Health Careers in Alaska


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Camps (K-12 and Pre-College)

Summer Programs

  • Alaska Summer Research Academy at UAF (Grades 6-12): Dates vary depending on program: July 18-29, 2016
  • ANSEP Pre-College Programs- Middle School Academy at UAA (Grades 6,7,8): Health Strand Academy May 23-27, 2016 / Summer Science Camp August 1-13, 2016
  • ANSEP Pre-College Programs-Summer Acceleration Academy at UAA (Grades 10 and 11): Session 1 May 21 - June 24, 2016 / Session 2 July 9 - August 12, 2016.
  • ANSEP Summer Bridge Program at UAA (High School graduates): May 21 - July 29, 2016
  • Behavioral Health Camps(Ages 15-21) Barrow-June 12-18, 2016; Fairbanks July 18-22, 2016; Anchorage August 1-5,2016
  • Della Keats at UAA (Grades 11-12): July 10 - August 5, 2016
  • Forensic Science Camp in Anchorage(Grades 6-8/Grades 9-12): June 6-10, 2016
  • Ilisagvik College Allied Health Camp (Grades 9-12):June 12-25, 2016
  • Ilisagvik College Allied Health Camp (Grades 6-8):June 5-11, 2016
  • Ilisagvik College Behavioral Health Camp (Students 16-18): June 12-18, 2016
  • Jr Scrubs Academy (Students 6-12): July 25-29, 2016
  • Methods of Molecular Biology (Students entering 10th Grade or higher): NOT OFFERED IN 2016
  • Mini Med School I and II (Students entering Grades 6-8) June 6-10 and June 20-24
  • National Youth Science Camp (Graduating Seniors): June 15 - July 10, 2016
  • RAHI (Rural Alaska Honors Institute) (Grades 11-12): May 31 - July 15, 2016
  • RAHI II Next Step (Grades 11-12): May 31 - July 15, 2016
  • RAISE Summer Session Program (Ages 14-19): Contact organization for dates
  • Science Now (Grades 7-8): March 23-May 4, 2016
  • Trailside Discovery Camps in Anchorage bowl and Palmer/Wasilla area (Ages 4-16): a variety of week long day camps and camping trips-dates vary
  • UAA Health Career Explorers Program (For students who have completed 8th grade and are entering 9th grade): Currently on hiatus, but may resume in future
  • Year-round or Academic Year Programs

  • Alaska Career Launch (Teens ages 13-18): activities occur year-round, sponsored by Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Alaska High School Science Symposium at UAF (Grades 9-12): March 4-6, 2016
  • ANSEP Pre-College Programs-Computer Assembly (Grades 9,10,11): activities occur year-round
  • Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage (all ages): year-round activities
  • Discovery Southeast in Juneau (ages 7-12): year-round activities
  • HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America): activities occur year-round, several clubs exist in Alaska
  • Imaginarium Discovery Center (all ages): program dates vary
  • NACTEC- (Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center) in Nome (High school students): activities occur year-round
  • RAISE Winter Session Program (Ages 14-19): follows Anchorage School District calendar
  • VHOP (Village Health Occupations Program (Grades 9-12): April 18-21, 2016
  • Out-of-State Programs

  • National Youth Science Camp held in West Virginia (high school seniors): June 15-July 10, 2016
    Note: 2 Alaskan seniors selected each year-all expenses paid

  • NIDA (National Institute for Drug Abuse) Research (High School): dates vary, usually begin June 1 for 8-10 wks
  • NIH (National Institute of Health) Programs: A variety of program opportunities for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Dates vary.
  • Internships and Research Opportunities (College)

    Academic Year Programs

  • AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) (Undergraduate/Graduate) at UAF and UAA
  • ANCAP (Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology) (Undergraduate/Graduate) at UAF and UAA
  • ANSEP (Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program) University Retention (Undergraduate/Graduate) at UAA and UAF
  • INBRE Research (Graduate) at UAF and UAA-research done in labs of INBRE supported faculty
  • RAISE Graduate Program sponsored by Southcentral Foundation(First Year Undergraduates enrolled in at least 9 credits) Program runs August to July
  • RRANN/NWDP (Rural Recruitment of Alaska Natives into Nursing/Nursing Workforce Diversity Program) (Undergraduates) on UA campuses
  • UAA (University of Alaska Anchorage) Research Opportunities (Undergraduates and Graduates)
  • UAF (University of Alaska Fairbanks) Research Opportunities (Undergraduates and Graduates)
  • Summer Programs

  • ANTHC Summer Health Internships (College Junior or Senior or recent College Graduate)
  • First Alaskans Summer Internships (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • IHS Externship Program (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • INBRE Biomedical Research (Undergraduate and Graduate) at UA campuses across the state
  • NIH-NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease) Undergraduate STEP-UP
  • NIH-NIDDK Pacific Island/Alaska Native Undergraduate Summer Internship Program
  • RUOP (Rural Underserved Opportunities Program) (WWAMI Medical students-1st year)
  • Out of State Programs

  • MCHB (Maternal and Child Health Bureau) Graduate Student Epidemiology Program
  • NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) Research (Undergraduate) targets underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral sciences-research done in sites across the country
  • NIH-NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease) Intramural Internships
  • NIH (National Institute of Health) Programs: A variety of program opportunities for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Dates vary.
  • SMDEP (Summer Medical Dental Education Program) (freshmen & sophomores): June 19 - July 30, 2016
  • Other Programs

  • Alaska AHECs-(job shadowing for all ages, clinical rotations for health professional students, provision of CE opportunities for health professionals)-year round activities
  • Alaska EPSCor (Experimental program to Stimulate Competitive Research)-a university statewide partnership that promotes research capacity in Alaska
  • Alaska PreMed Summit-(all ages) April 2, 2016 held in Anchorage and video-conferenced to Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka and Kodiak
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School for Health Professions (Undergraduates/Graduates) year round activities
  • Rural Immersion Institute of the North: June 1-22, 2016

  • Updated by Janice Troyer on March 14, 2016