Alaska Native Science & Engineering Career Exploration Program 2018

Students who have successfully completed a previous Middle School Academy and have yet to enter high school (students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall of 2018) are eligible to participate! Applicants please go to this link for more information:


June 4-8, 2018: Health Sciences (New)

June 25-29, 2018: Coding (New)

July 9-13, 2018: Marine Biology (Repeat)

July 23-27, 2018: Fisheries & Wildlife (New)  – Held in Bethel, Alaska

Biological Internship Announcement 2018



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The Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR) and Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) are seeking 1-2 interns to assist with a cooperative Tree Swallow nest box monitoring program in Bethel, Alaska.  This project will be part of the Alaska Swallow Monitoring Network.

Position Description: The student biological internship program is a unique opportunity for either high school or college students to learn about scientific research, conservation, and/or environmental education.  The intern(s) will work alongside YDNWR/ONC biologists on our Tree Swallow nest box study. They will learn wildlife research skills as they track the timing and success of approximately 20-30 nesting pairs of Tree Swallows in Bethel. All training is provided for intern to successfully complete job duties.

Date of Internship: May 8-July 31, 2018

Time Commitment: Full-time/part-time. Interns must work a minimum of 85 hours during his/her internship.

Compensation: Stipend of $2500-$4500 DOE and availability

Duties: Set up new nest boxes, checking nest boxes for occupancy, monitoring nest boxes (including keeping accurate records of when eggs are laid, when they hatch, & when grown chicks first leave the nest); record number of eggs laid, chicks hatched, chick feeding rates; assist with capture and banding of adults and chicks; conducting data entry (maintain weather records and data sheets); and completing a final project.

Additional opportunities: Interns may also be responsible for working together to give a public presentation on their work.  Possible venues for this presentation include school science fairs, Alaska Forum on the Environment, and the Alaska Bird Conference.


Applicants should:

  • be at least 16 years old with valid driver’s license
  • have good communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude
  • be able to work independently and sometimes collect data on their own
  • be able to work well as part of a team
  • must complete any required training

How to apply:

Send a resume (include name, education, any previous experience with birds, computer experience, and contact information for 2 references) to Janessa Esquible.  You can either send the resume by email to or drop it off at the Orutsararmiut Native Council at 117 Katie Hately Ln.