ASI’s high school internship program is for students ages 14-18. It is designed to train students in basic field research techniques and to help them explore wildlife research as a possible career path. The internship is a volunteer position.
Interns work alongside Alaska Songbird Institute staff on the Swallow Ecology Project. This includes monitoring the timing of nest initiation, egg laying, hatching, and fledging of the chicks. Students also: trap and assist with banding adult birds, learn to take morphological measurements and band chicks, record and enter data, and complete a final stewardship project.
SCHEDULE: Interns may volunteer as many hours as they would like, however, each student must volunteer a minimum of 85 hours. The schedule is somewhat flexible and is determined on an individual basis, based upon each student’s goals and chosen project. Students will work with ASI staff to set goals and a timeline for their internship.
Approximate field dates for the 2017 project are May 15-July 15 (9 weeks) with most intensive field work occurring in mid-late June. Interns are expected to be available at that time.
In 2017 we hope to offer two paid internship positions. Interns chosen for these positions will earn up to a $500 stipend for successful completion of their hours and project.
To apply: DOWNLOAD AN INTERN APPLICATION PACKET. Complete and return the packet. Instructions are included. Preference will be given to applications received by April 15.