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Summer Internship (Epidemiology)

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council is a non-profit organization formed by the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin.  We serve all WI tribes by providing administration of grant-funded programs either directly or with sub grants. Programs range from Child and Maternal services to Education to Disability and Elder benefits. Our Mission is: To Enhance the Quality of Life for all Native People.
Summer Internship Opportunity
Summer, 2023
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC)
A program of Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC)
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC) is a consortium of federally recognized Indian Tribes in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. GLITC is a nonprofit corporation that serves Tribes by administering grant-funded programs directly or through sub-grants. GLITC programs range from family health and Elder services to vocational rehabilitation and economic development. The mission of GLITC is to enhance the quality of life for all Native people.
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC) is a program of GLITC. Since 1996, GLITEC has served the 34 federally recognized Tribes, four urban Indian communities, and three Indian Health Service (IHS) service units within the Bemidji IHS Area (Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Chicago).
The mission of GLITEC is to support Tribal communities in their efforts to improve health by assisting with data needs through partnership development, community-based research, education, and technical assistance. GLITEC staff supports American Indian/Alaska Native communities in their efforts to improve the health of their people by:
Partnering directly with communities
  • Producing publicly available resources
  • Educating on local, state, and national levels to improve data.

 Why choose an internship with GLITEC?
A GLITEC internship is a unique opportunity to engage in public health practice in rural, underserved, and culturally varied communities that experience disparate health, education, and economic conditions. To help create a successful work experience, GLITEC offers learning opportunities about the history of colonization and its effect on American Indian/Alaska Native communities and helps interns understand the importance of building and maintaining trust with Tribal communities.
Project Opportunities
GLITEC is seeking a total of four (4) interns this summer, two interns to work at the Lac du Flambeau main office and two interns to be placed at one of our three satellite offices. Projects available to interns vary depending on student interest, academic program requirements, and staff availability. GLITEC intern projects areas could include:
HIV prevention promotional activities
  • Tribal community health assessment (data analysis and report writing)
  • Social Determinants of Health report
  • Collecting drinking water samples

Intern Requirements and Qualifications
Undergraduate and graduate master’s-level public health students may submit applications for their internship, field placement, and/or master’s project.
A GLITEC internship requires an awareness and keen appreciation of Native traditions, customs, and socioeconomic needs. Qualified applicants must always demonstrate the ability to work effectively with contacts at Native organizations. This requires humility, respect, courtesy, open-mindedness, trustworthiness, discretion, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling functions of a sensitive nature while continuing to pursue our mission.
Interns may have day trips and overnight travel throughout Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin as part of the internship to help build relationships with the Tribal communities we serve; work travel expenses are reimbursable. Internships are expected to begin in May 2023 and conclude in September 2023. Actual start and end dates are flexible. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week for approximately ten weeks at $18.00 - $20.00 per hour based on qualifications.
Learn more by reading the GLITEC overview factsheet or watching the video titled What Are Tribal Epidemiology Centers?
GLITC Main Office
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
P.O. Box 9
2932 Highway 47 N.
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
GLITC Satellite Offices
University of Michigan School of Public Health 1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
University of Minnesota
1300 South Second St., Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Population Health Institute
WARF Office Building
610 Walnut St.
Madison, WI 53726
To Apply: See the employment page of our website at for more information.
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) is an equal opportunity employer that applies Native American Preference as defined in Section 703(i) of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(i). Consistent with the referenced Native American Preference, it is the policy of GLITC to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications of the job applied for, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status or disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. As an equal opportunity employer, GLITC intends to comply fully with all federal and state laws and the information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538, or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 472-7207.
These positions are open until they have been filled.