State of Oregon Intern - Native American Education in Salem, Oregon

Intern - Native American Education



Intern - Native American Education


$12.47 - $14.44 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type



Education-Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

Job Number



7/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Program: Native American Education

Internship Hours: 12-16 per week/Flexible on days and times

Duration: 3-6 months

Pay: Successful student can elect either paid/unpaid depending on student need

Location: 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Education's passion extends beyond the classroom. We seek to foster equity and excellence for every learner through collaborations with educators, partners, and communities. A career at ODE means collaborating with passionate and talented professionals whose influence reaches teachers, administrators, parents, and most importantly students. Our culture flourishes by embracing diversity and innovation. We strive to remove systemic barriers and define success by providing more equitable opportunities for the children of Oregon.

Our Native American students and parents need more support to achieve academic success. Students are in need of additional educational, physical, and cultural activities that pertain to their native language, culture, and history. Additionally, teachers, administrators, and other staff can benefit from cultural competency training to explore their understanding of the unique cultural attributes of the communities they serve including the nine federally recognized Tribes of Oregon.

We are recruiting for a part-time (12-16 hours per week/flexible on days and times) internship in our Salem office. This internship will run for approximately 3-6 months beginning in August.


  • Provide support to efforts of Senate Bill 13 Tribal History Shared History.

  • Research Oregon federally recognized tribal government currents events to create a white paper.

  • Research issues affecting urban American Indian/Alaska Native youth.

  • Coordinate and support a variety of internal and external meetings/gatherings.

  • Develop a template newsletter for website.


General office environment, some travel may be required. This is a high-paced office, rewarding and fun.

TO QUALIFY for the position you must be:

  • Must be enrolled in a college at least half-time

  • Preference may be given to applicants taking the following coursework: communication, writing, policy, and/or social justice (diversity).

Successful candidates will also have:

  • Knowledge and ability to work with American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

  • Ability to effectively work on multiple projects.

  • Strong organization, note-taking and communication (both oral and written) skills.

  • Proficient in computer programs (word, excel, navigating websites/internet)

"The Oregon Department of Education is committed to searching for and sustaining a culturally, racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse working environment. We are dedicated to hiring and retaining a diverse staff that blends expertise and interest in supporting every student in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Education understands that an authentic focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace will in turn create an engaging and talented workforce devoted to creating a better education system for Oregon."


  • To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" link above to complete the online application.

  • Attach a cover letter, no more than 2 pages, describing what you hope to gain from this internship.

  • Attach a letter of reference recommending you for this internship program. The letter should be from someone who knows your work quality and ethic, such as a teacher, coach, supervisor, or mentor.

  • Attach your Transcripts (official or unofficial)

  • Only complete applications received by the posted closing date and time will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents.

Failure to attach required documents may result in disqualification of your application.

Background Check: Applicants will be subject to a thorough background investigation which may include fingerprinting and driving record check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude an appointment. The circumstances involved in the conviction will be considered.

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Application Technical Issues: If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627.

The Department of Education does not offer VISA sponsorships. On the first day of employment, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

The Department of Education is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.

This job posting is for temporary position(s) and does not include the typical benefits available for employees.

Temporary employees may be eligible for employee health benefits offered through the Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) as outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.