

  5. Establish a network for interaction, information and community action for young girls/women.

Format of the Summit
The Summit will convene over a three-day period.

  • The first, half-day session will start on Thursday afternoon. This session is an opportunity for the attendees to get to know each other and their potential mentors. They will get an overview of some health issues specific to them and be able to focus on health through a creative, entertaining format. This may include an "Open Mic Night" to give the young women the chance to share their talents through song, poetry, dramatic interpretations, fashion creations, etc.

  • The second all-day session on Friday will consist of youth and adult expert panel session with facilitated discussion in the morning, a keynote young woman as the luncheon speaker and afternoon roundtable discussion groups.

  • The last half-day session on Saturday morning will feature presentations and discussion of the action plans that the young girls/women have developed for implementation in their community.

Sponsored Attendees
The young girls/women will be selected in three age groups from each state/territory according to the applications received. There will be one girl selected for each age group through a selection committee representing the OWH regional representatives. The age groups are 12-14, 15-17, and 18-22. Sponsored attendees will be notified no later than July 1, 2000.

Instructions to Applicants
A letter/ statement of recommendation by a parent, guardian, or a concerned person must accompany this application. The letter/statement (no longer than one page) should address the following issues:

  1. Please indicate the reason that applicant is being recommended.

  2. How will the information obtained at the Summit potentially be used by the applicant to advance young women’s health issues, based on the applicant ’s current activities or capability to make a difference in the lives of young girls and women?

The application, responses to questions, letter/statement of recommendation must be mailed together by May 25, 2000 to:

Francess E. Page RN, MPH, Senior Public Health Advisor,
DHHS Office on Women’s Health,
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 728E,
Washington, D.C. 20201;
telephone 202-690-7650; fax 202-401-4005.


Berkeley, CA

Student Affairs Officer II (PSS 2)
Graduate Division: Graduate Opportunity Program - American Indian
Graduate Program
$35,300 - 52,900
Closing date: review begins

Job Duties: Serve as Coordinator for the American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP). Assume responsibility for long-term planning and development of effective methods to attract American Indian and Alaskan Native students to UC Berkeley graduate programs. Develop an extensive network of colleagues and resources throughout the nation to create effective campus-wide outreach efforts. Represent the University at local and national events regarding American Indian issues. Work with departments in addressing recruitment of American Indian students. Establish an alumni network for outreach and retention purposes. Create tracking and program evaluation tools. Develop AIGP as a retention resource for American Indian and Alaskan Native students. Develop retention efforts such as electronic mentoring programs, social networking opportunities, list serves, academic networking and support workshops, etc. Research information on retention issues that impact American Indian and Alaskan Natives. Work with campus-wide network of professional to develop effective measures to ensure the successful transition and graduation of American Indian and Alaskan Native graduate students. Perform related research, data collection, analysis, and report writing.

Required qualifications: Extensive knowledge of American Indian and Alaskan Native communities. Insight into issues relevant to the effective recruitment and retention of American Indian and Alaskan Native students. Knowledge of and access to native American communities and resources. Effective organizational and management skills. Outstanding oral/written communication skills. Proven ability to work well with American Indian communities. Knowledge of diversity issues. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Effective computers, including proficiency in Word, Excel, Access, and Eudora. Ability to learn and effectively use Graduate Division and campus-based computer information systems. Attention to detail. Ability to travel.

Preferred qualifications: Student services experience. Web design experience. Note: Supplemental application required; for supplemental application, see or call (510) 642-4621.

Please fill out an application form, or prepare a resume with cover letter for each position you wish to apply. Indicate the exact job number and job title on each application form or resume.

Send the completed application packet to:

University of California, Berkeley
Human Resources - Employment Unit
207 University Hall # 3540
Berkeley, CA 94720-3540

(510) 642-4621
(510) 643-6657 (FAX)
(510) 643-9421 (TDD)


The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) will conduct the 26th Annual National UNITY Conference, June 23 - 27, 2000 in Seattle, Washington. The host hotel for this big event is the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport. Room rates are $92 + 12.4% tax for single - quad occupancy. Make reservations by calling the Doubletree Hotel at (206) 246-8600 or 1-800-222-8733 and reference the National UNITY Conference.

This year's gathering marks the first conference in the new millennium and is expected to attract over 1,200 Native youth from across the country. The conference will begin on Friday, June 23 at noon and adjourn on Tuesday, June 27. The 5-day conference will feature general sessions with keynote speakers, workshops featuring both youth and adult-led presentations, forums designed to address today's youth concerns, daily physical fitness activities, and of course, fun interaction with people from all over the country. The conference is filled with exciting educational experiences designed to promote alcohol and drug prevention, safety issues, education, and other youth-related issues.

We invite your institution to participate as an exhibitor at the 2000 National UNITY Conference. This conference is one of the largest gatherings of Native youth with over 1,200 youth expected to attend the conference. You may contact the UNITY office at (405) 236-2800 to receive an exhibitors form.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Denver, Colorado, Region VIII

The Environmental Protection Agency is an equal opportunity employer.
Announcement Number: OS-00-01
Opening Date: 4/24/00
Closing Date :
Position: Environmental Protection Specialist: GS-028
Other Administrative Positions
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-7
Salary Range: GS-7 $29,260 - $38,035
Work Schedule: Full - Time
Location: EPA, Region VIII

Who May Apply:
College graduates; qualified persons with disabilities, 30% or more compensably disabled veteran's, Veteran's Readjustment Act (VRA)eligibles; and CTAP/ICTAP eligibles*

Environmental Protection Specialists provide advice and assistance on performing administrative or program work relating to environmental protection programs (e.g. programs to protect or improve environmental quality, control pollution, remedy environmental damage, or ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations).

Assignments involve a variety of standardized tasks selected to provide experience and training in the principles, practices, and techniques of environmental planning protection. This allows the trainee to become familiar with EPA program policies, and procedures; and to perform progressively more responsible assignments as experience is gained. Retrieving and analyzing data from the EPA data system or other sources; preparing reports to Agency and State staffs; responding to verbal and written inquiries; using microcomputers to facilitate the accomplishment of work.

To qualify for consideration, you must be a U.S. citizen, college graduate and have an undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.45 or better on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate course work, or have graduated in the upper 10 percent of your undergraduate class or major university subdivision.

A college degree in any major is qualifying for most of the career fields covered by the Outstanding Scholar Program. A few, however, require some course work in subjects related to the job. You may apply a few months before graduation, but you must have the GPA or class standing at such time as you are offered a job.

* To receive special selection priority under the Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP), or the Career Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles must present proof of eligibility for the ICTAP/CTAP program and be well qualified in addition to meeting the qualification standard.

Outstanding Scholar applicants with course work or experience in environmental subjects or programs, should submit:

a. An application (OF-612, Resume or other written format).
b. A copy of all College Transcripts.

Applications must include the announcement number, title and grade of the position you are applying for. All applications will be retained as part of the Outstanding Scholar case file.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, handicap, sexual orientation or membership/non-membership in a labor organization.

This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case by case basis.

Applications must be received at the address below on or before the closing date of the announcement, or if mailed, must be postmarked by the closing date. Submit application to:

999 18TH STREET, SUITE 500
DENVER, CO 80202

Superintendent Search

For more information contact:

Gina Enos, Administrative Secretary
Saint Stephens Indian School Educational Association, Inc.
PO Box 345
Saint Stephens, Wyoming 82524
Fax: 307-856-3742

St. Stephens Indian School is a K-12 Grant School serving approximately 275 students. The school is seeking a visionary administrator to provide leadership in the construction of a new high school. Wind River County is bigger than most national parks and serves as a gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It is located on the Wind River Indian Reservation, where over 7,000 Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Native Americans reside.

The successful candidate will be committed to the highest personal and professional standards and will demonstrate the following:

(1) possess, or have the ability to obtain, appropriate administrative certification, from the State of Wyoming
(2) a career path rooted in education with experience in the classroom teacher, building level and central office administration
(3) strong communication abilities with staff and community
(4) a solid foundation in school finance
(5) a team management philosophy which provides for participatory decision making
(6) strong comprehension of technology in the schools and dedication to its successful and continual integration
(7) a solid understanding of curriculum development and a commitment to academic goals


Special Issue on Indigenous People and Mining

Guest Editors:
Saleem H. Ali (MIT) and Larissa Behrendt (Australian National University)

Abstracts need to be submitted by
July 30, 2000

Those authors who are accepted will need to submit the final articles by September 30, 2000. Editors will request revisions within a month of receipt and final revised manuscripts will be due by December 30, 2000.

Issue will be published in March 2001.
Please send abstracts by email to
Abstracts should be about 500 words.

To learn more about Cultural Survival visit


The American Review of Canadian Studies (ARCS), the journal of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), is a refereed multidisciplinary quarterly journal.

ARCS is planning a special "First Nations" issue and invites articles, essays, and book reviews which focus on the Indigenous People of Canada, including "Indians," Metis, and Circumpolar Peoples.

The essays can address any First Nations subject, including, but not limited to literature, politics, education, arts, law, and culture.

Essays which are "cross-border" and/or place First Nations experience within the broader context of North American Indigenous experience are especially welcome. We also feel that essays which explore contemporary First Nations issues that are prominent in Canadian society which may be not as well known to the U.S. audience would be of great value to our readers.

Submissions --electronic if possible-- should be sent to the editor listed below; deadline for submissions is October 15, 2000:

Phil Bellfy
262 Bessey Hall
Department of American Thought and Language
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1033

Student Activities Coordinator for Programming and Special Events

For more info on CU positions go to:

This position involves:
Campus Programming:

Train & advise Program Board which is responsible for coordinating programs and activities for the campus community. These include Jamaican Jam, Dinner Theaters, College Bowl, Weekly Java Joint, entertainment, spring fling, enior week, week of diversity, small scale events (comedians, lecturers, concerts, etc) Administer a $160,000 budget


1. Coordinate the campus events planner
2. Update the student activities web calendar
3. Advisor for the Yearbook:
-Oversee budget of year book
-Serve as staff advisor
-Coordinate yearbook expectations and deadlines with technical advisor
-train and oversee support staff

Other duties

    • serve on founder's week committee
    • collaborate with other campus departments regarding programming

masters degree in student affairs, counseling, educational administration or related field is required. 2 years experience in student activities or related field


Open until filled
ITCA Offices
2214 N. Central Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

The following job opportunity is available with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., Environmental Programs.

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST - Position 1 - Pesticide Program
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST - Position 2 - Water Quality Program

Under the general supervision of the Environmental Program Director and direct supervision of an Environmental Programs Coordinator, the Environmental Specialist performs complex technical research, analysis and program development and implementation work related to environmental protection in Indian Country.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Assists the environmental program coordinator in planning and implementing environmental programs and projects for tribes; compiles and analyzes data. Responsible for coordinating information and resource data for tribes in various environmental media areas. Becomes cross-trained in a number of environmental media including solid waste management, radon awareness, pesticide regulation, outdoor/ambient air, environmental education for tribal communities, geographic information systems (GIS), water quality issues and emergency response on tribal lands. Reviews and tracks Federal Register, Congressional Record and other information sources and prepares follow-up requests for information on environmental legislative issues from tribes and funding agencies. Responsible for writing project and administrative reports and correspondence. Prepares and presents information at workshops and meetings on various environmental issues affecting Indian lands. Supervises all meetings notices and informational mailings to tribal leaders locally, and regionally. Prepares comments and responses on proposed federal policies and procedures related to environmental concerns affecting tribes. Provides staff support for tribal working groups. Conducts research and analysis and prepares technical reports on environmental issues affecting Indian lands. Maintains contact and attends meetings with tribal, state, and federal representatives and other professionals concerning project activities. Provide support for environmental programs as necessary. This includes completion of special projects and tasks as assigned; work with other ITCA staff as necessary on interdisciplinary projects and activities. Attend meetings, workshops and seminars locally and nationally as necessary to present and obtain information on behalf of tribes served by ITCA.

Knowledge of research methodologies and data analysis; abilities to coordinate well with environmental staff; ability to coordinate and facilitate technical training; considerable business, technical, expository and proposal writing skills; knowledge of tribal, state and federal governments; knowledge of federal environmental laws and regulations; knowledge of quality assurance and environmental sampling guidelines; intermediate to expert computer skills and competent public speaking abilities.

Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, environmental health or related field. Knowledge of federal environmental legislation as they apply to Indian tribes, and knowledge of environmental media area to which application applies. Ability to communicate effectively with tribal, state and federal government representatives, ability to plan, coordinate and conduct meetings. Familiar with computer applications (word processing, spread sheets, and power point).

SALARY: $30,000 to $32,000 - based on experience and qualifications

Submit or fax resume to:

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
2214 North Central Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Attention: Patrick McMullen,
Environmental Programs Director
(602) 258-4822 Phone
(602) 258-4825 Fax

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Scholars Program at the Harvard University Native American Program

The Harvard University Native American Program (also known as HUNAP) is introducing its newly launched Scholars Program and is looking for faculty to participate in the coming academic year.

The Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since its inception, HUNAP has sought to support the education of Native students throughout the University. In recent years, this mission has been broadened and strengthened, and HUNAP has moved itself into the scholarly core of the University. It has done this by involving faculty and students from all nine of Harvard's faculties. The new HUNAP has pioneered development of Harvard's first University-wide courses in Nation Building in Indian Country, lively research colloquia, intensive recruitment of Native American students, an exciting array of forums, and executive education for Native leaders, decision makers, and professionals.

Our newest initiative to expand HUNAP is the Scholars Program. This program provides financial support and research facilities for a critical mass of pre-doctoral, pre-professional, post-doctoral, and faculty scholars working on issues of relevance to Indian Country. A key component of the Scholars Program is the recruitment of established faculty from other institutions who wish to spend one or more semesters of sabbatical or leave in residence at Harvard.

Visiting scholars at HUNAP contribute importantly to the intellectual and social fabric of the University. At the heart of the position as a scholar-in-residence is the opportunity to pursue research interests in Native issues within an invigorating, multi-disciplinary community focused on the challenges of producing ideas that matter to Native peoples and beyond. In addition to pursuing their own work, visiting scholars are expected to join the efforts we have underway by contributing occasional lectures in our Nation Building courses, assisting with a research seminar, and engaging with students who participate in HUNAP's various activities. In some instances, visiting scholars may offer courses in which they are interested.

HUNAP is now seeking visiting scholars for the 2000-01 academic year and beyond. The University is able to provide salary, office, and research support on a competitive basis for terms of one to four semesters. Obviously, visiting scholars who already have their own sabbatical or other financial support are particularly attractive to us, enabling the Program to maximize the ability of its funding to support others.

If you are interested in applying to the Scholars Program, please let us know by letter or e-mail response to the address listed below. Also, include a brief description of your current research interests as they relate to Native issues, as well as your flexibility regarding the timing and duration of possible leave from your home institution. Of course, if you have any questions or need any further information, do not hesitate to contact the program at (617)-495-1480. You may also find it interesting to visit our website (at, which describes the growing activities at Harvard that make it such an exciting place to be.


Harvard University Native American Program
Read House, Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138

American Indian Higher-Education Consortium

The American Indian Higher-Education Consortium seeks an Executive Director for our fast-paced, rapidly growing Alexandria, VA office. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving higher education opportunities for American Indians through a consortium of Tribal Colleges and Universities.

The Executive Director directs and manages all functions of the AIHEC central office, including a staff of ten professionals, and reports to the Consortium's 33-member board of directors. Candidates must have demonstrated record of successfully advancing Congressional and federal agency advocacy agendas, hands-on grant proposal and management experience with public and private funding sources, a deep understanding of American Indian culture, tradition, and educational issues, and a proven personnel and financial management experience. In addition, the person selected must be able to serve as a spokesperson, and inspire, motivate, and lead the organization. Masters' Degree required; Doctorate preferred.

Send cover letter, salary history, and resume postmarked by
July 5, 2000 to:

AIHEC-ED, 121 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703-838-0388

Finance Director
Portland, Oregon

The Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest is an Indian owned and operated, private non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment for American Indian and Alaska Natives.

We are seeking a Finance Director to join our Executive Management Team. You will be responsible for fiscal strategic planning, general ledger accounting, financial statement design and preparation, contract compliance and reporting, and fiscal management information systems.

Benefits Include:
… Highly Competitive Salary & Sign-on Bonus
… Flexible Work Schedule
… Liberal Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay
… Medical, Dental, and a 401(k) Plan

Successful candidates will have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, 4+ years experience as a manager of fiscal operations; some experience in a Non-Profit organization; demonstrated experience in post-award grants administration and compliance; thorough knowledge of GAAP; and proficient in an MS Windows environment. CPA and experience with MAS90 a plus.

To apply send resume and cover letter to:

NARA c/o MBL Group, Inc., Attn: Angela Wilson,
1220 SW Morrison, Suite 900,
Portland, OR 97205,

phone (503) 224-7249 fax (503) 224-6707 or email


School librarians, paraprofessionals, or persons holding the MLS are all eligible to fill the following position.

Little Big Horn College is the fully accredited tribal college of the Crow Tribe of Indians in Montana. We are located three miles from the famous site of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. This summer, we will break ground on an entirely new campus facility including a new library nearly double in size. We have an opportunity for someone to come into a new and growing library to do things that have never been done before in our library.

The position will supervise the day to day operations of the library, re-create the library website as part of a virtual library, implement the results of the resources/collection assessment, and conduct staff professional development and user training activities.

Requirements: Masters in Library Science preferred; alternative: bachelors degree and a minimum two years significant library experience with evidence of increasing responsibility.

Send letter of application, resume, recent official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Janine Pease Pretty On Top
Little Big Horn College
P.O. Box 370
Crow Agency, MT 59022

Screening will begin May 8, 2000. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

More information and complete job description can be found at or contact Librarian Tim Bernardis at (406)638-3113 or


The Minority Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP) is currently seeking applicants for the summer and fall cycles for the nation's premier organizer training program for people of color.

Since 1985, MAAP has brought motivated activists together for seven weeks to learn the art of organizing through field-based training with a labor or community organization. The internship integrates political development with skills training in five major areas: Contact, Research, Action, Fundraising, and Teamwork (CRAFT).

MAAP interns receive a $200 per week stipend with all housing, health care and local transportation expenses covered. At the conclusion of the program, MAAP connects graduates in promising jobs with progressive community and labor organizations.

MAAP is a program of the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO), a national resource for organizations and individuals of color who are contributing to the movement for social and economic justice in the United States and around the world.

This summer's MAAP program runs from June 15 to August 1. To participate in MAAP this summer, applicants must attend a weekend-long Community Action Training (CAT) either in Providence, RI (May 19-21) or in Oakland, CA (June 2-4).

MAAP is for people of color, 18-30 years-old, with an interest in pursuing a career as a community or labor organizer. Applicants must complete the Community Action Training (CAT) as part of their application process prior the MAAP session of their interest.

Summer Session: June 15 - August 1
Fall Session: September 28 - November 13

Application Process:

  1. Answer the MAAP application questions (listed below), submit them to MAAP, and register for the CAT training in either Providence (May 19-21) or Oakland (June 2-4).
  2. Attend the CAT training, where you will be interviewed.
  3. If accepted into the program, you will start your internship with a three-day orientation training in Oakland.
  4. Upon graduation, MAAP can assist you in finding an organizing position where you can continue to develop your skills.

Application Questions
Answer the following questions (typed or clearly printed) and submit them to MAAP at the address below.

  1. Name, address (current and permanent), and phone
  2. Please indicate: Fall or Summer session
  3. School and/or organizational affiliation and position
  4. Race/ethnicity and gender
  5. Date of birth, driver s license number with expiration date, if applicable.
  6. Fluency in language(s) other than English. Rate skill level on a 1 to 5 scale (5=very skilled) in a) reading b) writing c) conversation d) formal translation
  1. What type of work do you want to pursue in the future and why?
  2. Describe your involvement with community, religious/spiritual, political, social welfare, and other groups.
  3. How have these activities influenced your desire to become an organizer?
  4. Please describe your family background and how it has influenced your views of social change and your desire to become an organizer.
  5. What do you hope to gain by participating in MAAP?

Location: Oakland, CA and field placement locations throughout the US.

MAAP interns receive a stipend of $200 per week stipend (before taxes), local transportation, travel from Oakland to your placement, housing and health insurance for the duration of the program. MAAP interns cover their round-trip transportation expenses from their city of origin to Oakland.


Irene Juaniza, MAAP Director
Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO)
1218 East 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94606
telephone: 510.533.7583
fax: 510.533.0923


If you know of students who will be graduating soon or who are interested in internships with Lucent, please have them go to the Lucent web site and post their resumes:

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