"The WINS experience has had a tremendous impact on my professional life. The combination of the federal Indian policy course and, my internship at the National Indian Gaming Commission has given me tremendous insight into my career aspirations and helped solidify my goals."
The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) program has been suspended. The information below is intended for archival purposes only.
WINS provides participants with the experiential learning opportunity of a professional DC internship. Students learn by doing in a fast-paced real-world setting at a wide range of federal agencies and private sector or American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian organizations.
Participants intern for 35-40 hours each week. In addition, as part of the Internship Seminar, each student will prepare a portfolio of their work experience and research.
Recent WINS participants have interned with:
National Congress of American Indians
National Indian Education Association
Social Security Administration
National Science Foundation
Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Department of Labor
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Justice
Department of Defense
Department of the Treasury
Environmental Protection Agency
Law offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP