Juneau residents Gail Dabaluz Ke’ala Napiha’a have been chosen to participate in Goldbelt’s career development internship this summer.
Dabaluz will be placed at CP Leasing, Inc. based in Alexandria, Va. as a contract manager intern. While employed in this capacity, Dabaluz will work with the vice president of products to set sales and management goals for existing government contracts. Dabaluz has been accepted into the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Ph.D. program in indigenous studies. The competitive program admits only eight students per academic year into the doctoral program.
Napiha’a, Dabaluz’ daughter, has been selected to be a personnel support intern at Goldbelt Wolf, also located in Alexandria. The company provides Army National Guard survivor outreach services through support and financial coordination for survivors of fallen soldiers. Napiha’a is pursuing an undergraduate degree in business administration at Hawaii Community College in Hilo, Hawaii. She will transfer to the University of Hawaii at Hilo next year.
Goldbelt’s commitment to increasing shareholder hire is clearly articulated in offering the career development program.
Dabaluz and her Napiha’a are the only mother-daughter team participating in the newly created career development internship program in support of Goldbelt’s 8(a) Small Business Administration programs.