Calista Corporation Intern-Transcriber/Translator in Anchorage, Alaska

JOB SUMMARY This position participates in Calista’s 10-week Summer Internship Program from May 24, 2018 - August 3, 2018.

The Transcriber/Translator Intern transcribes and translates Elder texts and stories, updates website, and provides general support to the Calista Education and Culture staff.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Greet and assist customers; with excellent customer service.

  • Utilize Microsoft Office Suite Programs: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • Transcribe and translate Elder’s texts and stories.

  • Study Yup’ik orthography (reading and writing).

  • Add information as directed to the Atlas website, including text, audio and videos.

  • Create, copy, fax, organize and file office documents as needed.

  • Work with hard copy and electronic documents and send and receive emails.

  • Provide basic administrative and clerical support.

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position 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 work in a Native Corporation multi-business environment.

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


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

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

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

  • Fluent in the Yup’ik language, in both reading and writing.

  • Valid current Alaska Driver’s License with good driving record preferred.

  • Ability to pass a background 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 Education & Culture, Inc 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: 105034