Preference will be given to local applicants.
If you are looking for a wonderful opportunity to be involved in a variety of science projects in the remote parks of Alaska, then the Biology Assistant internship position at the Central Alaska Network might be for you! The intern would assist on projects in different parks, providing a great overview of NPS in Alaska and the disciplines of biology and science communication. Projects may include:
- songbird surveys in Noatak National Preserve (NOAT)
- snowshoe hare surveys in Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve (GAAR)
- peregrine falcon surveys along the upper Yukon River in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve (YUCH)
- small mammal surveys in Denali National Park and Preserve (DENA)
The goals of this project are to: 1) provide comprehensive safety and research training to the intern, 2) train and engage the intern in various wildlife surveys in different parklands across Alaska, 3) involve the intern in project preparation, field work, data entry and proofing, 4) engage the intern in science communication and video storytelling to help develop a story outline and video on the occurrence and impacts of these anomalous events.
The intern must have some prior experience conducting fieldwork and camping in remote Alaska, or at minimum be working towards a degree in a discipline in the biological sciences. In addition, he/she must be able to carry 40lbs of equipment over uneven terrain in high density grizzly bear country. It is desired that the intern has experience working in grizzly bear country.
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, of diverse background, or a veteran up to age 35. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.
Local applicants and individuals with connections to Native communities are encouraged to apply!