Intern Position Program
Northern Economics continuously accepts applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships via email. The applications are reviewed in April/May and November/December for the following semester(s). Please note, however, that internship positions may or may not be available during any given semester depending on projected workloads.
How Does NEI’s Internship Program Work?
NEI’s internship program started in early 2004 and we’ve employed more than a dozen interns during the program’s three-year span. We hire between one and three interns each semester (including the summer) depending on business conditions. The fall and spring semesters are open to any college student living/working in the Anchorage area. Summer semesters are open to any college student and to interns who have previously interned with NEI. We recruit for the summer in March, the fall semester in April/May, and the spring semester in November. We occasionally recruit more than one semester in advance when we find more exceptional candidates than we can reasonably employ in the coming semester.
Interns are not eligible for more than one fall or spring semester of employment with NEI. Additionally, at this time NEI internships for BS/BA candidates do not lead to permanent job offers from NEI. All NEI technical staff must possess an advanced degree or equivalent experience.
What do we look for in an intern?
The ideal candidate has strong quantitative and research skills, a mature and professional demeanor, and a desire to learn. Our most successful interns have also exhibited a combination of initiative, exceptional communication skills, and a strong work ethic.
Projects with Major Contributions by Interns
- ANGDA Business Plan for (Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority)
- Float Plane Base Feasibility Study (Alaska Department of Transportation)
- Effects of Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
- Hillside District Plan (Municipality of Anchorage)
- Eagle River/Chugiak Detachment (Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development)
- Halibut EA/RIR/IRFAs (North Pacific Fishery Management Council)
- City of Palmer Annexation (City of Palmer)
- Fiscal Interest Finding (Alaska Department of Revenue)
Terms and Conditions
NEI interns work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Summer work may reach 40 hours per week. Each intern’s actual schedule is negotiated prior to the first day of work. The position currently pays $14 per hour. Interns often seek University credit for their time with NEI. NEI will participate in the meetings necessary for the student to receive credit, but the student is responsible for meeting any of the University’s specific program requirements.
To apply for the internship, please email your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please indicate which semester you are applying for internship and describe any skills or experience that would prepare you to be successful during internship. Applications are continuously accepted, though if you send your application outside of the normal recruiting windows, a follow-up email reaffirming your interest during the recruitment period would be helpful.
We will contact you if you have been selected for an interview. Due to the volume of internship applications we receive, we may choose to interview only a sample of our applicants.