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legislative internship

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.

Job titleCompanyRequirementsDeadline
Intern - AccountantThe State of Alaska’s Unclaimed Property ProgramAlaska residents onlyMay 16th, 2014
Intern - Accounting/AdministrativeR&M EngineeringAccounting or Business Degree seeking studentsOpen Until Filled
Intern - Administrative Assistant, US Attorney's Office (unpaid)US Attorney's Office Open to all studentsOpen Until Filled
Intern - Alaska Oregon Research Training AllianceUniversity of OregonSee internship postingOpen Until Filled
Intern - Archaeology AssistantUS Forest ServiceBackground in ArchaeologyOpen Until Filled
Intern - Bottlenose Dolphin Research Outer BanksOuter Banks Center for Dolphin ResearchOpen to all studentsOpen Until Filled
Intern - Community ResearcherUnited Way of Southeast AlaskaMust be available 150-180 hours between May and September 2014April 25th, 2014
Intern - Conservation PositionsThe Nature ConservancySee Internship WebsiteSee website link for deadlines
intern - Department of Natural Resources (DNR)Department of Natural ResourcesCurrent student in good standingOpen Until Filled
Intern - English Teacher in ChinaBright Future, Inc.See Internship WebsiteOpen until filled
Intern - Esri Solution EngineerEsriGIS and Web Development SkillsSee Application Link
Intern - Fisheries Technician (Cordova)Prince William Sound Science CenterOpen to all studentsOpen until filled
Intern - Forestry AssistantUS Forest ServiceDriver License and (ideally) chainsaw certificationOpen Until Filled
Intern - Implementation COIS or Mathematics MajorsFAST EnterprisesCOIS or Mathematics MajorOpen until filled
Intern - IT Entry Level InternsCGI, Inc.Bachelor Degree by August 2015Open until filled
Intern - IT for School DistrictsSERRCLinux, OSX server experience preferredOpen Until Filled
Intern - Logo Project, SAFE Child Advocacy CenterSAFE Child Advocacy CenterOpen to all studentsOpen Until Filled
Intern - Marine Conservation InstituteDuke University Marine LaboratorySee Application LinkOpen Until Filled
Intern - Marine Mammal and ResearchNew England AquariumCompleted 1 year of undergraduate studiesOpen Until Filled
Intern - Mote Marine Laboratory, multiple positionsMote Marine LaboratorySee internship postingOpen Until Filled
Intern - Multiple OpportunitiesA.E. Schwartz & AssociatesBasic computer and communication skillsOpen Until Filled
Intern - Multiple OpprotunitiesAlaska AirlinesOpen to all studentsSee Application Link
Intern - NASANASASee Internship WebsiteContinuous recruitment
Intern - NOAA, USFS, US Department of Natural Resources, etc.US GovernmentCurrent students and recent graduatesSee website link for deadlines
Intern - NOAA multiple listingsNOAASee internship postingSee website link
Intern - Oak Ridge STEM internshipOak Ridge National LaboratorySee Internship WebsiteSee website link for deadlines
Intern - Oceanic Society Dolphin and Manatee ResearchOceanic SocietyBachelor Degree in Biology or Marine Biology See website link for deadlines
Intern - Policy, Marine Conservation InstituteMarine Conservation InstituteOpen to all studentsOpen Until Filled
Intern - Political Affairs RepresentativeThe Borgen ProjectMust be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00 PM PSTOpen Until Filled
Intern - RecreationUS Forest ServiceOpen to all studentsOpen Until Filled
Intern - RecreationElding Whale Watching ReykjavikExperience on a boat, interest in marine life, and experience speaking FrenchApril 15th, 2014
Intern - Research AssistantSandia National LaboratoriesSee Application LinkSee Application Link
Intern - Research AssistantHawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of HawaiiSee internship postingOpen Until Filled
Intern - Research AssistantDepartment of Natural Sciences, University of South Carolina BeaufortOne full year of classes completed and housingOpen Until Filled
Intern - Research AssistantUniversity of South Carolina BeaufortComputer skills and at least one completed academic yearOpen Until Filled
Intern - Research Assistant Murdoch UniversityExperience working on and operating a boatJune 15th, 2014
Intern - Research on mind/body medicineNICABM (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine)Open to all studentsOpen Until Filled
Intern - Scholarships for Internships through MTSMarine Technology SocietySee internship postingApril 15, 2014
Intern - Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathematicsPathways to ScienceSee Internship WebsiteSee website link for deadlines
Intern - Science Undergraduate Laboratory (SULI)Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)See Internship WebsiteSee website link
Intern - Seabird MonitoringAlaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Open to all studentsOpen Until Filled
Intern - Sea Otter ResearchMonterey Bay AquariumSee internship postingSee website link
Intern - Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Smithsonian Institute and the University of Alaska FoundationOpen to all studentsOpen until filled
Intern - Smithsonian InternshipsSmithsonian Institute See Internship WebsiteSee website link for deadlines
Interns - multiple positionsDelAid GhanaSee Internship WebsiteOpen Until Filled
Intern - Social Media InternshipTogether We RisePursuing Bachelors DegreeOpen Until Filled
Intern - StakeholderAlaska Engery AuthorityOpen to all studentsApril 18th, 2014
Intern - Student Conservation Association (SCA)Student Conservation Association See internship postingOpen Until Filled
Interns - Zoos and AquariumsAssociation of Zoos and AquariumsUndergraduate and Graduate StudentsSee website link
Intern - Water Operator and Certification ProgramThe Department of Environmental Conservation See Application LinkApril 25th, 2014
Intern - Whale ResearchAllied Whale, College of the AtlanticSee internship postingMay 12, 2014
Position for InternSignificant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)3.0 GPA, and 2 years of college completedSee Internship Posting
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) ProgramsInstitute for Broadening Participation (Pathways to Science)See web link Open until filled

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