Alaskans in Parks Internship Program

Protect Our Land. Launch Your Career! 

Preference will be given to candidates located in or with close ties to Alaska. 

SCA and the National Park Service are pleased to announce the renewal of their NPS Alaskans in Parks Internship Program! This Program consists of 12-Week Expense-Paid Summer Internships starting with orientation in Anchorage May 18. 

The Student Conservational Association (SCA) has partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to provide summer internships for Alaskans to work in the National Parks that are located in their backyards. Since 2013, the Alaskans in Parks program has provided career development internships for under-represented, diverse, and rural Alaskan residents interested in conservation. Eleven chosen candidates will be placed in individual internship placements across the state, with each individual serving at one park with one area of focus for the duration of their summer. This is a 13-week, full time, paid summer internship (specific dates of internship vary).

These positions range in focus with opportunities available in fields such as: Visitor Services/Interpretation, Wildlife Biology, Fisheries, Trail Work, Backcountry Ranger, Habitat Restoration, Museum Curatorial, Information Technology, and more! Positions will have interns working in the field performing tasks that vary from stepping off a float plane to a backcountry field site to collect crucial salmon population data to researching and presenting interpretive programs to park visitors on topics of the intern’s interest.

**More information on National Park Service sites and position assignments to be announced February 2023**

Please be sure the “Interests” section of your SCA profile is filled out accurately to reflect your career interests, as these rankings will be used in determining the focus of interns’ placements.

Program Details:

  • Participate in a 3 to 4 day orientation in Anchorage, AK with all eleven members of the AIP program, staff, and speakers and guests from around the state
  • From orientation, interns will travel to their assigned park to complete 12 weeks of service in the field
  • Internships take place at National Park Service field stations throughout the state


  • Housing provided or housing stipend provided (position dependent)
  • Weekly living allowance $600.00 per week
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award $1,718.25 upon completion of service
  • 3 to 4 day orientation, expenses paid
  • Travel allowance from Anchorage, AK to and from internship site $650.00


  • Alaska residents, Alaskans living outside of Alaska, and students in Alaska
  • All levels of outdoor experience welcome

Service Location Description: Positions could be placed in Anchorage, Fairbanks, road system National Park Service sites, and/or remote/fly-in locations. Exact locations to be announced February 2023.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: All AIP interns will be working with experienced NPS staff to receive on the job training and mentorship in their field. Extensive recreational opportunities exist in all National Parks of Alaska

Training Opportunities: AIP interns will participate in a 3 to 4 day orientation that will include NPS training opportunities. Specific trainings and certifications will vary by internship placement

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to  

Anchorage, AK

7 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-05-02