2014 Public Policy Fellowship
First Alaskans Institute is pleased to announce its 2014 Public Policy Fellowship to place two Alaska Native fellows in Juneau during the 2014 Legislative session. This year marks the seventh year of the program.

The First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is a statewide Native non-profit organization whose mission is: “True to identity, heritage, and values Alaska Natives are informed and engaged in leading the decisions that shape the future.”  Our vision is Progress for the Next Ten Thousand Years.

This paid fellowship is 14 weeks in length, from January 15th to April 20th. The fellowship will begin with an orientation in Anchorage. 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 a housing stipend (but each fellow is responsible for arrangine his/her own housing), a round trip ticket to and from Juneau and bi-weekly pay.

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.

Those interested in participating as a fellow should fill out the application below and submit to ellatonuchuk@firstalaskans.org.

Legislators interested in hosting a fellow should fill out the interest form below and submit to ellatonuchuk@firstalaskans.org.

Timeline

  • Application Due Date: November 15, 2013
  • Final Selection of Fellows: December 6, 2013
  • Fellowship Program: January 15. 2014 – April 20, 2014

Go to http://www.firstalaskans.org/index.cfm?section=leadership-development&page=Public-Policy-Fellowship&cat=2014-Public-Policy-Fellowship to apply.