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Summer interns help drive ANTHC forward: Environmental Health and Engineering

August 19, 2016

ANTHC is committed to strengthening our Alaska Native and Native American workforce and developing future Alaska Tribal Health System leaders by offering a number of summer internships. This summer, ANTHC was thrilled to welcome several summer interns to different departments across campus. This week we are highlighting interns in our Environmental Health and Engineering division. Last week we highlighted Community Health Services interns and recently profiled a mentorship opportunity at ANMC.

Tvetne Carslon, Gwen Francis, Collette Kawagley, Andrea Moreno and Aaliq Rowland interned for six different departments within our Division of Environmental Health and Engineering.

Tvetne Carlson is from Cantwell and is majoring in Civil Engineering at the UAA through ANSEP. This summer, Carlson traveled to many Tribal communities throughout Alaska with the Engineering Service Department to help with permits, planning, design and surveying.

Gwen Francis is from Pitkas Point. She is currently pursuing her Electrical Engineering degree at UAA through ANSEP and is expected to graduate spring of 2018. Francis is working in the Strategic Access department and has helped work on expansion and improvement projects on campus including the remodel of the third and fourth floors of our Healthy Communities Building (HCB) and the new Patient Housing building.

Collette Kawagley is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UAA through ANSEP and anticipates graduating in the spring of 2018. Kawagley’s family is originally from Bethel. As an intern with project management, Kawagley is working with Scattered Sites program. Her job duties included processing applications, helping the department with purchase orders, assisting with site visits and construction inspections. She also helped with soil testing.

Andrea Moreno’s family is from Alakanuk. She is a Civil Engineering student at UAA, also in ANSEP. Moreno is a year-round intern for the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC). This summer, she worked in the field on service connection projects, energy upgrades and on energy related projects and assisted with purchasing materials. Moreno hopes to work for ANTHC after graduating next spring.

Aaliq Rowland, whose family is from Nome and King Island, is an ANSEP Mechanical Engineering student at UAA. Rowland’s projects as a summer intern with Tribal Utility Services include assisting with operations and maintenance manuals, water treatment training and energy related operations manuals such as wind to heat and waste heat. Rowland anticipates graduating in next spring.

Internships and other job opportunities with ANTHC are available for application at

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