EARTH WORK QUEST INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
A partnership between the US F&WS and CES / UAF
Earth Work Quest is a wildlife and natural resource internship program that aims to introduce rural Alaskan youth (ages 14-21) to natural resource careers, traditional ecological knowledge, and consensus building skills through positive hands-on experiences. This internship is designed to help foster understanding and communications between rural residents, various governmental agencies and resource professionals.
The Earth Work Quest concept was developed by a group of natural resource managers, biologists and Tanana Chiefs Conference employment and training staff, who determined there was a need to provide internship opportunities for rural Alaskan youth.
It is our hope that the EWQ internship program will provide participants with the knowledge they will need to make well-informed decisions regarding the natural resource management of their lands.
Some Past Sponsors of the Earth Work Quest Internship Program
Alaska Bird Observatory
Friends of Creamers Field
The Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center
Arctic and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuges
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Outdoor Reacreation Institute of Guiding for American Indians and Native Alaskans (ORIGIN)
Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC)
Earth Work Quest 2011
Please check back to this site for updates which will include details about the 2011 program and how to apply.
For more information, please contact:
PO Box 756180
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6180
Earth Work Quest 2010
In 2010, we had nine interns who worked with The Fish and Wildlife Service Yukon Flats Refuge, Alaska Bird Observatory, and The Fairbanks Alaska Public Information Center.
We also had a summit gathering at Twin Bears Campground in July with special guests from APLIC, Department of Fish and Game and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
We look forward to another season!
Thanks to all the participants and sponsors in 2010!
See you in 2011!