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Sitka Conservation Society/Sitka Salmon Shares Sustainable Wild Salmon Internship

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Knox College, the Sitka Conservation Society, and Sitka Salmon Shares invite applications for the Sustainable Wild Salmon Internship. The intern will spend their summer in Sitka, Alaska, assisting the Sitka Conservation Society and Sitka Salmon Shares in a variety of different projects related to wild salmon conservation, wild salmon advocacy, and wild salmon education. The nature and the scope of the work will ultimately be tailored to the background and professional interests of the strongest application.


Application deadline is April 15.


  • Work under the supervision of the Communications Director of the Sitka Conservation Society and the Director of Alaska Operations of Sitka Salmon Shares.
  • Assist with various wild salmon outreach, advocacy, and education projects. These projects could include supporting wild salmon advocacy and education campaigns; creating political and policy documents; and/or providing logistical support for watershed restoration activities. The scope of the work will be refined so that it best suits the academic and professional strengths of the recipient of the internship.
  • Blog, photograph, and write about experience that documents work being done.
  • Have fun in Sitka, the most beautiful (and sometimes rainy) place on earth!


  • Enrolled at Knox College and an interest or background in environmental studies, creative writing, natural resource management, social justice, sustainability, political science, 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 $2,500 to help cover living expenses will be provided.
  • Shared housing will be provided. The intern will live with the other Knox intern.

To be considered for the Sitka Conservation Society Tongass Wild Salmon Conservation Internship, submit to the Bastian Family Career Center (Alumni Hall - Room 222) or send your materials to by April 15:

  1. Resume
  2. Application form (PDF)
  3. Brief description (1-2 pages) indicating why you are interested in this internship
  4. Degree Audit and Unofficial Transcript (on on the Registrar's page under Student Tools).
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