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Summer 2011 Internship Opportunity with Indian Land Tenure Foundation

Posted 01/17/11

The application deadline for the summer internships was February 28, 2011. We are no longer accepting applications at this time. Thanks to everyone who applied this year. We plan to hold interviews mid- to late-March and will select final candidates no later than April 1.

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) is looking to hire up to two current undergraduate or graduate students as interns for the summer of 2011. Both positions will be held at ILTF's offices in Little Canada, Minnesota.

Summer Internships

Position 1: This position will research land ownership patterns and economic activity both regionally as well as on a national scale. Intern will compile the research data into a searchable database to assist in future ILTF initiatives.

Position 2: This position will research and document raw data identifying various land ownership patterns of tribal lands by reservation. The research will entail the review of historic documents, maps and current records.

The summer internships are full-time positions over the course of 10-12 weeks (400 hours). Beginning and ending dates are negotiable. Salary will be $15.00 per hour with potential additional funds for lodging and relocation expenses. As temporary employees of the Foundation, interns are not eligible for employee benefits.

Intern Qualifications

Applicant must demonstrate professional communication and writing skills appropriate for a business environment. Background knowledge on Indian land history is not required, but a desire to understand the historic relations between tribes and governments is critical. Research, analysis and data collection experience is preferred, along with a basic understanding of Microsoft Office products. Must be willing to travel and interact in new or different environments socially and culturally.

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