2021 WTCAC & Partner Internship Opportunities

Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council

“Investing in the Future—Wisconsin Native American Internship Program”

 Established in 2001, the Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a forum for the eleven (11) Native American Tribes in Wisconsin to identify and solve natural resource issues on Tribal lands.  WTCAC is a Council that gives a voice to Tribes of Wisconsin on conservation issues that are important to the Tribes at both state and national levels.

The WTCAC Member Tribes Are:

  1. Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  2. Forest County Potawatomi Community                       
  3. Ho-Chunk Nation
  4. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  5. Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  6. Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
  7. Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  8. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
  9. Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  10. St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
  11. Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Community

In 2009, WTCAC established the Wisconsin Native American Student Summer Internship Program for students pursuing degrees in Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Agricultural Business, Forestry, Civil Engineering, and Animal Health and Husbandry.  Since then, 73 students have participated in WTCAC Internships resulting in placements with Natural Resources Conservation Service, Forest Service (State and Private Forest), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (Veterinary Services, Wildlife Services, & PPQ), Risk Management, as well as Tribal placements in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. Federally-recognized Tribes are “Sovereign Nations” within the boundaries of the United States, with the Treaty authorities to establish laws, policies, ordinances, and regulations in safeguarding their natural resources within the laws passed by the United States Congress.