Internship Program

When it comes to starting your career, diverse experiences can help open more doors for you. The 2019 summer internship applications are now closed.

We believe that shareholders are an integral part of our workforce. To help prepare shareholders for professional careers, we started our internship program in the early 1980s. Since then, over 400 shareholders and shareholder descendants have participated in our program. 

Our internship program helps both you and Sealaska in many ways. Interns bring fresh perspectives and unique experiences to Sealaska, which can help our company grow and be as strong and resilient as possible. The program provides meaningful and representative work projects and experiences for the interns. You get to learn more about our company, your culture and the activities and businesses we are in.

Sealaska offers a paid, professional experience and on-the-job training throughout Sealaska’s businesses. In addition to learning about the operational and technical aspects of your particular job, there will be opportunities to gain other important skills, such as organizational, analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills that will help you advance your career.

This experience can be used in the future whether you end up working for Sealaska, with our partners, in the communities we work in, or somewhere else entirely. You represent the future.

Applications for the 2019 summer internships are now closed. 

About Sealaska internships:

  • The program is ten weeks.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a Sealaska shareholder OR a shareholder's descendant or spouse
  • The program is open to all with preference given to college or vocational-technical school students or recent graduates with at least 2.5 GPA
  • Students on the semester system will start together as a group beginning in late May.  Students on the quarter system will start together as a group beginning in late June.
  • All interns will participate in our Juneau Internship Development Week at our corporate headquarters in Juneau, Alaska in late June/early July (exact dates TBD).
  • The intern program is a paid program.
  • Sealaska will cover your round-trip airfare from your school to your specific intern location. Sealaska will also pay your airfare to Juneau for the Intern development week.

Summer internships we offered in 2019:

  • Summer 2019 Archives Intern(s) - Juneau, AK
  • Summer 2019 Education Intern(s) - Juneau, AK
  • Summer 2019 Media/Development Intern - Juneau, AK
  • Summer 2019 Human Resources Intern - Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2019 Investment and Finance Intern - Juneau, AK
  • Summer 2019 Communications Intern - Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2019 Accounting Intern - Juneau, AK
  • Summer 2019 Accounting Intern - Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2019 Natural Resources Intern - Based in Klawock area, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska but heavy field work throughout the summer in various locations throughout southeast Alaska depending on active tasks
  • Summer 2019 Forestry Technician Intern - Klawock area, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
  • Summer 2019 Business Analyst Intern - Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2019 Environmental Technician Intern - Los Alamos, NM
  • Summer 2019 Environmental Technician Intern - Poulsbo, WA
  • Summer 2019 Project Management Intern - Richland, WA
  • Summer 2019 Data Management Intern - Fort Collins, CO
  • Summer 2019 Development and Operational Support Intern - Fort Collins, CO
  • Summer 2019 Construction Management Intern(s) - Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2019 Open Internship Position - If you’re interested in applying to be an intern and don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, you can still send us in your application and if something comes up specific to your background and experience, we’ll contact you.


  • December 15, 2018, applications open
  • February 15, 2019 – applications due, all materials must be received by 5 p.m. AKST, incomplete applications will not be considered

For questions or further clarification, please don't hesitate to email us at

Our program also helps students reconnect with their Alaska Native roots and learn more about their heritage in Southeast Alaska. The interns spend a week in Juneau, Alaska – the headquarters of the corporation – and experience the land, language, culture and food of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people.

Check out the jobs the 2018 interns did here.