Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) is now accepting applications for the 2022/23 program year. There are multiple nine-month positions available with locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka, Alaska.

The Alaska Fellows Program is a fall-to-spring residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors. Fellows serve with a dynamic non-profit or public-sector organization for the fellowship term and receive modest living stipends and housing. Fellows live communally, work closely with professional mentors, and make lasting contributions to their host community.

Fellows attend opening and closing retreats as well as two facilitated “convenings” — events that draw together fellows across all sites to cultivate connections, friendships, and common identity.

AFP seeks talented, dynamic young people interested in investing long-term in both the fellowship community and their broader Alaska communities. Fellows are expected to contribute meaningfully to their community of fellows and to their Alaska communities, and AFP supports fellows to stay in Alaska after the program term and continue contributing to the community.

Alaskans and non-Alaskans are encouraged to apply. There are no requirements for age or degree to participate. Host organizations, however, will each have specific professional criteria for applicants. To participate in the program, fellows are required to live in program housing and complete the full program term with their host organization.

Foreign national that are able to work in the U.S. under an existing work visa, for instance extending a student visa, may apply. AFP is unable to apply for and provide new work visas at this time.

Application deadline: Open until filled

For more information, including a list of current openings, and to apply, go to:
Alaska Fellows Program webpage

For questions, contact:
Tina Buxbaum
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