Career Services

Mailing Address:
PO Box 756380
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6380

Shipping Address:
403 Salcha St
110 Eielson Bldg
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6380

907-474-7596 phone
907-474-7445 fax

Finding Employment Opportunities

Besides helping students explore career options and learn job search skills, the Career Services Department is your best resource for finding employment opportunities both on and off campus. Our staff work with local, regional and national employers on a regular basis and keep abreast of the employment opportunities they offer.

Why work during college?
  • Earn spending money
  • Develop marketable communication, organization and problem-solving skills
  • Develop relationships with supervisors and co-workers for future professional references
  • Explore interests and careers
  • Learn time management techniques and more

Essential steps  and resources to job search success

  • Research the company
  • Research the position
  • Research the “fit”

Information about Student Employment at UAF

Jobs at UAF:

Student employee waiver:  This form is required when a student is requesting to waive current GPA requirements of 2.0 or requesting an overload of greater than 20 hours in student working hours.

Jobs and internships off campus:

Not sure if you qualify for Federal Work Study?

The U.S. Department of Education offers a great program for students with financial need.

Funds can be earned through part-time employment.

  • Work part-time on campus

  • Many departments give preference to Federal Work Study students

Federal Work Study is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early!

You may already qualify!

For more information, contact the UAF Financial Aid Office or visit:    

Internships: Real-world Experience

An internship is a planned, "real world" learning experience that provides an opportunity to gain practical, on-the-job training in a field of interest to you.  It serves as a bridge between the classroom and the world of work, allowing you to apply what you have learned inn school to real-life work experiences.  You can think of it as apprentice-type training.

Internships are usually short-term, structured and supervised.  Because of the emphasis on learning rather than money, internships are often coordinated to provide academic credit.  However, internships can offer a stipend or hourly wage only, or a combination of academic credit and pay.

Internship Information

Top 10 high-demand degrees

  1. Accounting
  2. Mechanical engineering
  3. Electrical engineering
  4. Computer science
  5. Business administration/management
  6. Economics
  7. Information sciences and systems
  8. Marketing/Marketing management
  9. Computer engineering
  10. Management information systems 

Download the complete job search and internship section of the Career Services Guide (PDF)

Federal Jobs by Field of Interest