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Cultural Professional Development Internship - Menominee

MENTOR: Sustainability Coordinator
LOCATION: Keshena Campus
TERM: Fall 2021
APPLICATION DUE: Open until filled or end of FA21 Semester


The Cultural Professional Development intern will research Menominee indigenous knowledge through webinars, trainings, and written information and create learning opportunities for professionals to gain a deeper connection to indigenous knowledge. With the guidance of the mentor the intern will organize and plan events, webinars and/or showings of the researched knowledge to a group of professionals. The outcome of this internship will pave the way for future internships to build on and continue to grow upon.


  • Research and create a well-documented file of webinars/trainings and written knowledge that will build a stronger connection to the Menominee culture and history.
  • Work with local community members to get a better understanding of the Menominee Language, traditions and culture.
  • Plan the setup of showings of the indigenous knowledge for local professionals.
  • Guide and encourage CMN Faculty and CMN students to broaden their cultural knowledge.

By the end of the internship you will be able to:

  • Organize and utilize your time management skills
  • Prioritization of tasks effectively
  • Growth in the understanding of Menominee language, culture and traditions.
  • Plan and organize workshops and events
  • Understand the working structure of a college organization


  • Must be registered or currently enrolled in six (6) or more credits
  • Must be a degree-seeking student enrolled at the College of Menominee Nation or other accredited College or University. (Certain documentation may be required to confirm enrollment status.)
  • Must have completed at least one (1) semester of study
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Internship must be related to student academic degree program


Application Procedures:

Internship Program Application requires the following:

  • Application Form
  • Current Resume (include any past internships experiences)
  • Transcripts (unofficial or official)
  • Letter of Interest
  • Letter of Recommendation (preferably a professor at his/her institution)
  • Submit all of the following information to:

College of Menominee Nation
Sustainable Development Institute
N172 State Highway 47/55
PO Box 1179
Keshena, WI 54135

or email application material to

If you have questions about the position, please contact Manih Boyd at 715-799-6226 ext. 3243 or by email,


Timeframe: Begins Fall 2021 semester and end of Last day of the Fall 2021 semester

Payment: Paid through a grant funded stipend, up to 20 hours a week during fall and spring semester time frame (16 weeks maximum)

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