University of Alaska Southeast


Company: Juneau Audubon Society
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Intern - Bird Surveys
Requirements: See posting

One volunteer sought to help with bird surveys and data work for the US Forest Service and the non-profit Juneau Audubon Society. Dates: approximately Mayy 22 to July 5, 2017.

Duties include:

  • Arctic Tern and gull nest monitoring
  • Tree Swallow nest box maintenance and monitoring
  • Assisting with hummingbird banding
  • Data entry and document scanning
  • May also include assistance with environmental education projects, deployment of bat recording devices, and fish or restoration projects


  • Basic bird identification skills and interest in wildlife management and/or working with non-profit organizations
  • General computer skills: Microsoft Excel and scanner
  • An introductory college biology or natural resource course passed
  • Ability to hike up to 6 miles and deal with some uneven trails
  • Ability to ride a mountain bicycle up to 10 miles round trip on a road
  • Ability to take neat and complete field data
  • Volunteer needs to have a cell phone plan that will work in Alaska, and health insurance, and  be at least 18 years old

Compensation:  Travel reimbursement to Juneau, AK, depending on need up to $700. Stipend for food up to $1125 for the 6 week period.  Housing (in shared USFS bunkhouse), bicycle for transportation, and equipment for surveys provided. 

To apply: Send a short letter explaining interest and summarizing qualifications, and a brief resume to both contacts below. 

Contact: Gwen Baluss and Brenda Wright
Contact at: Gwen: (907)500-2771 and Brenda:
Closing Date: Open until filled