February 2011

President Obama believes in the capacity of young people to move America forward. He is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to fostering a continued commitment to public service through the White House Internship Program. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President, and prepare them for future roles in public service.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills, pursue your commitment to public service, and serve your nation! To learn more about the program and to apply, please visit the White House Internship Program’s page: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships. The application for the Fall 2011 White House Internship can be found here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply/application

It will be posted until March 13, 2011. Melissa McNeal is the Director of the White House Internship Program.

The Indian Health Service announced a funding opportunity under the Indian Health Professions Pre-Graduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs. An estimated $14.0 million will be available for FY 2011 awards. The deadline for new student applications is March 28. Click here for complete background and application requirements.

 In a separate announcement (Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans), IHS indicates that approximately $17,488,854 is available to support approximately 390 competing awards averaging $44,860 per award for a two year contract. One year contract continuations will receive priority consideration in any award cycle. Applicants selected for participation in the FY 2011 program cycle will be expected to begin their service period no later than September 30, 2011.

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships to Native individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2011.

Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of over 12,000 items of Native art of the Southwest. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between art/creativity and research/scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts. For more about the IARC, visit http://iarc.sarweb.org.

Interns will devote their time to working on IARC education and programs, directed research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. In addition to daily duties, specific requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a national conference; providing tours of the IARC collection; and working on outreach initiatives to Native communities.

Again, the deadline to apply is March 30, 2011. All application materials must be postmarked or time stamped by this date. There are no exceptions. The internship period is September 1, 2011-May 31, 2012. Visit our website to download the application: http://internships.sarweb.org.

About the School for Advanced Research: The School for Advanced Research provides a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR draws upon its century-deep roots in the American Southwest, anthropology, and indigenous arts to present programs, publications and initiatives that impart the learning of social scientists, humanists, and artists to inform the thoughts and actions of scholars, artists, educators, and the interested public.

The Lathrop High School Alaska Native Education Leadership Club and Interior-Aleutians Campus Upward Bound Presents the LATHROP TRADITIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL featuring dance groups Pavva Inupiaq Dancers and Inu’Yupiaq Dancers with drummer Sonny Luke accompanied by MC Howard Sparrow.

Hering Auditorium – 901 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 11:45 am. to 12:55 pm.

“Our club is determined to bring culture of our Indigenous Peoples into Lathrop High School and to celebrate the ways we live.”

For more information, please contact Howard Sparrow, ANE Program Tutor @ 907-456-7794 ext. 17256 or howard.sparrow@k12northstar.org.

Lemonade Day is coming to Anchorage! The UAA College of Business and Public Policy and UA Center for Economic Development are pleased to bring Lemonade Day Alaska to Anchorage May 1, 2011.

Overview. Lemonade Day™ (LD) is a national program created by Prepared for Life (P4L) which teaches youth business and leadership lessons using lemonade stands. LD is currently in approximately 26 US cities with plans to grow to 100 cities by 2013. If you haven’t already you might want to check out-www.LemonadeDay.org

Lemonade Day is a proven, dynamic, education program. Imagine the powerful experience of young people learning everything necessary to run their own company, while they’re also learning valuable life lessons! Lemonade Day teaches young people how to start, own, and operate their own businesses. They learn how to:

· Set goals · Find investors · Select a site · Advertise & promote
· Build a ”store” · Purchase supplies · Make a product · Serve customers
· Tally receipts · Balance sales & expenses · Open a bank account · Give back to their community.


Doyon Foundation is now on Facebook! “Like” our new page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_137586509640949&ap=1#!/pages/Doyon-Foundation/195657497113776 – and suggest our page to your Facebook friends, too! On our new page, we’ll be posting Foundation news, photos, event information, scholarship deadlines and much more. Our page is also linked to our blog, so you’ll be informed of the very latest educational, internship and career opportunities. “Like” us today!

Each year, APFC and several of their external investment managers hire Alaska college students as summer interns. Recruitment for summer 2011 internships is now underway. This year there are 16 different internships listed on the APFC website. APFC actively promotes these opportunities to students attending school in Alaska, but it is difficult for APFC staff to spread the word to Alaskans attending school out of state. Please spread the word!

All program information can be found on the website: www.apfc.org. Should you have any questions, contact Shawn Lew at (907) 796-1540 or email slew@alaskapermfund.com.

Apply Now for Senator Murkowski’s High School Summer Internship
Senator Lisa Murkowski is accepting applications for her 2011 High School Summer Internship Program now through March 11. Alaskan students who will graduate from high school this spring are eligible to apply.See http://murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Internships for more information.
Apply Now for Senator Begich’s Summer Internship
Senator Mark Begich is accepting applications for his Summer 2011 Internship Program now through March 30. Alaska students who have completed at least one year in a post-secondary program (college, vocational school, etc.) and recent graduates are eligible to apply.See http://begich.senate.gov/public/index.cfmp=InternshipApplication for more information.
UAF Career Expo
Looking for interns and full time employees? Put UAF Career Expo on your calendar: March 2 at UAF Wood Center. To register go to www.uaf.edu/career. Select Career Expo under 2011 Career Events on the left.Questions? Give Career Services a call at 474-7596 or email careerservices@uaf.edu.

Doyon has been recruiting for various summer college interns to assist at the corporate office in Fairbanks, Alaska. Although many of these positions have closed, there are a few internships that remain open. Potential interns may view these openings at www.doyon.com/jobs. While reviewing these opportunities, please keep in mind there are specific qualifications and requirements.

Finally, this is the time of year that Doyon tourism companies recruit staff for the summer season. Both Doyon/ARAMARK and Doyon Tourism have been recruiting at www.doyon.com/jobs. Many of these positions have closed; however, because the season does not begin until late May/early June, some opportunities may still be available. It is to shareholders’ advantage to visit the Doyon website often and apply for those positions they are interested in and qualified for.

The American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF) provides students and families with valuable information so you can easily plan for college. Knowing when to sign up for tests, which forms to fill out and when, and where to begin looking for the right school can be an overwhelming task for a lot of high school students. With this handbook you’ll be able to make a plan for your senior year or if you are just entering college.

Click here to view the Tools for Success Handbook: A Guide for High School Seniors, Families, Counselors and others…

In celebration of National Engineers Week, the engineers of Fairbanks and the engineering departments at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites the public to an Engineering Open House at the Duckering Building on the UAF Campus on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Come and find out what engineers do and what engineering is contributing to Alaska!  This free-of-charge exhibition features on-going demonstations and exhibits thorughout the Duckering Building.  FREE PARKING is available on campus all day.  For more information contact Ryan Smith at 474-7391 or rosmith@alaska.edu.


The American Indian Education Foundation has scholarships available for undergraduates and graduates. Go the following website and you will see the links on the right hand side for the scholarship applications.


Deadline is April 4th but it looks like applications received by March 1st earn an extra point on the scoring!

Applications now accepted for the 2011 Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowship. Download application here.

Applications must be postmarked by April 05, 2011


To qualify for an Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowship, you must:

  • be a person of color
  • have more than 10 years of community organizing experience
  • be committed to social change work in communities of color
  • live in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa or U.S. Virgin Islands

Beyond the basic eligibility criteria, the Alston Bannerman Program seeks applicants whose work:

  • attacks root causes of inequity by organizing those affected to take collective strategic action;
  • challenges the systems that perpetrate injustice and effects institutional and structural change;
  • builds community capacity for democratic participation and develops grassroots leadership;
  • acknowledges the cultural values of the community;
  • creates accountable participatory structures in which community members have decision-making power;
  • contributes to building a movement for social change by making connections between issues, developing alliances with other constituencies, and collaborating with other organizations.

The Alston Bannerman Program distinguishes between organizing, services, and advocacy and believes that organizing low-income people at the grassroots level is an indispensible part of successful social change.

Last year, Rasmuson Foundation changed the way they develop the applicant pool for the annual Distinguished Artist award. Now, anyone can nominate an Alaskan artist for the annual $25,000 award by answering a few questions in this online form. (The paper nomination form is also available here.) Artists are welcome to nominate themselves this same way.

Distinguished Artists are “artists who have created an extensive independent body of work representing a life-long investigation and maturation of their personal creativity, and who demonstrate a high aesthetic level of artistic ability with a strong consistency of expression over at least a 15 year professional arts career.” The nomination form and guidelines provide more details.

Those who have received this award in the past are: John Luther Adams (2010), Nathan Jackson (2009), Ron Senungetuk (2008), Rie Muñoz, (2007), Delores Churchill (2006), John Haines (2005) and Sylvester Ayek (2004)

Online nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Artist Award must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. The postmark deadline is March 1 for paper applications. Only one nomination per artist is needed. Artists are selected for the Distinguished Artist Award solely based on how well they meet the criteria as defined above. The number of nominations an artist receives has no bearing on the likelihood of being selected.

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