Application & Eligibility Requirements  

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 the 2015 program.


Internships are 12 weeks in length. Interns will participate in an orientation May 18-22, 2015 in Anchorage and a closing gathering August 6-7, 2015 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. 

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 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.

How to Apply

Note: Letters may be sent to ACF directly by recommenders OR included in the application packet. 

Course Credit

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