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The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is recruiting to employ an Alaska Native or Native American undergraduate student or graduate student majoring in Alaska Native languages, engineering, physical sciences, biological/ecological sciences, natural resources, arctic and northern studies, or a related field to complete an internship.
The Intern will be paid between $29,130 – $36,090 total for 1500 hours over a 1-year period. The Intern will work part time for the fall and spring semester, and full time during the summer. The Intern’s duty station is preferred to be located at one of the Alaska Climate Adaptation and Science Center’s offices in Anchorage or Fairbanks; however, telework may be approved by the Executive Director.
Additionally, the Intern may receive opportunities to travel, and approved travel is included.
The Intern will be responsible for assisting the NAFWS Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison (TCRL) Program in addressing Tribal climate-impact related issues, concerns, and adaptation strategies across Alaska; support administrative tasks, and help with other assignments that will enhance and meet the USGS CASC and NAFWS’ mission and priorities.
Where possible and in accordance with all COVID-19 protocols, the Intern will travel to and attend an approved event. They will provide a presentation about their background and work experience as a NAFWS Intern and support all staff throughout the NAFWS sponsored event.
Throughout the internship, the Intern will be responsible for conducting themselves in a
manner that coincides with the Articles of Incorporation, Strategic Plan, Code of Ethics, Conference Code of Conduct and other NAFWS regulations, policies and procedures. Interns will be representing the NAFWS in a professional work environment and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, including following guidance and direction from NAFWS staff.
Start Date: July 2022 End Date: May 2023 (Both dates are negotiable.)
-Currently enrolled as a junior or senior undergraduate student at an accredited college/university
-Majoring in majoring in Alaska Native languages, engineering, physical sciences, biological/ecological sciences, natural resources, arctic and northern studies, or a related field
-Ability to perform some work assignments independently and/or in team situations with minimal guidance.
-Effective communication skills. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with personnel from all levels of Tribal, Federal, and State governments, academia, special interest groups and the general public.
-Working knowledge of and respect to Tribal and federal governments, Tribal treaties, agreements, laws, policies, and sensitive issues associated with the management of fish and wildlife resources.
-Effective computer software skills. Must possess the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Google Sheets and other commonly used video conferencing programs such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
-Must like outdoor activities and camping.