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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Alaska State Parks Volunteer and Internship Positions

These positions offer housing as well as a subsistence payment. Several of these positions can fulfill college internship requirements. For more general information and instructions on how to apply, see the General Information page. For more information on specific positions, go to:

Position Descriptions:

Volunteer on revegetation project   Backcountry Ranger Assistant
  Boating Safety Instructor
  Interpretive Park Caretaker
  Museum Assistant
  Natural History Interpreter
  Naturalist for School Programs
  Park Caretaker
  Ranger and Park Assistant
  Ranger Station Host/Maintenance
  Trail Crew
  Winter Caretaker
  Winter Park Caretakers
  Winter Park Caretakers/Camphost

Position Listing and Status (open or filled)
  Summer
  Winter


Volunteer Internship Positions

Every position is a volunteer position and open to all applicants. Some of the volunteer positions additionally qualify for internships. Volunteer internship positions are made available to students or graduates seeking supervised practical training toward college credit. Intern positions are listed by title, job area and job description.

Internship Position Descriptions:

Archaeological Assistant
Office of History and Archaeology
Backcountry Ranger Assistant
Shuyak Island State Park
Nancy Lake State Recreational Area Assistant
Wickesham State Historic Site Juneau
Natural History Interpreter
Kodiak District
Ketchikan Area State Park
Eagle River Nature Center
Denali State Park Veteran Memorial
Independence Mine State Historical Park
Alaska Public Lands Information Center - Fairbanks
Alaska Public Lands Information Center - Anchorage
Park Caretaker
Hatcher Pass - Independence Mine State Historical Park
Kachemak Bay State Park
Ranger and Park Assistant
Eklutna Lake State Recreation Area
Harding Lake State Recreation Area, Birch Lake State Recreation Site
and Salcha River State Recreation Site
Chena River State Recreation Area
Ranger Station Host/Maintenance
Kachemak Bay State Park Station Attendant
Trail Crew
Kachemak Bay State Park
Nancy Lake Recreation Area
Eagle River Nature Center
Winter Natural History Interpreter
Eagle River Nature Center
Winter Park Caretakers
Nancy Lake State Recreation Site

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907