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Submitted by Elk Richardson – NativeVoter@voicelists.org The WINS Program is a unique experience for American Indian and Alaskan Native Students to work and study in Washington DC for the semester or the summer. Students work 35- 40 hours a week in a Federal Agency that sponsors American Indian and Alaska Native students from across the country in a Washington DC program of internship and study. Students (also called WINS interns) take three courses in the fall or spring term, earning 12 credit hours or 2 courses in the summer earning 6 credit hours. Through the WINS sponsorship program interns receive: -transportation to and from DC, -subway passes, -tuition & books -stipend for incidentals, -Housing at American University’s Tenley Campus dormitories -Meal plan -Social and cultural activities and field trips.  You are eligible if you are currently enrolled in an academic program, will have 60 credits earned by program start date and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. For more information and eligibility requirements or to complete an application please visit our website at www.american.edu/wins or call us at 1-800-853-3076. Applications for the Spring 2006 semester are due October 7, 2005.

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