August 2010

Prepare yourself for a career in the oil industry through the roustabout training program, an entry-level program offered in partnership with Doyon Drilling and Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC). The recruitment process is now underway for the 30th roustabout training program. Applications are being accepted by TCC now through October 29 at 5 p.m.

For more information or to find a roustabout application, go to

Today’s Science Student – Tomorrow’s Leader

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is the second largest Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAID is recognized worldwide for cutting-edge medical and scientific research. Our research programs aim to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of immunological, allergic, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

Want to improve global health in the 21st century? NIAID wants to train you.

The Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program is for students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research. Candidates who are a senior, medical school student, or doctoral candidate, and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible.

Selected applicants will:

• Interview with scientists for potential research training positions.

• Hear scientific lectures from world-renowned scientists.

• Tour Institute laboratories and see the state-of-the-science technologies.

The 4-day exploratory program takes place in Bethesda, Maryland, on the NIH campus, February 7–10, 2011. Student expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be paid.

Applications are accepted between August 15 and October 15. To learn more about INRO, to check eligibility, and to apply, visit:

Through scholarships and low-interest loans, Health Careers Foundation fills the funding gap created by a decrease in available educational dollars. This is especially important for nontraditional students, whose financial aid options are limited. In addition, HCF’s program strives to alleviate shortages of trained healthcare professionals by encouraging education in the fields of:

· dietetics
· occupational therapy
· radiological sciences
· medical records/ transcription/coding
· pharmacy
· respiratory therapy
· medical technology
· physical therapy
· speech pathology
· nursing

*Scholarship/loan program runs January 1st to April 1st of each year. To request an application for the Scholarship/Loan Program, please send a name and mailing address to inquiries.


Searching for scholarships takes time and energy, but remember: It’s free money. If you spend five hours applying for scholarships and receive only one $500 scholarship, that’s the same as earning $100 an hour — not bad! To make things easier, The Sallie Mae Fund website offers free scholarship searches (click here) and other scholarship tips and information.

The information on the flyer listed below is for an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) class taught by this fall Gordon Pullar of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development. It is offered by two different delivery methods, audio conference and on-line and offered at both and undergraduate and the graduate level. There will also be an open on-line version posted on the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Center for Distance Education website for those who don’t need the credits and may want to take the class just for the information. There will be no charge for the open version. Please share with anyone you think may be interested.

For further information contact Dr. Gordon L. Pullar via email at or phone (907) 279-2706/toll-free 1-800-770-9531.

ANCSA course flyer 8.14.10.docx

Rio Tinto offers scholarships to students entering their second year of study in mining, metallurgy/mineral processing, geosciences and electrical engineering disciplines at the following universities in the US. Along with providing funds to assist with study, students receiving Rio Tinto scholarships are given preference for our internship vacancies that will provide hands on, paid experience with a Rio Tinto business unit.

Eligible universities are shown below and contact should be made though the relevant department at the University:

University Mining engineering Metallurgy /  Minerals processing Geosciences Electrical engineering
Virginia Tech 




Missouri University of Science and Technology





Colorado School of Mines





University of Utah



University of Arizona       



Rio Tinto is one of the world’s leading mining and exploration companies. They find, mine and process the earth’s mineral resources – metals and minerals essential for making thousands of everyday products that meet society’s needs and contribute to improved living standards. Their activities span the world with production from every continent. Their products include aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy products, gold, industrial minerals and iron ore. For more information visit the Rio Tinto website at

Rio Tinto is seeking talented and enthusiastic university students to undertake internships (paid work experience) in their field of study during the summer at our US operations. Embarking upon one of our internships will give students the opportunity to work on technical projects, conduct research or be part of a site operations team. Additionally students will have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, a diverse group of professionals who are leaders in their field. Students will be undertaking real work that will add value to Rio Tinto and provide them with valuable insight into the mining industry. The aim of their internships is to source future graduates and potentially future leaders within the Rio Tinto Group. Internships also provide the opportunity to explore our operations and help to develop your career path.


Internship opportunities are available to undergraduate students attending an accredited university who meet the following requirements:

· Overall GPA of above 3.0

· Ability to work 40 hours per week for the duration of the internship

· Eligibility to work in the US at the location of the internship

How do I apply?

To apply for an internship the first step is to complete an onine application which is available at The applications open in September and close at the end of December. The online application process will take approximately 20 minutes. You will be asked to answer some preliminary questions and upload your resume. Please ensure you have a valid email address that you check regularly.

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