January 2013

If you’re an Alaskan resident looking for an opportunity to learn a trade, the Fairbanks Carpenters Training Center is now accepting applications for their Carpenters Local 1243 Apprenticeship program. The deadline for applications is March 13th, 2013, and class begins May 13th, 2013. Applications are available Monday through Friday and may be obtained at 6 Timberland Drive, Fairbanks, AK. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate or equivalent. If you would like more information about the apprenticeship, please call the Training Center at (907)-452-4626.

The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is a national non-profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native Government employees. SAIGE will host their 10th annual National Training Program, Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions, June 3-7, 2013 in Spokane, Washington, at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, owned by the Kalispel Tribe. As part of the Training Program, SAIGE will also host the annual Native Youth Program. This program is designed to provide Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers within the federal government, to participate in professional and personal development workshops and leadership training, and to network with Native American professionals. SAIGE encourages Native American youth to realize their potential to become leaders in their communities and schools, continue their educations by obtaining a college degree, and ultimately, to seek a career in the government sector in one of the multitude of civil service professions.

Federal agency representatives attending the conference will have the opportunity to participate as Exhibitors, meet students, and promote career opportunities within their respective agencies.

SAIGE is offering a limited number of scholarships for Native students to attend the 2013 Training Conference June 3-7, 2013 in Spokane, Washington. The scholarships will include conference fee, airfare, hotel accommodations and meals.

The Youth Program is open to Native Students between the ages of 18 and 25 who can demonstrate they are currently enrolled in good standing at an accredited high school, college or university. Students must be interested in gaining a professional degree and in the possibility of pursuing a career with the federal government. SAIGE invites American Indian/Alaska Native students to submit their application form, letter of reference, proof of school enrollment, and completed emergency medical information form for consideration to attend the conference. A short essay about their interest in government careers and information about themselves is also required. Completed application packets must be postmarked or electronic copies sent no later than April 1, 2013. To obtain a complete application visit our website at: www.saige.org under Youth Program.

For questions contact JoAnn Brant, Youth Program Coordinator, at (202) 564-0375 or brant.joann@epa.gov

United Way of the Tanana Valley is hiring a new Resource Development Director. See attached position description.

Resource Development Director – UWTV.pdf

First Alaskans Institute will be at NSS Monday February 4th at 1pm to recruit for their summer internship program. Please stop by if interested.

internship flyer — UAA NSS.pdf

Join WWAMI – Alaska’s Medical School for the 8th Annual Alaska PreMed Summit! It will be held March 23, 2011 at the Rasmuson Hall at UAA. This all day event is to inform and assist students interested in medical school. There will be breakout sessions, live mock interviews, speakers, hands-on learning opportunities, tours of the new Health Science Building, and door prizes! So check out the PreMed Summit webpage for more information and watch for when the online registration opens athttp://www.uaa.alaska.edu/wwami/premedsummit.cfm

For questions, please call 907-786-4737 or email wwami@uaa.alaska.edu.

If you are currently an Alaska Native eighth grader attending a qualifying school you are eligible to apply. AWE Camp is a federally funded science and math camp, which provides upcoming high school students with a unique experience to have fun, make friends and strengthen science and math skills that relate to the study of natural history and daily camp activities. Participants will interact with some of the best science and research organizations located in South-centralAlaska.

For more information visit http://ageya.org/camp.php.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and under graduate students to submit applications for the 2013 Summer Research Program. Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research. Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, library research and literature reviews. Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses.

Complete program information, including the application form, required student qualifications, research site locations and research project descriptions are available at: www.drugabuse.gov/pdf/sposummer.pdf. The deadline to submit applications for the 2013 program is February 15, 2013.

For more information, contact Dr. Albert Avila at aavila.

Due to freezing temperatures in the Fairbanks area, the spring 2013 Student Dinner has been postponed to Monday, February 4, 2013.  It will be held in the Great Room at the UAF Harper Building located at 4280 Geist Road. We would like to keep you all safe and and we hope to see you next week!

TCC is looking for youth between the ages of 14-21 who are interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Council! This is a great opportunity to attend various statewide events throughout the year, learn about TCC, enhance leadership skills, improve communication and speaking skills, and get the chance to serve as the youth delegate to TCC’s Executive Board! See flyer below for more details and be sure to pass this on to any interested youth!

Friday, March 15, 2013 is the deadline to submit basic scholarship applications for the summer 2013 semester. Basic scholarships range from $400 for part time students to $800 for full time students. You can apply at www.doyonfoundation.com.

To apply for the basic scholarship, students must submit:

· A complete online application form

· Proof of Academic Enrollment

· Most Recent Official Transcripts if this is your first term in academic year 2012-2013

OR unofficial transcripts if you’ve submitted your official transcript already for academic year 2012-2013

If you’re a spring 2013 scholarship recipient, please submit your unofficial transcripts by Friday, May 24th. If you’re not returning please submit documents or have them postmarked by March 15th.

For more information, see Doyon Foundation’s scholarship application guidelines at isaacsonm or (907) 459-2049.

Doyon Foundation | 615 Bidwell, Suite 101 | Fairbanks | Alaska | 99701

(P) 907.459.2049 | Toll free: 1.888.478.4755, ext. 20489

Website: www.doyonfoundation.com

Blog: www.doyonfoundationblog.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/doyonfoundation

Position Announcement at YKSD for Registrar/Administrative Assistant 1

This person would be working in the Student Support Services department for rural villages. PERS benefits, good insurance, make a difference, consider applying. For more on the job description visit the below website.


The Alaska Summer Research Academy applications are now open. Applications are due 2/28/2013 for the June middle school and July high school programs. This is going to be another extremely exciting summer. Here’s the link to the ASRA website where the application can be found: http://www.uaf.edu/asra/

Please feel free to contact Tiffany DeRuyter, ASRA Program Manager, at 907-474-6049 if you have questions.

ASRA flyer 2013-12-20-B-1-1.pdf

Please read about the below summer research opportunity from our alumnus, Dr. Nikoosh Carlo.

Dear All,

Please help us spread the word about this fantastic opportunity for high school students. Alaskan students are encouraged to apply!

In fact Agnes Avakumoff from Chuathbaluk, Alaska participated in the 2012 program. Read more about her experience in the journal entries from last year: http://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/greenland-education-tour-2012

It would be great to have another Alaskan student participate this year but that can only happen if their applications come in. Please distribute widely to your networks.

All questions should be directed to Lynn Foshee Reed, lreed@nsf.gov



Dr Nikoosh Carlo

CNC North Consulting

T: 858-361-0920 | E: nikoosh.carlo@gmail.com

L: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nikooshcarlo


Joint Science Education Project (JSEP): 2013 SUMMER Science Expedition in Greenland

**Applications are due February 15, 2013**

Any current 10th or 11th grade student with a strong interest in the natural sciences and a passion for learning may apply to participate in the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP), a summer research experience in Greenland. JSEP is a two part program: The Kangerlussauq Science Field School sponsored by the Government of Greenland and the US-led Science Education Week sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

A limited number of high school students from the United States will join their peers from Denmark, and Greenland to spend three weeks this summer doing field science in and around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and visit a research station on the Greenland ice sheet. Students work with Arctic scientists and with their peers on research projects in a wide variety of fields including biology, geology, climatology, chemistry and engineering.

This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs in collaboration with the Joint Committee.

Applications are due February 15, 2013.

Note: There is no cost to students except for incidentals and any clothing they plan to wear. Extreme cold weather outerwear is provided however clothing to wear underneath is not.

More information, including the application, can be found on the website at: http://www.arcus.org/jsep

Contact Lynn Foshee Reed, lreed@nsf.gov, for more information.

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

National Science Foundation – Polar Programs

4201 Wilson Blvd, Suite 755

Arlington, VA 22230

Office Phone: (703) 292-8051

Would you like to get to know your corporation, while refining your skills? Consider applying for a summer internship at Doyon! Internships are open to Doyon shareholders who are in their junior or senior year at a college or university and who are in good academic standing. Recent college graduates are also encouraged to apply. For more information, contact 907-459-2085 or andonm@doyon.com, or view the current openings at https://rn12.ultipro.com/DOY1000/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx.

Vision Maker Media, a non-profit formally known as Native American Public Telecommunications, is offering multiple summer internships to Native American college students who are interested in public media. Interns will be located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, or at a participating public television station across the nation. This is a 10-week, paid internship.

Students must be enrolled in a journalism, communications or Native studies undergraduate or graduate program to be eligible for this internship. Contact Vision Maker Media at visionmaker or call 402-472-3522 with questions about this exciting opportunity!

Application found here: http://nativetelecom.org/intern

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

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