Promote safety programs across tribal lands as the Communication Specialist & Geospatial Analyst Intern. As part of Sealaska’s Managed Business Solutions (MBS) team, you will learn key components of a federal dam safety program and develop your communications skills while working on hands-on projects.
If you are interested in geographic information systems (GIS), web design, computer programming, or other specialty skills, the team can tailor projects to your skills. Overall, the goal of this internship is to receive applied experience to complement your academic training.
This internship can be accomplished remotely or at the BIA Office of Trust Services in Lakewood, CO. Throughout the summer, you may have the option to visit Native American reservations in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) dam safety program. During these site visits, you can meet with local staff to better understand the impact of your work.
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.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sit for extended periods of time; walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 20-50 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will primarily work in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. Frequent and extended periods in outdoor settings sometimes with uneven terrain. Daily hiking distances may sometimes be in excess of three miles total.
Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.