Native American/Indigenous

Information and Resources for students that support the advancement of Duke students that identify as Native American/Indigenous.

The following resources are curated specifically to assist students who identify as Native American/Indigenous, and all students who support the advancement of students who identify as Native American/Indigenous, explore their interests, find opportunities that best suit their needs and desires, and attain the goals they set for themselves.

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Considerations for Application and Hiring Process

Connect to Native/Indigenous alumni and professionals

Alumni and professionals who hold Native/Indigenous identities can provide insight into their experience and what advice they have for going through the job search process and even be a mentor for you. Informational interviews are the best ways to network with alumni and professionals whose identity and career background you wish to learn more about.

Highlight your background

As a Native/Indigenous-identifying student, you bring value to industry. Your background, particularly the experiences, skills, and perspective you bring are a tremendous benefit to the workforce. There are multiple ways in which you can show how your identity and point of view are valuable to an employer.

How you might choose to discuss your identity:

Resume through your academic and professional experiences

Cover letter by explaining how your identity or multicultural involvement can be an asset to the role or industry that you are interested in

During the interview process you can make connections to your identity through relevant examples to the role you are applying for. The interview process can also be used as an opportunity to understand the employer’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to explain your desire to work for a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Consider the employer’s values and commitment toward diversity, equity, and inclusion

To find out about a company’s commitment to DEI, you can conduct informational interviews with individuals at the company or ask them about their commitment during a job interview. The Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index also offers insights on corporate inclusivity, specifically for policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s Top 50 Workplaces for Indigenous STEM Professionals

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6 types of employers most welcoming to college students who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, First Generation, Black and African American, Latino, Economically Disadvantaged, or Women

Entering the workforce as a college student from an underrepresented background can be a daunting task. These students often face unique challenges when seeking employment, as they search for organizations that value diversity and inclusivity. In this blog post, we …

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Job Search for International Students

Many international students who are in the US for school and are pursuing a job search may be thinking about staying in the country post-graduation, returning home to work, or moving to another country. If you fall into either one …

By Alicia Rhodes (she/her)
Alicia Rhodes (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services
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Paid Internships at the UN

This list was compiled by Gagen Vaseer T’13 and was posted on his LinkedIn! Thanks Gagen for such a great list.

If you’re a student looking to intern at the United Nations this summer, keep reading!

From international relations to development to business, there’s an internship for all backgrounds in the UN system.

💰 …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Duke Career Center Internship Funding Program for Undergraduate Students

* The 2023 application cycle is now closed. The next cycle for applications will open in January 2024 *

The Duke Career Center’s Internship Funding Program for Undergraduate Students is a summer program designed to help support Duke students in their educational …

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Scholarships & Grants

Career Readiness Resources

T. Howard Foundation

The T. Howard Foundation is an internship program for minority students interested in the multimedia and entertainment industry. In addition …

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