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


RD 400 Rural Development Intership (2 credits)

Structured experience in an appropriate agency or corporate setting. Student and
instructor work collaboratively to identify appropriate internship. Designed primarily for
students with limited managerial experience. Approved project required. Enrollment
only by prior arrangement with the instructor. 3 credits.
Course Goals:
• To obtain a professional work experience that enhances Rural Development
degree. (Track One)
• Complete a work related project at ones current place of employment that
enriches leadership and personal development. This must be a project with a
subject outside of the employees normal duties. (Track Two)
Student learning outcome:
• Understand the process for securing gainful employment.
• Understand employer expectations in the workplace.
• Gain valuable work experience.
• Write a well-developed paper documenting the internship experience.
• Complete a work project at ones current place of employment that enhances Rural
Development concepts.

Course Requirements and Overview: The Rural Development Internship (RD 400) is
an integral part of the Rural Development program. There are two different tracks for
students to consider.
Track One: For students who have limited work experience. Track one enables students
to explore job opportunities that will be useful in seeking employment.
Track Two: For experienced students with extensive work experience and currently
employed, complete a work related project. This project must be discussed and approved
by instructor.

Contact Info

If you are an employer or a student, and you want to know more about the RD 400 Internship requirement, please contact:

Barbara Blake

Assistant Professor

Phone: (907) 474-5948