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Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program

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

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Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF)

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Internships of up to $6,440 to USA, Canada, and International college and graduate students, and recent graduates, to travel to Alaska to work on conservation issues at an organization selected by the funding source. This program is specifically targeted toward students who plan 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 Ted Smith Conservation Internship 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.

Interns will receive a summer internship stipend of $5,040 from their host organization, plus ACF will also provide up to $1,400 to reimburse them for travel costs to and from Alaska.

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

Number of Grants:

For reference purposes, in 2017, ACF supported 12 internships at 12 different organizations.

Estimated Size of Grant:

ACF provides a grant to the host organizations, which covers the intern's stipend of $5,040. ACF will also reimburse travel costs to and from Alaska, up to $1,400.

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

Pre-Application Information:

Before applying, please read the internship position descriptions (see Supporting Documents section below).

Become an Intern:

Intern applications for the summer of 2018 will be accepted beginning December 15, 2017 through January 30, 2018. Click here for the application and eligibility requirements:

Internship Dates:

The following dates are tentative and subject to change:

- Intern Orientation will be in Anchorage from May 24-27.
- The first day of all internships will be May 30.
- Interns will return to Anchorage at the end of the internship August 10-11.

Contact Information:

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

Applications will only be accepted through ACF’s online application system at:

Specific Contact Information:

Anna Dalton, Conservation Internship Program

General Contact Information:

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.