2023 Summer Interns

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, Ecotrust, 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.  There are two new international fellowship opportunities with the Sealaska Abroad program for college graduates. Apply by Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Sealaska Summer Intern Program

We encourage students to apply early as we accept applications on a rolling basis. Summer 2024 internship opportunities open in October and closed February 5, 2024. 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.

Check back throughout the fall for additional internships to open.

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. 

CLOSED 2024 Summer Internships
  • Accounting Intern – Sealaska (remote)
  • Accounting & Finance Intern – Huna Totem (Juneau, AK)
  • Communications Intern – Sealaska (Juneau, AK/remote) 
  • Community & Economic Development Intern – Spruce Root (Juneau, AK)
  • Fixed Income Investment Intern – Alaska Permanent Capital Management (Anchorage, AK) 
  • Hospitality Intern – Huna Totem (Hoonah, AK)
  • Human Resources Assistant Intern – Sealaska (remote)
  • Human Resources Intern – Huna Totem (Juneau, AK)
  • Marketing & Communications Intern – The Nature Conservancy (Juneau, AK)
  • Marketing Intern – Barnacle Foods (Juneau, 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 2024 Summer Internships
  • Co-Stewardship Intern – Tlingit & Haida (Juneau, AK)
  • Greenhouse & Farmers Market Coordinator Intern – Huna Indian Association (Hoonah, AK)
  • Fisheries Program & Outreach Intern – Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (Sitka, AK)
  • Natural Resources Intern – Sealaska (Juneau & Princes of Wales, AK)
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Intern – Tlingit & Haida (Juneau, AK)
  • Traditional Food Security Intern – Tlingit & Haida (Hydaburg, AK)
  • Underwater Anthropology Intern – Sealaska Heritage Institute (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 2024 Summer Internships
  • Civil Engineering Intern – Managed Business Solutions (Colorado Springs, CO/remote)
  • Construction Project Management Intern – Sealaska Constructors (Seattle, WA/remote) 
  • Construction Site Superintendent Intern – Sealaska Constructors (Seattle, WA/remote) 

Cultural Preservation, Policy, 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 2024 Summer Internships
  • Archives & Collections Intern – Sealaska Heritage Institute (Juneau, AK)
  • Conservation & Community Development Policy Intern – Sitka Conservation Society (Sitka, AK)
  • Education Intern – Sealaska Heritage Institute (Juneau, AK)
  • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Intern – Tlingit & Haida (Anchorage or Juneau, AK) 
  • Southeast Alaska Food Sovereignty Intern – Ecotrust (Juneau, AK) 
  • Storytelling & Engagement Intern  Sustainable Southeast Partnership (Remote/SE Alaska)
  • Youth Engagement Specialist Intern – Tlingit & Haida (Juneau, AK)

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

Sealaska Abroad

International Fellowship 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 graduated the opportunity to experience a growing industry with international reach. The program emphasizes leadership development, where participants engage in career mentorship and inclusion training to navigate and succeed in diverse business environments. 

Students accepted into this fellowship program must be willing and able to travel to Juneau, Alaska, in June for a few weeks of training and development, then travel to the United Kingdom or Iceland, for the summer program. You must have a passport. 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! Submit your application by Sunday, March 31, 2024.

OPEN Summer 2024 Fellowships (For University Graduates)
CLOSED Summer 2024 Fellowships
  • Human Resources Fellow – New England Seafood International (Juneau, AK & London, UK)
  • Marketing Fellow – New England Seafood International (Juneau, AK & London, UK)
  • Sustainable Seafood Fellow – New England Seafood International (Juneau, AK & London, UK)
Program Requirements
  • Sealaska shareholder or descendant of a shareholder
  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary institution or graduated (check role requirements as some require proof of graduation)
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally
  • Commit to 8-week program timeline (2 weeks in Alaska, 6 weeks in the UK or Iceland)
  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Must have a valid passport
  • Other qualifications are listed on the individual job description
Application Process
  • Complete online application at com/careers(links above) by March 22, 2024.
  • Qualified candidates will participate in a phone screen with Kayla Roberts, the Sealaska program manager. Candidates will be notified if they will interview with the London or Iceland based manager.
  • Because of the time difference, please be prepared to interview with the managers 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.

Intern Life

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 for 2024 will be accepting applications until February 5, 2024. 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

Applicants will need to upload a resume ad unofficial transcript within the intern job application. Cover letter 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 to learn more about Sealaska’s types of stock and enrollment

Having trouble with your application or uploading materials? Please reach out to, 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.

Some of our summer 2024 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 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 with their first paycheck.


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

Application becomes available
Early Bird Incentive Deadline
Scholarship Application Deadline
Scholarship Recipients Notified