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Internship Program


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

The internship program prepares students to become strong, knowledgeable leaders through collaborative relationships with local, state and national organizations and businesses. Participants receive opportunities to build bridges, one relationship at a time, in an effort to address issues facing the Chickasaw Nation.

During a six 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.

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

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


  • Chickasaw citizen
  • 18 to 25-years-old
  • 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.

Service Area


This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 272-1286

(580) 436-7222

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1548
Ada, Oklahoma 74821


Department of Culture and Humanities
1020 N. Mississippi
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 436-7282