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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Jobs with Alaska State Parks

If you are interested in a regular state position, please see the State of Alaska web site on state jobs, Workplace Alaska. At this time, all job vacancies with the State of Alaska are listed, and applied for, through Workplace Alaska. Park Ranger, Park Specialist and Natural Resource Technician are the position titles that Alaska State Parks uses most often for its field positions. For most position openings, applicants must be Alaska residents.

Alaska Conservation Corps
In addition, Alaska State Parks hires several of its seasonal employees from the Alaska Conservation Corps (ACC) program. To qualify, you must be an Alaskan resident and at least 18 years old! If you are eligible, click here for instruction on how to apply.

If you are not a resident of Alaska, you may be interested in our Volunteer Program. To qualify, you must be a US citizen and at least 18 years old. There is no upper age limit. Most volunteer positions offer either housing, which is usually rustic and often shared, or a campsite, which requires the volunteer to have their own RV or trailer. Also offered is a stipend, if the volunteer stays for the minimum time commitment. The amount varies with the position, but is usually $100 -$300 per month. Transportation to Alaska is the responsibility of the volunteer. Click here for more information on our Volunteer Program.

Most internships with Alaska State Parks are done through the volunteer program. However, the Office of History and Archaeology hires a handful of interns through the Department of Natural Resources Student Intern Program. There are full-time office or field positions in the summer, and part-time office positions in the winter. You must be an Alaskan resident, at least 16 years of age, and a full-time student in good academic standing with a high school, college, or graduate study program. Contact the Office of History and Archaeology to inquire about any current openings, and contact the the Office of Personnel for an application (information below). Click here for further information on internships.

Office of History and Archaeology
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1310
Anchorage, AK 99501-3561
phone: (907) 269-8721
fax: (907) 269-8908

Commissioner's Office
550 W. 7th Ave, Suite 1400
Anchorage, AK 99501-3561
phone: (907) 269-8431
fax: (907) 269-8918

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
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700