NANA’s goal is to become a shareholder-managed corporation. To continue this business philosophy, special programs are in place to help shareholders enhance their job skills, knowledge and abilities. NANA internship programs offer shareholders the opportunity to gain marketable experience that can later be used to grow NANA companies.
Internships provide a bridge from the classroom to the working world, varying in length and the number of hours worked. There are many benefits that come from participating in an internship program. You gain valuable experience in a specific industry by learning on-the-job. You receive supervised on-the-job training, learn new job skills, and are able to network to gain contacts, and most of the time, you are paid for learning.
NANA has been providing internships to shareholders for many years. The programs vary by year and by company.
NANA has several development programs in place. These programs take place at various companies at different times. Each program is detailed on this website and by category. Most internships are advertised through NANA’s job postings.
For purposes of determining eligibility for shareholder development programs, a shareholder is defined as an ANCSA NANA shareholder, descendent of shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder.
Attending vocational training
Others currently in the workforce or entering the workforce
Other internship opportunities geared specifically for Alaska Native students and those in the workforce can be found at First Alaskans Institute.