HIA Recruiting Youth for Summer Jobs in Natural Resources

Hoonah Indian Association is creating a program for our local youth to get excited in our natural resources and help set them on a career path helping our lands and natural resources. The Training Alaska Youth Leaders and Students (TRAYLS) program will train and engage students by teaching them outdoors and in the classroom.  This program was created in 2017 on Prince of Wales and you can read a bit about its success by going here : POW TRAYLS. Hoonah will be growing on that program by offering students opportunities to work in Hoonah with our subsistence resources, do stream restoration, participate in culture camp as well as working on trails.


Position Description

  • Begin : May 20th 2018
  • End : August 18th, 2018
  • Compensation $100/day
  • Activities in Hoonah :
    • Professional training for 2 weeks in Anchorage
    • Trail work with Hoonah Ranger District
    • Restoration and enhancement with Hoonah Native Forest Partnership Crew
    • Shellfish population surveys
    • Attending Hoonah Culture Camp
    • Collect scientific data on streams and forests
    • And more!
  • Qualificiations/ needs
    • Age 16-25
    • Willingness to work in a team. Know that the safety of each member of the TRAYLS crew will be of the highest priority and
      that you will need to follow all safety routines each day.
    • Able to work outdoors in all conditions and all day.
    • Excited to learn about natural resources, culture, and participate in science
    • Willing to work 40 hours per week
    • Participate with a group of four other youth, along with
      one adult crew leaders and numerous career professionals to develop job skills for natural
      resource management careers and that my active participation is required to be a part of TRAYLS.
    • There is a no drugs and alcohol policy and there are absolutely no
    • Responsible for providing your own rain gear, boots, sleeping bag, backpack
      and other personal gear. If you cannot do so at the beginning of the program TRAYLS will
      purchase these items for you using a draw from your first paycheck.


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