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

The application period for 2018 will open for applications on December 15, 2017. 


Internships are 12 weeks in length. 

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.* Intern Orientation will be in Anchorage from May 24-27, 2017. The first day of all internships will be May 30, 2017. Interns will return to Anchorage at the end of the internship August 10-11, 2017. 

ACF is unable to accommodate students on the quarter system in 2017. 

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 through ACF’s online application system only
  • Applications will be accepted beginning December 15, 2017 through January 30, 2018.
  •  Applications must include the following: cover letter, resume, transcript and two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that you upload your letters of reference into the online application. 
  • To apply, click here. New users will need to click “Create New Account.” 
  • Deadline to apply is January 30, 2018 at midnight Alaska time. 

Course Credit

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

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