Summer 2022 Natural Resources Intern

Street
1900 First Avenue Ste 315
City
Ketchikan
State
AK
Job ID
2021-2549

Overview

Spend the summer in rural Southeast Alaska as the Natural Resources Intern. You will become part of our natural resources team who sustainably manages Sealaska’s lands post-harvest. You will spend most days outdoors, hiking to field sites and gaining on-the-job training in natural resource and land management techniques and methods. All projects are dependent upon available fieldwork and may include working alongside our community forest partnerships in Kake and Hoonah, AK. You will also work with teams on restoration projects. Additional work will include conducting surveys and research on our carbon offset project land. You’ll engage with people and communities throughout your internship and work to enhance and sustain the Alaskan wilderness.

Sealaska manages 365,000 acres of land in Southeast Alaska. The Natural Resources Intern will be based at the Sealaska office in Juneau, AK. You will also travel to other areas on Prince of Wales Island and other locations such as, but not limited to Hoonah, Kake, and Ketchikan, AK.

Responsibilities

  • Perform forest management tasks, such as pre-commercial thinning planning and layout, pruning planning and layout, post-management research plot data collection, and carbon offset plot data collection and reporting.
  • Collaborate with natural resource management professionals.
  • Work on sub-projects within community forest partnerships.
  • Provide recommendations to supervisors for improving processes specific to post-harvest management methods and carbon offset data collection, both short & long-term.
  • Research potential carbon offset project partner expansion.

Qualifications

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Physically fit and in demonstrated good health to hike long distances through difficult terrain
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Sealaska shareholder, descendent of shareholder, or spouse of shareholder[1]
  • At least one year of college or vocation technical education
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must be in college or vocational technical school or a recent graduate (1-2 years) working toward a degree in a relevant field to internship position
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Major/minor in Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or related field or have relevant experience
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Preferred GPA over 2.5
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to travel, as needed

 

Preferred Additional Trainings:

  • First Aid & CPR
  • Outdoor Survival Skills
  • Small boat operation

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Intern must provide copy of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance for use of company car.
  • Be prepared to provide a sample of class lab project, research, or report.
  • Submit a resume with online application
  • Provide most recent transcript (unofficial)
  • You may be asked to provide proof of your status as a Sealaska shareholder, shareholder descendant, or shareholder spouse
  • You must successfully complete a background check prior to onboarding at Sealaska

 

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: Frequent and extended periods in remote, outdoor settings sometimes with difficult 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.

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