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

Looking for an Alaska adventure this summer? 

Be part of the AWCC summer internship program or a seasonal keeper at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center!

Internships at AWCC:

  • Paid summer internships
  • 12-week program
  • Invaluable experience
  • Terrific resume builder
  • Unique Alaska experience
  • On-site housing is available at a per monthly cost

The minimal experience required for interns and the seasonal keeper position is a high school diploma, currently in college or have obtained a degree. Each intern fills specific roles within the assigned department. Please read the department intern descriptions below and email the respective person in the department.

Deadline to apply is Monday, February 15.

Education Department

Naturalist Intern: 

Under the direction of the Director of Education, Naturalist Interns will provide interpretation and educational opportunities for guests, aid in maintaining sanctuary presentability 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 position description HERE. To apply email a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references with phone and email contacts using the subject “2021 Naturalist Intern_[Name]” to  With any questions please email or call (907)783-0058 and ask to speak with Lily in the Education Department.

The application period is open now and will close on February 15th. We will begin reviewing applications and offering interviews after the application period has closed. The position begins in May and ends in August, exact dates are flexible. Due to the unexpected challenges of 2020, we will be offering fewer internship opportunities than we have in past years. The exact number of open positions is unclear at this time, but likely 1-2. We hope to be able to offer more opportunities in the coming years. If you want to get involved but cannot commit to a full time – summer long position check out our volunteer opportunities or email for inquires and more information.

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