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  • Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS)
    Fax: 202-895-4884

Mailing Address

"Not only do I feel as if I have a greater awareness of opportunities available to me and to Native students, but I feel better prepared to take advantage of those opportunities, which is just as important, if not more."
Bobby Joe Smith III
Hunkpapa/Middlebury College

Application materials include:

  • A completed WINS application form
  • An essay (minimum 500 words) on why the applicant would like to participate in the WINS program (also email it to wins@american.edu)
  • A resume detailing the applicant's work experience (also email it to wins@american.edu)
  • A nomination letter from a member of the applicant's nation or tribal council or tribal education department
  • Recommendation letter from a faculty member at the applicant's college or university
  • Tribal Enrollment Card or parents' Card (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with a minimum 2.5 GPA (students are required to show full-time enrollment and/or graduation within the last 6 months)

Click here to go to the WINS Web-based application

You may call the WINS program directly at 202-895-4879 to request that an application be mailed to you or you may submit your request via e-mail to wins@american.edu.

Incomplete applications will not be considered by the WINS Admissions Committee.