INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

INTERNSHIP FORMS

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CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 800.450.4341
    907.443.4243
  • 907.443.4485
    907.443.4479
  • mwatchman@kawerak.org

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Name: Kaylene Evans

Traditional Name (Yupik/Inupiaq): Iñuuraq

Tribal Affiliation: Nome Eskimo Community

Where are you placed in Kawerak?: Intern in Eskimo Heritage Program

Favorite thing to do in summer: Berry pick & camp

Favorite thing to do in winter: Sew & ski 

What are you studying: MA in Indigenous Politics

Favorite inspirational quote/song lyric/phrase: No matter how it is, or how hard it gets, I am going to make it-Les Brown mantra

Name:  Julie Amaktoolik

Traditional Name (Yupik/Inupiaq): Usuan

Tribal Affiliation: Native Village of Elim, Yup’ik

Where are you placed in Kawerak: Elim, AK  at the Native Village of Elim

Favorite thing to do in summer : Pick berries

Favorite thing to do in winter: Ride in the hills

What are you studying: I am pursuing a Bachelor’s in Mathematics at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Favorite inspirational quote/song lyric/phrase:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”Proverbs 3:5-6

Name: Allaryce Agloinga

Traditional Name (Yupik/Inupiaq): Paniuraq

Tribal Affiliation: Native Village of White Mountain

Where are you placed in Kawerak?: Intern at Legal Services under Meghan ‘Sigvanna’ Topkok

Favorite thing to do in summer: Camping with my family

Favorite thing to do in winter: Sledding with my friends

What are you studying: B.A. in Legal Studies with a minor in Justice at the University of Alaska Anchorage

Favorite inspirational quote/song lyric/phrase: Those who think they can, will accomplish something. 

Name: Denbigh Perry

Traditional Name (Yupik/Inupiaq): Ałingaaq

Tribal Affiliation: Native Village of Shaktoolik

Where are you placed in Kawerak?: Shaktoolik IRA

Favorite thing to do in summer: Fishing and subsisting

Favorite thing to do in winter: I like snow sports

What are you studying: Master of Public Administration and Tribal Governance

Favorite inspirational quote/song lyric/phrase: Nothing is impossible. 

Name: Tremayne Booker

Traditional Name (Yupik/Inupiaq): Buniok

Tribal Affiliation: Bering Straits

Where are you placed in Kawerak?: Eskimo Walrus Commission

Favorite thing to do in summer: Hiking local mountains near Anchorage

Favorite thing to do in winter: Staying inside and listening/playing music

What are you studying: I’m going to be working on a degree in computer engineering this fall.

Favorite inspirational quote/song lyric/phrase:  

Lessons taught but never learned.
All around us anger burns.
Guide the future by the past.
Long ago the mold was cast.

Bastille day – Rush

Name: Jasmine Mueller
Traditional Name (Yupik/Inupiaq): Nayungaq
Tribal Affiliation: Native Village of Elim
Where are you placed in Kawerak?: Eskimo Walrus Commission 
Favorite thing to do in summer: Kayaking, hiking, running, camping. Anything outside really.
Favorite thing to do in winter: Knitting, skiing, and sitting by the wood stove with family.
What are you studying: Aviation Technology; at the University of Alaska Anchorage
Favorite inspirational quote/song lyric/phrase: “A wise person knows there is something to be learned from everyone”

Higher Education Summer Internship Program

Kawerak provides Higher Education Scholarship recipients summer internship opportunities. Our Summer Internship Program aims to provide exceptional leadership development and employment experience. Kawerak’s 10 – 12 week paid internship program will run May through August with flexible start and end dates to accommodate student schedules.

Program Overview:

  • Competitive paid internship – $25 per hour
  • Successful applicants must have a 2.0 GPA or higher and are a current Kawerak Higher Education Scholarship recipient or within the past year
  • Work site placement available at Kawerak or in Bering Strait Region (your home community)
  • Full time work schedule, 37.5 hours a week, for 10 – 12 weeks (May through August)
  • Interns are expected to secure their own housing and accommodations during program
  • Required leadership and skill building sessions

Internship Application Must Include:

  • Signed Kawerak Internship Application
  • Current copy of college/technical transcript(s) from the previous semester
  • Two professional reference letters (examples include: professor, employer, advisor)
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement

Application materials may be emailed to:
Meek Watchman, Education Development Director at
mwatchman@kawerak.org or fax to: (907)443-4485 OR (907)443-4479

Application materials may also be mailed to:
Kawerak Internship Program
Education, Employment & Supportive Services
P.O. Box 948
Nome, AK 99762

Internship Timeline:

  • Recruitment period: February 1 – March 29, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Interviews: April 2019
  • Notification to applicants: mid-April 2019
  • Orientation: May 2019 (dependent on intern’s start date)
  • Internship Presentation/Exit Interview: August 2019

Required Skill Building Workshops include:

  • Leadership skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Resume Writing
  • Business Communications
  • The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
  • Policy issues that impact Alaska Native people
  • Culture awareness
  • Arctic matters