Thanks to the Building Pathways for Tribal Youth under the NYCP grant, the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Education Department is able to coordinate a variety of exciting internship opportunities with area businesses and organizations. The internships opportunities are open to tribal youth ages 14-19 years old and range from areas such as small business and historic preservation to natural resources and communications. All internships pay $750 for 50 hours of work ($15 per hour).
Internship opportunities include the following: library science at the Mashpee Public Library; small business at Polar Cave in Mashpee, Wampanoag history with the Commission on Indian Affairs/Tribal Historic Preservation Office; aquaculture with the MWT Natural Resources Dept; wildlife (New England Cottontail) research, art and writing to create a field guide to Mashpee plants and animals, interviewing and writing to create an oral history of Wampanoag elders, and traditional plant cultivation and research with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information or to apply for an internship, please contact John Hanlon at (508) 237-0041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.