Grades 8-12: Hands-on Internships

Internships are a great way for tribal youth to learn valuable skills that they can take into their future careers. The department offers paid internship opportunities to all Native American Students for $15 an hour for 100 hours of work.

Outside Internships

Aquaculture Internship Program

Internship Period: April 2024 – Spring 2025
Application Due Date: February 25, 2024

Massachusetts aquaculturists are in search of staff who are reliable and willing to learn. Aquaculture Internships for Massachusetts (AIM) will pay you to learn about aquaculture. No prior experience is needed. Spend much of the year in an internship trying out a variety of roles within the industry – and discover if aquaculture is the right work path for you!

New England Black and Indigenous Maritime Histories Summer Internship

Eligibility: college graduates, entry-level museum professionals, graduate students, upper-level undergraduates
Internship Period: June 3 – August 9, 2024
Application Due Date: February 16, 2024

Mystic Seaport Museum is seeking applicants for the 2024 New England Black and Indigenous Maritime Histories Summer Internship. This interdisciplinary internship engages with BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) maritime histories and contemporary communities through academic exploration and hands-on practice in public engagement, curation, and community conversations. The program benefits students with interest in museum careers as well as students who aspire to positions of leadership in the community and responsibility in other fields such as education, business, government, and more.

Cape Cod National Seashore – Science and Communication Intern

Eligibility: ages 19-30 up to age 35 for veterans, must be enrolled Mashpee Wampanoag
Internship Period: May 27th – September 6th
Application Due Date:

The Tribal Youth Internship Program seeks to increase science literacy and public communication skills, accomplish mission critical work for the park, and stregthen relationships between the park and local tribes. Four internship opportunities have been created in partnership with the National Park Service, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head.

Native Land Conservancy – Land of the First Light Fellowship

Eligibility: Native Americans ages 18 – 25 with an interest in a career in conservation
Internship Period: June 10th, 2024 – August 16th, 2024
Application Due Date: March 31st, 2024 

This fellowship intends to open up pathways to diverse careers in conservation for rising Native Americans. Whether you’re a student of ecology or considering a career switch, you’re in the right place! We believe that it is in all our best interests when the next generation of Indigenous conservationists are encouraged to bring their whole selves to their training, including their culture. 


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Education Department

483 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA 02649

508-477-0208 x8

[email protected]

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