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This blog is for announcements of opportunities to graduate or undergraduate students in fields relevant to our mission and membership. This includes field schools, scholarships, internships, research assistantships and other student opportunities. Please be sure to provide contact information, deadlines, and other important information in your announcement. Note that you must be a member to add new postings. If you are not a member but wish to add an announcement, please contact the webmaster.

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  • Monday, April 10, 2017 8:52 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for an opportunity to practice hands-on skills in anthropological methods and get involved with real-world experience? Sweet Grass Consulting, LLC (SGC) partners with organizations and communities to provide services and opportunities for economically impoverished communities throughout the United States. Currently, SGC is involved with a housing market study on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

    Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation has invited Sweet Grass Consulting to conduct surveys in order to determine housing needs on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The surveyors, local Oglala Lakota and SGC (with the help of interns!), will be collecting approximately 300 surveys from a portion of all communities throughout Oglala country. Information from these surveys will be analyzed and reported on for the purpose of increasing the ability to provide different housing opportunities on the reservation. The internship will take on the Pine Ridge Reservation for May 17th-22nd. Then, interns will be responsible for 32 hours within the span of 3-4 days of data analysis in Excel.

    Interning with SGC is a good way to learn new skills and prepare for the job force. If you are a student or anyone looking for professional development in a real-world, applicable setting, internships can be a valuable addition to your resume. Many schools will offer credits for internships or independent research.

    You will not regret the experiences and growth you will encounter while visiting the rich environment and working with vibrant people throughout the area.

    Interns will be responsible for the following:

    • Helping conduct in-person surveys and home verifications with groups of 2-3

    • Engagement and Participation

    • Optimal Unpreparedness – GO WITH THE FLOW!

    • Cost of food and a sleeping bag


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