NARCH Student Development Options

Working with students to serve American Indian communities in health.

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, in partnership with multiple groups interested in the health of American Indian people, has designed a student development program to support students who are interested in health care research and occupations. Through this program, students are provided with academic support, career guidance, and opportunities for hands-on learning experiences from middle school through their Bachelor’s Degree.

These programs are for students who are American Indian or Alaskan Native (AI/AN) and are interested in pursuing careers in science research and or health care.


Indigenous Health and Wellness Days
April 25-27, 2019

Held in Madison, WI

Geared to students in 6th- 12th grade from Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota

Purpose: The event serves to both welcome and attract American Indian students into health sciences professions. American Indian students are invited to the UW-Madison and Madison College campuses to learn about science and health professions through hands-on activities, tours, and cultural activities. They will be introduced to American Indian professionals in the health sciences and can interact with UW-Madison American Indian students who have successfully navigated pre-college and college programs.
Cost: FREE

Indigenous Health & Wellness Days Flyer

American Indian Science Scholars Program
July 7-July 17, 2019
Held in Milwaukee, WI

Geared to high school students (freshman year completed), have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and live in Wisconsin, Michigan, or Minnesota

Purpose: This is a 10-day on campus experience giving American Indian students an introduction to college life, which involves interactive scientific and cultural experiences. A wide array of science topics is explored; some past ones have included forensics/DNA evidence, field station work, management of water resources, microbiology, and hematology. Exploration takes place through tours, hand-on activities, and interactive visits at various Milwaukee area colleges and universities.
Cost: FREE

College Summer Internship
Summer 2019

Geared to Native American college students from Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The internship is a time of academic mentoring and summer research experiences during the undergraduate years. Students approved for this program will work with identified research mentors in paid research internships at selected universities and colleges. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with mentors on research projects that are directly addressing health issues in American Indian communities.

Students must complete an application process. Preference will be given to those students who have completed the American Indian Science Scholars Program.


•Letter of interest

•Community involvement

•College transcript with GPA (unofficial copy accepted)

•Writing sample

Flyer for College Summer Internship

For more information about any of these programs, please contact:

Amy Poupart
PO Box 9
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54568
Agency Phone: 715-588-3324 Ext. 177
Direct Line: 715-588-1077

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