“An internship is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience.”
The purpose of an internship is to provide students learning experiences which allow them to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. At PWSC, internships are required capstone experiences for all AAS degree emphasis areas, including Outdoor Leadership, Millwright, and Safety Management. A student must have instructor approval to enroll in an internship course for academic credit. Before granting approval, the instructor will consider the previous courses the student has taken, the workplace with which the student proposes to work, and the student’s intended learning outcomes for the internship. Once accepted into an internship and during the work experience, the student will complete assignments designed to guide reflective thinking about the work experience and how it relates to classroom learning.
BLM Internships at PWSC
Previous BLM Interns
BLM River and Trails Intern
The internship was awesome. It was a truly unique and fulfilling experience. I learned a lot about Alaska and got to see so much that I hadn’t before. I also learned a lot about the BLM and how it operates within the state. Being on the trail and river crew was great. The group developed a strong sense of camaraderie from being out in the field so much, and I gained a few new friends in this world. My internship gave me several opportunities to practice organizational, leadership, technical, and teamwork skills.
BLM Safety Intern
As a safety intern for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), PWSC student Jeremy Miller
shares that “safety is not about me, it’s about you.” Here he is working in the BLM office in Anchorage. Jeremy is earning an Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Safety Management.
BLM Outdoor Youth Leadership Intern
PWSC student, Naomi Ray, spent last summer working as an intern for the Bureau of Land Management – Alaska. She is featured in this photo helping a Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment (WISE) student dress up as a macroinvertebrate for a lesson in adaption.
WISE works in partnership with the BLM’s Glennallen Field Office to provide outdoor learning opportunities and school science programs in the Copper River Valley. As a BLM intern, Naomi Ray joined WISE for many adventures in 2016.
Benefits for completing a 12-week summer internship include:
- Summer housing through the BLM
- $6,000 stipend
- Earn up to three college credits; tuition waiver may be applied.
- Training provided by the BLM: CPR, First Aid, and more.
- Enjoy hiking, rafting, fishing, and camping while serving our public lands in Alaska.
- Build professional relationships and work experience in the natural resource career fields.
- Open pathways to future employment and career opportunities.
Available BLM Internships
BLM Outdoor Youth Leadership Intern (519.1 KiB)
BLM Summer Recreation Intern (570.3 KiB)
BLM Lands and Realty Internship (2.1 MiB)
If you are interested in BLM internships and career opportunities, contact Vicki Heisser:Vicki Heisser