Resources to help create and submit your best application and tools for scholar success
- How to effectively answer essay questions or prompts for new applicants
- How to effectively answer essay questions or prompts for continuing applicants
- Letter of Recommendation Packet
Colleagues in Conservation and Advocacy
Links to explore other organizations doing related work. Are you a Scholar interested in internships or other opportunities with any of these organizations? Give us a shout and let us know!
Alaska’s premier STEM program has awesome opportunities for Alaska Native youth.
Connecting and supporting youth making change in the Arctic.
The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. regularly posts events and opportunities related to strengthening Arctic research and education.
First Alaskans Institute works to advance Alaska Natives through community engagement, information and research, collaboration, and leadership development.
Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska (ICC-Alaska) exists to be the unified voice and collective spirit of Alaskan Inuit to promote, protect, and advance Inuit culture and society.
An Indigenous-led org working to inspire and support Indigenous-led climate action.
The Cultural Conservancy is a Native-led organization working to protect and restore Indigenous cultures through the application of Indigfenous knowledge and practices.
Grassroots community organizing and advocacy work in Alaska Native communities.
The National Congress of American Indians is the largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization that serves the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.
An Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power.
From climate monitoring to fisheries management and more, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency has opportunities for scholars to collaborate on projects and learn from scientific researchers.
The world’s largest marine-conservation advocacy organization with projects world-wide.
Internships, fellowships, and other opportunities available to scholars for building experience and expanding your resume
Looking for ideas to fulfill your extracurricular requirements? Or, you’re an alum, you have your degree, and you want to keep tabs on what’s out there for you? Check these out–and these are just a sample of the opportunities available to you.
Read on – if you get curious and want some help painting the picture of what any of these experiences might be like before you actually think about applying, reach out and ask!
UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES IN RESEARCH
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Sites available across the U.S., Deadline varies
These “REU” internships are for students in the sciences—think lab work, collecting samples, and learning about research methods from accomplished researchers. It would put you in the position to learn about marine sciences while having fun exploring amazing locations!
Get a glimpse into a couple specific sites at UAF in Alaska and at CSU in California. Want to know more? Reach out and ask!
Alaska Sea Grant Internships
Based at UAF in Fairbanks, work locations vary; deadline varies
Alaska Sea Grant (ASG) is the partnership between University of Alaska and NOAA that does research, education and provides technical assistance and marine extension work across Alaska.
As an intern with ASG, you’d gain experience with coastal marine issues in Alaska, project coordination, and communication in a technician role. Think background research, assist with project coordination, develop communication tools, or provide program support for ongoing projects. Interns work closely with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine team and/or the Associate Direct for Research or the Director.
Learn more at http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/496740/alaska-sea-grant-intern (note that the “deadline to apply date” may not be up to date)
UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS IN POLICY
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Internships
Locations vary, annual deadline in February
Do you care about tribal environmental issues? Want to learn more about working with tribal organizations—perhaps outside your own tribe to gain another perspective? The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) internships offer current college students an opportunity to:
- Assist EPA/Tribal agencies with environmental issues.
- Acquire new skills in a work environment.
- Gain actual experience while contributing to a project.
Focus areas are technical, educational, or policy. Host sites are from tribal environmental organizations, government offices, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and others.
Learn more at http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/eeop/Internships/ssi_internship.
UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES IN ADVOCACY
YEAR-LONG FELLOWSHIPS (GRADUATE/MASTERS STUDENTS AND ALUMNI)
Alaska Sea Grant Fellows
Varying sites in Alaska, annual deadline in February
Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowships matches recently or nearly finished graduate students with 12-month professional job opportunities in Alaska supporting healthy coastal communities and the marine environment. The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program provides a unique professional opportunity for soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students interested in the science and policy needed to keep our marine resources healthy. Modeled after a highly successful national policy fellowship, the state fellowship program provides an opportunity to acquire on-the-job experience in planning and implementation of marine resource policies and programs in Alaska.
The program matches highly motivated graduate students and recent graduates with hosts in Alaska-based state or federal agencies for a 12-month paid fellowship. Agencies that currently have fellows include the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Science Center, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn more at www.alaskaseagrant.org/fellowships.