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Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program

Internships to USA, Canada, and International College and
Graduate Students for Conservation Efforts in Alaska

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF)

Deadline Date:

02/16/19 Midnight Alaska time


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Internships to USA, Canada, and International college and graduate students, and recent graduates, to travel to Alaska to address the local conservation issues. The program targets students who are planning a career path in conservation and are willing to make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting the pristine environment and diverse cultures of Alaska.

The objective of the program is to match highly qualified interns with host organizations, providing interns with practical job skills and an introduction to conservation in Alaska, while also supporting the organization in meeting its conservation goals. Internship placements can be at nonprofit conservation, environmental justice and Alaska Native organizations, as well as government agencies and other interested organizations that have identified assignments complementing Alaska Conservation Foundation’s mission, values and goals.

Undergraduate students, graduate students and recent grads participating in this popular internship program are provided with unique opportunities to:
- Learn firsthand about Alaska’s magnificent natural environment and diverse cultures.
- Gain important, practical job skills in the conservation field while also helping the host organization meet its conservation program goals.
- Help preserve and protect Alaska’s pristine environment by working with one of the many host organizations addressing important Alaska conservation issues.
- Meet and network with Alaska conservationists, agency personnel, local Alaskans and other interns from Alaska and across the nation.
- Become mentors and sources of information for other students interested in Alaska conservation issues.
- Obtain college credit (if approved by an accredited university).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177751

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Selected host organizations receive a grant from Alaska Conservation Foundation to cover the cost of the intern stipend for 12 weeks ($6,000).
- Alaska Conservation Foundation will also reimburse intern travel costs to and from Alaska up to $1,200 for those with intern positions outside Anchorage, $1,000 for those in Anchorage, with the exception of the Municipality of Anchorage position, which does not offer a travel reimbursement.

Term of Contract:

Internships are twelve weeks in length.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 they are authorized to work in the United States and meet the other eligibility requirements.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications will be February 16, 2019 at midnight Alaska time.

When completing your application, you may select up to three of your top position choices. Applicants are encouraged to spend time researching the organizations to select a position that best matches your interests and experiences.

Intern Orientation is held annually in Anchorage in late May. The first day of all internships follows shortly. Interns return to Anchorage at the end of the program each August. Alaska Conservation Foundation’s Conservation Internship Program is unable to accommodate students on the quarter system.

Host Organizations will assist interns in finding low-cost housing for the summer, but interns are ultimately responsible for their own housing.

Application and Eligibility Requirements:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Anna Dalton, Director of Grants and Programs

Alaska Conservation Foundation
911 West 8th Ave., Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907.276.1917
Fax: 907.274.4145

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.