Youth Engagement Specialist Intern
Job Title: Youth Engagement Specialist Intern
Location: Juneau, AK
Join Tlingit and Haida as the Youth Engagement Specialist intern this summer! You will be part of the Youth Wellness & Prevention team and help build culturally responsive programming for youth of all ages. This internship will give you opportunity to plan, develop, and implement culturally based summer programs. You will learn how to support and measure academic and social emotional wellbeing of Alaska Native youth that you will work with. You will learn how to design programs and put together budgets for youth engagement programming.
Specific projects will include working on Tlingit and Haida’s Haa Latséen: Fitness Concepts, a culturally based fitness course for high school students, and Native Youth Olympics program.
This position will take place onsite and in-person at the Tlingit and Haida office in Juneau, AK. An early start date of May 27, 2024, is preferred if the intern candidate is available.
- Support the Tlingit & Haida Youth Wellness & Prevention team in implementation of culturally responsive summer programing.
- Assist in event set up and break down, including lifting boxes or supplies.
- Assist the team in leading activities for youth from grade school to high school.
- Receive training in youth development.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Experience supporting youth
- Interest in creating culturally responsive programming
- Organization skills
- 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
- Major in Education, social work, or public health
- Knowledge of Lingit language and culture
- Experience in youth development
- At least a 2.5 GPA
- Strong critical thinking and research skills
- Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
- Complete online application at Sealaska.com/careers by January 22, 2024.
- Submit a resume and recent transcript (unofficial) 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 sealaska.com/careers/summer-internships.
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.
- 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.
- Walking, hiking and paddling.
- 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.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $22.00
- Max Hiring Rate $22.00
- Travel Required Yes
- Juneau, AK, USA