“I was fortunate enough to intern with Sealaska for two summers. During these summers I gained experience that has tremendously helped me begin my professional career. As a natural resource intern I gained a lot of hands-on field experience that many environmental students only dream of. I took the academics I learned in the classroom and put them into action by deepening my knowledge in the natural resource field. Not only did I gain confidence in the techniques I learned in the classroom, but I also developed many new skills that have later on helped me in upper division courses and my professional career."
During my second rotation I was given the opportunity to receive college credit for my internship and this gave me the ability to show off my resume within my academic transcript. My internships with Sealaska have given me the skills that have made me more marketable as a potential employee. In addition to work experience I gained, I also strengthened many interpersonal skills, such as communication, problem solving and responsibility. The internship program that Sealaska has developed is an opportunity that all students should take advantage of so they can grow their professional journey.”
Name: Breanna Paulson
Internship Placement(s) and Year(s): Natural Resources intern, 2012 & 2013
Educational Background: Purdue University, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering with a focus in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014
Current Profession: Associate Engineer (EIT)
Sealaska is proud to offer the Summer Internship Program. This program is designed to provide professional experience to Sealaska shareholders and descendants and expose participants to the operations of Sealaska and subsidiaries. Interns will support the functions and mission of their assigned department or subsidiary. Sealaska interns are excellent communicators with a proven ability, and genuine excitement, for Sealaska’s vision. Interns are offered competitive compensation, travel expenses and housing support.
The 2015 Internship application is now available here.