Summer 2022 Development Intern

Location: Juneau, AK Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021

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Spend your summer learning about nonprofit fundraising and working alongside the Development team at Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI). As the Development Intern, you have the opportunity to succeed in every aspect from database management to research, communications to community relations. Apply your interest in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or other fields to contribute to projects that promote SHI programs. You will also work on grant applications and management, donation solicitations, and event coordination throughout the summer.


This position will take place onsite at the SHI office in Juneau, AK. The Development Intern will need to be available to work at Celebration, a major cultural event in Juneau, June 8-11, 2022.


  • Data management in donor database (data entry, data exports, research)
  • Donor stewardship (thank you letters, communication, meetings)
  • Grant writing (researching grant opportunities, assisting with grant applications, submissions, and grant reporting)
  • Organization of donor files (paper and digital)
  • Event coordination



  • Ability and willingness to learn new systems and processes
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Interest in nonprofit work
  • Discretion regarding confidential donor information
  • Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder
  • At least 18 years of age by start date
  • Must be currently enrolled in college or a vocational-technical school or a recent graduate (1-2 years) and have completed one year of school by the start date
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Junior/senior class standing preferred but not required
  • Studying communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field
  • At least a 2.5 GPA preferred
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to travel, as needed

Additional Requirements:

  • Be prepared to provide a writing sample
  • Submit a resume with online application
  • Provide most recent transcript (unofficial)
  • 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
  • Employment for this position will be subject to all relevant laws, regulations, orders, and the like and may require full vaccination against COVID-19, weekly testing, or other precautionary measures. Based on the Executive Orders issued by President Biden in September 2021, roles working on or in connection with a federal contract, or working at a federal-contractor’s workplace, will require full vaccination against COVID-19; roles which are unrelated to federal contracts will be subject to OSHA’s yet-to-be-published Emergency Temporary Standard relating to vaccination in the workplace.

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: 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.

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



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