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BIA Pathways Internship Program

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Who are we?

About the BIA

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of Native Americans, Tribes, and Alaska Natives. We manage and protect over 55 million acres of tribal trust lands and are seeking to train the next generation of Native workers.

About OTS

The Office of Trust Services is committed to employing, developing, and sustaining a high quality workforce in the field of natural resource management, water resources management, and other disciplines charged with enhancing the quality of life for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. The Workforce Planning and Youth Program Coordination Office, Washington, DC, (Workforce Planning Office or Central Office to students) provides the framework and technical oversight of the Pathways Internship Program. 

About the BIA Pathways Program

The BIA Pathways Internship Program connects Native American and Alaska Native students to paid internships across the United States. With meaningful projects, rotational assignments, and multi-semester opportunities, Pathways prepares you for an impactful career in public service and offers a direct pipeline to full-time employment with the BIA or Tribal Nations upon graduation.

We support internship opportunities in each of the OTS branches linked on the left side of this page.

Pathways students in the field
Pathways students in the field


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BIA Pathways
301 NW 6th Ste 311
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CST, Monday–Friday.

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