Our 2017 interns have already been chosen. If you are interested in this opportunity for the 2018 season, please check back here around January 1st.

What is the American Bald Eagle Foundation Internship Program?
Every summer/fall we host an internship program that accepts four to six individuals from across the country. Interns have the opportunity to learn about raptors and the natural history of Southeast Alaska. This internship is for anyone who seeks a career working with wildlife and/or in conservation education. We offer hands-on experience in animal behavior, animal handling, avian enrichment, public speaking, community outreach and collaboration, and a possibility for some research.

Depending on prior experience and skill level, interns will learn how to  train raptors via operant conditioning: positive reinforcement training. Interns also engage guests of all ages through natural history programs. They will learn about the many species of animals that occupy Southeast Alaska and they may have a chance to collect data with a local researcher in the area.


We are not a rehabilitation facility, so aside from the very occasional rescue and stabilization, there will be no rehab opportunities.

If you have any questions about our internship program, contact us!

Our 2015 intern Maggie Hughes created this video from her Haines and ABEF experiences. Thanks Maggie!