Are you a college student, grad student, or recent graduate looking for some work experience?
Are you interested in Native American rights and health issues? Would you like to work to actively promote civil rights, women's rights, and a healthy environment?
Consider an internship at the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center and the Women's Lodge!
Internships range from three months to one year, with three months being the absolute minimum stay. A résumé with references is required, and we will need to know the time frame you expect to be here. We will let you know promptly whether or not you have been selected for an internship. We are able to put résumés on hold until a later date if your plans change in the meantime, but no positions can be held. Priority will be given to those wishing to stay six months or longer. Intern positions are available all year round. Call us to find out when our next openings are.
Each intern will be assigned to the Resource Center and to the Domestic Violence Shelter, which is located four blocks away. After arrival and an orientation period, assignments will be given out based on the individual’s experience, strengths, interests, and, if necessary, academic requirements. Each intern receives $500.00 per month along with free room at the shelter and partial board from the Resource Center’s food pantry.
Past intern projects include:
- Domestic violence advocacy at the shelter
- Brochure and report writing (on a variety of health topics)
- Helping teach the Child Development Program for elementary school children and the Early Child Development Program for preschool children
- Environmental activism (landfill, lead paint, radon, electromagnetic fields, prairie restoration, community education)
- Native Women's Reproductive Health and Rights
- Indigenous Peoples' Rights Projects
- Leading workshops for high school and junior high groups on goal setting, conflict resolution, birth control, teen parenting, smoking, and dating violence
- Writing the Wicozanni Wowapi (Good Health) newsletter
- Marketing Clearinghouse products
- Web site development and design
- Organizing our annual community health fair
- Producing a Dakota language CD-ROM
- AIDS education
- Helping with the Adult Learning Program, which allows adults in the community to study for their G.E.D. and learn basic computing skills
Lake Andes, South Dakota, where the Resource Center is located, is rural and has a population of approximately 1029. Lake Andes is based on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, which is 64 square miles and consists of several small reservation communities.
Mail your résumé to: Internship Coordinator, Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center, P.O. Box 572, Lake Andes, SD 57356 or fax it to (605) 487-7964.
Thank you for your interest in the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center.