“My internships gave me experience that I was able to build off of and speak about during future interviews. I was able to receive the Udall scholarship in 2011 in part because of my experience through my internship doing research on the benefits of 8a contracting for our tribal communities. Also, when I interviewed for a summer 2011 internship with Microsoft in one of their marketing organizations, I was able to reference my marketing experience gained from working with Nicole Tillotson. I believe prior experience and demonstrated interest in marketing enabled me to be selected as a Microsoft Marketing Intern. I encourage others to apply to get relevant skills and experience to start their careers!”
Name and/or Native Name: Alyssa "Yax Yeidi" London
Moiety/Clan: Tlingit, Eagle Killerwhale Internship Placement(s) and Year(s): 2008 (Office of the CEO), 2009 (Haa Aani, LLC) & 2010 (Sealaska Constructors)
Educational Background: Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, 2012
Current Profession: Marketing
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 available here.