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2022 Natural Resources & Environmental Technician Intern

Sealaska Corporation
Juneau, Alaska, US
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Join Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA)'s team of environmental specialists and natural resource professionals this summer! Learn about environmental stewardship, Native land management, and cultural artifact repatriation as the Natural Resources & Environmental Technician Intern. You will spend days outdoors, hiking to field sites and gaining on-the-job training in land management and water sampling techniques throughout Southeast Alaska. You will take part in the management of the tribe's community greenhouse and garden, designed with the mission to help create food sovereignty. You will also learn about the repatriation of cultural artifacts at museums in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

This position will be based and primarily take place in-person at the Edward K. Thomas building in Juneau, AK. The intern will travel monthly to Haines, AK, for onsite water sampling projects. The intern may also travel to museums for NAGPRA consultations


Learn and perform water sampling on the transboundary rivers and Point Louisa

Assist with management of the greenhouse/gardening

Assist with the recycling program

Assist with repatriation of cultural artifacts at museums



Interest in the field of Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or Cultural Resources

Physically fit and in demonstrated good health to hike long distances through difficult terrain

Valid Driver's License

Sealaska shareholder, descendent of shareholder, or spouse of shareholder

At least one year of college or vocation technical education

At least 18 years of age

Must be in college or vocational technical school or a recent graduate (1-2 years) working toward a degree in a relevant field to internship position

Legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

Study in the field of Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or Cultural Resources

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

Ability to travel, as needed

Additional Requirements:

Intern must provide copy of a valid driver's license and proof of insurance for use of company car.

Submit resume with online application

Be prepared to provide a cover letter expressing interest in the role

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

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: Frequent and extended periods in remote, outdoor settings sometimes with difficult terrain. Daily hiking distances may sometimes be in excess of three miles total.

Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.


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