2019 Summer Internship Program

General Information

Summer Internship Program Application Due April 26, 2019.
Summer Internship Program. Contact Neilroy Singer at 505-368-3554 (Shiprock Site) or Dr. Donald Robinson at 928-724-6719 (Tsaile Site).

Dine Environmental Institute & Outreach
The increased awareness of the science, math, environmental and technological fields of profession are a primary goal for DEI. With research-based learning and a focus on curriculum development, we aim toward a progressive system of student learning, adhering to the college mission so each student will develop into a determined, self-reliant student in the science, math, environmental and technological fields.

DEI conducts environmental studies through field and laboratory research and analysis, culturally relevant curriculum development, educational instruction, data collection and management, including repository archiving and sharing, policy formation, community outreach and training and environmental project management.


DEI: The Mission!
Nitsáhákees (Thinking)
Develop culturally relevant curriculum
Nahat’á (Planning)
Develop environmental policy
Provide environmental project management
Iiná (Living)

Conduct environmental studies
Conduct community outreach and training
Sihasin (Assurance)
Maintain and manage data collection including repository archiving and sharing
Produce Native American scientists and technicians

Four Sacred Elements with Strategic Goals
Sustainable (and traditionally) agriculture
Environmental remediation
Responsible reclamation of mining sites

Improve water quality and quantity
Improve air quality
Increase the use of renewable energy in culturally sensitive ways

Interested in a Summer Internship?
Want to be a part of environmental education and outreach?
The Diné Environmental Institute is accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Internship in the following research activities:
Ten Week Summer Program:

  • Three week course work (4 cr.) in environmental science research methods, field biology, GIS
  • Six weeks research internship (3 cr.) in area of interest
  • One week analysis and presentation of research (3 cr.)

10 weeks paid internship
Paid room and board
Paid course fees (8 cr.)
Stipend of $4,000

Application Process
Diné College Student Employment Application, (see Selina Yazzie, Tsaile, FOB 2, 928-724-6716, or Neilroy Singer, Shiprock, GIS Lab, 505-368-3554) (Click Here to Download the Student Employment Application Form),Unofficial Transcripts, 2.5 GPA, Letter of InterestResume, and three current letters of recommendations.

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