The Leadership Enrichment Internship (LEI) is a paid mentored internship experience enhanced with professional development, mentorship opportunities, and real-life experience for students with diverse academic interests whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in such careers.
About Northwest Indian Language Institute
(NILI) provides Native language teachers and community members with training in language teaching, materials and curriculum development, benchmarks creation, and linguistics. With tribal partners, NILI supports and strengthens language preservation efforts by establishing collaborative, on-going projects which meet the specific needs and desires of each language community. The intern will be working on the Ichishkíin language team. Ichishkíin is an Indigenous language spoken in the Columbia Plateau, in present day Oregon, Washington.
As part of the LEI program you will:
•Attend LEI biweekly cohort meetings on Fridays for collaborative professional development and networking opportunities (meetings are paid work hours).
•Meeting with your internship sponsor (employer) to jointly determine the content and structure of work placement and responsibilities. The work should maximize your transferable skills and knowledge base, as well as develop goals to help you cultivate new skills.
The intern for Ichishkíin teaching and learning materials will:
•Assist in creating web resource for Ichishkíin teaching and learning materials by assembling, updating content/design of, standardizing and cataloging teaching and learning materials.
•Create multimedia lessons with activities and visuals to augment existing resources
•Receive training to create multimedia lessons with activities and visuals to augment the existing teaching units
•Set structure to long-term tasks; operationalize vision/goals
•Learn and apply data management and cataloguing practices
LEI Qualifications and Expectations
Qualified applicants are UO undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits who meet the following requirements:
•A 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher at the time of application. Students with GPAs below a 2.5 or on academic probation are eligible, but will be required to develop an academic success plan with an advisor in the Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•An interest in positively engaging with on- and off-campus staff members and developing new skills
•The ability to work effectively in teams and independently
•A commitment to promoting equity and inclusion during internship placement
•Satisfactory completion of the application and interview.
NILI Qualifications and Preferences
include least 1 recent term of Ichishkíin language coursework. Familiarity with sound system, basic sentence structure, use of dictionary. Interest in Indigenous language teaching and learning. Ability to apply creative and critical thinking skills. Experience working independently and as a part of a team. Experience working with Tribal Nations. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and some experience with audio/video editing.
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Fill out the application and essay questions at the qualtrics link here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8FWWrTKIyYGYizz
***When filling out qualtrics, your responses are not saved until you submit the form. The essay questions are included here for your convenience but you must submit them in the application***
1. In 500 words or less, please share any challenges you have faced in your academic career.
2. In 500 words or less, please explain what experiences, strengths, and/or skills you wish to contribute to this placement? Please explain what you hope to gain from this experience and how participating be beneficial for you
3. In 500 words or less, please talk about your general interests, career and academic goals. How are you working toward accomplishing some of these?