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Internships

The IHS Externship program provides IHS Scholarship recipients and other health professionals with opportunities to be employed as an IHS extern during any non-academic period for up to 120 days per calendar year. As Alaska’s statewide provider of Native health services, we are able to provide IHS Externs placement in our facilities where they can accumulate valuable work experience in their chosen health disciplines. Please visit the IHS Extern program website for more information.

The IHS Externship program for the Summer 2017 application is currently CLOSED. Please continue to check back on this page for more information. Once the job listing is posted, you can log onto IHS Job Vacancies website and search “Student Extern” and “Anchorage, AK” for the posting.

If you have questions regarding these programs, please visit the IHS website.


ANTHC’s Environmental Health and Engineering group offers a 14-week paid summer Engineering Internship for Alaska Native/American Indian students. Eligible students must be enrolled in a school of engineering.

During the 14 weeks, interns work on engineering projects and have the opportunity to travel to remote areas of Alaska. Interns work on water and sanitation related projects during the course of the internship while learning about the valuable work that ANTHC does throughout Alaska.

Important dates:

  • Internship posting: Deadline March 17, 2017
  • Interns will be selected by the end of March 2017.
  • The internship program runs from May through August.

ANTHC’S Clinical and Research Services program is seeking an intern to assist with on-going studies, statistical analysis, survey development and collection, developing and designing research studies and manuscript review. The program intern will gain knowledge in research ethics, health disparities among Alaska Native people, research approval processes and research grant application processes. The internship may also include training outside of Anchorage, college credit, manuscript writing and other professional development opportunities. The application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be Alaska Native or American Indian
  • Must be a college junior/senior, a recent college graduate or a current graduate school or medical student
  • Must have interest in health research or health related careers

Apply online



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