First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for our 2019 Al Adams Young Political Leader Fellowship to place Alaska Native and rural Alaskans in Washington, D.C. during two back-to-back congressional sessions. This current opportunity is to place a Fellow in the office of Senator Dan Sullivan. To learn more visit here. To apply online visit here.

Highlights of Fellowship

· Six months in length;

· Travel provided to and from Washington, D.C.;

· Bi-weekly stipend pay of $1,200;

· An honorarium of $1,250 at the start of the fellowship;

· An honorarium of $1,250 after successful completion of the fellowship;

· FAI orientation before start of fellowship;

· Fulltime work schedule;

· Hands-on experience working with the congressional process;

· Priority of engaging in and researching Alaska Native issues;

· Post-secondary & higher education degrees or certification NOT required, the right candidate will have the right characteristics and the ability to be high-performing in the work environment; and

· Fellow is expected to secure their own housing and accommodations during Fellowship.


· Application due date: Friday, April 19, 2019

· Candidate interviews & reference calls: Monday & Tuesday, April 22 & 23, 2019

· Final selection of fellow: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

· First Alaskans Institute orientation: Monday, May 13, 2019

· Senator Sullivan’s Office orientation: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

· Al Adams Young Political Leader Fellowship: May 15 – October 18, 2019 (Washington, D.C.)

For more information

Please contact Ella Sassuuk Tonuchuk, Indigenous Leadership Continuum Coordinator, at 907-677-1707 or or with any questions.