(Editor’s note: Janae Levier, human resources generalist for Tepa LLC, is the guest author for this post. Janae is a member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi Tribe of Oklahoma and an alumna of Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU), School of Business.)
After another successful summer, we are preparing for this coming summer. We are seeking intern applicants now! Find application materials on the Travois website and download the application here. Deadline to apply has been extended to Wednesday, March 14, 2018!
A summer internship made a huge difference in my career and my life. In the summer of 2015 between my junior and senior years at Haskell, I became Tepa’s first Kansas City intern.
Tepa is a shared services organization owned by the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians that provides common leadership, administration and management for eight independent companies. As an intern, I was exposed to all aspects of the eight companies (different departments, marketing efforts and clients). One of my main focuses before graduating was coordinating the next internship program.
For the following summer, in 2016, we took an innovative approach and partnered with Travois for the Native American Internship Program. We hired two interns (pictured below), Gabby (University of Kansas alumna) and Tsianina (HINU alumna), and they spent five weeks with Travois and five weeks with Tepa.
Carmen wrote about her experiences last summer. (Read more here.)
“Every week I’m presented with new challenges to overcome and new skills to learn, which have bolstered my confidence,” Carmen said. (pictured below) “This internship has introduced me to resources and relationships that will help me establish and build my professional network, setting the foundation for my future career.”
“Being part of the Travois team has empowered me and encouraged my personal development more than I could have imagined,” said Carmen.
I’m thrilled for another summer internship opportunity that will build both Travois’ and Tepa’s relationships with Haskell’s student body. This is a chance for real-world experience, networking and career foundation. I strongly encourage all Haskell students to apply. Onward Haskell!