Thank you for your interest in the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center!

 

Naturalist Intern: Under the direction of the Director of Education, Naturalist Interns will provide interpretation and educational opportunities for guests, aid in maintaining sanctuary present-ability and safety, have training in and assist with animal care duties, as well as support year-round education staff as needed.

The positions are full-time, seasonal, and paid. Please read the full job description. To apply email a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references with phone and email contacts to lily@alaskawildlife.org. With any questions please email or call (907)783-0058 and ask to speak with Lily or Taylor in the Education Department.

Meet Our 2019 Interns!

Marissa Lindstrom, Naturalist Intern   

Favorite Animal: My favorite animal at AWCC is Kit Kat because he is fun to work with. My favorite animal overall is the Grey tree frog, we would catch them growing up and is what inspired my love for animals. Hometown: Holland, Michigan Education: Environmental studies and sustainability major & Spanish. Northern Michigan University. Graduating December 2019. Aspirations: I am joining the Peace Corps and going to Guatemala for two years then hope to be an environmental educator upon return. How do you hope AWCC will help you accomplish your aspirations? Getting experience with a variety of programs, animals, and audiences. Favorite part so far? Working with people who are passionate about the same things that I am. Anything else? Enjoyed hiking and foraging for all sorts of food. Foraged for watermelon berries, berries, tea, and rosehip.

Paul Evans, Naturalist Intern

Favorite Animal: My favorite animals at AWCC are Tok and Snickers. My favorite animal overall is the Humpback whale because they are such fun and exciting creatures. Hometown: Andalusia, Alabama Education: Public advocacy and communication with minor environmental health and minor environmental policy. University of SouthFlorida (Tampa). Master of Science in Ecology and Conservation (2020). Aspirations: To eventually get my doctorate to better educate the public and research for marine animals. How do you hope AWCC will help you accomplish your aspirations? Broadened my horizons, I had never worked with terrestrials before. It was exciting to learn more about colder climate species and get to work with terrestrials. Favorite part so far? Working with the terrestrial animals. Anything else? It was fun to be filmed. It was a pleasantly surprising experience.

Taylor Henry, Naturalist Intern

Favorite Animal: My favorite animal at the AWCC is Beans the yearling muskox, although my favorite animal overall is the coastal brown bear. Hometown: Holstein, Iowa Education: M.A. in Educational Leadership at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. B.A. in Psychology at Simpson College. Aspirations: I’d like to continue to work within education for wildlife conservation. How do you hope AWCC will help you accomplish your aspirations? The AWCC has provided me with a great opportunity to continue working with and teaching the public about the importance of wildlife conservation. Favorite part so far? I enjoyed being outdoors and I couldn’t have asked for a better office for the summer. Anything else? Moving up to Alaska and working with wildlife has always been a dream of mine, so thank you AWCC for providing me with a life-changing experience!

Madison Cook, Naturalist Intern

Favorite Animal: My favorite animal at AWCC is Luna, the caribou calf, she is adorable. My favorite animal overall is the Barn owl, I love all birds, but barn owls fascinate me.  Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska Education: Currently majoring in Biology at UAA for pre-veterinary. Aspirations: Ultimately to become a vet. I am going to transfer to Fairbanks for their vet program and want to specialize in birds or wildlife. How do you hope AWCC will help you accomplish your aspirations? AWCC has given me the opportunity to work with a lot of other animals that I had not had experience with. Before I had just worked domestic animals, reptiles, birds and horses.  Favorite part so far? Just getting to be around animals all day.

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