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INTEGRATED ARCTIC SUMMER
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
AND MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTION

BRINGING ARCTIC RESEARCH TO MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS

Program Overview

ADAC’s Arctic Summer Internship program recruits undergraduate and graduate students from partnering MSIs and beyond to participate in a 10-week, hands-on research trip in Alaska. In an effort to extend the impact of the ADAC scientific and educational work more broadly across the country, the MSI summer internship program recruitment targets student participation from both within the University of Alaska System, as well as to outside universities.

The ASIP program includes one week of orientation and briefing in Anchorage, followed by a two-week fieldwork component in Utqiagvik (formerly known as Barrow). Fieldwork in the high North will provide participating students invaluable exposure to work, research, and life in the Arctic.

Limited travel and living expense support are available for enrolled students.

The Arctic Domain Awareness Center’s ASIP Program is currently full for 2020, and is no longer accepting applications. For inquiries regarding opportunities in 2021, please feel free to email ADAC’s Education & Administrative Manager, Ellee Matthews, at ematthews@alaska.edu.

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale averaged over all academic terms
  • Ability to pass a background check as required by many positions in the homeland security field
  • Majoring in a priority science and engineering related discipline related to ADAC’s research areas

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate or graduate students

Support

  • Monthly stipend and assistance to help cover possible travel costs

Requirements

  • Commitment to seek and obtain employment in the Homeland Security Enterprise for one year after graduation