University of Alaska Southeast


Company: Wolves & Moose of Isle Royale
Location: Isle Royale
Position: Volunteer intern
Requirements: Backpacking experience, enrollment in a college/university Life Sciences curriculum, proficiency with orienteering, good physical condition

We are seeking volunteers to assist with data collection for the 2017 summer field season. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable field experience while working in the remote and beautiful Isle Royale National Park.

Primary Duties:

  • measure new growth on balsam fir trees
  • collect moose pellets for diet analysis
  • collect bones from wolf-killed moose carcasses

Duration: Approximately 4-5 weeks between early-May and mid-June.

Work Environment: Work is conducted on-trail and off-trail throughout Isle Royale. This is a physically demanding position; the climate, insects (mosquitoes and black flies), and terrain are often difficult. Volunteers may be required to carry up to 60 lbs. for varying distances (up to 10 miles per day) over trail and cross-country conditions. The primary mode of living is backpacking. Most travel is by foot.

Work Schedule: Typically spend 6-8 days in the field followed by 1-2 days at base camp.

Compensation: Food stipend of $20.00/day

Visit the website and see the internship announcement for more information and to apply.  

Contact: Dr. Sarah Hoy
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Closing Date: March 1, 2017