Job Title: Co-Stewardship Intern
Location: Juneau, AK
Join Tlingit and Haida as the Co-Stewardship Intern this summer! This internship provides the unique opportunity to learn the importance of understanding Tlingit & Haida cultural practices, traditions, and how we can apply these concepts to modern land and resource management to support Tribal values.
The Tlingit and Haida peoples are the original occupants and guardians of the great land (Aani) known as Southeast Alaska. Tlingit & Haida is a sovereign Tribal government that manages Tribal affairs across Southeast Alaska and serves its members throughout the United States. Tlingit & Haida’s historic and cultural heritage resources are located within Southeast Alaska, and the tribe is dedicated to the preservation and protection of those resources. Southeast Alaska is a cultural living space to Tlingit & Haida citizens, holding the history of their traditions and cultural practices, and is integral to their ceremonial practices and cultural traditions.
The Co-Stewardship Intern will work directly with the Co-Stewardship Coordinator to facilitate and support co-stewardship initiatives, opportunities, and natural resource management of land for the Tlingit and Haida Native Lands and Resources (NLR) Division.
This internship will take place in person in Juneau, Alaska.
- Research policy surrounding land conservation, natural resource management, stewardship and cultural practices.
- Facilitate stewardship and cultural practice discussions at Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area (MGRA) and Visitor Center
- Network and coordinate with local, regional, national, and Tribal governments to serve both as a tribal representative and as a resource to tribes.
- Collaborate and engage with the Seacoast Indigenous Guardians Network (SIGN) and the Alaskan Youth Stewards (AYS) program.
- Support in the developmental work for the Southeast Tribal Conservation District
- Visit local conservation sites and participate in surveying work.
- Assist with developing programmatic reports.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Interest in the field(s) of natural resources, environmental science, policy, or cultural resources.
- Willing and able to work outdoors in inclement weather and on challenging terrain.
- Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently.
- You will need access to a personal vehicle for this internship and have a valid driver’s license to drive company vehicles.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Must be a Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder.
- Legally authorized to work in the United States
- 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)
- Study in the field of natural resources, environmental science, policy or cultural resources
- Flexibility to work outside of normal work hours and travel within Southeast communities, as needed.
- 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.
- Submit a cover letter expressing your interest in this 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 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.
- 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
- Employment Indicator Internship
- Min Hiring Rate $22.00
- Max Hiring Rate $22.00
- Travel Required Yes
- Juneau, AK, USA