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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Alaska State Parks Volunteer Program and Volunteer Internship Positions


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Anchorage and various project sites throughout the state. The State Historic Preservation Office and the Archaeological Survey Unit (ASU) are located in the Office of History and Archaeology at the Alaska State Parks headquarters in Anchorage. The ASU conducts archaeological investigations (i.e., surveys, mapping, excavations, etc.) primarily to assist other State agencies with planning requirements. Rich cultural histories characterize the various regions of the state.

Special Projects: Time lines for specific field projects are generally not available until after March.

Required Skills: Applicants must have an interest in archaeology, a willingness to learn appropriate field methods, and an ability to live in a field situation.

Internship: Will assist volunteer in internship requirements and paperwork.

Allowance/Housing: Food and housing subsistence payment is available for most field projects. Transportation from Anchorage to project areas provided. Participants may be required to provide personal tents and sleeping bags for some projects.

Time Commitment: May 1 - October 1; generally two weeks but varies with project; most projects occur from June to August. Candidates should contact OHA in March or April for specific project dates and descriptions.

Send Application to: Molly Conley

Alaska State Parks - OHA
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1310
Anchorage, AK 99501-3561

phone: (907) 269-8755
fax: (907) 269-8908
email: molly.conley@alaska.gov

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