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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. Please be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for updates on future positions as well. 

Education Department

Naturalist – Internship: Full time, Summer season minimum 16 weeks between May and September with possibility to begin early in March, or extend into November for Cook Inlet beluga monitoring research. Under the direction of the Director of Education, Naturalist Interns will provide interpretation and educational opportunities for guests, aid in maintaining sanctuary cleanliness and safety, have training in and assist with animal care duties, as well as support year-round education staff as needed. Please read the full [Position Description HERE]. To apply please send a single page resume, a cover letter detailing why this position is an appropriate fit for your career path as well as how you meet the position requirements, and phone and email contact for three professional or academic references. Email application packets using the subject “2022 Naturalist Intern_[Name]” to If you have any questions or would like to talk further about the position please do not hesitate to call (907) 783-0058 x 8, ask to speak with Lily in the Education Department.

Animal Care Department

Animal Care – Internship: We’re back! Paid. Full time, summer seasonal. 12 and 16 week opportunities between May and September. Under the Direction of the Curator, Animal Care Interns will work closely within the Animal Care Department learning all facets of husbandry and care. Primary duties will include diet prep, browse collection, and other important daily tasks. Will get to assist with annual exams and veterinary care on occasion. Interns will assist with daily wildlife encounters, and be on stand-by should the need arise to assist the Education Department with guided tours and step-ons. Please read the full [Job Description HERE]. To apply please send a cover letter, single page resume, and a list of three professional references to; subject line should read “2022 Animal Care Internship_[APPLICANT NAME]” If you have any further questions or would like to discuss the position further, please call the AWCC at 907-783-0058 x 8, ask to speak with Sarah in the Animal Care Department.

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