Application & Eligibility Requirements  

Application & eligibility requirements

ACF’s conservation internships are designed to provide interns with a meaningful learning experience while contributing to Alaska conservation issues in a direct way.  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

We are not currently accepting applications for our 2014 program. Applications for the 2015 program will be available in December 2014.


Internships are 12 weeks in length, starting between May and June. Exact start and end dates are negotiated between host organizations and their selected interns.

Financial Support

ACF provides a grant to the host organizations which covers an intern stipend of $5,040 (approximately $10.50 an hour/40 hours a week) and up to $1,000 for travel costs to and from Alaska. An additional $400 is included for interns located outside of Anchorage to cover travel to the Internship Orientation at the beginning of 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 be: currently 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.

Course Credit

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