SEARHC hosts summer internship program for Natives

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

SITKA —┐Applications are available for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Summer Internship Program, which provides work experience for Alaska Native/American Indian students pursuing careers in health care.

The program provides opportunities for six Native students — two high school, two bachelor’s degree and two master’s degree/clinical level, allowing for exploration in career options in health care, and the interns receive valuable on-the-job training in their health care career of interest and a minimal hourly stipend. At the end of the program, interns will receive a performance evaluation with valuable feedback from their mentor. ┐

To qualify for this program, students must be enrolled tribal members or descendants as certified through a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB). They must currently be enrolled in high school, college or vocational school and attending full time. And they must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

In order to apply, students must complete a SEARHC Summer Internship Application, a SEARHC job application, provide two letters of recommendation, a copy of the student’s current resume and a copy of the student’s current college transcripts. The application deadline is April 15, and the final selection of interns takes place on April 30. The internship program runs from June 20 through Aug. 15.

Completed applications may be mailed to Romee McAdams at SEARHC, c/o Human Resources Department, 222 Tongass Drive, Sitka, AK 99835. Applications also can be faxed to 966-8404, or scanned and e-mailed to Because space is limited, interested students should apply early. Application packets are available at Southeast Alaska high school offices, through local tribal organizations or by going to

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