2023 Summer Geographical Information System (GIS) Technician Intern

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Apply your interest in geographical information systems (GIS) and computer programming to projects on tribal lands this summer. The GIS Technician Intern is part of Sealaska’s Managed Business Solutions (MBS) team working on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Division of Water and Power. As you work alongside GIS and computer programming professionals, you will be introduced to a career in GIS analysis and learn key components of a GIS program. Depending on your interests and skills, the team can tailor projects to what you are hoping to learn and experience.


This internship can be accomplished remotely or at the BIA Office of Trust Services in Lakewood, CO. Throughout the summer, you may have the option to visit Native American reservations supported by the team’s efforts. During these site visits, you can meet with local staff to better understand the impact of your work. You may also have the opportunity to visit the MBS team in Lakewood, CO.


  • Work on flood inundation mapping projects
  • Compile elevation datasets for flood models
  • Assist the GIS team with automation/scripting, web mapping application development, and field data collection
  • Digitize new GIS features and update attributes within existing GIS databases
  • Optional: visit and collaborate with local staff at BIA project and office sites



  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Familiarity with ArcPro
  • 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:

  • Familiarity and experience with computer programming (scripting)
  • Familiarity and experience with GIS
  • Prefer GPA over 2.5
  • Strong critical thinking and research 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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