American Bald Eagle Foundation Internship Program

Our Internship period for applications has closed. Thank you to all who applied!  We are excited to announce the following interns have been chosen! 

For the Summer of 2015
Rachel Womack, Auburn University, AL (JR)
Lauren Rambo, Auburn University, AL (SR)
Katelyn Martin, University of Arizona, AZ (SR)
Natalie Helms, University of Missouri, MO (JR)
Felix Thillet, University of Alaska-Southeast, AK (Sophomore)
Christopher Dudley, University of Kentucky, KY (SR)
For the Fall of 2015 through the Festival! 
Maggie Hughes, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL (Grad)
Kate Hankins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (Grad)






The American Bald Eagle Foundation (ABEF) operates a student internship program at its natural history museum and raptor center in Haines, Alaska. This program annually hosts three-five student interns from universities throughout the United States. The purpose of the program is to provide an educational, conservation oriented experience to undergraduate & graduate students majoring in an earth science or natural history related field. The ABEF internship program was established in 1999 and has trained 52 interns since its inaugural year. ABEF interns have established a prestigious record during those years and have gone on to successful careers in education, research, and employment. The ABEF takes great pride in its internship program and its interns. Those who work hard and are successful at being selected into the program can expect excellent prospects for their future regardless of their chosen endeavor. Students will work with the our Raptor Handler & Trainer and assist in the day to day care of our birds. ABEF internship students will learn to give interpretive natural history presentations regarding the flora and fauna of the Chilkat Valley specifically and Alaska in general. 

 Our Junior  Raptor Handlers program  & Dr. Dan Hart were featured in Alaska magazine online edition on Feb. 14th! Click this link to read the article! Handlers 


Join us to be one of the 2015 Interns!                                              2015 INTERNSHIP Letter.pdf 

2015 ABEF Internship Applicants Details 




For details click here   2015 INTERNSHIP Letter.pdf