Startup Internship Program

University of Alaska students are placed with some of the state’s most exciting startups for a mutually beneficial relationship: students learn about working in the startup world and what it means to be a founder, while startups work with the University’s best and brightest as they grow their companies.

Program Features 

The Startup Internship program features the following:

  • Semester-long internship for 10-20 hours per week

  • Professional development workshops to broaden participants understanding entrepreneurship in Alaska, learn startup tools, and develop soft skills

  • New peer connections through the cohort experience

  • One-on-one career coaching based on Gallup’s CliftonStrengths

  • End-of-program event to reflect upon and celebrate achievements made during the program

  • Participants make $18 an hour


  • You must be currently enrolled in the University of Alaska Anchorage.

  • You must be able to commit 10-20 hours per week for the entire 12 week internship.


September — Application and placement Period

October - November — Program participation

December  — Internship wraps up, all participants attend the end-of-program event