2019 Sealaska Summer Intern Class

We support Native students to help them find and foster fulfilling careers.

Summer internships for students

Sealaska interns work with our teams to provide new perspectives, innovation, and research throughout the company. You will be able to apply your education through practical experience in the field and corporate 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.

Each summer, internships include Engineering and Technology, Land Stewardship and Environmental, Culture and Community, and Business.

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. 

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.

Cultural Preservation and Community Outreach Internships

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

Business Internships

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

Program Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder
  • At least 18 years of age by start date
  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • 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
  • Ability to travel, as needed

Program Timeline

We encourage students to apply early as we accept applications on a rolling basis. Most opportunities are posted early-October and close mid-January. The majority of our recruiting is done in the fall. The program runs approximately from mid-June to late-August each year.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, all Sealaska internships are paid positions.

We encourage students to apply early as we accept applications on a rolling basis. Most opportunities are posted early-October and close mid-January. The majority of our recruiting is done in the fall.

Visit our career page to see all of Sealaska’s open job opportunities. Intern opportunities are posted on the Internship web page when applications open in early October.

Applicants will need to compile a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript into a single PDF file to submit within the intern job application.

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 to learn more about Sealaska’s types of stock and enrollment

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.

Most of our internship positions list a work location in the job description. However, some of them are remote, so we can work with you on selecting an office location.

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

Sealaska tends to make intern selections in mid-February. If you meet the minimum qualifications for the internship you applied to, we will reach out to you to schedule an interview within a few weeks of completing your application.