February 2010

The First Alaskans Institute (FAI) Summer Intern program’s application deadline is today! Go to http://www.firstalaskans.org/index.cfm?section=Leadership-Development&page=Summer-Internship-Program for more information.

Peabody Essex Museum in Salem , Massachusetts is seeking interns for a new program, the PEM Native American Residential Internships in museum practice. The term is from May 31 – August 16, 2010 and applications are due by March 12, 2010.

The Native American Residential Internship program at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem , Mass., offers paid internship opportunities for Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students and early-career, in-service cultural professionals. It provides participants with a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museums aimed at helping to develop skills in cultural object stewardship and museum practices. It will offer individuals the opportunity to gain expertise and will prepare them for employment positions in the museum field and/or the cultural, nonprofit sector.

For Program Guidelines, Project Descriptions and the Application Form, please see the attached document.  For additional information about the Peabody Essex Museum , please visit www.pem.org or email Rosario_Ubiera-Minaya@pem.org.

The Peabody Essex Museum presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum’s collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime and Photography collections. In addition to its vast collection, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and a hands-on education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.

PEM NA Museum Internships 2-22-10.pdf

The Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) is a bridging program that assists students in Rural Alaska in making the academic and social transition between high school and college. RAHI is for college-bound students who are willing to work hard and who are dedicated to excellence. RAHI was organized by the University of Alaska Fairbanks to serve rural and Alaska Native high school honors students. Those who apply should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and plan to have finished their junior or senior year. They should read at or above grade level and committed to earning a college degree. (more…)

Attached are upcoming trainings sponsored by the Teamsters Training Center. For more information, see below flyers or call (907) 479-8451.

first aid flyer.doc

hazwoper flyer.doc

hazwoper refresher trans aware. flyer.doc

msha flyer.doc

WWAMI – Alaska’s Medical School and the UAA University Honors College

will present the 2010 Alaska PreMed Summit

Saturday, March 27 — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

“National Health-care Policy: What Medical School Applicants Should Know”

Anchorage – UAA, Rasmuson Hall
Fairbanks – UAF, Butrovich Building, Room 109 (Videoconference)
Juneau – UAS, Location TBA (Videoconference)
Kodiak – Fisheries Industrial Technology Center, Room 219 (Videoconference)
Register On-line – OR –
Download Registration Form
Sponsor Form/Table Request Form

The PreMed Summit is designed to provide information to anyone wanting to learn more about the process of becoming a physician. It is especially helpful for undergraduate and high school students, but non-traditional students, high school counselors, college advisors, and parents are also welcome to attend.

The fifth annual Alaska PreMed Summit will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at UAA. Students and parents throughout the state will also able to take part in the Summit by attending the videoconference Summits at UAF, UAS, and Kodiak.

Participants of the 2010 Alaska PreMed Summit will receive the opportunity to:

  • Find out about volunteer opportunities for pre-medical students.
  • Hear premedical undergraduates, current medical students, medical school graduates in residency training, and practicing physicians describe their experiences. This panel discussion was once again the highlight of the day for many participants.
  • Learn how to apply to US medical schools, including WWAMI – Alaska’s Medical School.
  • Participate in a mock medical school interview.
  • Tour the Alaska WWAMI Program first-year medical student facilities.

For more information, visit the website at http://biomed.uaa.alaska.edu/pre_med_summit.html.

Indians Into Medicine (INMED) offers summer academic enrichment sessions for American Indian students at the junior high, high school and medical preparatory levels. These summer programs are designed to bolster participants’ math and science skills, introduce health career requirements, and help develop potential for success in health science careers.

In addition, these summer programs introduce the students to life on a college campus. Students are housed in UND dorms, eat in the cafeteria and classes are held in University classrooms. For more information, visit the website at http://www.med.und.edu/inmed/summerprograms.html.

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Anchorage Job Center Midtown recently updated their “North Slope Jobs” packet. The word document which is titled “Some Fields of Employment” was updated this week. Feel free to contact Nancy Heckman at 907-269-4774 with questions.

15-B The Alaska Support Industry.doc

15-A North Slope Safety Training.pdf

Some Fields of Employment 2-17-10.docx

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