Summer Internship

We are now accepting applications for our Summer Internship Program on the Matanuska Glacier.

The Matanuska Glacier Park is a family owned and operated glacier tourist business providing the only maintained road access to the beautiful Matanuska Glacier, one of the largest road-accessible glaciers in Alaska. Located 2 hours north of Anchorage, your daily 8-hr shift provides considerable free time to enjoy Alaska’s outdoor recreation during the ~20 hours of summer daylight(camping, biking, hiking, river rafting, ice-climbing, etc.)

What we are seeking: Our Glacier Interns are entrusted with the responsibility of guiding clients on tours over the ice. We select candidates with excellent people skills, strong work ethic, professionalism, prior outdoor experience, positive outgoing attitude, and an academic background in Earth Sciences or Life Sciences (geology, geophysics, geography, biology, environmental science, or similar fields). Candidates should have a basic working knowledge of simple hand tools (hammer, rake, shovel, hand saw, ice ax, etc.), a current drivers license, and no criminal record. Any use of drugs, irresponsible alcohol consumption, or other reckless behavior will result in termination of employment. Dogs are not permitted.

What the job entails: During the summer, interns rotate among different shifts for the various intern jobs, including glacier guide, general maintenance of the park and trails, cooking, firewood collection, cleaning, cashier/retail work in the gift shop, and occasionally other duties as assigned to support the park. Onboarding training will be provided as needed.

What we provide: Each position includes full-time summer employment (40-hrs weekly) for $500/month plus guides earn tips from clients. We also provide meals, shower, laundry, and a nice spot to camp with your tent throughout the summer. If desired, arrangements can be made to earn paid vacation leave time.

How to Apply: Email your Cover Letter and Resume to blueice@mtaonline.net or use the employment tab on the website

Resume: Provide your employment history and other relevant experience including phone number and/or email for past supervisors; academic major / minor; current GPA; and your biographical data (name, address, phone number, email address, age).

Cover letter: Your cover letter should explain: any knowledge, skills, and abilities that will make you stand out among other applicants; the start and end dates you are available this summer; at least 2 character references with one required from a faculty member at your university (include contact information for references); any physical or medical conditions that may impact your work; any other information we should consider.

Dates for Summer Internship: Our summer internship positions start in mid-May and extend to early-September.

Other Opportunities: In addition to summer glacier intern positions, we are also seeking to add two qualified people to our full time (year round) team of glacier guides/park support personnel. Inquire for details regarding those positions at blueice@mtaonline.net.

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