University of Alaska Southeast


Company: First Alaskans Institute
Location: Multiple locations in Alaska
Position: Intern - First Alaskans Institute Summer Internship
Requirements: Alaska Native/American Indian/Rural Alaskan college students

2016 Summer Internship Program

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) announces our 2016 Summer Internship Program to place Alaska Native/American Indian and rural undergraduate and graduate students into organizations around Alaska to provide dynamic leadership development and employment experience. In order to apply, students must be high school graduates currently enrolled in a higher education institution, or recent graduates of a higher education institution.

Since 2004 FAI has placed 283 interns in over 110 different partner organizations in 26 communities across Alaska.  FAI will continue to work towards strengthening relationships with current partners, establishing new partners, especially in our villages and hub communities, and seek ways to improve the program as it continues to grow.  FAI values our partnerships across the state as we seek to ensure meaningful employment opportunities for the individual interns and their employers.  For a full list of previous interns and partners, visit

Program Highlights

  • Paid Internship
  • Work site placements available throughout Alaska
  • Program length June 6 – August 12, 2016
  • Full time work schedule 40 hours a week for 10 weeks
  • Interns are expected to secure their own housing/accommodations during program
  • Mandatory leadership development sessions: June 6-10 (all day), June 24 (half day), July 8 (half day) & 22 (half day) August 8-12 (all day).

First Alaskans Institute helps develop the capacities of Alaska Native people and their communities to meet the social, economic and educational challenges of the future, while fostering positive relationships among all segments of our society. The Institute does this through community engagement, information and research, collaboration, and leadership development. First Alaskans is a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to advance Alaska Natives.

Internship Link

Contact: Ella Tonuchuk
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Closing Date: March 4, 2016