2023 Summer Communications 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.

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.
  • Other duties, as 


  • Studying communications, journalism, business, or marketing
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • 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)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States


Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • 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


Application Process:

  • Complete online application at Sealaska.com/careers by January 23, 2023.
  • Submit a resume with online application
  • Provide most recent transcript (unofficial) to kayla.roberts@sealaska.com
  • Provide a recent writing sample to kayla.roberts@sealaska.com
  • Provide a cover letter expressing your interest in the role to kayla.roberts@sealaska.com
  • 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.


About Sealaska Intern Program

The Sealaska intern program exists to uplift Sealaska shareholders and their descendants pursuing post-secondary education with meaningful career experience, learning opportunities, and a supportive community. Interns explore career interests, grow 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. Learn more at sealaska.com/careers/summer-internships.


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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