About Alaska State Parks

The Alaska State Park System spans 3.3 acres and is comprised of 123 separate units. The land includes parks, historic sites, preserves, and trails. With its diverse types of land, the park system offers a range of recreational activities, such as fishing, hiking, kayaking, and riding snow machines. The system is also committed to conserving and interpreting cultural, historical, and natural resources.

Interns with Alaska State Parks work alongside Rangers assisting with day-to-day operations. Available internships include archaeological assistant, back country ranger assistant, natural history interpreter, park caretaker, ranger assistant, trail crew, winter natural history interpreter, winter park caretaker, and youth ambassador. Among intern responsibilities are campground maintenance, construction projects, park interpretation, park tours, and trail maintenance.


Open to undergraduates who are studying anthropology, archaeology, earth sciences, history, law enforcement/police science, museum sciences, natural resource management, natural sciences, park and recreation management, social sciences, sociology, and other areas related to management and protection of natural and cultural resources. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.2/3.3 is required. Must be a US citizen.

Alaska State Parks

  • Lynn Wibbenmeyer, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alaska State Parks
  • Alaska State Parks
  • 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1380
  • Anchorage, AK 99501
  • Phone: (907) 269-8708


  • Number of Interns: 21 to 50; 21 to 50
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Stipend; Stipend, With Perks: Housing
  • Duration: 3 to 6 months; 16 (Summer); 24 (Winter)
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


  • Delta, AL
  • Eagle River, AK
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • Juneau, AK
  • Kenai, AK
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • Kodiak, AK
  • Sitka, AK
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