2023 Summer Archives and Collections Intern

One Sealaska Plaza, suite 300
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Sealaska Heritage Institute’s (SHI) mission is to perpetuate and enhance the cultures of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people, promoting cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding. As the Archives and Collections Intern, you will gain introductory knowledge and hands-on experience in the library, archives, and museum fields. You will become proficient in the archives and collections management projects including processing collections, conducting research, working with artifacts, constructing storage mounts, and updating the online collections database. Enhance your Indigenous studies or anthropology courses while you develop skills in cultural interpretation. Your work this summer will help you become more familiar with the concept of Indigenous cultural landscapes, especially those of Southeast Alaska.

This internship will take place in-person at the Sealaska Heritage Institute office in Juneau, AK.


  • Gains introductory knowledge of library/archives/museum fields
  • Proficient in the online collections database
  • Gains experience in digital/physical archival and object collection
  • Understand best practice and concepts for collections
  • Synthesize information from historical documents
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • 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:

  • Courses in archival/library science, museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, or other related topics
  • 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
  • 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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