Want to help share the wonder of the natural world?

 Apply for seasonal educator and naturalist positions with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies!

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As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist, Intern, or Volunteer with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, you’ll have the opportunity to 
share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska.  

Our seasonal staff and volunteers work at the Wynn Nature Center (a 145-acre boreal forest preserve), the semi-remote Peterson Bay Field Station, the Yurt on the Spit and our Headquarter's Building (Day Camp starting and ending point). 

Positions are available for the Spring Season (March 25-May 24) and Summer Season (May 27 - Labor Day), with opportunities to combine spring and summer positions into 5 months of employment. Qualified applicants are energetic and flexible, have a background in environmental education and forest and/or marine ecology, and the maturity to live in group situations. 

Equal Opportunity: It is the policy of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) to provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical handicap, marital status or changes in marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood.


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Overview of 2019 Jobs

The 2019 spring and summer application process is now closed. Please check back in November of 2019 for future job postings, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.





High School Internships

Summer High School Intern, Mid-June through Mid-August. Interns will act as guides, greeters, and programs support for CACS summer programs. Enjoy interacting with the public, spending time outdoors, and helping to make the most of visitors' experience with CACS. Find the application here: Application Packet

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Volunteer Opportunities 


Thanks for your interest in volunteering for CACS. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. No matter what your interests and abilities are, we need you! Contact Melanie Dufour at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about being a CACS volunteer.

After 30 hours – a 20% discount on promotional items sold in the office.

After 50 hours – 3 vouchers for free Peterson Bay natural history tours (excluding boat transportation). Two days advance notice required.

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