January 2018

Senator Murkowski hosts an internship program for just-graduated high school seniors each summer. A total of 20 students are selected to participate in one of two, 4-week sessions here in the Senator’s Washington, D.C. office. Interns have the opportunity to shadow the Senator for a day, attend briefings and committee hearings, perform special projects for staff, and generally learn how the Senate works and participate in a professional work environment. A stipend is paid to the interns, which helps defray the cost of transportation and housing.

The application materials for the 2018 High School Internship are attached, and provide details of the program and the qualifications for applicants.

The application can be accessed online at Krystal_Edens. The deadline to submit the application is 11:59 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Murkowski HS Intern Program Flyer (2018).pdf

Murkowski Internship Letter 2018.pdf


The ANSEP Summer Bridge focuses on developing students academically, socially and professionally for college and careers. The Summer Bridge is a college and career visioning opportunity that’s geared toward students who are graduating high school this academic year. Summer Bridge students enroll in a college math course and work a paid summer internship in the engineering or science field with one of the ANSEP Strategic Partners. All costs associated with the program are covered by ANSEP. Students who successfully complete their college math class and internship are eligible for scholarship funding to attend the University of Alaska, the fall immediately following Summer Bridge.


  • Earn money for college
  • Earn college credits
  • Professional engineering & science experience
  • Learn to navigate the University campus
  • Develop peer support groups with classmates
  • Lifelong friendships with fellow students


May 26 to August 3, 2018


NOTE: Late applications will only be reviewed if positions are available.


All students will be housed and all classes will be held at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), in Anchorage, AK. Internships will be based in Anchorage, with some internships taking students all across Alaska, from rural campsites to communities.

Click HERE to learn more or to apply.

Bezos Scholars Program

The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators. The program begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following school year when Bezos Scholar Teams return to their communities to launch sustainable, local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities.

Applications are due February 9, 2018. Apply here

Eligibility: Interested applicants must:

  • Be a junior from a public high school for the 2017-18 school year;
  • Be a US citizen, permanent resident, or have received DACA status;
  • Demonstrate leadership in community and school;
  • Have taken and gotten scores for at least one of the following tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT, or ACT Aspire;
  • Be enrolled in, or have taken, one (or more) Advanced Placement (AP) classes, International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, or college-level courses; and
  • Be available to participate in the program June 23-29, 2018 in Aspen, CO.

To Apply: Create an online profile and complete the online application, which includes the following:

  • Basic background information, school details, and extra-curricular activities;
  • Three written responses;
  • Unofficial transcripts and test scores; and
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Additionally, you must nominate an educator to partner with you as a Scholar and your school principal must complete a short form with school information.

Questions? Email scholars@bezosfamilyfoundation.org.

First Nations Development Institute launched a request for proposals (RFP) process for our newest effort, the Native Language Immersion Initiative (NLII). First Nations will award about 12 grants of up to $90,000 each to build the capacity of and directly support Native language-immersion and culture-retention programs. The initiative includes American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian language programs. Deadline is March 23, 2018. Eligibility is limited to U.S.-based tribal government programs, tribal 7871 entities, Native-controlled nonprofit organizations, and Native-controlled community organizations with a fiscal sponsor. See announcement here: http://bit.ly/NLII2018

The Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity Fellowship is accepting applications until January 31, 2018.

Candidates for this fellowship are Native American / First Nations working in their communities in the United States or Canada. This fellowship strives to build an awardee’s social network, individual capacity, strengthen their contributions to their field of endeavor, and provide direct support for a deeper inquiry into their culture and work. This is an opportunity for leaders in Indigenous communities to advance their aspirations and capacity, and an opportunity to re-invest these learnings back into their communities.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2018. Applications may be submitted between now and the deadline. All applications will be reviewed for selection between February 1 – March 2, 2018. Fellowship awards will be publically announced by the Seventh Generation Fund on March 9, 2018.

Applicants must submit the application and include a 2-4 page personal statement outlining their experience in community-based work, how this work has advanced or continues to advance their communities, and how receiving this Fellowship would be beneficial in their work. Applications must accompany 2-3 letters of recommendation and photograph of the applicant.

Materials may be submitted electronically at fellowship@7genfund.org or mailed to our office at P.O. Box 4569 Arcata, CA 95518. For further information, please contact Carlrey Arroyo, Advancement Assistant, at our office at 707-825-7640 or at fellowship@7genfund.org. Application materials are available on our website at: http://7genfund.org/tradition-bearers-bio-cultural-diversity-fellowship.

Dartmouth University’s Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) and Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) programs are offering opportunities for qualified high school students interested in the natural sciences to go on expeditions to the polar regions. The 3-week JSEP expedition is from June until July, and brings students to Greenland. JASE is a 2-week expedition during December, January, or February, and takes students to Antarctica.

Applications are due January 31, 2018. Click here to apply.


  • JSEP:  Applicants must be current high school juniors (11th grade).
  • JASE:  Applicants must be current high school sophomores or juniors (10-11th grades), and fluent in Spanish.
  • Must be able to obtain U.S. passport valid for 6 months.
  • Must be in good physical health and be able to provide your medical history.

For a full list of eligibility requirements, click here.

To Apply: Complete the online application. You will need to include the following:

  • Transcripts;
  • Responses to short answer questions; and
  • Description of a project that you would complete during the expedition.

Questions? Call 603-646-8265 or email Lauren.E.Culler@dartmouth.edu

The Teamsters in conjunction with Alaska Works Partnership has announced a Women in the Trades – Construction Truck Driver Apprenticeship Readiness class for 2018!

Check out the details on the Teamster Training website http://www.akteamsterstraining.com/Apprenticeship.html  and then click on the link to the AWP Women in the Trades to apply.

DEADLINE: February 23, 2018!

The Native American Research Internship is a dynamic summer research opportunity for Native American Undergraduate Junior and Senior students who are interested in Health Science research. The internship is located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship, funded by the National Institutes of Health. The internship focus is to provide Native American students an outstanding laboratory or clinically based research experience working alongside world-class research faculty at the University of Utah. The goal of the internship is to support the academic, career, and personal development of Native American students who are interested in Health Science careers. Each student will participate in approximately 40 hours/week of internship activities. Approximately 30 hours/week will be for research-related activities, and approximately 10 hours/week will be for academic/professional development. Students will work closely with research mentors as well as Native American faculty and staff mentors, develop meaningful relationships within the Health Science and Native American research communities, attend a Native American Health conference, and have opportunities to shadow physicians at their clinical practice. Students will also gain insightful knowledge in the areas of graduate/medical school preparation, career development, additional academic opportunities, community engagement, professionalism, creating scientific posters, and presenting research material. Additionally, students who successfully complete a summer internship have the option of participating again during the following summer, essentially being able to participate for two summers. The Native American Research Internship provides participants compensation for their participation in the summer program, as well as housing at the University of Utah. Both University of Utah students and non-University of Utah undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. No previous research experience is required.

Click the link below for online PDF application. You can email, post-mail or fax applications.


Click below to view the first Alaska Language Revitalization Digest of the New Year!

Alaska Language Revitalization Digest Vol 3 No 1 1.16.18.pdf

Here is your January Native Word of the Month in Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in)! Hai’ (thank you) to our translator, Allan Hayton.

Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in)

Jan (2)

January = Ch’anjaa

Khadhalchi’ = I am in a hurry.

Shin gwiheendhaa gwats’a’ khadhalchi’. = I am anxious for summer when it will be warm.

Listen to an audio recording of the translation:


Want more? View previous words of the month on our website!

The application deadline for Alaska Airmen Scholarships is FEBRUARY 1ST!

The Airmen Association is giving away over $10,000 in aviation scholarships. Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in applying, and remind them of the deadline!

APPLY HERE: https://www.alaskaairmen.org/scholarships/

Candidates sought for Doyon Languages Online II Project Manager

DF_15_Job Post Promotion_BlogDoyon Foundation is seeking a project manager for its Doyon Languages Online II project, which will work to increase the number of people who speak the Doyon region languages of Nee’anděg’ (Tanacross), Née’aaneegn’ (Upper Tanana), Deg Xinag and Denak’i (Upper Kuskokwim). Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, January 17.

The position is currently posted on the Doyon, Limited website, and interested applicants are encouraged to review the job description, which includes the duties and responsibilities, and applicant qualifications. Those interested in the position may also apply online through the Doyon website.

The Foundation received a three-year, $977,423 grant from the U.S. Department of Education – Alaska Native Educational Program for the project, which will create more than 220 online language-learning lessons, train teachers in the use of the technology, and field test the lessons with students.

This project builds on the progress of the existing Doyon Languages Online project, which is already in the process of developing online language-learning lessons for five of the Doyon region languages: Holikachuk, Denaakk’e (Koyukon), Benhti Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana), Hän, and Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in).

The project manager will be responsible for the coordination, implementation and the evaluation of the Doyon Languages Online II project, and will work directly under the Foundation’s language revitalization program director. It is preferred that candidates have a master’s degree in the education field with experience in language teaching, curriculum development or evaluation, and past experience in program design, education planning, and teaching language.

To view the job description and to apply, visit the Doyon, Limited website. For more information on the Foundation’s language revitalization program, visit www.doyonfoundation.com.


Foundation Seeks Linguistics Consultants and Content Creators

Doyon Foundation is pleased to announce a second call for linguistics consultants and content creators for the Doyon Languages Online project. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the RFQs (request for qualifications) for linguistics consultants and content creators, and apply for the position of interest.

The Doyon Languages Online project is working to create 280 introductory online lessons for five of the endangered Doyon region languages: Holikachuk, Denaakk’e, Benhti Kenaga’, Hän, and Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa. Ultimately, Doyon Foundation aims to create online courses for all 10 of the Doyon region languages.

Doyon Languages Online is funded with a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Administration for Native Americans. The project is a partnership with 7000 Languages, a nonprofit that supports endangered language learning partially through software donated by Transparent Language Online.

For more information on the project scope, background, qualifications and selection process, and to access the application, please see the linguistics consultants RFQ and content creators RFQ.

For additional information on Doyon Foundation or the Doyon Languages Online project, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Allan Hayton at haytona@doyon.com or 907.459.2162.

Doyon Foundation Students!

Are you a Doyon Foundation graduate with an English or other writing-focused major?  Doyon, Limited has a position for you!

As Board Administrator, the employee will provide support for board meetings, proofread and prepare board meeting materials, serve as the recording secretary and provide confidential administrative assistance within the Legal Department.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

Applications now open!

Dec. 15, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018

Recruitment is now underway for the second cohort of Alaska Salmon Fellows. Alaska Humanities Forum is currently seeking and accepting nominations for outstanding individuals who bring energy, vision, commitment, and innovative/diverse perspectives that would enhance the sustainability and equity of Alaska’s salmon/people system.

Click HERE for more information.

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