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Community Programs

Seasonal Cultural Interns

Summer 2020 Internship Positions

Application Due Date: ***EXTENDED TO Friday, APRIL 10, 2020***

These are paid, part-time and full-time, temporary summer seasonal positions. The internship is for youth that have little or no previous job experience. The intern’s task is to learn to be a professional employee (following acceptable job practices), to learn basic information about Alaska Native cultures, and to explore his or her own cultural background.  The intern will gain experience in tourism industry customer service and food service in a cooperative team environment. 

REQUIRED: Application Requirements– these documents will also be required to be provided with your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a follow-up email with instructions on how to provide us these documents.

1. Resume

2. Personal biography which includes information about: you, parents, grandparents, village(s) your family is from, town you were raised in, cultural affiliation, hobbies and school. (200 words or less)

3. Two letters of recommendation

4. Copy or photo of Tribal ID Card or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)

5. Photo of yourself

Summer interns will have the opportunity to select, subject to employer’s approval and job availability, from the following positions:

Culture Host Intern– Interacts directly with visitors to the Center, sharing cultural knowledge through a variety of activities.

Guest Services Intern– Interacts with visitors through the ticketing office, handles cash, and operates point-of-sales system.

Office Administration Intern– Interacts with public in person via phone and email.  Develops computer skills, performs filing, inventory and other clerical related office duties.

Food Service Intern – Assist in setting up, serving and taking down customized lunches of tour groups.  Presenting a short introduction, exhibit regalia, and have or ability to pass test for Food Worker card.

The Summer Intern program is made possible in part by a grant from the Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Native Americans (DHHS/ANA) and other generous donations by individuals and corporations.  Applicants for summer internship must be between the ages of 14 and 24 as of May 12th, 2020.  Preference for individuals familiar with Alaska Native/Native American culture. We reserve the right to make hiring decisions preferential to Native Alaskans.