HERS Summer Internship Program
June 6 - July 30, 2021
Climate and environmental change are altering the landscapes and lifeways of many Native communities. The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Summer Internship program is dedicated to preparing tribal college students for graduate school and to help meet the challenges of climate and environmental change. This is a paid internship.
HERS 2021 will be in-person at KU with social distancing. Travel will be provided to and from Lawrence, KS, and to the Konza Prairie Biological Station. There will be no travel to work with the Oneida tribe in Green Bay WI this year due to COVID restrictions. Updates will be provided as available.
- 2021 HERS Informational Presentation - PowerPoint
- Complete the HERS Interest Form to join the HERS email listserv, and to receive HERS program materials.
- 2021 HERS Program Brochure
2021 HERS FAQ
Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma and professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. He is an accomplished scholar and the founder of Haskell Environmental Research Studies internship program with colleagues from the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University. Through his efforts the internship program has helped undergraduates succeed in higher education endeavors. He authored the inspiring book Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge (2009).
Dr. Jay T. Johnson is a professor and Associate Chair in the Geography & Atmospheric Science program at the University of Kansas. His research interests are at the intersection of Indigenous and Western approaches to resource and environmental management with a particular focus on sustaining resilient landscapes in the face of environmental change.
Phillip Cody Marshall (Pima-Maricopa-Lakota) is an instructor in the Indigenous and American Indian Studies Department at Haskell Indian Nations University in the College of Natural and Social Sciences. His research interests include Indigenous environmental protection and justice, and modern perceptions of Native Americans. He resides in Lawrence, Kansas.
Dr. Joseph Brewer II is an associate professor in the Environmental Studies program, and the Director of the Indigenous Studies program at the University of Kansas. His research interests lie in working with Indigenous people on community driven land tenure and natural resources initiatives that work towards self-determination.