Intertribal Agriculture Council: Youth Opportunities

The Intertribal Agriculture Youth Program has several exciting opportunities for Tribal youth. Please see below for more information:
  • Bob Miller Memorial Scholarship | Deadline is Friday, March 29, 2024
    • Up to twenty-four (24) recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship, receiving $1,000 in the fall semester and $1,000 in the spring semester.
    • Students that have participated in IAC Youth activities are eligible to apply for the Bob Miller Memorial Scholarship. Previous youth involvements include participation in lAC Youth Summits, Internships, and Essay Contests. Past Scholarship recipients are eligible to apply in a concurrent year and are considered against the entire applicant pool.
    • Preference will be given to full-time, undergraduate students. Part-time or graduate students will be considered after full-time, undergraduate students.
  • Native Student Summer Internship | Deadline is Friday, March 29, 2024
    • IAC, in partnership with NRCS, is recruiting undergraduate, junior college, and community college students or Native individuals seeking experience in Tribal agriculture and natural resources. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are passionate about promoting the regeneration of natural resources and addressing food scarcity within their communities.
    • Throughout the internship, students will gain an in-depth perspective and innovative understanding of how to effectively inspire conservation on the landscape, healthy eating habits, and food sovereignty. This internship is great for youth who seek opportunities for professional development such as networking with peers and organizations or agencies, traveling, public speaking, and attending career-building workshops.
  • National Youth Advisory Council | Deadline is Friday, March 29, 2024
    • IAC’s National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC) serves as the advising body under the IAC Youth Program. NYAC will openly communicate with the Youth Program Director to ensure the needs of youth throughout Indian Country are properly met within the IAC’s offered programming.
    • 2024 NYAC applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions have been filled. Open Council positions are for the following regions: Alaska, Eastern, Great Lakes, Navajo, Rocky Mountain, Southwest, Southern Plains, and Western. Eligible applicants shall be 18-27 years of age.
  •  Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit | Deadline is Monday, April 1, 2024
    • Foster connections, develop key skills, and learn alongside industry experts at the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative’s tenth annual Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit!
    • The 2024 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit, set for July 15-23, is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth ages 18-24 (including recently graduated high school seniors). Those accepted will receive travel and lodging scholarships to participate on the University of Arkansas campus. Apply today: www.indigenousfoodandag.com.
      • Contact IFAI’s Next Generation Manager, Summer Wilkie with any questions at swilkie@uark.edu or (479) 575-3829.
Please visit indianag.org/youth for a full list of requirements. If you have any questions, please contact Sunshine Tso at sunshine@indianag.org.