Internship Opportunities

Real-life work experience, career exploration, professional development, and mentorship and networking opportunities – summer internships provide myriad opportunities for college students and recent graduates to develop and improve their job skills. What’s more, employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as one of their most important hiring considerations.

Considering a summer internship? Check out these opportunities:

CIRI Summer Internship
Application deadline: May 10, 2019

CIRI is now accepting applications for its 2019 Summer Internship program. Whenever possible, students’ interests are aligned with positions available within the company and through partnerships in the community, which could include accounting and finance, communications, construction management, environmental sciences and engineering, human resources, IT, land and resources, project management, real estate and shareholder programs. This is a paid opportunity.

Students may apply online before the May 10, 2019, deadline by visiting the careers page on the CIRI website.

To be eligible for consideration, students must:

  • Be a CIRI shareholder or confirmed, registered descendant;
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher; and
  • Be in junior or senior standing and enrolled in a four-year degree program; or graduated from a four-year program within the past year; or enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant vocational program.

For more information, visit For any questions regarding the program or application process, contact CIRI Shareholder Engagement Senior Manager Darla Graham, [email protected]. Visit for information on other employment opportunities.

CITC Summer Internship
Application deadline: March 15, 2019

CITC, a CIRI-affiliated nonprofit, is recruiting for highly motivated Alaska Native/American Indian college students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a technical training school. Internships are offered in a variety of disciplines. This is a paid opportunity.

Submit application packets by March 15, 2019. To apply, visit

First Alaskans Institute
Application deadline: March 15, 2019

First Alaskans Institute, which helps develop the capacities of Alaska Native people and their communities to meet the challenges of the future, is seeking to place Alaska Native, American Indian, indigenous, and rural undergraduate and graduate students into organizations around Alaska. This is a paid opportunity.

Applications must be received by March 15, 2019. Visit to apply.

Alaska Southcentral/Southeastern Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 23 JATC Apprenticeship Program
Application deadline: Rolling admission

Local Union 23 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) is committed to providing quality training for all union apprentices and journeypersons. Through education and practical, on-the-job training, JATC trains a skilled workforce of journeypersons.

JATC is currently looking specifically to recruit Alaska Native/American Indian trainees. First-year apprentices are dispatched at 50 percent of journeyman scale, which is $21 per hour wages, with an additional $22.03 per hour paid in fringe benefits. Apprentices are paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages during their apprenticeships, based on the acquisition of increased skill and competence on the job and in related instruction.

Local Union 23 JATC’s sheet metal workers program is accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor, with a training facility located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high-school diploma or GED and a valid, unrestricted Alaska driver’s license. For information, visit