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Storytelling & Engagement Intern

Sitka, AK, USA ● Virtual Req #238
Friday, October 20, 2023

Job Title: Storytelling & Engagement Intern


Location: Sitka, AK, with remote option


Job Summary:

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
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 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:
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder
  • Ability to travel as needed

Education and Experience:

  • Must be age 18 at time of hire
  • Must be currently enrolled in post-secondary school/program or a recent graduate (1-2 years)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States


  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment


Application Process:

  • Complete online application at by January 22, 2024.
  • Submit a resume and recent transcript (unofficial) with online application.
  • Submit samples of your creative work (writing, photography, art, graphic design, video, etc.) with online application.
  • 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

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

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:

  • Must be able to perform computer-based tasks and processing for up to 8 hours, including sitting or standing, mousing, interacting with information on a computer monitor.
  • Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move 25 pounds regularly.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Bending or standing as necessary.

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.

This description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. It is intended to accurately reflect the activities and requirements of the position, but duties may be added, deleted, or modified, as necessary. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Who is Sealaska? Established in 1972, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Our 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska. We serve the twin goals of economic prosperity and environmental protection. 
We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all our employees.  As a Native-owned company, Sealaska Corporation is proud to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, with respect for the cultural traditions in the communities where we operate.
Sealaska Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability.  However, preference may be extended to an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe*
*“Indian Tribe” means an Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 668; 43 U.S.C. 1601) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Internship
  • Min Hiring Rate $22.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $22.00
  • Travel Required Yes
Location on Google Maps
  • Sitka, AK, USA
  • Virtual