Ilisagvik College and Alyeska Pipeline Co. present this exciting internship opportunity!
Gain real-life professional skills, earn a stipend, and obtain academic credit.
• 1-2 internship spots are available
• Internship track choices: Business Administration, Construction/Project Management, Information Technology, and Health & Safety
• Interns will earn up to five academic credits
• Free housing and travel for village student interns
• Increase your chances of future job opportunities related to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).
• Eligible applicants must be Alaska Native with 12 completed college credits and a 2.5 GPA.
Native American youth can make a difference, but first they must be organized and prepared for action. An effective way to accomplish this is through a youth council.
A youth council represents a practical way of enabling youth to have a meaningful role in helping solve community problems. Types of youth councils include:
- Tribal Youth Councils
- Alaska Native Village Youth Councils
- Urban Youth Councils
- High School Indian Clubs
- College or University Native American Associations
- A Church-sponsored Youth Group
- An Independent Youth Group
Keep in mind that youth councils are just as diverse as Native America itself. Each youth council maintains its own identity and is built upon the needs and values of that particular community.
By being involved with a youth council, young Native Americans can use their combined talents and energy to address major concerns facing them today. Youth design and promote their own programs to fit their needs.
Young people who are involved with youth councils learn to accept responsibility. They grow through achievement and in the knowledge that they are making a real contribution to their community and to Native America.
Find out more about the Benefits of Joining a Youth Council, What a Youth Council Does, and Steps for Organizing a Youth Council. Download the “How to Start a Youth Council” packet by clicking HERE.
Developed by the young minds of the Sitka Youth Leadership Committee (SYLC), the “I AM” Campaign promotes respect, celebrates diversity, and connects youth across Alaska.
It encourages young Alaskans to embrace their strengths, be proud of their unique qualities, and challenge stereotypes. We believe that recognizing and celebrating our differences strengthens community, helps build self-esteem, and respect for others.
Take the challenge and upload your photo with a positive adjective using the hashtag #respectchallenge today to help us reach our goal of 500 posts and 2,000 likes! Your picture could be chosen for the next online poster! Upload now and spread the word to friends and family.
Everyday Young Heroes are young people, ages 5-25, who are improving their communities through service to others and making significant progress in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each week, the YSA Team selects one young person to receive this honor. The chosen youth can have a project that is developed in or outside of the classroom, in conjunction with an organization or religious institution, or can be an initiative or organization they started on his or her own or with their friends. Projects can provide a direct service, be philanthropic, or raise awareness or advocacy around a particular community need.
The young person and their nominator are notified via email upon being selected as an Everyday Young Hero. The Hero receives a congratulatory letter, a certificate of recognition, and is highlighted in YSA’s newsletter and on social media, raising the profile of his or her good work.
This year, thanks to generous support from Newman’s Own Foundation, YSA will also select 12 winners- one per month- to receive $250 grants to continue and expand their project. If you know an Everyday Young Hero, submit your nomination here.
Through ongoing outreach into Indian Country and listening sessions with Native youth, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) consistently hears that young people want to be engaged in a large network of their peers that also provides increased access to new and exciting opportunities and serves as a resource for their communities. In support of Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), CNAY is excited to create a new leadership opportunity to engage and support a large network of “young movers and shakers” in Indian Country – Gen-I Youth Ambassadors.
What is a Gen-I Youth Ambassador? Gen-I Youth Ambassadors serve as spokespersons for Gen-I and CNAY. Gen-I Youth Ambassadors will:
- Be eligible to participate in the first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering;
- Be part of a growing Gen-I Network of community leaders and young experts in the field;
- Serve as direct connections to tribal and urban Indian communities; and
- Provide their perspectives on priorities for youth in Indian Country.
For more information on how to become a Gen-I Ambassador click here.
Training & Conferences
First Alaskans Institute is partnering with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Tribal Management Program to host the 2017 Tribal Governance Symposium, November 20-22 in Fairbanks! This year’s theme is “Land – Water – Life” with a purpose to build knowledge, understanding, and relationships for the advancement of Tribal Governance in Alaska. To learn more or to register to attend, please visit: http://tribalmgmt.uaf.edu/gov17.
We know that there is much to learn from one another across Alaska – and for that reason, First Alaskans Institute will be offering limited travel support to ensure statewide participation. As a partner our intent is for new pathways to emerge for Alaska Native people and entities to work together to protect Alaska Native ways of life and to advance Alaska Native cultural imperatives.
*If you are interested in receiving travel support please contact JoyDemmert@firstalaskans.org or call 907.677.1700. Priority will be given to Tribal council members, administrators, executive directors.