University of Alaska Southeast


Company: Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Location: Homer, AK
Position: Intern - Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Requirements: See website

Do you enjoy getting people excited about our natural world? As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist, or Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coast Studies, you'll have the opportunity to share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska.

Seasonal staff are employed at the Wynn Nature Center (boreal forest preserve), the semi-remote Peterson Bay Field Station, and the Yurt on the Homer Spit.

As an Environmental Educator during the spring season (March 25th–May 24th), instill wonder, scientific understanding and love for coastal ecosystems with school groups from throughout Alaska. Lead overnight field trips and day trips in the forest, marsh and intertidal zones. As a Naturalist, Intern or Environmental Educator during the summer season (May 27th to Labor Day) impart knowledge and a sense of stewardship with visitors and groups from around the world. Lead multi-day field studies and guided natural history tours, develop programs for all ages and/or participate in citizen monitoring projects. 

Duties vary depending on the specific position. Benefits include compensation of $1,760–$2,080 per month DOE and housing.

Qualified applicants are energetic and flexible, have a background in environmental education and forest and/or marine ecology, and the maturity to live in group situations. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to Seth Spencer by January 18th, 2019 (the deadline was extended!). Please indicate in both your cover letter and e-mail subject line the position(s) for which you are applying.

Contact: Seth Spencer
Contact at: (907) 235-6714 or
Closing Date: January 18, 2019