The Sustainable Development Institute offers unique internship experiences to College of Menominee Nation students. The internships for the 2016 Fall semester with the Sustainable Development Institute are now posted. See below for more information regarding what projects you can be involved in and how to apply.
Download and print the CMN internship application form here. You can also stop by student Services or Sustainable Development Institute to pick up an application and speak with our friendly staff about the internships we have available.
The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) at the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) – Keshena Campus seeks a paid Tribal Climate Relations Research Intern for the 2016 fall semester. The intern will work with a team to evaluate and identify the methods and ways to understand the best methods for sustainability and climate change scientists to work with Tribes. The intern will read literature about sustainability and climate change, connections between Tribal knowledge and science, learn about Indigenous forms of project evaluation and planning, and get a basic exposure to research methods in social science. The intern will be an essential part of critical work on the front lines of climate change issues that affect the day-to-day life of American Indians in the United States. A limited amount of travel may be required.
The Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC), an informal learning community for students is structured around current sustainability challenges while exploring the contributions of indigenous and scientific ways of knowing to our understanding of ecosystems and sustainability. The SLC supports young people in our area to build leadership skills, promotes higher education, and ultimately is intended to foster the next generation of community leaders. The intern will assist in coordinating High School Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) school presentations. Serve as a mentor and role model to area high school students and guide the SLC in preparation for future college experience. As well as assist with designing and developing new programming to sustain the SLC.