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

ACF is now accepting applications to be an intern for the 2015 program. Applications are due by February 13, 2015.

Please click ACF Intern Application for the ACF application template.

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


Internships are 12 weeks in length, starting between May and June. Exact start and end dates are to be determined. Interns will participate in a beginning orientation and closing gathering in Anchorage.

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. 

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.