Hoonah Watershed Support Intern (PO-00734216)

Chichagof Island is located 30 miles by air west of Juneau in Southeast Alaska, Interns will be living and working within a Tlingit village of 800 people. This is a temperate rainforest environment including cold lakes, bays, and streams. Weather in the summer can vary from sunny to raining with an average TEMP OF 50 DEGRESS F. Terrain is challenging with mountains through out the island. Hoonah also has one of the highest densities of brown bears in the world. You will be accompanied by armed forest service personal while in the field. Comfort around firearms is required.


  • $1,500 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $300 – weekly living allowance
  • $200 – gear allowance
  • $300 – 4 monthly housing allowances (paid out to member so that they can pay for their own USFS bunkhouse housing)
  • AmeriCorps eligible

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

**Please include a resume and references with your application**

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 www.thesca.org/covid  

Position ID: PO-00734216

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - September 10, 2023

420 Airport Road
Hoonah, AK 99921

Training Provided: Interns will receive training in Forest Service survey protocols related to habitat assessments, fish sampling, share point monitoring, channel type identification, and more.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Recreation opportunities include fishing, hiking, backpacking, boating, hunting, wildlife viewing, and other outdoor activities.

Professional Development Opportunities: Interns will have the opportunity to learn about natural resource management from professional USFS biologists.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Forest service bunkhouse in Hoonah, AK. It is possible SCA's may share a room with other personnel. Bunkhouses include common living, restroom, and kitchen spaces. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association