Alaska Fellows Program accepting applications

Alaska Fellows at Roaming Root
Photo courtesy of Annalise Klein.
2021-2022 Alaska fellows gather outside Roaming Root store in Fairbanks.
The Alaska Fellows Program is accepting applications for the 2022-23 program year.  Learn about the positions and how to apply at  Application review is ongoing until filled, but applications are encouraged before May 1.
The Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) is a fall-to-spring residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors.

By attracting young, dynamic professionals to the state of Alaska, AFP works to reverse the “brain drain” of young people supersaturating in Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. AFP also helps Alaska retain homegrown talent by connecting born-and-raised Alaskans with high-impact opportunities in their home state.

Fellows serve with a dynamic nonprofit or public-sector organization for the fellowship term and receive modest living stipends and housing. Fellows live communally, work closely with professional mentors, and make lasting contributions to their host community. Fellows serve in four communities across Alaska, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau and Sitka.

Fellows attend opening and closing retreats as well as two facilitated “convenings” — events that draw together fellows across all sites to cultivate connections, friendships, and common identity.  Fellows are backed by a well-connected team of community members that help make introductions, integrate Fellows into the community and share experiences in outdoor, civic, and community life. 
Fairbanks hosts include:
  • UAF Center for One Health Research
  • UAF Alaska Space Grant Program
  • UAF Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship
  • UAF Alaska Center for Energy and Power
  • UA Museum of the North
  • Alaska Microgrid Group
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Upward Bound Program
  • University of Alaska Career Services Offices
Benefits and support
All fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,000, as well as housing and utilities. Fellows receive a flat $500 travel stipend to defray the cost of travel to the program site. Travel and housing for opening and closing retreats are fully funded. 

The program team includes an on-the-ground site coordinator for each site. The site coordinator supports fellows to integrate into the broader community and to build strong fellowship communities. 

AFP looks for talented, dynamic young people interested in investing long-term in both the fellowship community and their broader Alaska communities. We expect fellows to contribute meaningfully to their community of fellows and to their Alaska communities, and we support fellows to stay in Alaska after the program term and continue contributing to the community. We encourage Alaskans and non-Alaskans to apply. There are no requirements around age or degree to participate; host organizations, however, will each have specific professional criteria for applicants. To participate in the program, fellows are required to live in program housing and complete the full program term with their host organization. 
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