|Fish Technician - Full-time Paid Internship||Sitka Sound Science Center||Currently studying or completed Bachelor or Associate degree in Marine Biology, Fisheries, or any other degree related to these, and experience in fish hatchery maintenance||April 20, 2017|
|Full-time paid internships||George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change||See posting for details||January 19, 2017|
|Intern||Cornell University||See posting for details||February 6, 2017|
|Intern||National Park Service||Graduate, recent graduate, or upper-level undergraduate in historic preservation or a closely allied field, such as anthropology, archaeology, architecture, history, landscape architecture, or museum studies||January 6, 2017|
|Intern||Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC)||See posting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern||Latino Heritage Internship Program | National Park Service||See posting||February 6, 2017|
|Intern - Accounting||Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC||Accounting students who want a future career in accounting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Alaska SeaLife Center||Alaska SeaLife Center||Open to all students||January 11, 2017|
|Intern - Child Support||CCTHITA||See internship posting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Ecology||Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota||See internship posting||February 27, 2017|
|Intern - environmental education positions||The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies||See posting||January 20, 2017|
|Intern - Fisheries||University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Fisheries Ecology||University of Alaska Fairbanks||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Implementation COIS or Mathematics Majors||FAST Enterprises||COIS or Mathematics Major||Open until filled|
|Intern - Marine Mammal and Research||New England Aquarium||Completed 1 year of undergraduate studies||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Marketing and Publicity||Lionsgate||Open to all students/alumni||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Multiple Opportunities||A.E. Schwartz & Associates||Basic computer and communication skills||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - NASA||NASA||See Internship Website||Continuous recruitment|
|Intern - NOAA, USFS, US Department of Natural Resources, etc.||US Government||Current students and recent graduates||See website link for deadlines|
|Intern - NOAA multiple listings||NOAA||See internship posting||See website link|
|Intern - Outdoor Recreation Research||University of Alaska Fairbanks||Open to all students||Open until filled|
|Intern - Political Affairs Representative||The Borgen Project||Must be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00 PM PST||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Prison Fellowship||Prison Fellowship||Minimum commitment of eight weeks||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Public Advocacy||Office of Public Advocacy||See internship posting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Red Cross||Red Cross||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Science Research||Amgen Scholars Program||Please see posting for details||February 2017|
|Internship||Organization for Tropical Studies||Please see posting for details||January 31, 2017|
|Internship #1, #2, #3, and #4||Kennedy Krieger Institute||See posting||Tuesday, January 31, 2017|
|Intern - Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center||Smithsonian Institute and the University of Alaska Foundation||Open to all students||Open until filled|
|Intern - Smithsonian Internships||Smithsonian Institute||See Internship Website||See website link for deadlines|
|Intern - STEM students||US Department of Energy||See internship posting||5:00 PM Eastern Time on January 13, 2017|
|Intern - summer 2017||Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office||U.S. citizenship||January 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST|
|Interns - Zoos and Aquariums||Association of Zoos and Aquariums||Undergraduate and Graduate Students||See website link|
|Intern - Wildlife Research and Subsistence||University of Alaska Fairbanks||See internship posting||Open until filled|
|Intern - Writer||The Borgen Project||Must be available Monday’s at 5:00 PM PST||Open Until Filled|
|Paleontology Research and Education Specialist||National Park Service||College student or recent graduate||Open Until Filled|
|Science Communication and Education Experience - Unpaid||Sitka Sound Science Center||Completed Bachelors degree in any field of science or education||April 1, 2017|
|Summer intern||Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO)||U.S. citizenship||January 25, 2017 11:59 PM EST|
|Volunteer intern||Wolves & Moose of Isle Royale||Backpacking experience, enrollment in a college/university Life Sciences curriculum, proficiency with orienteering, good physical condition||March 1, 2017|
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.