The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) at The George Washington University aims to elevate the next generation of Indigenous leaders. Through generous funding from AT&T, the program provides full academic scholarships to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and recent graduates for a semester-long experience in the nation’s capital. NAPLP Scholars study public policy, federal-tribal relations, and political processes while completing a full-time internship uniquely tailored to their interests and career goals. NAPLP cohorts also attend weekly site visits and events to explore different career paths and expand their personal and professional networks.
Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Political Leadership Program has transitioned to a fully virtual format in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. NAPLP Scholars will complete their full-time courses, internships, and site visits remotely. As such, campus housing and travel stipends will not be provided in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.