The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center (OKTEC) aims to build support and growth to the Tribal public health workforce within Oklahoma Area Tribes (OAT) and surrounding Tribal communities through an internship program that emphasizes building skills and capacity within undergraduate Native students. Interns will experience training, mentorship, and exposure to cultural and academic competencies through asynchronous and synchronous curriculum. OKTEC will continue to engage in activities that will develop and sustain partnerships with tribal nations, non-tribal entities (such as state, county, federal, universities, and non-profits) for varied internship placement projects. The Tribal Health Experiential Student Internship Seminar (THESIS) program will emphasize training and career advancements through various tribal serving institutions with a focus on prevention and control of disease, injury, or disability, evaluation, and academic enrichment and development sessions. THESIS interns will engage in peer-to-peer learning, one-on-one mentoring, poster presentations, and will ultimately become a network of future Tribal public health professionals though continued technical assistance, field related professional opportunities, and through support of interns’ commitment in advancement of higher education within public health.