The Udall Foundation and Native Nations Institute selected Northern Arizona University student Chelsi Tsosie as a 2018 Native American Congressional Intern.

Only 12 interns are selected for this program each year. Interns are selected based on their academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy. As a Udall intern, Tsosie will complete an intensive nine-week internship in the Washington, D.C. office of Rep. Derek Kilmer this summer.

Tsosie is a member of the Navajo Nation. She is completing her degrees in management and marketing at NAU and hopes to eventually earn a J.D. in Native American Law. Tsosie’s career goals are to use her knowledge of business and law to contribute to the development and improvement of the Navajo Nation and other Native communities. Her passion for improving the quality of life in Native communities for future generations is motivated by the broad spectrum of issues that Native peoples face.

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides Native American and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process to understand firsthand the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the federal government.

For additional information about the Native Nations Institute and the Udall Internship program, contact Mona Nozhackum at (520) 626-0664 or nozhackum@email.arizona.edu.