State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Division of Personnel and Labor Relations

Workplace Alaska

State of Alaska Internship Information

What is an Internship?

The State of Alaska Internship Program introduces and engages a variety of students to diverse aspects of public sector employment. The program is designed to complement academic study with “hands-on” experience and help develop invaluable job readiness skills with the objective that the student will aspire to return to State employment upon completion of his/her education.

Preference is given to Alaska Residents, for more information please view the Frequently Asked Questions further down this page.

Types of Internships

There are three series of internships, each with different levels of experience and responsibilities: student, college, and graduate:

  1. Student Interns I and II are high school/pre-college aged students;
  2. College Interns I, II, III, and IV are college/university students, and consist of technical and/or professional duties in preparation for entry into professional career areas;
  3. Graduate Interns I and II are post-graduate students, and the work typically consists of professional duties that are consistent with entry-level work in job classes representative of the intern’s degree field.

Department Internship Information

How to Apply

There is a two-step process for applying for positions in Workplace Alaska:

  1. Create/Edit an Application: The application is similar to a resume, and is completed by all Workplace Alaska applicants. An application contains your Personal Information, Education & Training, and Experience.
  2. Apply for a Vacancy: Be sure to answer all Agency-wide Questions and Supplemental Questions. Your application must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., Alaska Standard Time, on the closing date of the recruitment. You can submit your application online or by fax. Please see our “How to Apply” page for instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there a residency requirement for State of Alaska internships?

How can I benefit from an Internship?

Does the State of Alaska provide housing?

Does the State sponsor international students?

If I apply for an internship and am not selected, can I re-apply for another internship?

Can I get academic credit?

How long will vacancies be open?

How long does it take to fill an internship?

Do I have to have a certain type of education to apply for an intern position?

Do I have to submit any other documentation with my application?