Udall Native American Congressional Internships

Supports a ten-week summer internship in a congressional office or federal agency in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students with a demonstrated interest in areas related to tribal public policy, including tribal governance, law, health, education, justice, natural resource protection, or economic development. JUNIORS, SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Applicants must meet the Udall Foundation's definition of Native American or Alaska Native, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Program includes community-style living accommodations, round-trip airfare to D.C., a daily allowance for meals and other expenses, and a $1,200 education stipend. 12 awarded nationwide.


This scholarship does not require a university nomination. The Office for National and International Scholarships consults with interested students on assembling competitive applications, helps them prepare for interviews or other stages of the selection process as necessary, and publicizes results.


Application Deadline: 
January 31, 2019
Campus Contact: 
Application Year(s): 
Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Type(s): 

University of MN Recipients


  • 2015 – Alexandra Johnson, American Indian Studies—Ojibwe Language
  • 2009 – Philip Brodeen, Sociology and American Indian Studies
  • 2008 – Hannah Lussier, Political Science
  • 2006 – Melissa Boney, American Indian Studies and Sociology (undergradaute), Public Health (graduate)