Summer Fellowship Program
Are you looking for an expanded internship? The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is sponsoring a summer fellowship program for college students or graduates who are interested in gaining a one of a kind experience in a world-class marine facility. ASLC summer fellowships offer a well-rounded experience in a variety of areas within the Center. Depending on the type of fellowship, duties may include assisting aquarium, avian or marine mammal staff with animal husbandry tasks; helping with marine-related research projects or as support in our education department. Fellows will be required to participate in a variety of areas and all are required to participate to some extent in the interpretive aspects of our operation. Fellows will not be permitted to participate in ASLC activities on vessels unless specified in the fellowship.
If you have questions or would like more information on becoming a summer fellow at the Alaska SeaLife Center please email the volunteer coordinator.
The posting for the Summer fellowship is now CLOSED.
- Animal Husbandry
- Aquarium Husbandry
- Avian Husbandry
- Eider (Sea Duck) Husbandry Fellow
- Eider (Sea Duck) Lab Fellow
- Interpretation - Avian Husbandry
- Interpretation - Dive Fellow
- Interpretation - Eider Husbandry
- Interpretation - Mammals Husbandry
- Interpretation - Marine Animal Stranding
- Interpretation - Marketing
- Interpretation - National Park Service
- Interpretation - Research
- Interpretation - Steller SeaLion Video Monitoring, Chiswell Project
- Marine Wildlife Response
- Marine Mammal Husbandry
- Marine Wildlife Veterinary Laboratory
- Marine Wildlife Veterniary Laboratory/Rehab
- Marketing & Communications
- Research/Chiswell Project
- Steller Sea Lion Dive Behavior Independent Research
The application window for 2017 Summer Fellowships is now CLOSED.
Instructions for Applicants:
- Carefully review all of the requirements and instructions
- Complete the application for no more than 2 positions. Be sure to provide us with the best e-mail and phone number for contacting you.
- If you are applying for 2 fellowships you must complete an application for each one.
Upload the required additional information to your application
- Cover Letter(s)
- 1 Letter of Reference
- If application is incomplete it will not be considered.
- Applicants must be college graduates or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with a background or coursework in a related field.
- Applicants must have the ability to understand and follow written and oral instruction, have excellent communication skills, and good organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be available weekends, evenings and holidays.
- Public speaking skills, a familiarity with video equipment and software, and experience with education programs are highly encouraged.
- For many fellowships applicants should be agile with a good sense of balance in order to maneuver around exhibits and holding areas.
- These Fellowships are unpaid.
- Participation in program for 40 hours per week
- Requires a minimum commitment of 10-12 weeks.
- Housing provided
- College credit can be earned but must be arranged by you and your college
- Fellows responsible for meals and travel expenses
- Foreign students must obtain a J-1 visa to participate
What people say about us:
- “I felt like an important part of working toward making a difference for marine life”
- “I had a great experience; it was everything I could have hoped for. I think that the SeaLife Center has the best overall work environment of anywhere that I’ve worked.”
- “This is the position to have if you want to be a top candidate for jobs”
- “It’s a great place to kick off your career, get experience and learn what you like”