INTERNSHIPS

2022 Summer Intern Class

Summer internships for students

Sealaska interns work with supportive teams to work on meaningful projects and provide new perspectives. You will be able to apply your education through practical experience in the field and business environment.

At Sealaska, you’ll have opportunities to explore your career interests, grow your professional skills, and connect with the unique and vibrant cultures of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people. You will spend the summer with peers who share an Alaska Native heritage, learning from each other and building a community as you venture into your careers. Sealaska internships are offered with our companies and teams as well as partner organizations like Tlingit & Haida, McKinley Management, APCM, and Huna Totem. Each summer, internships include Land Stewardship and Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology, Culture and Social Work, and Business.

Summer internships are posted in mid-October. Apply for summer 2023 internships today!

 PROGRAM TIMELINE

We encourage students to apply early as we accept applications on a rolling basis. Summer internship opportunities tend to open in October and close mid-January. Internships are open until filled or the application close date (Monday, January 23, 2023.) The majority of our recruiting is done in the fall. The program runs approximately from mid-June to late-August each year.

Business Internships

Apply your business acumen to our finance, accounting, human resources, and communications teams at Sealaska and our partner companies. You will be a valuable part of the team to drive growth at our corporate offices.

OPEN 2023 Summer Internships 

Land Stewardship and Environmental Internships

Join our land stewardship and environmental technician teams in the field this summer. Apply your love of the outdoors to help Sealaska manage its land resources or perform environmental remediation tasks across job sites. 

OPEN 2023 Summer Internships

Engineering and Technology Internships

As a student pursuing a STEM-focused degree, come apply your natural curiosity to one of our engineering, construction management, or technology internships. Interns have the opportunity to join our teams to apply their knowledge and help us solve problems facing the environment.

OPEN 2023 Summer Internships

Cultural Preservation and Community Outreach Internships

Work with teams dedicated to cultural preservation through language, art, social, and archival work. Join our community outreach teams and our partners dedicated to supporting and uplifting our Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people in Southeast Alaska.

OPEN 2023 Summer Internships

Program Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder
  • At least 18 years of age by start date
  • Must be currently enrolled in college or a vocational-technical school or a recent graduate (1-2 years) and have completed one year of school by the start date
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Note: Some roles may have more technical requirements than others. Additional minimum qualifications are located in each job description.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Ability to travel, as needed

Intern Life

Intern Blog Posts

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, all Sealaska internships are paid positions. Interns are paid an hourly wage of $22/hour before taxes.

We encourage students to apply early as we accept applications on a rolling basis. Summer internship opportunities tend to open in early October and close mid-January. Internships are open until filled or the application close date. The majority of our recruiting is done in the fall.

Visit our career page to see all of Sealaska’s open job opportunities. There, you can create a profile or log in to apply for open Sealaska jobs and internships. Intern opportunities are posted on the internship web page when applications open in early October.

If you have any questions about your application, please email intern@sealaska.com.

Applicants will need to upload a resume within the intern job application. Cover letter, unofficial transcript, and other supporting documents may be required at the interview stage. 

You may also be asked to supply proof that you are either a shareholder of Sealaska or a direct descendant (child, grandchild, etc.) of a Sealaska shareholder. If you are unsure of you or your family member’s shareholder status, please visit MySealaska.com to learn more about Sealaska’s types of stock and enrollment

Having trouble with your application or uploading materials? Please reach out to intern@sealaska.com, and we can assist you.

Yes, you may apply for more than one intern position. Keep in mind that the job description, qualifications and locations vary, so apply to internships that are the best fit for you.

Sealaska conducts most intern interviews over the phone. Interviews are meant to get to know you and to help both you and Sealaska know if you would be a good fit now or in the future. Interns could hear from recruiters or intern managers. When talking to a recruiter or manager, describe why you would be a good fit at Sealaska.

Many of our summer 2023 internships will offer a virtual or telecommuting option. If an internship must take place onsite and in-person, the job description will specify a work location. Our internships are based out of the locations listed in the job descriptions. 

Interns are full-time employees throughout the summer (mid-June to late-August). They are expected to work approximately 40 hours per week.

Feel free to reach out and send your resume to intern@sealaska.com. One of our program leads can work with you to connect you to a role that makes sense or let you know about future roles.

Yes, we will cover the cost of a roundtrip, economy flight if an intern needs to relocate to a job location for the summer. We also give interns a living stipend.

Scholarships

Every year Sealaska awards hundreds of full-time and part-time merit-based scholarships to our student leaders. Learn more about our scholarships here.

Important Dates (every year)

December 15:
February 1:
March 1:
May 1
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Application becomes available
Early Bird Incentive Deadline
Scholarship Application Deadline
Scholarship Recipients Notified