The Application Period for the 2021 Internship has Closed

Check back next year if you are interested in being a part of our intern team!

The internship takes place at the ABEF natural history museum and raptor center in Haines, Alaska. The museum houses more than 200 specimens which exhibit Southeast Alaskan wildlife, culture, history, geology, and more. The raptor center is home to 10 live raptors who work as ambassadors for their species.

Animal care interns are responsible for:

  • diet preparation
  • enclosure cleaning and maintenance
  • facility operations and maintenance
  • detailed record keeping
  • educational programming
  • other varied tasks as assigned

Learning outcomes of the program include:

  • educational public programming that encourages conservation consciousness
  • skills in public interpretation
  • facility maintenance
  • wildlife husbandry
  • understanding and employment of applied behavior analysis and operant conditioning

These outcomes are achieved through orientation lectures, hands-on training, and participation in day-to-day operations.


The qualified candidate will:

  • be flexible
  • take initiative
  • have a desire to learn
  • be willing to accept constructive criticism
  • work well in teams and alone
  • manage time efficiently
  • communicate clearly, directly, and honestly
  • have a positive attitude
  • willing and able to complete physically challenging tasks

Interns will receive a $380 bi-monthly stipend, free housing, and up to $1000 travel reimbursement. Selected interns will be required to follow all travel requirements set by the State of Alaska, quarantine for two weeks upon arrival, and masks are required at work at all times. These protocols may change pending vaccine distribution.

Interested in applying?

Please submit the following in a single PDF file to

Completed 2021 Internship application
Cover letter
One or two page resume
Three professional references

Please also have two letters of references submitted directly by the author to