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Al Adams Young Political Leader Fellowship

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for our 2019 Al Adams Young Political Leader Fellowship to place Alaska Native and rural Alaskans in Washington, D.C. during two back-to-back congressional sessions. This current opportunity is to place a Fellow in the office of Senator Dan Sullivan. The goal of the fellowship is for leaders to become familiar with the Alaska Delegation, the congressional and appropriations process; grow understanding of their own histories and the priorities of their community and Alaska Native peoples; learn and use the skills of past, present and future leadership; know the evolving issues that challenge Alaska Natives and Alaska; and strengthen the their ability to be a culturally-connected leader in every space they occupy.

History of Alaska Senator Al Adams

The Al Adams Fellowship launched in 2013 to honor the late Iñupiaq statesman from Kotzebue who exemplified genuine and culturally connected political leadership throughout his life. He served as a Trustee of FAI and continues to have a presence in memoriam through this fellowship program, inspiring a new generation of leadership through his legacy.


The Al Adams Fellowship is designed to achieve two core purposes: 

Highlights of Fellowship

Duties & Core Competencies Required


How to Apply

Successful applicants will be selected based on an application and interview. Applicants must submit ALL of the following as a complete application – only complete applications will be considered:

Apply online today here!

Application Tip:  Prepare the documents listed above a head of time to be most efficient. See the online application for document requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact Karla Gatgyedm Hanaax Booth at 907.677.1700 or [email protected]