The council is investing in area youth through a Youth Internship project. The council hopes to encourage secondary and college-aged students within the Exxon Valdez oil spill region to participate in council operations and inspire future citizen participation on the council. Youth interns will complete appropriate projects that incorporate career development opportunities while simultaneously completing work related to the council’s mission of “citizens promoting the environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska marine terminal and associated tankers”.

Current internships:

Sarah with sculpin at Fleming Spit monitoring site

Sarah Hoepfner has monitored the Cordova area for invasive species for the past few years.

The council is seeking two college-age interns. The first is an environmental education intern who will bring the council’s K-12 Oil Spill Curriculum lessons to regional community classrooms. The second is an engineering student for an oil properties comparison project. PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED.

Please see the announcement page for more information: Internship opportunities for 2015-2016 school year

Do you have an internship idea that would help further the council’s mission?

If you would like the council to consider a specific Youth Internship idea, or for more information about the council’s Youth Internship project in general, please contact Lisa Matlock at 907.273.6235.

Past Intern Projects

Past interns have completed a variety of projects. Learn more at the links below.

Zachary Verfaillie’s article in The Observer newsletter about his 2014 report “Analysis of Fishing Vessel Types and Number vs. Response Tactics.”

Sarah Hoepfner’s 2013 poster about her Cordova-based aquatic nuisance species monitoring