Anthony Jones, Buder Law Scholar, was chosen by the Morris K. Udall Foundation to participate in a ten-week internship program that places Native Americans and Alaska Native students in Senate and House offices, committees, Cabinet departments and the White House.
Each year a committee of Native American educators, professionals and tribal leaders selects twelve Udall interns, all of whom have demonstrated an interest in fields related to public policy, as well as on the basis of merit and a rigorous application process. As a part of that process, Anthony helped research and analyze a piece of legislation that was sponsored by Rep. Morris Udall - the Foundation's namesake - and discussed its effect on Native communities.
Anthony was interviewed and offered a position with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, (CEQ)where he worked this summer. The CEQ was interested in hosting a law student and Anthony assisted the General Counsel in an effort to oversee and document federal agency compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). His responsibilities also included working with the Deputy Associate Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to prepare for meetings with tribal government leaders.
In addition to an invaluable learning experience about Federal-tribal relations, this unique opportunity provided Anthony with a close up view of the challenges facing indigenous people today and how to go about dealing with those challenges.