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Intern Program Information 


Dates of Internship – To Be Determined

Typical Training Day – This is up to 12 hours and as many as seven days for most weeks. Your room and board are included, so you have little or no expenses. 

Additionally, all staff at Alaskan Adventures share gratuities. You may quit at any time or we may choose to let you go at any time.

Traveling to Our Lodge – Your point of internship is Our Holitna River Lodge. The intern program starts and ends at this lodge. We do not pay airfare from the lower forty-eight to or from Anchorage, Alaska. We will pay however, for your transportation to and from Anchorage to our Holitna River Lodge–note exception above. (This saves you about $700.00)

Housing – Single male interns stay in our bunkhouse, or in small cabins with no bath and use a community bath house. Couples may share 1/2 of a duplex.

Food – We serve good food and plenty of it, three meals per day. This does not include cigarettes, candy, or soda pop which can usually be purchased. Meals are served in the staff dining room.

Dress Code – We furnish a limited number of shirts which have our logos. Normal attire is to be clean, neat and well groomed. Facial hair is discouraged and facial piercing is not allowed. A professional appearance reflects the image we are looking for. We supply any shirts that are required wear. You will be required to bring specific items, similar to Carhart pants and new jeans. Upon your confirmed acceptance as an intern we will inform you exactly what clothing and equipment you need to bring and what we furnish.

Requirements – Our facilities and equipment are above average and we require interns to keep them that way. We expect superior performance from our interns, in personal hygiene, professional contact with our customers and relations with other interns. The most important factors that we look for when accepting an intern is a good attitude and the ability to learn and apply what you have learned. Alaskan Adventure interns are those who are presentable, personable and friendly. We desire people who can present themselves in an outgoing manner. We prefer non-smokers, but this is not mandatory, however any smoking should be done safely and in areas not offensive to others.

Pets – Sorry, no pets allowed.

Responsibilities – Alaskan Adventures requires you to be an early riser, non or very light drinker, use no illegal drugs, be a self starter, preferably a non-smoker, live in harmony with other interns and be a team player. Our changeover day is a very active and busy day. Everyone pitches in to assure an orderly change of guests.


Safety policy guideline for all our guides and pilots:


  • The boat or plane is your office. You are in charge and responsible for our valued guests.
  • If for any reason you feel the water or the weather conditions are unsafe DO NOT BOAT or FLY! This even applies to emergencies. Do not risk your safety or the safety of our guests by pushing weather or other environmental restrictions.
  • If you are ill or incapacitated in any way or form, immediately acknowledge and pass that info to a manager or the owner. We will do what is best for all concerned and make the right call. We can only do that if informed.

Alaska, USA’s largest state yet remote from the main continent, offers a spectacular wilderness to experience. Thoughts of Alaska evoke dreams of larger-than-life scenic outdoors. These aren’t wisps of imagination. They are supported by incredible hunting & sport fishing experiences. All can be yours! Moose! Interior Brown Bear! Caribou! Wolverine! Wolves! The hunt of a lifetime!