Progress for the next 10,000 years… True to identity, heritage, and values, Alaska Natives are informed and engaged in leading the decisions that shape the future.
First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is a supportive working environment that promotes and uplifts our Indigeneity. Our dedicated team is committed to addressing Alaska Native priorities and advocacy, social justice and racial equity issues that impact our Native community and Alaska, intergenerational trauma and healing, and strengthening our relationships, ways of life, ways of knowing, cultures, and languages.
Here at FAI, we know that we are responsible for carrying more than 10,000+ years of ancestral knowledge into the future. With rigor, humor, resilience, healing, vigilance, and love, we seek to practice this in all we do in the world around us, and we are looking for the right person to help us advance our important statewide work with and for our Alaska Native peoples and communities.
First Alaskans Institute requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.
First Alaskans Institute (FAI), a 501(c)(3) Alaska Native statewide nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for our Summer internship Program.
Summer Internship Program to place Alaska Native, American Indian, Indigenous and rural community members and students into organizations around Alaska to provide leadership growth and employment experience and exploration around the state
We are accepting applications for the Knowing, Living and Loving Our Ways of Life Support Fund below.
First Alaskans Institute’s Knowing, Living and Loving Our Ways of Life Support Fund was created to support cultural knowledge transference events and activities that physically protect our communities while fortifying our minds, bodies & spirits.
This funding is made available through support from First Alaskans Institute, individual contributors and Wells Fargo. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are allocated. Funds are limited, so we thank you in advance for understanding that we may not be able to fund every applicant or fund every project at the amount requested. Award funds can be retroactive to January 1st, 2022 and must be closed out by December 31st, 2023.
To apply, complete the online application. If you would prefer a paper application, please email us below.
Gunalchéesh (thank you very much in Lingít) for your interest!