Do you want to work for a small, off-the-grid, sustainable organization in an exceptionally beautiful mountain community in Alaska? 

Internships -  The Wrangell Mountains Center is seeking interns to assist with the upcoming 2018 season. Our season runs mid-May through mid-September. Full season commitment is preferred, though we also consider partial-season internships. Additionally, short-term work-trade agreements are negotiated throughout the summer. The application deadline for the 2018 Internships is January 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm AKST.

Full Internship Job Description

Brief Overview: Interns assist in all aspects of WMC operations. The diverse nature of Wrangell Mountains Center affords the opportunity to somewhat tailor each intern’s duties to their specific interests. Tasks include:

  • Helping to maintain organic garden
  • Ensuring a warm and well-organized environment for staff and program participants
  • Providing administrative support including program marketing
  • Orienting participants, guests, and students to the systems and customs of the WMC
  • Assist with start-up logistics and facility preparations in May and closing down in September
  • Routine maintenance of and improvements to WMC facilities

To Apply:

Please read the full job description linked above. If interested, please send us an e-mail containing a current resume and a short cover letter detailing your motivations for applying; your training, educational, and outdoors background; and your available date range to Questions may also be directed to that address.

The Wrangell Mountains Center is an equal opportunity employer.

“A summer spent at the Wrangell Mountains Center is more than a typical internship. The WMC is a centerpiece of an incredible community of artists, scientists, and teachers that offers a glimpse into the heart of Alaska. There is an incredible sense of connection to place in everything from the landscape to the waters to the kitchens and gardens and people. It cements the sense of our place as a part of this planet and the footprint we make on it. And the eclectic job description matches the variety of life in McCarthy.”
— Julia Fisher, Intern 2016
As an intern, I can tell you that the Wrangell Mountains Center has had a profound impact on my sense of place and community in McCarthy. My time here has taught me more about sustainable living, solar power systems, hauling water and living on a minimal budget. It has helped me meet fantastic naturalists, teachers, and travelers, as well as the young people and writers who come to our summer programs.
— Johanna Jackson, Intern 2011

Banner Photo: Nathaniel Wilder