Adeline Aranaydo, a first-year Master of Social Welfare (MSW) student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is one of 12 students nationwide to be selected as a 2012 Native American Congressional Intern through the Udall Foundation. Aranaydo, of the Tohono O’odham Nation, will intern in the office of U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.).
The intensive, 10-week Washington, D.C. internship places students in competitive internships in Senate and House offices, committees, Cabinet Departments, and the White House, where they meet with key decision makers and observe government decision-making firsthand.
Aranaydo, a graduate of UC Berkeley, was selected by an independent review committee of nationally recognized Native educators and tribal policy leaders based academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to a career in tribal public policy. Her professional interest is in assisting tribal programs to expand and serve Native American children and families through policy development and coordination with state and federal entities.
About the Udall Foundation
The Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency established by Congress in 1992 to provide federally funded scholarships for college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment, as well as to American Indian students pursuing tribal public policy or health care careers.