Internship at Alaska Energy Authority

I’d like to make sure your departments are aware of a summer internship opening at Alaska Energy Authority that I believe could be a great opportunity for students with a communications orientation.  The Energy Efficiency and Conservation program is hiring a part time intern to create testimonials about energy efficiency from around Alaska for placement on and, and perhaps to use as earned media pieces during our October outreach campaign, Alaska Energy Awareness Month.  This intern should:

·       be a skilled researcher, writer, and interviewer,

·       be familiar with energy efficiency and conservation principles, programs, and messages or have the ability to learn that information quickly, and

·       be comfortable working independently with minimal supervision to deliver timely, high caliber finished products.


The internship opening is currently posted on AEA’s website:


In addition to the application located on AEA’s website, applicants should also submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples of no more than three pages each (which can be segments of longer pieces).


All application materials are due by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 19.



Summer 2013 Internships


Internships available with Alaska Youth for Environmental Action

INTERNSHIPS available with ALASKA YOUTH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION. AYEA is a youth leadership and civic engagement program for high school students from across Alaska to build skills and take action on issues they care about.  We host youth leadership summits focused on project planning, community organizing, and political action, and we support youth-led projects throughout the school year. We are currently looking for volunteer interns to lead a variety of projects in

2013. Gain mad skillz in community organizing, navigating the political system, event planning, communication, and/or fundraising. AYEA staff are super cool and it will probably be the best internship EVER. For more information, go to Rolling deadline. Open until filled. Contact person is Megan McBride at (907) 830-3022 or email




Department of Natural Resources Internship Opportunity

Are you a graduate, senior, or junior student in natural resources, mining, engineering, or geology?

If so, please consider an internship with the Department of Natural Resources, Norther Mining Section.

Contact Jeff Rogers at 451-2791, for further information and visit for the application form.


Geoscience Workforce Program Internship, Summer 2013

The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues through regular reports.  The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.

AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern to work with the Workforce Staff this summer.  Tasks include data entry, database management, querying using SQL, communication with geoscientific societies and university departments, and generally supporting the activities of the Workforce Program this summer.

This internship is intended for students (either pursuing an undergraduate or Master’s degree) with experience with data collection, data entry and database management.  A background in geosciences is not required to apply for this position, but is strongly encouraged.  Strong communication and teamwork skills are required.

The internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $5,000 stipend.  The starting date is flexible.  The internship will be held in the offices for the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, VA.  Intern will be responsible for finding a housing arrangement if needed.

To apply for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter describing how your experience will help you in this position. Please also include names and contact information for two references via email

All applications must be received by April 15, 2013. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

AGI is an equal opportunity employer


Paid internship at FWS - Annapolis

We are looking for culturally and/or ethnically diverse college freshmen and sophomores to apply for this summer internship in our office in Annapolis, MD.  It's through the Student Conservation Association's CDIP program.  It's a great job for students that are interested in real-world wildlife management.  Most of the work will happen on Poplar Island, a beautiful island in the Chesapeake Bay.  Annapolis is about 45 minute to 1 hr commute from DC and Northern VA.


US Fish and Wildlife Service

 The US Fish and Wildlife Service has partnered with the Student Conservation Association (SCA)  to provide over 50 internships for students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. They take place in U.S. Fish and Wildlife field stations from Alaska to Alabama to Maine. In Alaska we have four expense paid internships in Soldotna(1), Homer(1), and Tok(2) starting in May. See attached fliers for position descriptions and how to apply.  Please forward on to eligible students who may be interested.



Salmon Organizer for the Alaska Center for the Environment

SALMON ORGANIZER for the ALASKA CENTER for the ENVIRONMENT  located in Anchorage. Duration/ideal start and end dates: 3 months, beginning in late May or early June. Assignment: The Salmon Organizer will work closely with ACE advocacy staff to organize a pro-salmon constituency among Alaskans during the summer of 2013. Projects could include organizing a salmon advocacy summit in Anchorage to train grassroots advocates for salmon and connect them with Anchorage legislators during the interim and/or organizing an outreach extravaganza along the Kenai River during salmon  fishing season. The goals of this position are to develop relationships with fisherfolk, identify grassroots champions for salmon, and provide avenues for salmon champions to advocate for the health and sustainability of wild Alaska salmon.


  • Familiarity with salmon required (including salmon politics, salmon fishing, salmon eating, etc.); Experience working with diverse populations, especially rural fisherfolk
  • Excellent phone and in-person communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Ideal candidate will have skills in the following areas: field canvassing, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, event coordination, and issue organizing. Evening and weekend work may be required (40 hours/week maximum) some camping may be required.


For more information or to apply, contact Megan McBride, Leadership Director, at 907-830-3022 or email or go to


Wilderness Fellowship Position

 The Wilderness Program of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) is seeking qualified candidates to fill up to 8 Wilderness Fellow positions; 4 of these will be based at wildlife refuges in Alaska. Wilderness Fellows will work on refuges to directly support the goals of a collaborative wilderness character monitoring initiative currently underway in the NWRS.


Primary Wilderness Fellow Responsibilities

                • Identify wilderness character measures for the refuge working with the staff.

                • Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness character.

                • Participate in a training course, work closely with refuge staff, and participate in weekly conference calls with Washington Office staff and other Wilderness Fellows.


Training: Orientation and a 3-day wilderness training session in May, in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Experiential Opportunities: Wilderness Fellows work directly alongside refuge staff members and Regional Office staff, external scientists, and others involved in wilderness assessments. This is hands-on practical experience with wilderness assessment and monitoring and other refuge management activities.


Salary: Fellows will be paid $500/week.


Housing: Housing will be provided on-site by the host refuge.


Travel: All travel costs associated with the training will be paid, including round trip plane fare from the participant’s home to Fort Collins, and accommodation and meals during the training.


Desired Skills & Educational Background

                • Interest in wilderness/resource management and National Wildlife Refuges

                • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

                • Research skill and attention to detail

                • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on projects

                • Understanding and ability to use GIS

                • Education: Undergraduate degree minimum. Background in Wilderness Management, Protected Area/Natural Resource Management, Recreation Resource Management, Conservation Social Science, Environmental Policy, Natural, Biological, and/or Physical Sciences.


Requirements & Time Commitment

                                • U.S. Citizen and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check.

                                • Six month fellowships starting approximately May 13, 2013, with training in Colorado


Travel/Transportation: We strongly recommend that Wilderness Fellows bring a personal vehicle to their assigned refuges in case a FWS vehicle at the refuge is not available, and experience has shown that isolated conditions at a refuge may result in a negative experience for Fellows without personal transportation. We will reimburse documented travel expenses to the assigned refuges.


Application Process: A 1-page cover letter, 1-page resume (2 sides), and 3 professional references must be submitted by March 15, 2013. Please submit materials as a single file (preferably PDF), with applicant “last name, first name” as file name. Please direct application submissions to:

Nancy Roeper, National Wilderness Coordinator National Wildlife Refuge System

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Questions about the program should be directed to me (


Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, several

 The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council will be hosting an Alaskan Conservation Foundation Internship this year.  The successful candidate will be either currently enrolled in university or a recent graduate. 

Find out more.


Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program

We are looking to fill a part-time position with our Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. The employee occupying the position of this class assists in implementing the Borough’s volunteer-based lake monitoring program and completes specific related projects, as assigned. This position is part-time and is allotted 1,000 hours per year: work is approximately three- quarter time during the spring and summer season, and one-quarter time during the remainder of the year. Responsibilities include training volunteers, maintaining monitoring equipment, managing data, writing reports and conducting all related operations of program. 

It is a nice mix of field, lab and office work and is quite flexible. Please contact me (Melainie Toast) with any questions!


AGU Internship

Are you interested in public affairs and the environment?  Check out this internship with AGU!  Application due April 15th!

Find out more.


US Geological Survey, Summer 2013 Internship

The US Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center is seeing one student intern to participate in their Avian and Vegetative Phenology Research Project as part of the Changing Arctic Ecosystem Program.  See flyer for more information.