Ecology and Wildlife Intern

Expected Dates
February 11, 2019 to September 28, 2019
Chugach National Forest
Position ID
This position will be based out of Girdwood, Alaska from February through April, and will then move to Cordova, Alaska from May to September. The position will lead outreach and education efforts with regards to invasive species prevention, and will lead outreach events for Project Budburst in Prince William Sound Communities.

In the summer, this position will assist the ecology program with aquatic plant surveys, and treatment of the high priority aquatic invasive plant Elodea on the Copper River Delta.

Duties may also include assistance with the wildlife program doing habitat enhancement projects and vegetation mapping. End of year reporting, writing articles in local publications and some data entry will occur in the fall. 

Compensation amounts:
  • $1,500 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $280 - weekly living allowance
  • $300 - one time gear allowance
  • $2000 - duty-related travel (per diem food compensation and ferry travel)
  • Housing

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

*Please note this position is NOT eligible for an AmeriCorps education awards

  • See above description. This position is split between Girdwood Alaska and Cordova Alaska.
  • Numerous on the job opportunities abound. There is a week long training in the spring for all seasonal employees that includes paddle craft training, CPR/First Aid, ect.
  • Attendance at the three day Copper River Science Symposium, Cordova Fungus Festival, skiing in Girdwood, fishing, rafting, and marine exploration from Cordova.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
competent without supervision
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
competent without supervision
Plant Identification
competent with supervision
competent without supervision