Department of Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development

Fairbanks office:

3rd floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756500

Fairbanks, AK 99775


Phone: (907) 474-6528

Toll free: 1-888-574-6528

Fax: (907) 474-6325


Anchorage office:

2221 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Room 200

Anchorage, AK 99508


Phone: (907) 279-2700

Toll free: 1-800-770-9531

Fax: (907) 279-2716

Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM

The Rural Development BA degree requires RD F400 Rural Development Internship (3 credits) and this may be satisfied by an internship experience during the semester the course is taken or by documenting a supervised internship previously experienced or equivalent professional work experience.  Discuss the options with your RD Advisor prior to enrolling for the course.

For students looking for an internship, please read the following Internship Resource Guide developed by a Rural Development graduate, Barbara Blake.  See it here at  Alaska Native Internship Resource Guide.

For the RD 400 course, the following describes the student agreement and expectations for earning intern credit:

This agreement is entered into by the student, UAF faculty internship coordinator, and on-site supervisor at the internship workplace. It outlines what is expected of the student intern, the role of the on-site supervisor, and support provided by the UAF faculty advisor. Normally, students are expected to be in the internship setting for at least 120 hours each semester (approximately eight hours per week).

Responsibilities of Student Intern:
The student agrees to draft a 2-3 page internship plan for approval by the faculty internship coordinator and on-site supervisor. The plan will specify the tasks to be accomplished, products to be developed, a timeline for project completion (including a midterm evaluation), and the participating agency’s expectations (work hours, policies, standards). The plan should be agreed to no later than the first week of the internship.

See more details in the RD 400 Internship Agreement