Knox College and the Sitka Conservation Society invite applications for the Tongass Wild Salmon Conservation Intern. The intern will spend their summer in Sitka, Alaska, assisting SCS and their partners, such as the U.S. Forest Service, with their fish and wildflife habitat restorations projects, salmon conservation efforts, and habitat education and outreach. This summer internship will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build hands-on, career-oriented experience with a dynamic and well-established conservation society situated amidst the largest temperate rainforest in the world. Visit: www.sitkawild.org.
Application deadline is April 15.
- Work under the supervision of the Executive Director at the Sitka Conservation Society.
- Assist with various wild salmon outreach and education projects - specifically as apart of a team producing a film with the U.S. Forest Service on Tongess Salmon Managagement. Work in this project will include logistical support, project coordination, social media outread, assisting field crews in shoots in the field and on fishing grounds.
- Provide logistical support for watershed restoration activities including placement of large woody debris, monitoring activities, census efforts, etc.
- Blog, photograph, and write about experience that documents work being done.
- Assist with additional restoration work with the U.S. Forest Service.
- Have fun in Sitka, the most beautiful (and sometimes rainy) place on earth!
- Enrolled at Knox College and an interest or background in conservation biology, ecology, natural resource management, social justice, sustainability, or related majors or fields.
- Ability to quickly understand complex issues and must work well in collaborative, independent, and public environments.
- Ability to work independently on assignments.
- Experience and/or willingness to travel and camp in the wilderness will be considered. This position includes working as part of a team at remote field sites.
- Skill sets related to photography, writing, strategic use of social media, and other communications-related skills.
- Upon completion of the internship, provide a written 1-2 page summary (submitted to the Career Center) of his/her summer experience.
- Early June - Early September
- Reimbursement for travel to and from Sitka, $1,000 (receipt required).
- Stipend of $1,000 to help cover living expenses will be provided.
- Additional $800 in living expenses will be covered by the Sitka Conservation Society.
- Shared housing will be provided.
To be considered, submit to the Bastian Family Career Center by April 15:
- Application form (PDF)
- Brief description (1-2 pages) indicating why you are interested in this internship
- Degree Audit and Unofficial Transcript (on my.knox.edu on the Registrar's page under Student Tools).