Are you interested in welfare and social justice for Alaska Native children and families? Join Tlingit & Haida as the Indian Child Welfare Act Legal intern this summer! With your interest in social work, you will work alongside the Tribal Family and Youth Services team to provide culturally responsive social services for youth and families. Day-to-day tasks include assisting the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) team in developing legal briefs, conducting legal research to keep children in family placements, and providing transportation and social services for youth and families. During the summer, you will receive an overview of Tribal Child Welfare Compact, the Title IV-E Foster Care Program, and IV-E agency maintenance funding. You will also learn how to provide culturally responsive social services and about advocating for Alaska Native children and their families. You may assist with youth and elders programs as needed.
This position can take place via telecommute or remote location in an area that Tlingit & Haida’s Tribal Family and Youth Services team operate. Ideally, you will be located in Southeast Alaska (especially Juneau), Anchorage, or Washington State.
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.
Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.