Summer Internships

Tribal Youth Internship
STA has three part-time, paid research internships open for the summer for interested juniors and seniors in high school. Interns will be fully immersed in RPD's traditional foods and research projects, will help with sample collection and analysis, and will conduct their own research on a topic that interests them. Interested students should fill out the application packet below and return it to STA as soon as possible! The application period closes on May 15th.

Tribal Youth Application Packet

Full-Time Positions

Environmental Research Assistant 
This individual is responsible for assisting the Environmental Lab Manager with conducting laboratory analysis specific to marine biotoxins, contaminants, and ocean chemistry as part of the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research (SEATOR) program; maintaining functionality of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Environmental Research Lab and the STA Ocean Chemistry Lab; and producing biotoxin reports, results summaries, and public service announcements.

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Weir Technician 
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is seeking a Weir Technician I to assist with its fisheries program. The incumbent’s primary duty will be staffing STA’s sockeye salmon monitoring project at Klag Bay. The Weir Technician will operate a remote sockeye weir, collecting data on salmonids and ensuring safe working conditions for all crew members. The incumbent must be comfortable working safely in brown bear habitat, hiking, boating, flying in floatplanes, and handling firearms. When not at Klag Bay, the Weir Technician I will assist with shellfish biomass surveys, wetlands monitoring and assessments, shellfish biotoxin testing, and traditional foods harvest and distribution.

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Application Instructions 

STA job applications available at or below. 
To apply please include resume, cover letter, Sitka Tribe of Alaska Employment Application, and Supplemental Employment Application. You must include all four documents to be considered a candidate. 

Tribal Native preference in hiring applies as outlined in the STA Hiring Policy and Procedure and the STA Employee Handbook. 

Applications will stay open until filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible to be considered! 

To apply, fax documents to (907) 747-4915 or mail/drop off to: 
Sitka Tribe of Alaska
Human Resources
456 Katlian St. 
Sitka, AK 99835

Contact Anne Davis at or call (907) 747-3207 with questions or for more application information.