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Law students chosen for prestigious Udall Congressional internship program

March 31, 2011

Three College of Law students were selected to participate in the Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional internship program that gives Native Americans a first-hand view of the federal government through a summer-long internship in D.C.

Michael Mainwold, Jacob Schellinger and Farrah Secody were selected by an independent review committee based upon their academic achievements and commitment to careers in tribal public policy.

1L Mainwold, of the Onk Akimel O’Odham from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, will intern with the U.S. Department of Interior in the Solicitors Office in the Indian Affairs Division.

2L Schellinger, of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, will intern with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of Tribal Justice.

3L Secody, of the Navajo Nation, will intern with U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Each year, the Udall Foundation awards 12 internships to American Indians and Alaska Natives who are college juniors or seniors, recent graduates from tribal or four-year colleges, or graduate or law students who are interested tribal public policy. Since 1996, 174 students have participated in the program.

Staci McCabe,
(480) 965-8702
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law