2023 Summer Education Intern

One Sealaska Plaza, suite 300
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Join the Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) education team as an Education Intern this summer! If you are interested in education and early childhood development with Indigenous values in mind, this is a great opportunity for you to gain practical skills and experience. Support SHI staff with various summer program activities, including their STEAM camp, Latseen Running Camp, Latseen Leadership Academy, and Latseen Hoop Camp. This includes setting up camps, supporting and working with students throughout the camp, and cleaning up after the camps. In addition, interns support the student evaluations of their camp experience. You will gain skills to plan, coordinate, and implement various education programs. You will be able to supervise children of differing ages, ensuring their safety, development, growth, skill-achievement, and general well-being at different educational programming.


This position will take place onsite at the SHI office in Juneau, AK. You will also likely travel to other Southeast Alaska villages for summer camps. It is preferred that the Education Intern start on June 1, 2023, to help prepare for summer programs.


Learning Outcomes & Primary Responsibilities

  • Gain skills and knowledge to plan coordinate and implement various educational programs and activities
  • Gain experience supervising and supporting children
  • Support SHI education staff with various summer programming activities
  • Support summer camp set-up and tear down while working with students throughout
  • Assist the Education team in leading cultural activities during events for children of various ages
  • Other duties, as assigned



  • Interest in education and learning
  • Desire to work with children of various ages
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Self-starter who is flexible and can adjust to fast moving schedules
  • 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:

  • Major in either education, linguistics, or public administration/Indigenous studies
  • 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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