Which Internship Levels Do You Qualify For?

One of the best things about the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s (ADF&G) Internship Program is the variety of levels of internships we offer. This allows you to match your experience and academic stage to the proper internship level, while tailoring your internship to reflect your interests and academic needs.


  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student. For college students, full-time enrollment consists of a minimum of 6 semester or 8 quarter hours.
  • Must be in good academic standing and provide an unofficial transcript.
  • Must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • For summer internships:
    • Graduating Seniors must provide proof of full-time enrollment in the preceding spring semester. Eligibility as an intern ends on August 31.
    • All other students must provide proof of full-time enrollment for both the preceding semester and
    • the upcoming fall semester as soon as it is available.

Please Note: Students who are graduating and will no longer be enrolled in school are not eligible for internships at ADF&G.

Levels of Internships

High School Students

  • Student Intern I – You will receive immediate supervision and on-the-job training that compliments your current academic studies.
  • Student Intern II – Under close supervision, interns will continue to perform meaningful assignments that integrate with their academic study. This level is for juniors (or the equivalent), students who have already been a Student Intern I, or students who have had six months of previous work experience.

Undergraduate Students

* Must be enrolled in a degree seeking undergraduate program.

  • College Intern I – A minimum of 6 semester or 8 quarter hours of 100-level courses or higher must be completed to be eligible. You are not required to have declared a major or degree. At this level, interns receive close supervision and on-the-job training. Work performed varies, but duties assigned typically equate to entry-level technical or professional work.
  • College Intern II – Completion of 24 semester credit hours or 36 quarter credit hours of college-level coursework is required for eligibility. Though still not required to have declared a major, experience as a College Intern I or its equivalent in work experience is required. Interns at this level work under more general supervision, while still receiving on-the-job training that is complimented with academic study. Typical work duties continue to be in the entry-level technical or professional range.
  • College Intern III – Must be enrolled in 300-level equivalent courses, or higher, and have completed 56 semester (84 quarter) hours to be eligible. This the first level in the College Intern group in which you are required to have declared a major in a degree field directly related to the work you’ll be doing during your internship. Under minimal direction, you will continue to receive on-the-job training that is integrated with your formal academic study. Generally, assigned tasks are left to your judgment with assistance provided by the supervisor, if needed.
  • College Intern IV – Completion of 88 semester (132 quarter) hours, with a minimum of 12 semester (16 quarter) hours of 300-level coursework, is required for eligibility. This is the final level of the College Intern group. At this level, you have declared a major in a degree field directly related to your assigned duties at ADF&G. Your on-the-job training will continue to compliment academic study, but the tasks assigned will primarily reflect professional duties rather than technical duties.

Graduate Students

  • Graduate Intern I – At this level, you must have successfully earned a bachelor’s degree in a field directly related to the assigned duties and have begun participation in a graduate level curriculum. Graduate Intern I requires attendance in a minimum of 6 semester, or 8 quarter post-graduate level hours.
  • Graduate Intern II – This is the final level of ADF&G internships. At this level, you have either successfully completed a Graduate Intern I position, or attended and completed three full semesters or four quarters of graduate level coursework.