Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program  

Calling all college students and recent graduates interested in protecting Alaska’s magnificent environment – find a paid internship below

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. 

Become an intern

ACF is no longer accepting applications for 2015. 

Conservation Internship Program 2015 Host Organizations:

  • Alaska Center for the Environment
  • Alaska Community Action on Toxics
  • Alaska Marine Conservation Council
  • Castle Mountain Coalition
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
  • Cook Inletkeeper
  • Discovery Southeast
  • Kenai Watershed Forum
  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center
  • Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

Please click ACF Intern Application for the ACF application template.

For a complete listing of job descriptions, click 2015 CIP intern job descriptions.

For more information on the program please click Application & Eligibility Requirements.


Completed applications should be saved as a PDF and emailed to grants@alaskaconservation.org.

Email grants@alaskaconservation.org or call 907-433-8213 with any questions.