Where are They Now?

Former CIRI Summer Interns Believe, Achieve, Succeed

In 2015, CIRI significantly expanded its summer internship program, placing six CIRI youth in positions with CIRI departments and subsidiaries. These young people represent the next generation of business leaders. CIRI is pleased to create opportunities for students and recent graduates to directly apply their education in a practical work setting, while gaining excellent experience and insight into CIRI’s culture and businesses.

With the 2018 summer internship application deadline fast approaching (May 11), we thought we’d check in with a few of our former interns to see what they’re doing now!

Randy Armstrong, 2015

Risk Management department

  • Employed at CIRI as a risk and insurance analyst
  • Recently received a master’s degree in finance from Alaska Pacific University

Josh Franklin, 2016

Human Resources, Real Estate and Risk Management departments

  • Will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration this summer from Alaska Pacific University
  • Plans to pursue a master’s degree in the fall

Dajonee “Nene” Hale, 2015

Shareholder Relations department

  • Will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics this spring from Central Methodist University
  • A recipient of the Trajan Langdon Award for leadership, sportsmanship and inspiration, she will soon try out for the Women’s National Basketball Association

Josh Henrikson, 2015

Corporate Affairs department

  • Employed as an account manager for International Aviation Services
  • Currently traveling the world with his brother

Braden Kinnebrew, 2015

CIRI subsidiary North Wind Group

  • Received a bachelor’s degree in construction management in 2016 from the University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Employed as a project engineer for ASRC Civil Construction

Autumn Olson, 2017

Human Resources department

  • Continuing her post-baccalaureate education in preparation for medical school
  • Recently certified as a mental health first-aid responder

Brandi Wheelehan, 2016 and 2017

Human Resources and Shareholder Relations departments (2016) and Alaska Federation of Natives (2017)

  • Currently employed as an operations assistant with Bering Straits Native Corporation
  • Expects to graduate in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Alaska Anchorage

Interested in applying for the 2018 CIRI Summer Internship program?

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be a CIRI shareholder or registered, confirmed descendant;
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher;
  • 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; and
  • Apply no later than Friday, May 11. For more information, visit ciri.com/internship.