At the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) the goal of our community education and outreach is to increase awareness of cancer prevention strategies and promote early detection. Student interns have an opportunity to be part of this work. The internship program is designed to provide the student with a professional experience in the fields of Community Health Education or Community Health Worker.

Eligible students will be final semester/quarter student enrolled in an accredited health-related degree program with a significant interest in and dedication to community health education with American Indians.

AICAF offers an internship in the Summer, Spring and Fall semesters each year.  Applications will be reviewed based on the following timelines:

Summer Internship:
Applications due March 1
Applicants notified early April
Internship runs May-August

Fall Internship:
Applications due June 1
Applicants notified early July
Internship runs September-December

Spring Internship:
Applications due October 15
Applicants notified early November
Internship runs January-May

The intern is expected to work up to 20 hours per week; hours may vary and may include evenings and weekends. The term of the internship can be modified to satisfy university requirements.

Summary of Intern Responsibilities

Individual student responsibilities will vary depending on student background.  Examples of specific internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Become familiarized with all AICAF activities, general operations, and provide support as necessary.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of community health and wellness programs, presentations, and health fair events.
  • Create articles or health education tools for possible publication on the AICAF web site, in newsletters and/or other sources.
  • Create electronic communications, which may include website and social media content and surveys.
  • Assist in conducting literature reviews and writing of scientific articles.
  • Assist in the program planning and evaluation process through direct involvement in staff meetings, project planning committees and other discussions.
  • Assist with locating grant opportunities and drafting grant applications.
  • Participate in all scheduled activities/events and satisfy other duties as assigned.

Interns are expected to have basic skills necessary to complete these tasks, however, training will be provided on tasks that may not have been covered through coursework, such as the use of specific software programs.

The intern will be provided a stipend of $1,500. The stipend will be paid in three $500 installments during the course of the internship.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that includes availability and a current resume to All required application materials must be received on or before the due dates mentioned above.

Following the application deadline, a program representative may contact you to review your materials/credentials and, if appropriate, arrange a personal interview.  Interviews will be conducted to select the most qualified and suitable candidate(s) and will be performed in-person or by phone depending on the availability of the student. Selection will be made based on the students’ background and experiences, communication skills, professional interests and enthusiasm, and on the projected needs and scheduled activities during the defined internship period.

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