Rick Steves Europe Summer 2016 Internship

Rick Steves Europe Summer 2016 Internship

 

Rick Steves Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for a summer internship in its book department. We will have one internship that runs from June 20th to August 19th. (We follow the quarter system because many West Coast colleges use that academic schedule. However, we can adjust the schedule for those on the semester system.) Interns at Rick Steves work 10-20 hours per week on everything from data-heavy work (fact-checking, organizing feedback, formatting files) to proofreading text and maps for our guidebooks and websites. Depending on the intern’s expertise, some writing and editing tasks may also be assigned.

 

While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed as a learning experience. We require that our interns be enrolled in a college or university during the internship and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.) It is up to the student to arrange for credit prior to his/her start date. Also, the intern is responsible for covering any personal expenses, including room, board, and transportation. Our offices are located in Edmonds, Washington, a suburb north of Seattle.

 

We are seeking communication or English majors who have had at least one writing or editing course. Experience writing and editing in print or for online publications is preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus.

 

Rick Steves Europe provides a casual, interpersonally rewarding work environment in scenic Edmonds, Washington, about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We are dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We produce a public television series, weekly radio show and podcasts, write popular travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, run European tours, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. To learn more about us, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

 

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (links to published samples preferred, but not required) to Cathy Lu, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves Europe, cathyl@ricksteves.com.

 

 

Communications Intern

Communications Intern (Seattle, WA)

Full Description

One Million Kids For Equality works to engage, educate, and elevate the voices youth around equality. We work on a broad spectrum of issues, utilizing the power of the personal story to elevate the voices of youth in our efforts to create positive change for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people and their families.

 

We are looking for a smart, motivated, and detail oriented individual who is interested in learning the ins and outs of public relations, marketing, and communication in a fast paced non-profit environment.

 

We are currently accepting internship applications. We encourage interns to apply for college credit and will assist with paperwork. We encourage you to consult with your university prior to beginning your internship with us. Volunteers are also welcome.

 

One Million Kids For Equality is an all-digital team that works remotely and meets 2-3 times weekly in local cafes and coffee shops.

 

Responsibilities

  • Write and distribute press releases and media advisories

 

  • Pitch stories to local and national media outlets.
  • Write articles for organization’s blog.
  • Draft emails to organization’s membership list.
  • Monitor news coverage and media presence.
  • Develop and maintain organization media lists.
  • Correspond with members, volunteers, and staff regarding projects and special events.
  • Conduct research and prepare reports to be used in emails, press releases, and announcements.

 

Qualifications

  • College student or recent graduate, with a major in Public Relations, Communication or related field.
  • Excellent written communication and organization skills
  • Experience with writing press releases and cultivating media relationships preferred but not required.
  • Experience with WordPress preferred but not required.
  • Will need to have your own laptop computer.
  • Self-starter
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and proactive team player
  • Experience with Google Docs is a plus.

 

Time Commitment

We’d like someone who can work an average of 15-20 hours per week with flexibility for actual days worked. Start and end dates are flexible. This internship is a minimum one quarter (10 weeks) commitment, however interns are welcome to continue their internship for as long as they like.

 

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship, ideal for junior and senior college students as well as recent college graduates.

 

How To Apply

To apply, email resume and cover letter to volunteerjobs@onemillionkids.org and include in the subject line of the email your last name and Communications Internship. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of this posting, and let us know why you would like to be an intern at One Million Kids For Equality.

 

One Million Kids For Equality is an equal opportunity emplower and encourages qualified individuals of every race, creed, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

 

Communication Fellow Internship Position

Communications Fellow Internship Position

Reports to:  Conservation Projects Coordinator  Location: Seattle, WA Period: May – August/September 2016

Position Overview:

Marine Conservation Institute is opening an internship position for a Communications Fellow in our Seattle office. This position is an unpaid, 3-month minimum commitment for individuals looking to assist a 501(c)(3) conservation non-profit. The commitment can be extended after a 3-month performance evaluation. The estimated time commitment is 18-30 hours/ week in our Seattle office between the hours of 8-4 PM. No benefits or relocation costs are provided, except standard holidays falling during the internship term and public transit reimbursement.

We’re looking for an individual who shares our commitment to the preservation of marine life. This individual is attentive to detail and able to assist with a variety of administrative tasks including: communications assistance, development work, assisting executive staff, program assistance and general online research. Training is provided. We prefer candidates who have a demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision.

As a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas, Marine Conservation Institute uses the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world and then advocates for their protection. We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations to identify key threats to areas in the sea and then build workable solutions. Our unique effectiveness comes from our vision, expertise and our willingness to partner with others. Working out of our Seattle office, volunteers have the opportunity to work with our staff to gain important skills and insights into conservation advocacy.

Desired skills:

  • Computer:
    • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic photo editing
    • Data entry and management
    • Ability/ willingness to learn new computer programs
    • Basic internet research
    • Preferred: Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator, MailChimp, Google Documents
  • Communication:
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proofreading/ Editing experience
    • Familiarity with major social media platforms
  • Organization/ attention to detail
    • Filing system knowledge
    • Punctuality/ meeting deadlines
    • Ability to work independently

Intern tasks may include:

  • Communications
    • Social media coordination (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
    • Curating daily e-newsclips
    • Facilitating conservation petitions/ action alerts
    • Proofreading a variety of external documents, emails, blogs, website pages
    • Researching and data-entry for media lists
    • Implementing minor edits to Marine Conservation Institute’s website
    • Research for the institute’s speaker program
    • Writing basic blogs
    • Brainstorming for a variety of activities/ programs
    • MailChimp monthly e-newsletter
  • Conservation program assistance
  • Board of Directors work: note taking, committee work and individual assistance
  • Internet based scientific and ocean research

Application Process

To apply to this position, please send the following materials via e-mail to internships@marine-conservation.org. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting March 15, 2016. Please reference the position title and your name in the subject line.

  • A cover letter detailing your interests, relevant experience, goals and availability;
  • A résumé;
  • A list of 3 references.
  • Two-three writing samples

Please no calls.

 

 

Evado PR Internship Description

Evado PR Internship Description

Description of Evado PR:

Evado PR is a connected, engaged and experienced public relations firm based in Seattle. Our 20 plus years of collective experience includes a diverse range of industries encompassing hospitality, entertainment, restaurants, consumer products, retail + lifestyle, fashion + beauty, spirits and non-profits. Our work includes traditional public relations, marketing, event planning and support, and social media strategy and implementation.

Description of the internship, job duties:

The intern’s work will be tailored to focus on their personal interests in pr but may include: clip reporting, updating media lists to familiarize with local lifestyle media, event support, writing blog post entries and/or media alerts to refine their AP style, researching companies and media outlets, brainstorming social media strategies, and attend client meetings and photoshoots when appropriate.

Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Number of hours a week: 10-12 depending on applicant’s schedule

Paid/unpaid: unpaid; school credit can be arranged

How to apply: Email introduction with resume and 1-2 writing samples if applicable to info@evadopr.com.

 

Seattle Art Museum Internship

Seattle Art Museum

Digital Media Unpaid Intern Position Description

Title: Digital Media Intern

Department/Location: Technology

Staff Supervisor: Director of Technology

Goals and Learning Objectives: The Seattle Art Museum is always striving for ways to meld technology and the visitor experience to create a unique and powerful proposition to bring Art to Life. With this Internship, an intern will be exposed to methods, techniques, and projects that are working to enhance, enliven, and engage our constituency.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Work with team members to develop and understand digital strategies that will meet the museum’s objectives

 Analyze reports to create insights that will help drive digital efforts and strategies

 Survey and monitor visitors to better understand their behavior patterns within the museum

 Expected time commitment: Up to 20 hours per week, flexible schedule between M-F, 9-5PM. Start date: ASAP

Qualifications:

 Must be extremely detail oriented with strong attention to follow-through

 Strong writing skills

 Communicate effectively in both written + verbal form

 Flexible in work functions + duties

 Ability to manage multiple tasks + meet deadlines

 Proficient in managing large amounts of data + ability to interpret + extract meaningful insight from data

 Exceptional time management skills

 Strong teamwork skills

 PC proficiency + strong skills in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PPT, Excel) essential

 Must be able to focus for long periods of time at a computer screen given the nature of the digital business

Physical Requirements:

 Manual dexterity.

 Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Education:

 Currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university

 Pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Communications, Business, Information Technology or a related field

Training:

 General SAM orientation provided by Volunteer Department

 On-the-job training will be provided, as needed.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a letter of interest, resume and SAM Internship Application (available at http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/about-sam/careers#int)

Mail: Manager of Volunteer Programs

Seattle Art Museum

1300 First Avenue

Seattle WA 98101-2003

Email: volunteer@seattleartmuseum.org

open until filled

 

MARKETING INTERNSHIP!

Marketing genius needed

Can you sell ice to polar bears? Do your Instagram posts get thousands of hearts? Are you more retweeted than a mirrored room full of songbirds?

America’s only Norwegian newspaper needs a voice. What good is publishing a kickass newspaper if no one knows about it?

This internship is available onsite at the Norwegian American Weekly’s Greenlake-area office (some telecommuting is okay, but some face time is also needed). Your primary duty is to get eyeballs on us and grow our community. You’ll be the voice of our mascot, a 125-year-old “nisse” looking for his lost family, and you’ll also be responsible for developing social media and traditional advertising strategies.

While learning the inner workings of a small weekly print and online publication, you’ll also have the opportunity to contribute articles that will be read nationally and internationally, and help steer the direction of this 127-year old newspaper.

The ideal candidate has a deep love and knowledge of social media (duh), and impeccable written communication skills. Journalism and/or creative writing majors or minors are ideal, and an interest in Norway and travel, sports, or persuasive writing will make the occasional writing assignment a joy. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with Norwegian language fluency and/or proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, but these are not required. Seriously. They’d be icing on the cake.

10-15 hours/week, primarily on Tuesday and Thursdays. Training will be on other days. $15/hour. We would love to see this become a permanent part-time position, if the fit is right.

 

Primary duties:

  • Take charge of our social media presence, including managing our mascot’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.
  • Bring energy to our marketing!
  • Write articles for the Travel, Sports, or Opinion pages of the newspaper.
  • Work with subscriptions and handle office work as necessary, including answering phones.

 

How to apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample including journalism and a few sample tweets from Nils Anders Wik to emily@na-weekly.com. Please first familiarize yourself with what we do by looking over http://www.na-weekly.com, visiting our Facebook page, and checking in on Nils Anders Wik’s twitter @NAWnisse. His origin story is at http://www.na-weekly.com/featured/naws-new-friend/.

Don’t hesitate to apply; we’d love to start someone right away! Open until filled.

 

Contact:

Emily C. Skaftun emily@na-weekly.com 206-784-4617

Impact Intern Opportunity

Political Internships with Impact: Clean Water Advocate

Right now, we’re working to protect Washington’s rivers, lakes and streams. What could be more obvious, right? We need clean water to live. However, corporate agribusiness imposes a heavy – and growing – toll on America’s waterways. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pollution from agriculture contributes to poor water quality in more than 100,000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States, along with 2,500 square miles of lakes and 2,900 square miles of estuaries. These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing, swimming, and/or wildlife. This Ag pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.

Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well. In Ohio, runoff from agricultural operations contributes to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500,000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014. In Iowa, nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three agricultural counties for contaminating its main drinking water source.

So: how do interns with Impact help us confront this massive problem?  You’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the issue of clean water. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to make a difference. Impact is looking to hire three interns this semester to work on our clean water campaign with Environment Washington:

  1. Media and Social Media: The media is the best way to get our message out to the public. Media interns will develop a media strategy for promoting our work to the public, educating the public about our issues, and using the media as a tactic in advocacy. Activities include keeping and maintaining press lists, developing relations with members of the local media, and maintaining visibility for events through letters to the editor, local public service announcements, doing radio feeds, digital organizing, postering, and other visibility. You will also help develop our online presence—creating and posting content on Facebook and Twitter, liking and interacting with other groups & VIPs in the state, and growing our reach to even more people online.

 

  1. Grassroots: Grassroots interns are essentially responsible for building people power – our response to the political and financial power wielded by corporate interests and elected officials. You will coordinate our efforts to generate grassroots pressure aimed at targeted decision-makers. You will use tactics such as petition/letter drives, endorsement campaigns, district meetings, organizing lobby days, and generating local media attention.

 

  1. Community Engagement and Research: Coalitions are an important part of the people power we will need to take on entrenched political and economic interests. Community Engagement interns will be directly responsible for reaching out to community leaders and other organizational leaders to get them involved in our campaign as coalition partners. You will be in charge of developing and maintaining these relationships through the duration of the campaign. You will also be in charge of research responsibilities including conducting surveys, writing reports or fact sheets that document environmental problems, and releasing reports to the media.

Becoming an Impact intern

We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and our democracy, and are ready to make a difference now. As an intern:

  • You’ll learn how to analyze problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win
  • You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
  • And you’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about the issues and gain organizing skills

And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving big problems like polluted water, global warming, or big money in our political system – interning with Impact is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join Impact as campaign organizers when they graduate: check out weareimpact.org for more information.

If you want to make an impact on our environment, our democracy and our future, apply to be an Impact intern today: http://weareimpact.org/internship-apply.html

Contact Andrew Gage at agage@weareimpact.org with any questions.

Application period: rolling until 3/15/2016

 

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