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Communications Intern

Sealaska Corporation, One Sealaska Plaza, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America ● Virtual Req #235
Friday, October 20, 2023

Job Title: Communications Intern


Location: Juneau, AK with a remote option


Job Summary:

Bring Sealaska’s brand to life through storytelling this summer. From highlighting Sealaska’s impact through its businesses to crafting posts for social media channels, the Sealaska Communications Intern will support Sealaska’s communications team with content development. You will gain experience copywriting for web stories and conducting social media analysis. You will also learn about Sealaska’s shareholder engagement strategy and support outreach activities.

This internship can take place remotely or via telecommute while collaborating with the communications team primarily based in Juneau, AK. The intern may have the opportunity to travel to our tribal communities throughout the Southeast Alaska region.


  • Collaborate with communications team to develop content strategy.
  • Learn Sealaska’s brand, tone, and company vision in order to implement marketing and promote Sealaska’s story.
  • Write print and digital content for newsletters, website, and social media platforms.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of the Sealaska community, including consumers, employees, or interest groups.
  • Engage with internal and external sources for marketing content.
  • Edit or rewrite existing copy as necessary and submit copy for approval by supervisor.
  • Vary language and tone of messages based on audience and medium.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Studying communications, journalism, business, or marketing
  • 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

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
  • Ability to travel as needed


Application Process:

  • Complete online application at by January 22, 2024.
  • Submit a resume and recent transcript (unofficial) with online application.
  • Provide a recent writing sample with online application.
  • Provide a cover letter expressing your interest in the role 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
  • Sealaska Corporation, One Sealaska Plaza, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America
  • Virtual