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Calista Corporation Intern - Communications in Anchorage, Alaska

JOB SUMMARY This position participates in Calista’s 10-week Summer Internship Program from May 23, 2019 - August 2, 2019. The Calista Corporation Internship program is only open to Calista Shareholders and Descendants who are currently enrolled in college or a vocational training program.

The Communications Intern assists the Communication department in managing the Calista Corporation Facebook page. This position also assists in creating and sending media releases and reviewing and organizing old media material.


Social Media

  • Manage Calista’s Facebook account by managing friend requests, responding to messages, and deleting posts/comments that may contain offensive content (curses, racist remarks, innuendos).

  • Check for news updates on,, and to find Calista region news to share on our pages.

  • Collect public commentary cards to review, compile, and report to Manager.

Media Publication

  • Create and send media releases.

  • Maintain photos and material, which includes: scanning, organizing, archiving, and purging.

  • Conduct interviews for professional articles.

  • Create professional articles for media publication.

  • Produce numerous marketing materials such as ads, flyers, brochures, web-related materials, etc. with assistance from Manager.


  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Assist Manager with multiple projects.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Considerable knowledge of personal computer use, including word processing and spreadsheet programs.

  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.

  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.

  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ability to work in a Native Corporation multi-business environment.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Currently enrolled in a college or vocational degree program and attending classes on a full-time basis.

  • Currently enrolled in Communication/Marketing degree program or courses preferred.

  • Must possess a GPA of at least 2.0, and be in good academic standing.

  • Valid state driver’s license and be qualified to operate a vehicle under the conditions of Calista’s Driving Policy.

  • Ability to pass a background, driving and drug screening.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT The 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.

Calista Corporation has a fast-paced multi-tasking office environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. At times, work is performed outside of the office at indoor and outdoor job sites. Adaptability regarding schedule and design changes.PHYSICAL/VISUAL/MENTAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Effort Frequent: Sitting, standing, walking, pushing/pulling, talking, grasping, lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs., hand/eye coordination, fine manipulation.

Visual Acuity Frequent: Close/distance vision Mental Effort Continuous: Analytical thinking, written and verbal communication, concentrating on tasks, remembering/observing/examining details Frequent: Handling stress and emotions, making decisions

Environmental Factors Frequent: Working alone and with othersPREFERENCE STATEMENT Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

Additionally, Calista’s policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, Calista’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION It is Calista’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. Others duties may be assigned.

Requisition ID: 105032COMPANY1