2021 Native American Jump Start grant applications are now open to Native college students who will be working in an internship or fellowship. Apply Now. Application deadline April 30, 2021. After this date, applications will still be accepted on a rolling basis, and grants are given based on availability.
Native American Jump Start works with native college students who are interested in gaining valuable work-life experiences through seasonal summer employment opportunities. These employment opportunities typically offer off the reservation employment. Native American Jump Start provides financial support to get the student to their internship location and help bridge the gap to their first paycheck. Native American Jump Start will provide each intern with a program mentor, welcome packet, and a financial stipend for miscellaneous employment needs.