The University Career Center is committed to supporting your career development as a student who identifies as Native American/Indigenous and to helping you make the most of your time at the University of Oregon. Your identity may likely intersect with your career choices, extracurricular interests, and future goals. The University Career Center is here to help you explore the role your identity may play in your job search and connect you to helpful resources. To suggest additional resources email email@example.com.
Job Websites and Resources
- Native American Jobs — An Employment Resource & Job Directory which allows you to select a state or region and find Native American employers and career possibilities.
- NativeHire — Designed to streamline the job search process for its applicants by working with employers who are actively looking to hire Native Americans. You will find job search resources and job postings on this website.
- National Congress of American Indians — NCAI works with tribal nations to protect Native culture today and for generations to come. It offers internships and fellowships that provide young individuals from across Indian Country with opportunities to serve on the front lines of legislative action and policy development. It also offers job listings submitted by Native American employers and organizations seeking Native American applicants.
- SACNAS (Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science) — An inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
- Royal Bank of Canada Resources for Indigenous Peoples — Scholarships, professional development, and internship programs for indigenous peoples.
- USA Jobs Native American Resources — Government jobs for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Information on Indian Preference.
- US Department of Labor: Department of Indian and Native Americans Programs These programs are designed to support employment and training activities to develop more fully academic, occupational, and literacy skills; make individuals more competitive in the workforce, and promote economic and social development by the goals and values of such communities.
- Tribal Employment Pages: Below are some Oregon Tribal employment pages:
- Full listing of Oregon Nations and Tribes
- Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs — Warm Springs, Oregon
- Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw — Coos Bay, Oregon
- Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde Tribal Council — Grande Ronde, Oregon
Professional Associations and Organizations
- UO Native America Strategies Group — volunteer coalition of faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, and community members which meets regularly to communicate, plan, and facilitate a holistic vision of scholarship and service for Native students and Native American and Indigenous Studies on campus.
- The Multicultural Center (MCC) promotes student leadership development and personal growth through community building and education. It is also home to more than 25 different MCC Student Unions, including the Native American Student Union and more.
- The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) develops and implements programs and services that support and empower historically underrepresented and underserved populations. Check out their UO Diversity Scholarships!
- The Many Nations Longhouse is a place of community, welcome, peace, harmony, cultural exchange, and of individual support for UO students.
- Check out all the student clubs and organizations on campus that you can join! Many are identity/affinity-based, and if you don’t see something you like, you can always start your own!