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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)

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
Wickesham State Historic Site Juneau
Natural History Interpreter
Kodiak District
Ketchikan Area State Park
Eagle River Nature Center
Alaska Public Lands Information Center - Fairbanks
Alaska Public Lands Information Center - Anchorage
Park Caretaker
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
Eagle River Nature Center
Winter Natural History Interpreter
Eagle River Nature Center

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