2023 Summer Storytelling & Engagement Intern

One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 400
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The Sustainable Southeast Partnership (SSP) is a dynamic collective uniting diverse skills and perspectives to strengthen cultural, ecological, and economic resilience across Southeast Alaska. The intern will work with the SSP to develop and contribute to existing storytelling, outreach, and engagement strategies. The specific projects will be co-developed based on the skills, interests, and proficiencies of the intern but could include using photography, writing, graphic design, video, or other tools to share the impact of our programs in the following areas:

  • Land and Water Stewardship
  • Cultural Vitality
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Localized Economy building
  • Energy Independence

The intern will work with a dynamic team of creatives to develop materials for social media, our e-newsletters, and website. Focus creative projects can be developed dependent on intern’s skills and interest including for print including in our monthly column with the Juneau Empire, through film, graphic design, art, photography etc. The overarching goals of the internship are to strengthen SSP’s communications, outreach, social media, and storytelling programs while providing learning opportunities and professional development to the intern.

Applicants from rural Southeast Alaskan communities are encouraged to apply. Multiple types of experiences, knowledge sets, backgrounds, and skills will be considered when reviewing applicants beyond traditional academic achievements.


  • Professional experience working with a unique collective impact network dedicated to strengthening cultural, ecological, and economic resiliency in Southeast Alaska.
  • Storytelling and communications experience supported by a team of experienced creatives with potential to publish outputs online and in print.
  • Experience developing value-driven social media, outreach, and storytelling outputs and strategies
  • Experience working with and in rural Alaska
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Curiosity and passion for storytelling as a tool for driving positive social and environmental change
  • Proficiency in writing
  • Proficiency in social media platforms
  • Creative and skilled with demonstrated interest in storytelling and outreach. This could be in the form of art and illustration, video, social media, photography, writing, art, graphic design etc.
  • Alignment with the collective values of the Sustainable Southeast Partnership: http://sustainablesoutheast.net/what-we-value/
  • 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) and have completed one year of school by the start date
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States


Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • 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 samples of your creative work (writing sample, art/photography/graphic design/video portfolio etc.) 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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