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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


September 6, 2003 - Issue 95


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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


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

Internship Opportunities - Fall 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 Administration, Adult Mental Health, Affiliates, Communications/Media, Fundraising/Development, Healthcare Reform, Juvenile Justice, Marketing, NAMHPAC, Public Education, Publications, Research, Resource Center, and World Federation. 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

Senior Director of Publications
National Mental Health Association seeks professional to run busy publications department, oversee production of various newsletters, Web content, and all association publications from development through production. Candidates must have 8-10 years experience, excellent health writing, editing and creative concept skills, supervision, management and cultural competency experience. Send resume and writing sample to LBM at or fax to 703-684-5968. EOE

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Dartmouth Fly-In Program, deadline 9.05.03

Dear Native American Educator:

In recognizing that student diversity is a cornerstone of academic excellence, Dartmouth selects a distinguished group of college-bound Native American high school seniors from around the country each year to experience our academic community during the fall. This year's Native American Fly-In event will take place at Dartmouth from Thursday, October 16 through Sunday, October 19, 2003. Students are selected for participation in the Native American Fly-In Program on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, and potential for future excellence. We invite you to copy and distribute the enclosed application to talented Native American seniors for possible inclusion in this year's program.

We anticipate that approximately 40 students will participate in this year's Fly-In. Dartmouth provides round trip transportation assistance along with complimentary meals and on-campus housing to participants for the duration of their stay. Once on campus Fly-In students will visit classes, meet current undergraduate students, interact with faculty and administrators, and increase their familiarity with Dartmouth's Native American community and resources. Opportunities for on-campus admission interviews will be provided. Many past participants have found that the Fly-In has been an invaluable aid to their college planning.

The final application submission deadline is Friday, September 5th, 2003. Please have students return the completed application, including a short essay response and a copy of their secondary school transcript. Transcripts may also be sent to us by fax at (603) 646-1216. Candidates selected for participation will be notified no later than the week of September 15th. As demand for this program often exceeds our program capacity, we ask especially that those who are not selected do not consider our decision as an indicator of their undergraduate admission prospects at Dartmouth. The College offers a similar program in the spring for all admitted students who have not previously visited the campus.

We truly hope that you will encourage promising students to pursue this potential campus visit opportunity. If you have further questions, please call us at (603) 646-3891, Monday through Friday from 9:00 4:00 p.m. We look forward to your next contact and wish you the best for an enjoyable remainder of the summer!

Angela Parker
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Dartmouth College

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

Public Education
Program Director
Manages day-to-day operations of various public education programs that address the mental health needs of general public/adults and individuals living with mental illness. Develops program plans, reports, proposals and educational materials in all media. Conducts research on relevant topic areas. Provides technical assistance and participates in trainings for affiliates. Plans and executes special events and other activities. Performs other projects as needed. Utilizes culturally competent techniques in all efforts. Masters degree in public health, psychology, social work or related field preferred. Please send resume, cover letter to NMHA, Attn: JR, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311, fax: 703-684-5968 or email to: No phone calls please. EOE

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