Application & Eligibility Requirements  

ACF’s conservation internships are designed to provide interns with a meaningful learning experience while directly contributing to Alaska conservation issues.  Internship placements can be at nonprofit conservation, environmental justice and Alaska Native organizations; government agencies and other interested organizations that have identified assignments complementing ACF’s mission, values and goals.

Find a Position

ACF is no longer accepting applications for 2016. 

In 2016, ACF is supporting 12 internships at 12 different organizations. Read more about the internship positions here.


Internships are 12 weeks in length. 

Intern Orientation will be in Anchorage from May 27-30, 2016. The first day of all internships will be May 31, 2016. Interns will return to Anchorage at the end of the internship August 18-19, 2016. 

Financial Support

ACF provides a grant to the host organizations which covers an intern stipend of $5,040. ACF will also reimburse travel costs to and from Alaska up to $1,400. 

Host Organizations will assist interns in finding low-cost housing for the summer. 

Eligibility Requirements

ACF seeks applications from highly motivated individuals interested in furthering their education in conservation, environmental justice or closely related fields, who are willing to make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting the pristine environment and diverse cultures of Alaska.

  • Applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited college in the United States or abroad; a recent graduate of an accredited college in the United States or abroad or currently enrolled in a technical program.
  • All students enrolled in an accredited college are eligible to apply, however preference for internship placement is given to college juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and graduate students.
  • International students are eligible to apply if you are authorized to work in the United States and meet the other eligibility requirements.
  • ACF is an equal-opportunity organization.

How to Apply

  • Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2016 through February 15, 2016.
  • Complete the Internship Application. Applications must include the following: cover letter, resume, transcript and two letters of recommendation. (Letters of recommendation may be sent to ACF directly by recommenders OR included in the application packet.) 
  • Email the completed application as ONE combined PDF to by February 15, 2016.

Course Credit

Successful candidates need to coordinate directly with their schools to obtain course credit for their work.