Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program  

Investing in the next generation of Alaska’s conservation leaders

Established in honor of Celia Hunter and renamed in memory of Ted Smith, ACF’s Conservation Internship Program is a strategic investment in young adults. The program is specifically targeted toward students who plan a career path in conservation and are willing to make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting the pristine environment and diverse cultures of Alaska. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent grads participating in this popular internship program are provided with unique opportunities to:

  • Learn firsthand about Alaska’s magnificent natural environment and diverse cultures.
  • Gain important, practical job skills in the conservation field while also helping the host organization meet its conservation program goals.
  • Help preserve and protect Alaska’s pristine environment by working with one of the many host organizations addressing important Alaska conservation issues.
  • Meet and network with Alaska conservationists, agency personnel, local Alaskans, and other interns from Alaska and across the nation.
  • Become mentors and sources of information for other students interested in Alaska conservation issues.
  • Obtain college credit (if approved by an accredited university).

ACF aspires to develop a pool of educated and energetic young leaders to manage the programs and inspire the nation to protect a biologically diverse and wild Alaska forever.

Become a host organization

The application cycle to become a host organization for the 2015 Conservation Internship Program is now closed. Please call 907-276-1917 with any questions.

Become an intern

ACF is not currently accepting applications to be an intern for the 2015 program. Please check back in December 2014 for information regarding the 2015 program.