Sarah Butrum, who will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minors in Business Management and Political Science, is one of the 12 students from 12 tribes and nine universities selected this year as a Native American Congressional Intern. This highly regarded internship program is intended to provide American Indians and Alaska Natives with an insider’s view of the federal government.

The Udall Foundation awards  these internships every summer on the basis of merit to college juniors or seniors, recent graduates from tribal or four-year colleges, or graduate or law students who have demonstrated an interest in fields related to tribal public policy. The new Udall Interns will complete an intensive 10-week internship this summer.

Sarah plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy or another related field. She will be interning for Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota.