Native American Political Leadership Program

www.naplp.gwu.edu The full scholarships cover airfare, tuition, housing and a stipend.

A full scholarship program for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians to study tribal policy and political management in Washington, DC at the George Washington University. The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship program for qualified and politically interested Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian college students. Admitted stud

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02/10/2021

⭐️SUMMER 2021 APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY! ⭐️
Apply: https://bit.ly/37aSbBd Deadline: February 10

NAPLP is a semester-long, full scholarship program for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent graduates. As an NAPLP Scholar, you'll explore different career paths and expand your personal and professional networks with full-time internships and weekly meetings with congressional representatives, career government officials, non-profit leaders, Native influencers, and more! Make sure to apply and submit all application materials by February 10th, 2021!

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Political Leadership Program has transitioned to a fully virtual format in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. NAPLP Scholars will complete their courses, internships, and site visits remotely.

All application materials must be received by February 10th to be considered.

Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Our alumni: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/alumni

02/09/2021

⭐️1 DAY LEFT to apply for Summer 2021!⭐️
Apply: https://bit.ly/37aSbBd Deadline: February 10

Study tribal policy and political management at The George Washington University! NAPLP is a semester-long, full scholarship program for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent graduates. As an NAPLP Scholar, you'll explore different career paths and expand your personal and professional networks with full-time internships and weekly meetings with congressional representatives, career government officials, non-profit leaders, Native influencers, and more! Make sure to apply and submit all application materials by February 10th, 2021!

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Political Leadership Program has transitioned to a fully virtual format in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. NAPLP Scholars will complete their courses, internships, and site visits remotely.

All application materials must be received by February 10th to be considered.

Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Our alumni: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/alumni

02/03/2021

⭐️1 WEEK LEFT to apply for Summer 2021!⭐️
Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Deadline: February 10, 2021

Study tribal policy and political management at The George Washington University! NAPLP is a semester-long, full scholarship program for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent graduates. As an NAPLP Scholar, you'll explore different career paths and expand your personal and professional networks with full-time internships and weekly meetings with congressional representatives, career government officials, non-profit leaders, Native influencers, and more! Make sure to apply and submit all application materials by February 10th, 2021!
Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Political Leadership Program has transitioned to a fully virtual format in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. NAPLP Scholars will complete their courses, internships, and site visits remotely.

All application materials must be received by February 10th to be considered.

Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Our alumni: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/alumni

01/27/2021

⭐️ 2 weeks left to apply for Summer 2021!⭐️
Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Deadline: February 10, 2021

Study tribal policy and political management at The George Washington University! NAPLP is a semester-long, full scholarship program for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent graduates. As an NAPLP Scholar, you'll explore different career paths and expand your personal and professional networks with full-time internships and weekly meetings with congressional representatives, career government officials, non-profit leaders, Native influencers, and more! Make sure to apply and submit all application materials by February 10th, 2021!
Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Political Leadership Program has transitioned to a fully virtual format in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. NAPLP Scholars will complete their courses, internships, and site visits remotely.

All application materials must be received by February 10th to be considered.

Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Our alumni: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/alumni

01/21/2021

⭐️ 3 weeks left to apply for Summer 2021!⭐️
Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Deadline: February 10, 2021

Study tribal policy and political management at The George Washington University! NAPLP is a semester-long, full scholarship program for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent graduates. As an NAPLP Scholar, you'll explore different career paths and expand your personal and professional networks with full-time internships and weekly meetings with congressional representatives, career government officials, non-profit leaders, Native influencers, and more! Make sure to apply and submit all application materials by February 10th, 2021!

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Political Leadership Program has transitioned to a fully virtual format in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. NAPLP Scholars will complete their courses, internships, and site visits remotely.

With 3 weeks left, it's time to start requesting letters of recommendation! All application materials must be received by Feburary 10th to be considered.

Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Our alumni: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/alumni

01/13/2021

⭐️ 4 weeks left to apply for Summer 2021!⭐️
Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Deadline: February 10, 2021

Study tribal policy and political management at The George Washington University! NAPLP is a semester-long, full scholarship program for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent graduates. As an NAPLP Scholar, you'll explore different career paths and expand your personal and professional networks with full-time internships and weekly meetings with congressional representatives, career government officials, non-profit leaders, Native influencers, and more! Make sure to apply and submit all application materials by February 10th, 2021!

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Political Leadership Program has transitioned to a fully virtual format in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. NAPLP Scholars will complete their courses, internships, and site visits remotely.

Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Our alumni: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/alumni

01/04/2021

⭐️ Now Accepting Applications for NAPLP Summer 2021!⭐️
Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Deadline: February 10, 2021

The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) at The George Washington University aims to elevate the next generation of Indigenous leaders. Through generous funding from AT&T, the program provides full academic scholarships to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent graduates for a semester-long experience in the nation’s capital. NAPLP Scholars study public policy, federal-tribal relations, and political processes while completing a full-time internship uniquely tailored to their interests and career goals. NAPLP cohorts also attend weekly site visits and events to explore different career paths and expand their personal and professional networks. Make sure to apply and submit all application materials by February 10th, 2021!
Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Political Leadership Program has transitioned to a fully virtual format in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. NAPLP Scholars will complete their courses, internships, and site visits remotely. As such, campus housing and travel stipends will not be provided in Summer 2021.
Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Our alumni: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/alumni

⭐️ Accepting Applications for NAPLP Summer 2021!⭐️
Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Deadline: February 10, 2021

The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) at The George Washington University aims to elevate the next generation of Indigenous leaders. Through generous funding from AT&T, the program provides full academic scholarships to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent graduates for a semester-long experience in the nation’s capital. NAPLP Scholars study public policy, federal-tribal relations, and political processes while completing a full-time internship uniquely tailored to their interests and career goals. NAPLP cohorts also attend weekly site visits and events to explore different career paths and expand their personal and professional networks. Make sure to apply and submit all application materials by February 10th, 2021!

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Political Leadership Program has transitioned to a fully virtual format in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. NAPLP Scholars will complete their courses, internships, and site visits remotely. As such, campus housing and travel stipends will not be provided in Summer 2021.

Learn more: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program
Our alumni: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/alumni

11/16/2020

Wednesday, November 18th at 2:30 PM EST
☑️ REGISTER: https://bit.ly/38MtVGZ

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we invite you to join us for an expert panel discussion on - The Movement for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Panelists include Robin Maxkii, Mary Kathryn Nagle, Sarah Deer, and Annita Lucchesi, with opening remarks by Mary Ellsberg, Executive Director of the Global Women's Institute, and Tom Brooks, VP of External and Legislative Affairs at AT&T.



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*Please note that this event will include discussions on potentially distressing topics, such as sexual violence, crimes against two-spirit and other Native LGBTQ+ peoples, abduction, and other traumas related to the MMIWG crisis. We advise viewers to take care of themselves and exercise caution while engaging with these difficult subjects.

10/14/2020

⭐️ SPRING 2021 APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY! ⭐️
APPLY: https://bit.ly/2QntSqD ☑️DUE: October 14, 2020

We're looking forward to meeting our Spring 2021 cohort! NAPLP is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program that gives Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent grads the chance to intern and study tribal policy in Washington, DC. In Spring 2021, we will offer virtual access to the program.

Learn more about NAPLP: https://bit.ly/32nOW6b

10/12/2020

⭐️ 2 DAYS LEFT to apply for Spring 2021! ⭐️
APPLY: https://bit.ly/2QntSqD ☑️DUE: October 14, 2020

NAPLP is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program that gives Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent grads the chance to intern and study tribal policy in Washington, DC. In Spring 2021, we will offer virtual access to the program. Learn more: https://bit.ly/32nOW6b

Photos from AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy's post 10/12/2020

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy has partnered with GW to provide a virtual screening of the documentary Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways. The film is available all week-- check out the instructions below to watch at your convenience!

10/07/2020

⭐️ 1 WEEK LEFT to apply for Spring 2021! ⭐️
APPLY: https://bit.ly/2QntSqD ☑️DUE: October 14, 2020

It's time to double-check that your academic transcripts and letter of recommendation are lined up!

NAPLP is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program that gives Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent grads the chance to intern and study tribal policy in Washington, DC. In Spring 2021, we will offer virtual access to the program. Learn more: https://bit.ly/32nOW6b

UNITY, Inc. 10/06/2020

UNITY, Inc. UNITY's Mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth and to help build a strong, unified, and self- reliant Native America through greater youth involvement.

10/05/2020

⭐️ 9 DAYS LEFT to apply for Spring 2021! ⭐️
APPLY: https://bit.ly/2QntSqD ☑️DUE: October 14, 2020

NAPLP is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program that gives Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent grads the chance to intern and study tribal policy in Washington, DC. In Spring 2021, we will offer virtual access to the program. Learn more: https://bit.ly/32nOW6b

09/28/2020

⭐️2 weeks left to apply for Spring 2021!⭐️
APPLY: https://bit.ly/2QntSqD ☑️DUE: October 14, 2020

NAPLP is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program that gives Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent grads the chance to intern and study tribal policy in Washington, DC. In Spring 2021, we will offer virtual access to the program. Learn more: https://bit.ly/32nOW6b

09/09/2020

It was wonderful to reconnect with our alumni last week! A huge thank you to NAPLP Spring '11 alumnus Mike Fisher for a great presentation— check out the recording here! We look forward to hosting more alumni calls in the future. Stay safe everyone, and see you next time!

09/09/2020

⭐️5 weeks left to apply for Spring 2021!⭐️
APPLY: https://bit.ly/2QntSqD ☑️DUE: October 14, 2020

NAPLP is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program that gives students and recent grads the chance to intern and study tribal policy in Washington, DC. Learn more: https://bit.ly/32nOW6b

09/02/2020

Just a few hours away! There's still time to register for today's NAPLP Alumni Event featuring Spring '11 alum Mike Fisher!

Don't forget to register via the link provided on the event page!
Facebook Event: NAPLP Virtual Alumni Event (September 2020)

Six NAPLP Alumni Tackle Digital Disparities during COVID-19 Pandemic 08/28/2020

We are so proud of our talented alumni! This summer, six Native American Political Leadership Program alumni interned with AT&T to expand rural broadband access and facilitate corporate-tribal consultation and collaboration. Angel Benally (Spring '20), Jiron Ryder (Summer '19), Jonah Hoshino (Spring '17), Carson Rieke (Spring '20), Makai Zuniga (Summer '19), and Rachel Whitesell (Spring '19) did some amazing work! Read more here: https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/six-naplp-alumni-tackle-digital-disparities-during-covid-19-pandemic

Six NAPLP Alumni Tackle Digital Disparities during COVID-19 Pandemic Alumni of GW’s Native American Political Leadership Program landed virtual internships with AT&T this summer to bring corporate-government relations and advanced broadband access across Indian Country.

08/25/2020

⭐️ Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2021! ⭐️

The Native American Political Leadership Program is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program that brings Native students and recent graduates to Washington, DC for internships and advanced coursework in tribal policy at The George Washington University.

PROGRAM DATES: January 11, 2021 - April 30, 2021
DEADLINE: October 14, 2020

☑️ APPLY: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/admissions

NAPLP is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian descent, and the full scholarship covers tuition, fees, student housing, airfare, and stipends for books and living expenses.

We look forward to hosting NAPLP Scholars on campus this Spring, but we acknowledge the uncertainties COVID-19 presents. Our first priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and to ensure that our students and internship partners continue to gain valuable experience from this program, we have prepared virtual and partially-virtual program formats, as well as early departure procedures, in the event that campus operations or in-person classes discontinue. To learn more about The George Washington University's pandemic response, please visit coronavirus.gwu.edu.

For more information about the Native American Political Leadership Program visit http://naplp.gwu.edu/

08/24/2020

Calling all NAPLP alumni! Shake up that quarantine routine and join us Wednesday, September 2 at 3:00 PM EST for a special NAPLP Alumni Event featuring guest speaker and NAPLP Spring '11 alum Mike Fisher!

⭐️ REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/3ghm3xh ⭐️
Facebook Event: NAPLP Virtual Alumni Event (September 2020)

In this video call, Mike will discuss his career in law as well as his fulfilling role as an adjunct professor at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College. Following the presentation, participants will engage in a Q&A and guided discussion. This is a great chance to meet other NAPLP alumni, learn more about careers in law, and discover upcoming opportunities— we can't wait to see you there!

If you have any questions or require accessibility accommodations, please contact us at [email protected].

Learn more about NAPLP:
https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/naplp-program

08/04/2020

Go Christina! It's Election Day in Kansas, and we wish the best of luck to NAPLP '19 Alumna Christina Haswood for Kansas House in her campaign to represent the 10th District! Check out this Election Day message and endorsement from Congresswoman Deb Haaland and be sure to vote! ☑️☑️☑️

Alumni Interviews | Christina Haswood (NAPLP '19) 06/17/2020

⭐️ NAPLP Alumna Christina Haswood ('19), Navajo Nation, is running for the 10th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives! In an interview with the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, Christina shares her journey from student to politician and discusses the Native American Political Leadership Program, Kansas politics, and her campaign. Check out this preview and watch the full-length interview here: https://bit.ly/2UVo7Dj

☑️ Be sure to vote in the August 4th Kansas Democratic Primary!

Campaign Page: Christina Haswood for Kansas House
Website & Donate: https://www.haswoodforkansas.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR_Qu6QDydo

Alumni Interviews | Christina Haswood (NAPLP '19) Christina Haswood, Navajo Nation, is running for the 10th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives! If elected, she will be the youngest to repre...

05/26/2020

NAPLP Alumna Christina Haswood ('19), Navajo Nation, is running for the 10th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives! If elected, she will be the youngest to represent the 10th District.

Haswood currently serves as a Research Assistant for the National Council of Urban Indian Health, based in Washington D.C., and the Center for American Indian Community Health, which is a part of the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

“It is important to branch out and see how others operate, whether it is in a different state, or in [Washington] D.C., understanding how the federal system works. We gain these experiences then come back, and apply it to our communities.”

Campaign page: Christina Haswood for Kansas House
Website & Donate: https://www.haswoodforkansas.com
Read more: https://bit.ly/36xebV3
Be sure to vote in the August 4th Kansas Democratic Primary!

05/07/2020

🎉 Congratulations to NAPLP 2018 alumna Brook Thompson (Yurok and Karuk) for being recognized as a UNITY 25 under 25 Native Youth Leader!

UNITY's 25 under 25 Native Youth Leaders recognition program celebrates the achievements of outstanding Native American and Alaska Native leaders under the age 25 who exemplify UNITY’s core mission and live a balanced life.

Read more here:
https://unityinc.org/25-under-25-youth-leaders-in-indian-country-announced-3/ -11037

05/06/2020

🎉 Congratulations to NAPLP 2020 alumna Alayna Harkreader (Cherokee Nation) for being recognized as a UNITY 25 under 25 Native Youth Leader!

UNITY's 25 under 25 Native Youth Leaders recognition program celebrates the achievements of outstanding Native American and Alaska Native leaders under the age 25 who exemplify UNITY’s core mission and live a balanced life.

Read more here:
https://unityinc.org/25-under-25-youth-leaders-in-indian-country-announced-3/

05/01/2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Rule has been appointed Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy!

Rule, an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is an Assistant Professor of Professional Studies and Faculty in Residence at the George Washington University. She previously served as the Center’s Assistant Director and holds the concurrent position of Academic Director of the Semester in Washington Politics Program. In her new role, Rule will oversee the Native American Political Leadership Program and INSPIRE Pre-College Program while spearheading the Center’s research initiatives.

“It has been my pleasure to serve as the Assistant Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy for the past three years, and I now look forward to continuing the important work of the center and expanding in new directions as the Director,” she said. “My goal as Director is to serve Indian Country and support tribal sovereignty through a combination of cutting-edge research, education initiatives for Native youth and thought leadership on pressing political and policy issues.”

Previously, Rule has held posts as a Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies and the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative at American University, Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ford Foundation Fellow. She has received support from Holisso: The Center for the Study of Chickasaw History and Culture, the American Indian College Fund, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Rule received her Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from Brown University, and her B.A. from Yale University.

Read the full press release here: https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/new-director-named-gw%E2%80%99s-att-center-indigenous-politics-and-policy

Learn more about AT&T CIPP here: https://cipp.cps.gwu.edu/

Most People 04/29/2020

The Native American Political Leadership Program aims to strengthen the next generation of Indigenous leaders, and we are thrilled to see NAPLP alumnus Rudy Soto running to represent Idaho's 1st District in Congress! 🇺🇸

https://youtu.be/hKQyTGtn5Cs

Born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, Rudy is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation and completed the NAPLP Program in the spring of 2011.

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 19 via mail-in ballots.

Most People I'm not like most people running for Congress. Born and raised on the "wrong side of the tracks" in Nampa, my family struggled. But despite the challenges an...

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