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UTSOA-CRP Completed Internships

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"The Horizons Project" / Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation
101 Cheyenne Ave / mt-39
Lame Deer, MT 59043, US
Posted by Mark Tirpak - MSCRP 06?

I completed an internship with the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation during the Spring & Summer of 2005. Through the internship, I helped the Club build its volunteer and fundraising community and capacity. I also helped the Club explore more critically its relationship with various organizations that utilize the Club and community as a service project site.

Through the internship, I launched the Horizons Project and traveled with Northern Cheyenne youth cross-country (Montana to Boston and back by van), visiting heritage sites and colleges with strong American Indian recruiting and student support strategies. In addition, we completed service projects in some of the communities we visited - often with organizations and/or student groups that have done service work in Lame Deer in the past (but not always in partnership with local youth).

The US-based portion of the program dovetailed with an international exchange trip to the UK. The 2005 Horizons program suffered from an ambitious itinerary, vehicle problems, and limited drivers / program facilitators.

While plans for a similar 2006 summer program were cancelled, the long-term objective of the Horizons project - helping Northern Cheyenne youth develop lifelong learning, entrepreneurship, and project planning and management skills while increasing their participation in sustainable community development - are still being realized.

The Club would definitely welcome more interns from the CRP program! For details, please feel free to contact me or Emma Harris - by email or phone at (406) 477-6654 x102
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GrantWorks, Inc,
Austin, TX, US
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206 Hurd Rd
Aurora, OH 44202, US
If you need help figuring out how to make or edit a map marker - including how to include web and email links in the description, visit the CRPSHARE Instructables Group.
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County of San Diego
1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101, US
The County hires 10 public policy and planning students from UT and Texas A&M each year. The positions are well paid and provide an opportunity to learn about the workings of county government with a focus on public policy. Contact Candice Compton for more information:
Candis.Compton@sdcounty.ca.gov
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Foundation Communities
3036 S 1st St/1st St S
Austin, TX 78704, US
Completed fall 2004-spring 2005 by Gwen Shapard ('05).
FC is a nonprofit affordable housing and social service organization. I assisted with fundraising for housing and community programs by applying for grants from various foundations and corporations. I also helped with volunteer recruitment, outreach and data reporting for the volunteer income tax assistance program.
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Austin Housing Finance Corportation
TX 78702, US
Gwen Shapard (mscrp '05), spring 2004.
I worked on the City's Consolidated Plan, updating housing data from various sources. Some GIS work (mapping Census tracts with high poverty, eg).
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Austin Independent School District
1111 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703, US
Office of Planning and Community Relations