Burke Haywood (KWF intern 2021 & 2022) deploys water quality monitoring equipment at Vogel Lake

Each summer Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) welcomes aboard current and graduating college students as paid interns to assist with the busy and exciting field season. These interns have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Alaskan summer while participating in important conservation work geared towards research, restoration, and education for the Kenai Peninsula’s watersheds.


Depending on funding and program needs, KWF interns generally gain experience in the following areas:

  • Invasive Species Management
  • Stream Watch (habitat restoration and volunteer management)
  • Environmental Science/Water Quality
  • Youth Education

Our interns often get to do work across all departments and should expect to spend significant amounts of time conducting fieldwork, assisting with summer camp, doing organizational work around the office, and participating in public education and outreach.


Housing is typically provided, as well as transportation to/from Alaska. Interns will also have access to company vehicles to use on “off” hours (may be shared with another intern); gas for personal activities is not paid for. In addition to housing, transportation and vehicle access, interns earn an hourly wage.


To apply for a Kenai Watershed Forum internship or more information on each position, use the dropdown menu below labeled “Apply Here”.

One of the Stream Watch internships is funded by the Alaska Conservation Foundation through the Ted Smith Conservation Internship program which requires a separate application. Intern announcements are posted in February and are typically filled by the end of the month.

2024 Application closed

The application for 2024 Conservation Internships has closed.

We will be looking for new interns for the summer of 2025 at the beginning of next year!

“Great people, great places, and a great experience all around”

Katrina Danzinger, 2023
KWF intern, Katrina Danzinger, setting juvenile fish trap.

KWF Intern Testimonials