Partners in Policymaking (PIP) Internships

What you learn:

The Partners in Policymaking internship is a training opportunity designed for individuals with disabilities, behavioral/mental health disorders, elders, people with long-term care needs, and family members. As a participant you will learn to be an effective advocate for yourself or for someone you care about.

  • Learn advocacy strategies including identifying needs, telling your story, creating and implementing your advocacy plan.
  • Explore ways to help individuals maintain choice and control of their lives.
  • Identify local and statewide leadership opportunities.
  • Practice effective communication strategies to promote change.

What you get:

  • Group and individual training and support
  • Training materials and resources
  • Intensive training institute (2-3 day face-to-face in Anchorage)
  • Support for training-related travel

Your commitment/expectation:

  • Up to 5 hours per week working on training activities;
  • Participation in regular intern meetings, either face-to-face or by computer conference (E-live) —you do not have to live in Anchorage to be eligible
  • Willingness to work with other interns and mentors on advocacy activities via phone, e-mail, etc.


PIP Network Login
(For current & prior interns)

Contact PIP

Stephanie George
(907) 264-6242

Liz Winfree
(907) 264-6239

UAA Center for Human Development
2702 Gambell St. Suite 103
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Ph: (907) 272-8270
1 (800) 243-2199
TTY: (907) 264-6206
Fax: (907) 274-4802