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!
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, Deadline February 28
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 (to be selected Jan 2018) 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 Salmon Fellows
Alaska Humanities Forum, deadline Jan 31
Alaska Humanities Forum, along with partner organizations, has designed the Alaska Salmon Fellows program to facilitate demanding conversations about salmon issues among leaders from a cross section of salmon policy, management, industry, activism, research, and cultural sectors. Recruitment is now underway for the second cohort of Alaska Salmon Fellows. We are currently seeking outstanding individuals who bring energy, vision, commitment, and innovative/diverse perspectives that would enhance the sustainability and equity of Alaska’s salmon/people system.
Learn more at: https://www.akhf.org/alaska-salmon-fellows
Alaska Sea Grant Fellows
Varying sites in Alaska, deadline February 21
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.