Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC) is happy to announce our 2023 internship program. Internship positions will be available this summer in our Nome, Unalakleet and Anchorage offices, as well as with Glacier Fish Company in Seattle. The 12-week internships will run from late May through early August.
The paid internships offer Norton Sound resident scholarship recipients an exciting opportunity to learn about NSEDC and our wide variety of activities and initiatives. The internships are designed to give a broad understanding of NSEDC’s mission and operations while also providing the interns a chance to gain work experience that relates to their ongoing studies and future career goals. We are excited to expand the program this year to include Glacier Fish Company, NSEDC’s longtime partner in the Bering Sea groundfish fisheries.
NSEDC offers a competitive wage while also providing travel and a housing stipend for internships that are hosted outside of the intern’s home community. Applications can be found here, and specific program details are noted below. For more information on NSEDC’s internship program, please contact NSEDC Education, Employment & Training Director Leslie Ladegard at (907) 274-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSEDC offers non-exempt, temporary internship positions as an avenue for residents to gain valuable work experience and professional development by engaging in productive and meaningful work within NSEDC departments or with NSEDC partners. The internship program is coordinated by NSEDC’s Education, Employment & Training (EET) Department.
- Internship applicants must qualify as a Norton Sound Resident under NSEDC’s Norton Sound Residency Guidelines.
- Applicants must also be:
- Current recipients of an NSEDC scholarship and in good academic standing, or
- Recent post-secondary gradates (within one year) who received an NSEDC scholarship during their post-secondary studies, or
- Recent high school graduates who have been accepted to college or technical school and plan to attend in the fall
- Current or recently graduated post-secondary students are asked to state their major or areas of study, and submit transcripts. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Recent high school graduates must submit an acceptance letter from a college or technical school.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following:
- NSEDC Internship Application
- NSEDC Residency Verification Form
- Most recent transcripts or acceptance letter
- Cover letter explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and how the internship aligns with your educational and career goals
- Application Deadline: April 10, 2023
- Length of Internship: May 22-August 11, 2023 (12 weeks)
Adjustments to the timeline can be made under certain circumstances. Applicants with conflicting timelines are encouraged to apply and include any scheduled conflicts.
NSEDC will host up to five internships: One in each of our main offices in Anchorage, Nome and Unalakleet, and two at Glacier Fish Company in Seattle.
Internship Compensation and Logistics:
- NSEDC interns will be compensated at an hourly wage of $27.69 per hour.
- Intern travel from their home community to their NSEDC work location will be covered by NSEDC.
- A housing stipend is available to interns who require relocation to Anchorage, Nome, Unalakleet or Seattle. Interns are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation.
- Interns will follow all applicable policies required of temporary, full-time NSEDC employees as described in the NSEDC Employee Handbook.
NSEDC internship positions are intended to provide an overview of NSEDC and our operations, and to include specific learning objectives applicable to the intern’s area of study or interest. All internship positions will be assigned a supervisor who will be tasked with providing work assignments, guidance, evaluation and feedback. Interns will be expected to participate in hands-on work, requiring them to implement the knowledge acquired during the internship. At the end of their internship, participants will be required to make a formal presentation to members of NSEDC management on the Community Development Quota (CDQ) program and their assigned internship area. Additionally, interns will participate in professional development programs and opportunities during their internship. The following are examples of potential departments in which an intern may be placed, depending on availability and area of study or interest:
- Human Resources
- Quota Management
- Community Benefits
- Education, Employment & Training (EET)
- Fisheries Research & Development (FR&D)
- Norton Sound Seafood Products (NSSP)
- Glacier Fish Company (GFC)
- Perform basic office support functions: receive, send, and distribute telephone calls, emails, and faxes; file documents; gather and distribute department information; etc.
- Assist departments with special projects
- Prepare formal presentation to members of NSEDC management on the Community Development Quota (CDQ) program and assigned internship area
- Participate in professional development programs and opportunities
- Maintain confidentiality of information
- Coordinate with other NSEDC program staff for the transfer of information regarding the benefits of NSEDC programs in the region
- Prepare activity reports and other reports as assigned
- Other duties as assigned