Indigenous Students

Career Services is committed to advocating for and supporting Indigenous students and alumni as they navigate the intersection of career and identity.

Arizona State University’s four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. Our team at Career Services acknowledges the sovereignty of all Indigenous nations and are deeply committed to the self-defined success of our Indigenous students and alumni.

Indigenous Career Futures: 2023 Employer Partners

Please click through the slides to below to see the opportunities showcased at our last Indigenous Career Paths event. Events for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 will be announced soon. Check back often for updated events and featured opportunities!

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations welcome students and recognize them as the future of their respective fields. There are several great reasons to join professional organizations or societies as a student:

  • Make professional connections and build your network
  • Gain access to exclusive job boards
  • Learn about emerging industry trends, products, and resources
  • Professional development opportunities like webinars and conferences

Professional Associations for Indigenous Peoples

Explore a wide variety of professional associations with this great collection by Native America today.

The National Congress of American Indians

Founded in 1944, NCAI is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

STEM Organizations

Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science

There is a future where STEM reflects the demographics of our country, so the field is better equipped to solve our world’s most pressing problems. Through our people, programs, and partnerships, SACNAS has taken a radical approach to lead with culture and identity as the means to achieve true diversity in STEM.

American Indian Science & Engineering Society Society

AISES promotes the highest standards of education and professional excellence to widen the STEM workforce and grow sector support. We highlight the geographic, economic, and social aspects of STEM education and careers.

Internship Opportunities

AIS 484 Internship
Everything you need to know about the AIS 484 Internship for students in the American Indian Studies program at ASU. Students are responsible for finding their internship site, and this helpful list of organizations and opportunities is a great place to start.

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) emphasizes the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment. 

National Congress of American Indians Internships
The National Congress of American Indians hosts fellowships and internships to provide an opportunity for young leaders from across Indian Country to serve on the front lines of legislative action and policy development. 

The Udall Foundation 
The Udall Foundation hosts the Native American Congressional Internship Program, which provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process. Opportunities available for undergraduate, graduate, and law students.

Need some advice for your Udall application? Check out this article.

Pathways Internship Program
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Pathways Internship Program connects Native American and Alaska Native students to paid internships across the United States. With meaningful projects, rotational assignments, and multi-semester opportunities, Pathways prepares you for an impactful career in public service. These internships are designed to lead to full-time employment with the BIA or Tribal Nations upon graduation.


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Student Clubs & Organizations

Participation in clubs and organization can help you build your network, explore career fields, build skills, and gain valuable experience.

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Informational Interviews

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