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Each summer SCS offers a number of innovative and unique internships SCS is currently accepting applications for the following internships:
Entrepreneurial Capacity Development and Local Business Catalyst- The Sitka Conservation Society (SCS) is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to work as a local business catalyst in Sitka, Alaska. This catalyst will work with community partners and identify local entrepreneurial needs and opportunities. The candidate’s main focus will be to develop programs that stimulate and empower the community and establish projects that focus on living and buying locally. Click here to view the full position description and apply.
ACF Media and Storytelling Internship- This internship will document the ways that the people who live in Southeast Alaska exist in a close relationship with the natural environment that surrounds them. Document the conservation ethic and values that have evolved alongside the lives and livelihoods of people of Southeast Alaska that co-exist in a close relationship with the natural environment. Use photography, audio, video, and media to share these stories and values. Click here for a description and a link to the Alaska Conservation Foundation page where you can find instructions for applying.
Summer Botanist for Wilderness Project- We are seeking an applicant who is comfortable identifying Pacific Northwest flora, documenting and cataloging herbarium quality samples as part of the Sitka Community Wilderness Stewardship Project. The Botany Intern will accompany the SCS Wilderness field crew on expeditions to identify, record, and collect plant specimens. Click here for the position announcement.
Summer Wilderness Intern- The Sitka Conservation Society is seeking an applicant to support the Sitka Community Wilderness Stewardship Project. The Wilderness Intern will assist SCS’s Wilderness Project manager to coordinate and lead monitoring expeditions during the 2012 summer field season. Click here for the position announcement.
Volunteering is another great way to get involved with SCS. Learn more about volunteer options.
Sitka Community Wilderness Stewardship Project: Expedition Grant- The Community Wilderness Stewardship Project monitors the two Wilderness areas that the Sitka Conservation Society helped to create, the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness and the South Baranof Wilderness. We conduct research expeditions to collect data ranging from botanical surveys to small mammal genetic mapping to glacial change research. These remote study areas are difficult and expensive to access. For this reason, we seek research partners to broaden the scope of the project and ensure that the trips are as effective as possible.
Internships with our Partners
If SCS is not able to offer an internship in your interest area, consider a position with one of our partners.
Sitka National Historical Park: Summer Climate Change Intern- This position offers a unique set of opportunities and responsibilities which include everything from hands-on scientific work in a beautiful temperate rainforest, to professional blogging, to helping prepare scientific publications, to working with and teaching local children and training seasonal park rangers.This internship is comprised of two related but distinct sets of responsibilities: Climate Change and Science Outreach. Red full position description Here.