Every member of the Alaska Maritime Refuge staff contributes
to the refuge's purposes of conserving marine resources. That includes the Administrative
Clerk working in the office, Wildlife Biologists and Ship's crew conducting studies
in the field, the Park Ranger greeting the public in the visitor center, and the
Refuge Manager meeting with partners.
more about other employment with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska.
Mainly during the summer, the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife
Refuge uses Biological Technicians and Park Rangers to assist with projects at
remote field camps around coastal Alaska and at its headquarters
Government housing is provided at the duty location, as well
as uniforms and/or special field equipment if needed. Housing at most field camps
will be a tent or small cabin.
- The seasonal Register for Bio-Tech jobs has been eliminated
- Vacancies will be posted on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management USAJOBS website. Search by zip code 99603 for Alaska Maritime jobs.
- You must be a U.S. citizen for paid positions.
- We have 12-15 seasonal seabird monitoring positions, GS 4-7
Park Rangers and other categories
- Hired on a case-by-case basis as
- Vacancies will be posted on the U.S. Office of Personnel
Management USAJOBS website.
If you are a student in an undergraduate or graduate
degree program, the Student Educational Employment Program may be for you. It's
an opportunity to earn money and continue your education, to train with people
who manage the day-to-day business of the Fish and Wildlife Service, and to combine
your academic study with on-the-job experience. Learn
Volunteers have contributed thousands of hours of their
time and expertise to the work of the Alaska Maritime Refuge.
of volunteer work
- Educate the visiting public and school children
at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center in Homer.
- Three months on a remote Aleutian island documenting
the numbers and variety of seabirds.
- Collect fish samples and
oceanographic data for studies of the marine environment aboard the refuge's research
vessel, the M/V Tiglax.
equipment and facilities at field stations on Adak Island and in the Pribilof
How to Volunteer
send a resume and a cover letter indicating the kind of positions you are interested
in and any special skills you have such as bird surveys, isolated field camps
and/or skiff and outboard operation, by e-mail (best option) or mail to the Alaska Maritime Refuge, 95 Sterling Highway, Suite
1, Homer, AK 99603.
Visitor Center Volunteers
To work in the Alaska
Islands & Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, e-mail or write to the address above. Include your area(s) of interest, availability,
and any special skills you'd like us to know about.
stipends and travel expenses vary by the position. Generally, full time biology
volunteers receive travel to Alaska and food and housing in the field. Visitor
center volunteers who arrive by RV, do not receive travel but do receive a trailer
site and daily stipend. Volunteers are covered by the federal workmen's compensation
program in case of an injury or accident while on duty.
Volunteering at other Refuges
Last updated: January 4, 2010