Announcement: The Arctic Rivers Project at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) invites applicants for an undergraduate student summer internship. The internship will be remote this year and can be conducted from any location with reliable internet access. The program is open to US citizens, and US permanent residents who have completed their junior or sophomore year in college or community college. Indigenous students are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more!


This project seeks to investigate the climate impacts on Alaskan and Yukon rivers, fish, and communities as told through co-produced scenarios. Co-production means a balanced share of power in which our team works in partnership in an agreed upon collaboration between stakeholders. Below we outline ways to engage in the co-production process as well as opportunities to particpate. We will work in conslutation to gather comments, perceptions, information and experiences of stakeholders while actively communicate our process, research and findings.

We welcome engagement through the following:

  • Join the Indigenous Observation Network (ION): Collect monthly water samples; Install and maintain a temperature/conductivity sensor that we provide.
  • Join our email list (contact arcticrivers@colorado.edu): Receive project updates & announcements; Respond to requests for input on project goals and tasks; Keep up to date on project activities; Send us your ideas, input, & questions.
  • Participate in our Engagement Calls: Hear from project investigators about their work; Learn from Indigenous community members, Indigenous Knowledge holders, western science researchers, & more. Participate in discussions. Help inform our project designs & deliverables.
  • Meet up with us at a conference: 
    • Alaska Forum on the Environment 2021 
    • American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2021
    • Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council Biennial Meeting (2021)
  • Participate in our Arctic Rivers Summit Winter 2021-22 Anchorage, AK:
    • Exchange knowledge with others to improve our understanding of current and potential future states of Arctic rivers and fish and identify ways that we can adapt.
    • Inform research design & deliverables
    • Be a co-author on a summit white paper
  • Apply for an Indigenous Student Summer Internship (contact us at arcticrivers@colorado.edu)
    • Design & conduct Interviews in your region of Alaska or Canada
    • Students will be hosted by the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council or US Geological Survey.