As a student, you will expand your education outside of the classroom by first completing a foundation practicum or field placement within St. Louis. If you concentrate in AI/AN, your concentration fieldwork requires you to complete at least 360 hours (3 credits) in a setting serving Indian Country. This placement can be on a reservation or with tribal, social, educational, or governmental agencies.
The Buder Center has established a network throughout Indian Country to help you secure your practica. Past Buder scholars have also worked within their own network to establish a site in their area of interest, including children youth, and family; community and economic development; education; gerontology; government; health; and mental health.
Sample Practicum Sites
- Cahokia Mounds (Collinsville, Ill.)
- Cherokee Elder Care/PACE (Tahlequah, Ok.)
- Haskell Indian Nations University (Lawrence, Kan.)
- Intertribal Council of Arizona (Phoenix, Az.)
- National Indian Child Welfare Association (Portland, Ore.)
- Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Oneida, Wis.)
- Udall Native American Congressional Internship (Washington, DC)
For additional information, please visit the Field Education page for the Brown School.