Legislative interns from UAS, UAA, and UAF for 2012 legislative session
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.
|Intern - Accounting, Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company||Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company||Accounting or Business Degree seeking students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Accounting/Administrative||R&M Engineering||Accounting or Business Degree seeking students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Administrative Assistant, US Attorney's Office (unpaid)||US Attorney's Office||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Alaska Conservation Foundation||Alaska Conservation Foundation||Open to all students - see internship weblink||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Assistantship for Graduate Students||Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve||Students at the senior and graduate level who are seeking support for thesis research as assistantships||June 15, 2013 for priority review|
|Intern - College Intern II - Alaska Department of Fish and Game||Alaska Department of Fish and Game||See internship posting||May 17th, 2013, 5:00 pm AK time|
|intern - Department of Natural Resources (DNR)||Department of Natural Resources||Current student in good standing||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Environmental Sciences||HDR||Enrolled in Environmental Science or related major||Open until filled|
|Intern - Field Assistant - Massasauga Rattlesnake||Northern Illinois University||Progress towards Bachelor's degree, and valid driver's license||Open until filled|
|Intern - Fisheries College Intern II||Alaska Department of Fish and Game||See internship posting||May 13th, 2013, 5:00 pm AK time|
|Intern - Government Agencies||US Government||Current students and recent graduates||See website link for deadlines|
|Intern - Implementation COIS or Mathematics Majors||FAST Enterprises||COIS or Mathematics Major||Open until filled|
|Intern - Lab/Field Technician - Forest Soils Lab||University of Alaska Fairbanks||See Internship Website||June 30, 2013|
|Intern - Marine Mammal and Research||New England Aquarium||Completed 1 year of undergraduate studies||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Mote Marine Laboratory, multiple positions||Mote Marine Laboratory||See internship posting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - New York University Summer Abroad Internships||New York University||See Internship Website||See website link|
|Intern - Policy, Marine Conservation Institute||Marine Conservation Institute||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Seabird Monitoring||Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Interns - Student Conservation Association, multiple positions||Student Conservation Association||Undergraduate and Graduate Students||Open Until Filled|
|Interns - Zoos and Aquariums||Association of Zoos and Aquariums||Undergraduate and Graduate Students||See website link|
|Intern - Transportation Engineering||HDR Construction||Pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering, and 3.00 GPA||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - US Fish and Wildlife with SCA||Student Conservation Association/US Fish and Wildlife||First and second year students this year||Open until filled|