|Intern - Accounting||Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC||Accounting students who want a future career in accounting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Biomedical Research||National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney||See internship posting||February 15, 2016|
|Intern - Chemistry REU||Western Washington University||See internship posting||March 15, 2016|
|Intern - Child Support||CCTHITA||See internship posting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Corporate Internship||Huna Totem Corporation||See internship posting||April 1, 2016|
|Intern - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology||Kansas State University||See Internship Website||March 1, 2016|
|Intern - Environmental, Research & Development||UNIBEST International||See internship posting||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Evolutionary Genetics||Fordham University||See Internship Website||March 4, 2016|
|Intern - First Alaskans Institute Summer Internship||First Alaskans Institute||Alaska Native/American Indian/Rural Alaskan college students||March 4, 2016|
|Intern - Fisheries Ecology||University of Alaska Fairbanks||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Geoscience and Oceanography||US Science Support Program||See Internship Website||February 19, 2016|
|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 - Marine Mammal Response||San Juan County||Open to all students||March 1, 2016|
|Intern - Multimedia/Journalism/Marketing||Vision Maker Media||March 18, 2016|
|Intern - Multiple Opportunities||A.E. Schwartz & Associates||Basic computer and communication skills||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Multiple Opportunities||University of Nebraska||See Internship Website||March 1, 2016|
|Intern - Multiple Opportunities||Calista Corporation||See internship posting||February 29, 2016|
|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 - Plant Ecology Internship||Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, University of Minnesota||See internship posting||February 22, 2015|
|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 - Red Cross||Red Cross||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Research Assistant||Sandia National Laboratories||See Application Link||See Application Link|
|Intern - Salmon Research||UAS||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Science, Technology, and Engineering||National Park Service||See Internship Website||February 19, 2016|
|Intern - Science Journalism||UAS and the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center||Open to all students||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Sealaska Shareholders||Sealaska Corporation||Must be Sealaska Shareholder or Shareholder Descendant||March 1, 2016|
|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|
|Interns - Zoos and Aquariums||Association of Zoos and Aquariums||Undergraduate and Graduate Students||See website link|
|Intern - Wolf/Moose Research||Isle Royale Wolf-Moose||See Internship Website||Open Until Filled|
|Intern - Writer||The Borgen Project||Must be available Monday’s at 5:00 PM PST||Open Until Filled|
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.