Sealaska Heritage Institute’s (SHI) mission is to perpetuate and enhance the cultures of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people, promoting cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding. As the Culture & History Intern, you will gain introductory knowledge and hands-on experience in the library/archives/museum fields. You will become proficient in the use of SHI’s online collections database, gain experience with digital and physical archival and objects collections, and gain understanding of collections best practices. Enhance your Indigenous studies or anthropology courses while you develop skills in cultural interpretation. Your work this summer will help you become more familiar with the concept of Indigenous cultural landscapes, especially those of Southeast Alaska.
While this internship can take place remotely or via telecommute, it is preferred that this intern work in person at the Sealaska Heritage Institute office in Juneau, AK. Depending on company and local health guidelines, the intern may have the opportunity to lead public tours of SHI’s exhibits onsite in downtown Juneau.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.