Duration: June 12, 2017 to July 26, 2017 (6.5 Weeks)
The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives. College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals.
The primary purpose for this internship is to assist the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) team in a variety of research assignments. This internship provides opportunities to practice skills learned in college while gaining real work experience.
The research intern conducts innovative research for enhancing student success at TCUs. Research areas include examining and organizing information relevant to ORSP’s research projects.
The incumbent works under general supervision, performing independent assignments and consult supervisor concerning unusual situations and developments.
The University of Denver (DU) provides student housing for the interns for the duration of their internship experience (see http://www.du.edu/ for more information about DU). DU is located about 20 minutes from the College Fund.
Respect and relationships are important characteristics of a team player, and this internship will work closely with others to coordinate research efforts. Responsibility is important for being a strong researcher, as well as ensuring that tasks are completed and deadlines are met.
Essential Job Functions
Conduct research for and with the Office of Research and Sponsored Program (ORSP) team
Provides written documentation and completes all research tasks by deadline.
Participates with ORSP team on research activities as assigned
Other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Activities
Note: The intent is not to provide an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned.
Submit a cover letter, current résumé, copy of unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation, (in a Word or PDF document), combined in one attachment. In the subject line, list your first, last name and TCU Internship). Send to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit by 5pm (MST), Friday, April 21, 2017.
Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native higher education for more than 25 years. The College Fund believes “Education is the answer" and has provided more than 100,000 scholarships since its inception and an average of 6,000 scholarships per year to American Indian students. The College Fund also supports a variety of academic and support programs at the nation’s 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which are located on or near Indian reservations, ensuring students have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit www.collegefund.org.