The ABEF has operated an internship program since 1999 and has now graduated 48 students from its program. Internships are available each summer from May-September.
The internship is in the area of "Live Raptor Handling" and utilizes the ABEF's live raptors. Each year the ABEF sponsors 4 interns in the program. Interns receive complimentary housing at the ABEF, a $190 per week food stipend, and round trip transportation costs from the student's home or school to Haines, Alaska.
The positions are competitive and the ABEF usually receives approximately 5 applications for each position available. Upon successful completion of the program interns are certified by the ABEF as live raptor handlers with a minimum of 500 live raptor training hours. Raptors used include hawks, falcons, owls, and bald eagles.
For more detailed information and to download an application please see the ABEF website at:
Internship Application Page 1
Internship Application Page 2