Raise Program

The goals of the Raise Program are to introduce Alaska Native and American Indian interns to potential health care, administrative, and related careers, offer support in achieving educational goals, and provide meaningful worksite experiences to become the next generation of Alaska Native and American Indian leaders. By the end of the program, interns will have completed:

    • Optional Anchorage School District elective high school credits in Credit by Choice: Raise Internship Program or professional writing
    • Personal portfolio for scholarships and/or employment opportunities
    • Skill development trainings focused on Alaska Native cultural values, life skills, workforce development, and leadership skills.
    • Worksite placement in a health care or related career field
The Raise Program offers three program sessions each year.

The summer session combines worksite placements in health and administrative-related careers, skill-building classes and high school credit recovery and acceleration. This session is offered to students ages 14-19 years, who are enrolled in or are entering high school.

The winter session assists youth in completing their secondary education and developing workplace skills. This session is offered to juniors and seniors in high school ages 16-19 years.

The graduate session promotes success for first-year students enrolled in postsecondary education. This session is offered to students who have graduated high school and enrolled in their first year of postsecondary education. Participants must have successfully completed one prior session of the Raise Program and be enrolled full time in a postsecondary program.


  1. Fill-out the online SCF application:

    • Click on Job Openings
    • Apply for Raise Intern I position
    • Answer all the questions on the application
  2. Once the online SCF application is complete, a Raise Program application link will be sent via email to eligible applicants.

Contact Us

Raise Program
4175 Tudor Centre Drive,
Suite 108
Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 729-5015

(907) 729-5017

8 a.m.-5 p.m.