2023 Summer Youth Engagement Specialist Intern

One Sealaska Plaza
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Join Tlingit and Haida as the Youth Engagement Specialist intern this summer! You will be part of the Tribal Family Youth Services team and help build culturally responsive programming for youth of all ages. This internship will give you opportunity to plan, develop, and implement culturally based curricula. You will learn how to support and measure academic and social emotional wellbeing of Alaska Native youth that you will work with. You will learn how to design programs and put together budgets for youth engagement programming.

Specific projects will include working on Tlingit and Haida’s Haa Latzeen Fitness Concepts, a culturally based fitness course for high school students, and Haa Aani Ka.aat Kugaxtooteen, a STEAM camp for second to fifth grade students.

This position will take place onsite and in-person at the Tlingit and Haida office in Juneau, AK.


  • Support the Tlingit & Haida Tribal Family Youth Services team in culturally responsive curriculum design
  • Assist in event set up and break down, including lifting boxes or supplies
  • Assist the team in leading activities for youth from grade school to high school
  • Receive training in grant reporting
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Experience supporting youth
  • Interest in creating culturally responsive programming
  • Organization skills
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • 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 in Education, social work, or public health
  • Knowledge of Lingit language and culture
  • Experience in youth development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • 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
  • 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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