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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Alaska State Parks Volunteer Program and Volunteer Internship Positions

For more general information and instructions on how to apply, see the General Information page. For information on each specific position, click on the position title.

We continue to accept applications for positions still listed as OPEN past the April 1st deadline. Please, do not hesitate to apply if the position is still listed as open.

Last Update: January 21, 2020

Summer 2020 Positions


Boating Safety Instructor - Office of Boating Safety - OPEN 
Natural History Interpreter - Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Anchorage - OPEN 


Park Assistant - Harding Lake and Salcha River State Recreation Areas - OPEN 
Park Assistant - Fairbanks Area/Chena River State Recreation Area - OPEN

Natural History Interpreter - Alaska Veterans Memorial in Denali State Park - OPEN
Natural History Interpreter - Independence Mine State Historical Park and East Hatcher Pass Management Area - OPEN
Park Caretaker - Independence Mine State Historical Park/East Hatcher Pass Management Area - OPEN
Trail Crew/Ranger Assistant - Nancy Lake State Recreation Area - OPEN 

Ranger Station Host/Maintenance - Kachemak Bay State Park Station Attendant - OPEN 
Ranger Assistant - Kasilof, Ninilchik & Deep Creek State Recreation Areas - OPEN 
Ranger Assistant- Caines Head State Recreation Area - OPEN 
Trail Crew - Kachemak Bay State Park - OPEN 
Trail Crew - Resurrection Bay and Western Prince William Sound - OPEN


Backcountry Ranger Assistant - Shuyak Island State Park - OPEN
Natural History Interpreter - Kodiak District - OPEN


Natural History Interpreter - Eagle River Nature Center - FILLED
Naturalist for School Programs - Eagle River Nature Center - FILLED
Park Caretaker - Bird Point Chugach State Park - OPEN
Park Caretaker - Anchorage Hillside, Chugach State Park, Anchorage - OPEN
Ranger Assistant - Eklutna Lake - OPEN
Trail Crew - Eagle River Nature Center - FILLED


Museum Assistant - Wickersham State Historic Site - OPEN
Natural History Interpreter - Ketchikan Area State Parks - OPEN
Park Caretaker - Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve - OPEN
Park Caretaker/Host - Starrigavan Recreation Area - OPEN


Ranger Station Host/Maintenance - Wood-Tikchik State Park Station Host - OPEN

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