Internship work will focus on migratory/nesting bird projects, citizen science and public outreach; however, you will be provided with opportunities to experience other wildlife conservation jobs during the internship. You will assist in a variety of shorebird surveys as well as participate in other wildlife-related fieldwork. The intern will create and deliver bilingual (English/Spanish) public presentations, work onsite with educators as part of our environmental education and interpretative programs, develop and implement an outreach program into the local Spanish-speaking communities and visitors and help with the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival.
Knowledge of bird conservation is not needed, but a willingness to learn is required and an enthusiasm for interacting with the public and children is encouraged. You will receive all necessary professional training and will gain real-life job experience working alongside our wildlife staff and environmental education specialists. This is a great opportunity for career shadowing and hands-on experience in the fields of wildlife biology and environmental education.
Wildlife fieldwork in Alaska is conducted in rain and cold temperatures (and sometimes sunny days). This work is rewarding but is also physically challenging as many key wetland field sites are far from the road system. Intern should be in good shape and able to hike and work outdoors for long hours. Travel in Alaska is conducted by motorized and non-motorized boats in many places and may even involve travel in a small plane. It will be the adventure of a lifetime!
The duration of the internship is 5 months (March – August). Interns will be provided with lodging for the duration of the internship and compensated with a monthly stipend. Interns will also participate in a weeklong training in San Diego (all expenses included) before the start of their internship. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply link at the top menu and complete the application. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews for this position and any others that might be a suitable match.