2014 Summer Internship Program
First Alaskans Institute (FAI) announces its 2014 Summer Internship Program to place Alaska Native/American Indian and rural undergraduate and graduate students into organizations around Alaska to provide real-world leadership development experience.  This program is one-of-a-kind in its mission to grow the next generation of Native leadership through a unique curriculum revolving around Native knowledge, while providing hands-on experiential learning in multiple career fields relevant to each intern’s pursuits and employer’s interests.

This paid internship is 10 weeks in length, from early June to mid-August. Interns are expected to complete the entire 10-week session, working a full time schedule. Internship placements are available throughout Alaska, and interns will get matched with an employer partner based on the placement preferences of both the intern and employer.  Interns are expected to secure their own housing/accommodations for the program.

Interns will unite for five-days of leadership development sessions both at the beginning and end of the internship. Interns will also be provided with leadership development training every other Friday during the summer program.

Over the past decade, the program has placed 241 interns in over 100 different partner organizations in 26 communities statewide.  In order to apply, students must be currently enrolled in a higher education institution, or have graduated from a higher education institution within the previous school year.  High school students are not eligible.

Please see applications below to apply!


  • Application Due Date: March 1, 2014
  • Final Selection of Interns: March 23, 2014
  • Internship Program: June 2 – August 8, 2014
  • Leadership training dates: June 2-6, June 20, July 3 & 18, August 4-8
  • Intern placement at partner organization: June 9 – August 1, 2014

Click HERE for a more thorough presentation of information related to the program.

Click HERE for a program flyer to distribute.