Summer 2022 Communications Specialist Intern

One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 400
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Bring Sealaska’s brand to life through storytelling this summer. From highlighting Sealaska’s impact through its businesses to crafting posts for social media channels, the Sealaska Communications Intern will support Sealaska’s communications team with content development. You will gain experience copywriting for web stories and conducting social media analysis. You will also learn about Sealaska’s shareholder engagement strategy and support outreach activities.


During this internship, you will support the communications department in the development and implementation of Sealaska’s 50-year anniversary campaign.

This internship can take place remotely or via telecommute while collaborating with the communications team primarily based in Juneau, AK. The intern may have the opportunity to travel to our tribal communities throughout the Southeast Alaska region.


  • Collaborate with communications team to develop content strategy.
  • Learn Sealaska’s brand, tone, and company vision in order to implement marketing and promote Sealaska’s story.
  • Write print and digital content for newsletters, website, and social media platforms.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of the Sealaska community, including consumers, employees, or interest groups.
  • Engage with internal and external sources for marketing content.
  • Edit or rewrite existing copy as necessary and submit copy for approval by supervisor.
  • Vary language and tone of messages based on audience and medium.



  • Completed at least two years of post-secondary education with an emphasis in communications, journalism, business, or marketing
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Major/minor in communications, journalism, business, or marketing
  • Prefer GPA over 2.5
  • 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

Additional Requirements:

  • Provide a recent writing sample
  • Provide a cover letter expressing your interest in the role
  • 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
  • EEmployment for this position will be subject to all relevant laws, regulations, orders, and the like and may require full vaccination against COVID-19, weekly testing, or other precautionary measures. Based on the Executive Orders issued by President Biden in September 2021, roles working on or in connection with a federal contract, or working at a federal-contractor’s workplace, will require full vaccination against COVID-19; roles which are unrelated to federal contracts will be subject to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard relating to vaccination in the workplace, which applies to organizations with 100+ employees.

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.

Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.



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