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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


August 9 , 2003 - Issue 93


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Opportunities - Page One


Here you will find listings of:


  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.

We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare


To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button



Natural Resources Conservation Service Career Intern Program

South Dakota has opening in our Natural Resources Conservation Service Career Intern Program. Applicants must be a recent college graduate. The current positions are in the areas of rangeland management specialist, soil conservationist and possibly a biologist. Interested persons should contact:

Marlene Elko, Human Resources Manager
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Federal Building, 200 Fourth Street SW
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: (605) 352-1200
Fax: (605) 352-1270

Either Marlene or I would be happy to answer questions about South Dakota, i.e., climate, people, conservation work, etc.


Colette Kessler
Public Affairs Specialist
SD Hispanic Special Emphasis Program Manager
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
P.O. Box 1258
314 South Henry Street, Suite 300
Pierre, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 224-2476
Fax: 224-6615
Voice mail: 1-800-872-7502, ext. 7085

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Employment Announcement - Executive Director

The National Indian Education Association, located in Virginia, is seeking an experienced, professional, progressive and energetic Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for program development and oversight of legislative educational priorities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities; program staff management and organizational administration; collaboration with the Board of Directors; fundraising and fiscal management; and outreach and network development throughout the United States.

Qualifications: College education and appropriate work experience for a national position; proven successful nonprofit management experience; demonstrated experience in educational and legislative issues; demonstrated
experience in program management and/or administration; demonstrated experience in grant writing, fundraising, and fiscal management; demonstrated experience in collaboration with other agencies and

Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, a writing sample, and references in Word format to Robin Butterfield, NIEA Board President c/o Submission requirements must be strictly adhered to.
Screening of applications will be done in mid-August and interviews will be scheduled afterward.

For information about the mission of NIEA, please see our website at To request a job description, send a confidential email request to Telephone calls will not be accepted.

American Indian hiring preference is given in accordance with U.S.C. Section 45, U.S. Supreme Court, (6/17/74). Employment is dependent upon continued funding and is "at-will".

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Employment Opportunities at the Central Office of the
National Mental Health Association

Internship Opportunities - Summer 2003

The National Mental Health Association, a nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness, is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for its internship program. The program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for students to gain real-world work experience relevant to their academic and career goals. Internships are available in Fundraising/Development, NAMHPAC, Communications/Media and Publications Sales. See the internship program section of this web site for more details or to apply online. Other application options include sending a resume to NMHA/JDL, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, a fax to (703) 684-5968, or an e-mail . No phone calls please. EOE

Research and Services - Program Coordinator
National Mental Health Association seeks Program Coordinator to coordinate programs that contribute to the work of the research and services area. Responsibilities include coordinating a technical assistance program, general contract and project management, and providing support to board and several committees. Requires Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook). Good benefits. Send resume to: NMHA, Attn: JS, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311, fax: 703-684-5968 or email to: . No phone calls please. EOE

Federal Affairs - Government Affairs Associate
The National Mental Health Association is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented associate to join federal affairs team. Responsibilities include legislative research, advocacy coordination, and administrative support. Successful applicant is college grad with strong background in government, public policy, health care or related field; work experience in legislative affairs or for an association; strong computer skills, and excellent written/oral communications. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to NMHA, Attn: AK at or fax to 703-684-5968. No phone calls. EOE

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