Job Opportunity


Position Title                                     Internship Program Coordinator, Senior

Job Number                                       53907

Department                                       3601-Law Administration

College/Division                                 Law and Udall

Posted Rate of Pay                              $48,000 – $52,000

Exempt / Non-Exempt                           Exempt
Category                                          Appointed: Professional
Departmental Contact                          Sally Rider

Departmental Contact Phone                  626-1637

Departmental Contact Email         

Job Open Date                                   11-05-2013

Job Close Date                                   Open Until Filled

Review begins on
(Continues until position filled)              11-18-2013
Benefits Eligible                                 Yes

Full Time/Part Time                              Full

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator will divide his/her time between the Native American Congressional Internship Program at the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation and The College of Law’s Externship Program (including the externship aspects of the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy (IPLP) Program). The Congressional Internship Program is a joint program of the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona and the Udall Foundation. This 12 month position would spend 3 months working full time in Washington, DC for the Native American Congressional Internship Program (housing and per diem provided). The remaining 9 months would be split evenly between Native American Congressional Internship Program and the College of Law’s Externship program.


The Native American Congressional Internship Program is a ten-week, summer internship for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington, D.C. Interns work in Senate and House offices and federal agencies to gain an insider’s view of the federal government. The incumbent manages strategy, implementation, and communication in four principal areas:
* Applicant recruitment and intern selection;
* Congressional and federal agency office placements;
* Intern housing and enrichment activities; and
* Alumni development.


For the Native American Congressional Internship Program, the incumbent reports directly to the Senior Program Manager for Education Programs at the Udall Foundation, and works with the Program Manager for the Udall Scholarship Program on Native American recruitment for the undergraduate scholarship. For the College of Law Externship Program, the incumbent reports to the Director of the IPLP Program and to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The incumbent will spend approximately 3 months each year (May 15-August 15) in Washington, D.C. to provide general supervision and professional mentoring of 12 Native American Interns. Travel costs, housing, and a daily stipend are provided.


The College of Law provides its students with a number of experiential learning opportunities, including externship placements. Externs work in a variety of legal and public policy offices, including courts, legislatures, law offices, corporate legal departments, and administrative agencies. The program coordinator would be responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with potential externship placement providers, as well as matching students with appropriate placements.


For additional information on the College of Law For information on the Native Nations Institute, visit For information on the Udall Foundation and the Congressional Internship Program, visit<> and