Sitka Conservation Society

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Summer Wilderness Internship- 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 2014 summer field season.  Click here to see full position announcement and instruction to apply.

Story Telling and Communications – SCS is a host organization for the Alaska Conservation Fund’s Internship program. This intern will work as part of the SCS team to document and communicate stories of the ways that Southeast Alaskans are working to conserve the natural environment of the Tongass National Forest and to create sustainable communities in Alaska. Past assignments have included documenting community investment in renewable energy, telling the stories of the ways that Alaskans are “living with the land and building community,” and documenting Forest Service programs for management of salmon and salmon habitat restoration. In this assignment, the intern will use their communications skills in video, photography, writing, graphic design, etc. to convey stories and the conservation ideals behind the stories/people/projects that are being documented. The goal of the story-telling and communication is to increase interest, buy-in, support, and catalyze action in the people who are reached through the stories. The intern will work both as a member of the SCS team as well as work together with community members, agency partners, and people involved in projects and programs.

Candidates need to apply through the ACF website. For more information and application specifications visit: :


Currently there are no positions open at SCS.


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.


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