Internship Program

Chickasaw Nation Residents, Chickasaws At‑large

The Chickasaw Nation Internship Program prepares students to become strong, knowledgeable leaders through collaborative relationships with local, state and national organizations and businesses.

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  • Chickasaw citizen
  • Ages 18 to 25
  • Full-time college student (sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student when submitting application)
  • Cannot be dually enrolled in high school/college at the time of submitting the application
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

* Unpaid internship opportunities may be available for students who do not meet these qualifications.

You Provide
  • Internship program application
  • Valid driver's license
  • Professional resume with three references
  • Copy of latest college transcript (students must be in good standing)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Complete a survey upon completion of internship
For information regarding application process, contact us.
Required Forms and Documents


(580) 436-7282
(580) 272-2553
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1548, Ada, Oklahoma 74821


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Program Details

College-aged Chickasaw students learn how to become effective ambassadors and real-world problem solvers through this career preparation program.

Participants receive opportunities to build bridges, one relationship at a time, in an effort to address issues facing the Chickasaw Nation.

During a 6 to 10-week internship, eligible interns receive bi-weekly pay and are provided housing accommodations. Travel expenses may be covered for eligible participants living outside the job location area.

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria for compensation will be able to participate to gain valuable, professional experience without compensation. Eligibility criteria is listed below.

Internship opportunities are provided based on students major and/or minor through the Chickasaw Nation and partnering external organizations.