by Evan Roberts, Shareholder Development Intern In the week leading up to Sealaska’s 2023 annual meeting of shareholders in Klawock, a group of seven
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.
Internships are posted in October of each year.
Sealaska Summer Intern Program
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. The majority of our recruiting is done in the fall. The program runs approximately from mid-June to late-August each year.
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.
CLOSED 2023 Summer Internships
- Accounting Intern – Sealaska (remote)
- Accounting & Finance Intern – Huna Totem (Juneau, AK)
- Communications Intern – Sealaska (remote)
- Community & Economic Development Intern – Spruce Root (Juneau, AK)
- Hospitality Intern – Huna Totem (Hoonah, AK)
- Human Resources Assistant Intern – Sealaska (remote)
- Human Resources Intern – Huna Totem (Juneau, AK)
- Fixed Income Investment Intern – Alaska Permanent Capital Management (Anchorage, AK)
- Finance & Investment Intern – Sealaska (Juneau, AK/remote)
- Marketing Intern – Barnacle Foods (Juneau, AK)
- McKinley Management Intern – McKinley Management (Anchorage, AK)
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.
CLOSED 2023 Summer Internships
- Environmental Technician Intern – Sealaska Technical Services (Los Alamos, NM)
- Kelp Management Plan Intern – Barnacle Foods (Juneau, AK)
- Natural Resources Intern – Sealaska (Princes of Wales Island)
- Natural Resources & Environmental Technician Intern – Tlingit & Haida (Juneau, AK)
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.
CLOSED 2023 Summer Internships
- Dam Safety and Communications Specialist Intern – Managed Business Solutions (remote)
- Construction Project Management Intern – Sealaska Constructors (remote)
- Construction Site Superintendent Intern – Sealaska Constructors (remote)
- Emergency Management Intern – Managed Business Solutions (remote)
- GIS Technician Intern – Managed Business Solutions (remote)
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 communities of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people across Southeast Alaska.
CLOSED 2023 Summer Internships
- Archives & Collections Intern – Sealaska Heritage Institute (Juneau, AK)
- Education Intern – Sealaska Heritage Institute (Juneau, AK)
- Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Legal Intern – Tlingit & Haida (SE Alaska, Anchorage, or WA State)
- Shareholder Development Intern – Sealaska
- Storytelling & Engagement Intern – Sustainable Southeast Partnership (Remote/SE Alaska)
- Youth Engagement Specialist Intern – Tlingit & Haida (Juneau, AK)
- 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.
- 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
NEW International Internship Program
Explore your career interests at one of Sealaska’s seafood partners, New England Seafood International (NESI), this summer! Sealaska Abroad offers shareholders who are currently pursuing post-secondary education or have recently graduated the opportunity to experience a growing industry with international reach. Students can apply to three different tracks depending on their interests – Sustainable Seafood, Operational Excellence, or Marketing. The program emphasizes leadership development, where participants engage in career mentorship and inclusion training to navigate and succeed in diverse business environments.
Interns accepted into this program must be willing and able to travel to Juneau, Alaska, in June for a few weeks of training and development, then travel to London, UK, for the summer program. You must have a passport and complete the process to obtain a sponsored work visa through NESI by your travel date. Travel and accommodation during the internship will be arranged on your behalf.
Apply for this exciting program and broaden your perspective this summer with Sealaska Abroad!
Sealaska Abroad Program Timeline
Applications for the Sealaska Abroad program closed on Sunday, February 12, 2023. We will review complete applications as they come in, so please apply early. Interns will have the opportunity to travel to Juneau, Alaska, with the rest of the 2023 intern cohort from June 12 to June 16. The following week, interns will travel to Prince of Wales Island to learn about Sealaska’s work in communities and connect with culture and homelands. The London-based internships begin July 3 and conclude August 4. The week leading up to the London-based part of the internship will contain some virtual onboarding and training.
CLOSED 2023 International Internships
- Marketing Intern – NESI (London, England, United Kingdom)
- Operational Excellence Intern – NESI (London, England, United Kingdom)
- Sustainable Seafood Intern – NESI (London, England, United Kingdom)
- Sealaska shareholder or descendant of a shareholder
- Currently enrolled in post-secondary institution or recently graduated
- Ability and willingness to travel internationally
- Commit to 8-week program timeline (3 weeks in Alaska, 5 weeks in the UK)
- Must be over 18 years old
- Must have passport and sponsored work visa through NESI by program start date
- Other qualifications are listed on the individual job descriptions
- Complete online application at Sealaska.com/careers (links above)
- Email application materials to email@example.com by February 12, 2023, including an unofficial transcript, letter of recommendation, and cover letter expressing how this role will help advance your career or education goals
- Interviews will take place the week of February 13. Because of the time difference in London, please be prepared to interview in the mornings (between 7am and 9am AKST)
About New England Seafood International
NESI was established in 1991 and is an importer and processor of premium fresh and frozen sustainable fish and seafood. NESI employs 600 people across two sites in the United Kingdom and imports a wide range of wild and farmed fish and shellfish from all around the world.
Our vision is to “show people how to enjoy fish every day” and we pride ourselves on our supply chain integrity, sustainable sourcing and high-quality product. Our values run through our business; these values are Respect, Customer Care, By Learning We Grow, Team Spirit, and Integrity.
by Evan Roberts, Shareholder Development Intern In early June, Sealaska welcomed 35 students from across Alaska and the rest of the country to Juneau for
Barbara Belk’s life – and career – took a different direction through language learning and connection with community Seeking meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sealaska
Due to COVID-19, Sealaska’s 2020 summer interns worked from home and connected to their teams through video chats, emails, and phone calls. With the pandemic
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Important Dates (every year)
Application becomes available
Early Bird Incentive Deadline
Scholarship Application Deadline
Scholarship Recipients Notified