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The Joseph A. Myers Center is committed to training a new generation of scholars who address Native American issues through community-based and collaborative research. The Center offers a summer internship program for undergraduates; undergraduate research internships through UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program; graduate student research opportunities on select projects; and fellowships to doctoral students selected to participate in ISSI’s Graduate Fellows Program (GFP).

In partnership with ISSI, the Center also provides training workshops on methods (e.g., participant observation, computer-assisted data management programs, statistical analysis, in-depth interviewing), how to conduct evaluations and surveys in Indian country, and Federal Indian Law 101 (e.g., tribal sovereignty, tribal governance issues).

Graduate Fellows Training Program

For more than thirty years, the Graduate Fellows Training Program has provided an interdisciplinary research and training environment as a complement to advanced degree programs in the social sciences and professional schools. Over 100 graduate student fellows have successfully completed their doctoral studies and gone on to establish distinguished academic careers that have significantly influenced their respective disciplines.  Read more about the program here 

Summer Internship and Mentoring Program

The Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, in collaboration with the Center for Urban Ethnography (CUE) at the University of California at Berkeley, is offering a free research program for highly-motivated undergraduate social scientists. This program will provide mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for all who attend. To read more about the program click here.

Native American Museum Studies Institute

The Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, in collaboration with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Antropology, provides a free intensive week-long training in museum skills to staff and volunteers of tribal museums and cultural centers. To read more about the program click here.

Program for the Study of Indigenous Languages and Culture



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