|Intern - Accounting||Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC||Accounting students who want a future career in accounting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - English Teacher in China||Bright Future, Inc.||See Internship Website||Open until filled|
|Intern - Environmental, Research & Development||UNIBEST International||See internship posting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Fisheries Ecology||University of Alaska Fairbanks||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Implementation COIS or Mathematics Majors||FAST Enterprises||COIS or Mathematics Major||Open until filled|
|Intern - Marine Mammal and Research||New England Aquarium||Completed 1 year of undergraduate studies||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Multiple Opportunities||A.E. Schwartz & Associates||Basic computer and communication skills||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - NASA||NASA||See Internship Website||Continuous recruitment|
|Intern - NOAA, USFS, US Department of Natural Resources, etc.||US Government||Current students and recent graduates||See website link for deadlines|
|Intern - NOAA multiple listings||NOAA||See internship posting||See website link|
|Intern - Political Affairs Representative||The Borgen Project||Must be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00 PM PST||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Prison Fellowship||Prison Fellowship||Minimum commitment of eight weeks||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Research Assistant||Sandia National Laboratories||See Application Link||See Application Link|
|Intern - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs||Institute for Broadening Participation (Pathways to Science)||See web link||Open until filled|
|Intern - Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center||Smithsonian Institute and the University of Alaska Foundation||Open to all students||Open until filled|
|Intern - Smithsonian Internships||Smithsonian Institute||See Internship Website||See website link for deadlines|
|Interns - Zoos and Aquariums||Association of Zoos and Aquariums||Undergraduate and Graduate Students||See website link|
|Intern - Writer||The Borgen Project||Must be available Monday’s at 5:00 PM PST||Open Until Filled|
What is an Internship?
An internship is a planned, “real world” learning experience that provides an opportunity to gain practical, on-the-job training in a field of interest to you. It serves as a bridge between the classroom and the world of work, allowing you to apply what you have learned in school to real-life work experiences.
Internships are usually short-term, structured and supervised. Because of the emphasis on learning rather than money, internships are often coordinated to provide academic credit. They can, however, offer a stipend or an hourly wage only, or a combination of academic credit and pay. To coordinate an internship for academic credit you will need to visit with a faculty advisor from your department, as each department has its own specific qualification requirements. For more general information, you are encouraged to review the UAS internship guidelines and policies (264Kb).
What are the Benefits?
- Extremely valuable, practical experience
- Individualized instruction on-the-job
- Ability to apply classroom theories in the real world
- Personal contacts with people working in your career field
- Better preparation for post-graduation employment
- Excellent resume builder
How do I Choose an Internship?
Identifying and selecting an internship requires significant thought and self-assessment. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Decide the type of organization in which you would like to work
- Evaluate the necessity of monetary compensation
- Select a geographical area in which to work
If this sounds a bit overwhelming, don’t worry! Career Services is available to assist you.
For a listing of internships that are currently available to UAS students, click on the Internships tab.