October 2011

This is a great opportunity available through the First Alaskans Institute (FAI). FAI is currently recruiting for the 2012 Public Policy Fellowship to place approximately two to four Alaska Native, American Indian or rural Alaskans in Juneau during the 2012 Legislative session.

This paid fellowship is 16 weeks in length, from January 10th to April 17th. The fellowship will begin with a one week intensive orientation. Fellows will be expected to work five days a week at the placement office with the exception of the scheduled leadership training sessions and holidays or approved days off. All fellows will be provided with housing, a round trip ticket to and from Juneau and an hourly wage.

The goal of the legislative fellowship is that emerging Native leaders will be familiar with the legislative process; will understand their own histories; will learn and use the skill of past, present and future leadership; and will know the emerging issues that confront Alaska Natives and the State of Alaska. Participants will have a real work experience that will give them hands-on experience working with the legislative and political process.

Attached is the fellow application form which is due November 30. If interested in learning more, please feel free to e-mail Lena Jacobs at lenajacobs or call at 907.677.1709.

2012 Public Policy Fellowship Application.docx

The Marketing and Community Relations Manager position for the UAF Community and Technical College is now posted to uakjobs.com. They are doing an internal/external recruitment, open until filled. The first review of applicants will take place 11.11.11. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Naomi Ogden CTC HR Coordinator. The position description can be viewed at http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=75678.

Interested in a new career on the North Slope? Recruitment is now open for the roustabout training program, offered by Tanana Chiefs Conference in partnership with Doyon Drilling, Inc. and Doyon, Limited. Doyon shareholders are encouraged to learn more and apply. The deadline has been extended to Monday, October 31, 2011. Get started

Have you submitted your Shareholder of the Year Award nomination form? Completed the board candidate information form online? Or sent in your roustabout training application? The deadline for these items is Monday, October 31 at 5 p.m. Learn more at www.doyon.com.

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Tribal Energy Program

Seeking Native American Students for 2012 Summer Internships

October 25, 2011

DOE’s Tribal Energy Program is seeking current college upper-classmen and graduate students for summer 2012 internships. Students must be U.S. citizens and Native Americans (defined as a member of a federally recognized tribe, Alaska Village, or Alaska Corporation) with specific interest in renewable energy.

To apply, download the attached application form and send it to the attention of Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185. Applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2012.

For more information on the internship program, including comments and papers from past interns, see the Tribal Energy Program website and the attached application form.

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The purpose of the Della Keats Health Sciences Program is to bring underrepresented minority and underserved students to the UAA campus to learn of the broad range of research and health sciences career opportunities available to them. Students conduct job shadows; have representatives from various health sciences present information on their programs; take courses such as bio-medical ethics and microbiology and genetics of the health professions; tour medical facilities; learn to transition from home to the UAA campus environment; conduct a multi-disciplinary research project; and have fun on and off campus with other Della Keats students. This is a great program and it has been serving Alaska’s youth for over forty years.

The Della Keats Summer Research Program primarily recruits from the previous year, Health Sciences Program’s students but will also accept applications from students that have successfully completed a program such as RAHI or show a strong history of involvement in biomedical research. Students are paired with a UAA researcher and work for that mentor as an intern for the duration of the program. As a part of this internship, students are expected to (with the mentor’s help) design, conduct and analyze an individual research project and to present their results publically at UAA at the end of the program. Students in the Summer Research Program live in the dormitories with the Della Keats Health Sciences students and join in the extracurricular activities.

If you are aware of students who would benefit from this program, please encourage them to apply http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/wwami/programs/dellakeats-udoc.cfm. The application can be mailed or faxed to the following address. If you need additional information, please contact René Contreras, Ed. D., Pathways Coordinator, UAA WWAMI School of Education FAX: 907\786-4700, Della Keats Summer Programs, Health Sciences Building, Room 301, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, Alaska 99058 or anrvc@uaa.alaska.edu.

Website links of good mention,

http://biomed.uaa.alaska.edu/. The UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education website. Della Keats can be found within the health programs tab.

http://www.healthcareersinalaska.info/ Excellent information on health careers in Alaska, educational requirements, pay rates, and UA schools or national institutions where the training may be taken.

http://cahdre.org/ This is a very good inspirational health programs’ video developed by the Centers for Addressing Health Disparities through Research and Education (CAHDRE) to interest students in careers in the health professions.

There will be a Native American Month Opening Ceremony on November 5, 2011 from 4-6pm in the Effie Kokrine Charter School gymnasium, Fairbanks. Join in the festivities, food, dancing and a traditional clothing show. For more information, contact Debbie Mekiana, University of Alaska Rural Student Services Director, at 907.474.7871.

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