AISES Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Internships

Job/Position Title: Bonneville Power Administration Internships

Salary Range: Weekly stipend – $600, weekly Local transportation allowance – $70, $300 million annual program that implements fish and wildlife-related projects in the region.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017 11:59 pm (MST)

Brief Description:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is pleased to announce one to two positions, designed in BPA’s Transmission Services such as Planning and Asset Management, System Operations, and Engineering and Technical that depend on the students’ engineering. The internship will assist senior engineers working on drawings, performing planning functions, design, testing equipment, participating in field visits and other activities related to project development.

Hosted By:

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a  non-profit professional association with the goal of substantially increasing American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, First Nation and other indigenous peoples of North America representation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and other related disciplines.


Eligible applicants will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Students must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year college/university at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be current AISES members at the time of application.
  • All applicants will be required to enter a valid AISES membership number.
  • Applicants must be an enrolled member or descendant of an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe, Alaska Native Village, or Native Hawai’ian or descendant of a Native Hawai’ian.
  • Applicants may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB).

How to Apply:

To apply, the candidates can enter online by submitting their email or you can register through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

To apply, students should submit the required documents for the general online application:

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Tribal Enrollment Verification (or proof of descendancy).
  3. Resume:  Submit your current resume.
  4. Photo:  A headshot photo, in jpeg format.
  5. Letters of Recommendation: Be sure to give your recommenders plenty of time—at least 3 weeks, more is better—to complete their recommendation for you
  6. Essays: Students are required to submit 3 essays, up to 500 words each:
  • Essay Prompt 1: Share a personal statement that highlights your background, interests, academic achievements, and what impact you hope to have in your community and/or profession.
  • Essay Prompt 2: What stimulated your interest in your chosen major or area of study?
  • Essay Prompt 3:  What activity or activities (cultural, community-related, occupational, academic, athletic etc.) most clearly reflect your character?  Please describe your participation.Why is participation in this activity or these activities important to you?

Financial Aid:

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society will provide:

  • Round-trip airfare or mileage to internship site
  • Weekly stipend – $600
  • Dormitory lodging
  • Weekly Local transportation allowance – $70
  • $300 million annual program that implements fish and wildlife-related projects in the region.

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