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2018 Spring Internships

The Sustainable Development Institute offers unique internship experiences to College of Menominee Nation students. Information regarding the projects you can be involved in this academic year are listed below. More opportunities will be posted soon.

Summer 2017 SDI Interns, from left to right: Brandon Boyd, Ethan Fregien, Charlene Tourtillott, Adam Schulz, Joseph Waukechon, Dolly Potts, Alison Bailey, and Kathy Waukau.


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 staff about the internships we have available. Application deadlines are posted in each position below. Click the link to read more about the internship.

Agricultural Research Specialist

The student internship is being offered through the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN), funded through USDA – NIFA. The project is titled “Evaluating Traditional Gardening Practices”. This project is designed to enhance the research skills of CMN faculty, SDI staff, and students. The intern would study how to design and conduct agricultural research, and promote cultural-based science education to Menominee Youth.


Menominee Ag Practices Archaeology Intern

A student internship opportunity is being offered through the CMN SDI project titled “Menominee Agricultural Practices, Historical Perceptions and Late Pre-historic Reality.” Both professional research and student activities that have taken place at the College, through SDI and on the reservation provide foundations for the new project.  Significant archaeological findings of Dr. Overstreet and colleagues have brought attention to “ancient garden” evidence in the region. The intern will learn about archaeological methods and techniques as they research Menominee agricultural practices and engage in topics such as, Menominee raised-bed technology, late prehistoric agricultural villages and the historical characterizations of Native American agriculture.


Sustainability Leadership Cohort Education Mentor

A student internship opportunity is being offered through the CMN SDI project titled “Preparing Native Youth for the Future through the Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC).” A partnership led by Sustainable Development Institute of the College of Menominee Nation will support high school youth in the Menominee Nation to develop college and career readiness and leadership skills through engagement in an expanded and enhanced Sustainability Leadership Cohort program. In addition, the youth will be guided and given support through a SLC mentor team to assist them in connecting their culture and language to STEM concepts. The intern will be responsible for working with the mentor team and SLC students to develop and implement learning experiences/projects in local elementary school classrooms using knowledge gained through internship experiences. In addition, the SLC Mentor will participate in SLC and community related events.

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