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An internship is a great opportunity to get on board with us. Since many of our crew return year after year, there are often few available professional positions but our best Interns are invited back in professional positions after their first season.

We’re committed to providing the opportunity for a fun, educational and rewarding opportunity for our Interns. In return for a lot of hard work, Interns get: a stipend to help cover living expenses, extensive training in their job, an end of season bonus, reimbursement for airfare, access to the crew gear cache, tips, and the potential to return in a well-paid professional position with us.

Two types of interns

These are training positions and we take that training seriously. Interns are either Apprentice Guides (AG) or Logistics Team (LT).

Apprentice Guide Interns

Apprentice Guide Interns, AGs, have the opportunity to develop skills and learn how to use them to help others enjoy the outdoors. The position is for aspiring guides and outdoor educators.

Competitive applicants have a minimum medical training of Wilderness First Responder,  other relevant certifications, a good driving record, and a strong foundation of outdoor skills.


Once trained and “checked off”, they will lead our Ice Fall Trek. An AG will get a lot of experience working with and leading groups of all types on the Matanuska Glacier.

Apprentice Guides may also assist on ice climbing trips, lead zipline tours, act as a camp host, assist with housekeeping, prepare guest meals and more.

AGs lead treks.  Lots of treks. They do not have the same diversity of role as LTs but they do learn to belay, build anchors, teach ice climbing and operate the zipline.

Logistics Team Members

LTs have the opportunity to learn about how a small business operates and what it takes to be a successful company. LT Interns work in the office, at MICA Mocha, at the zipline and at Glacier Camp. This position is designed for organizational thinkers who enjoy some guiding, but want to learn the skills needed to run a small business.

The LT needs to have a great customer service attitude, admin experience, a good driving record, and a solid foundation of computer skills.

These Interns get basic glacier training, have access to many of the same courses in outdoor skills as the AG Interns, receive basic helicopter training, and spend about 25-35 percent of their time living and working on the glacier at Glacier Camp as the host and “Camp Boss”.

LT Interns also learn our reservations system, operate our zipline, make great coffee, sell tours, collect and manage our media and much, much more.

Guiding the zipline is one of the many jobs of the LT, spending a few days a week there. LTs also work and live on the glacier for 5-6 days at a time throughout the season.