ERIC Number: ED231601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Resource Development and Internship Program. Annual Report 1981-1982.
New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
The Indian Resource Development and Internship (IRDI) Program marked its seventh year by continuing to assist Indian tribes in developing a managerial, professional, and scientific corps of American Indians through college academic education and related practical work experience. Participants attended universities and pursued majors of their choice, considering tribal needs and individual interests. Following the introduction and a brief history of IRDI, the 1981-82 annual report covers: transition to a new leadership (permanent staff and program); recruitment of Indian high school and college (undergraduate and graduate) students; student services (financial aid information, retention, tutoring and counseling, etc.); work experience through part-time, work study, summer jobs, internships, co-op assignments, and employment assistance; student seminars (high school orientation and business seminar), and adult seminars (Indian women's professional advancement, real property seminar), and agricultural and economic development activities). Other topics of the report include: program support from Trust and Real Property Management, College of Engineering, Native American Engineering Program, institutions, tribes, and organizations; institute development (history, strategy, support, and future); advisory committees; New Mexico 1982-83 legislation; and proposal to the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Numerous appendices include examples of letters, job descriptions, lists of participants, etc. (AH)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Agriculture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Career Guidance, College School Cooperation, Engineering, Females, Financial Support, High School Students, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training, Natural Resources, Program Development, Secondary Education, Self Determination, Seminars, Student Recruitment, Summer Programs, Tribes, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.