The Chugach Alaska Internship/Apprenticeship Program provides work experience for Chugach Alaska shareholders and their descendents. Work experience adds meaning to classroom instructions and allows internship participants to explore career options. Apprentices receive valuable on-the-job training in one of many specialized fields.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible?
You must be a recent high school graduate or a college student enrolled in a degree program attending classes on an at least half day basis, or at least 18 years of age with a good work record (for the apprenticeship program).
You must be a Chugach Alaska Corporation shareholder or descendent of a shareholder.
What is an Intern?
An intern is a college student who may work a minimum of 20 hours per week under the supervision of a manager of Chugach Alaska Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or business partners. Assignments are made within a variety of departments and disciplines. Internships generally will not exceed 20 hours per week during the school year, or 40 hours per week during the summer months.
What is an Apprentice?
An apprentice is an adult trainee who works under the direct supervision of a project manager or designated supervisor full time for a period up to 1 year. Apprenticeships provide on-the-job training in a variety of specialized fields.
How much will I be paid?
You will be paid a competitive internship or apprenticeship wage while you gain valuable work experience.
Will I be eligible for benefits?
As an intern, you will be paid (pro-rata) for any holidays which fall during your scheduled internship. As an apprentice, you will receive paid holidays, personal and accrued vacation time.
Will I receive performance appraisals?
Yes. Routine feedback about your performance will provide you with useful information for education and career planning. If your performance falls below a satisfactory level, you may be separated from the program.
Will I be Employed after completing my Internship/Apprenticeship?
Not necessarily. The purpose of the program is to provide participants with valuable work experience which will in turn, provide them with marketable skills. This is a benefit for participants whether or not permanent employment is the end result.
How do I apply?
Download the Apprentice application.
Contact Millie Johnson at Shareholder Development Department at 907.261.0386 for more details.