Public Health Advocate with WashPIRG: Impact Internship

Public Health Advocate with WashPIRG: Impact Internship

Right now, we’re working to end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. If you are like most Americans, you or someone in your family has been prescribed antibiotics to treat an illness. Maybe it was a simple ear infection, or strep throat. Or maybe it was something potentially life-threatening, like pneumonia or a post-surgery infection. When we get an infectious illness, we assume that the antibiotics our doctors prescribe for us will make us better. But what if they didn’t? Medical experts, including the World Health Organization, are warning that if we don’t stop the overuse of antibiotics, they could stop working — with potentially grave consequences for public health

That’s why we’re organizing campaigns across the country on this issue. Unlike most campaigns with Impact, the antibiotics campaign is targeting a corporation to initiate the change we want to see in our food system. Subway is the largest fastfood chain in the world and advertises itself as a healthy alternative to most fast food restaurants, so we are calling on them to stop serving meat raised with antibiotics by January 2016.

So: what do interns with Impact do? You’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the overuse of antibiotics. 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. WashPIRG is looking to hire three interns this semester to work on our antibiotics campaign:

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.

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, and generating local media attention.

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 health professionals 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 such as conducting surveys, writing reports or fact sheets on the overuse of antibiotics, 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 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: send your resume, cover letter, and an indication of which internship you are interested in to Andrew Gage at


Application period: rolling until 12/15/2015


Media Intern Position

Media Intern Position

The Seattle Ladies Choir is looking for our first ever part-time media intern. This is an unpaid internship position with a maximum of 8 hours commitment per week. If you are a college student, academic credits may be available. (Posted 8/1/15)

ASAP to 1/31/2016

Full Description:
The Seattle Ladies Choir is looking for an intern to help with expanding our media/press presence for our upcoming 10th Season. We need help with reaching out to various local advertising, media, press opportunities to promote our concerts and brand.

1. Time Commitment: 8 hours per week. Season 10 starts August 12, 2015 and runs through our concerts on January 15-16, 2016 and for 2 weeks following the concerts.
2. Knowledge of local press/media market and ability/willingness to create/expand the network of press/media contacts for the SLC.
3. Good communication and writing skills; strong organizational skills; broad working knowledge of various pertinent design/advertising software tools and social media marketing (ie, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, MailChimp, Facebook, etc).
4. Ability to work with the SLC leadership to understand the SLC brand and marketing needs.
5. Ability to work with the local press/media and represent SLC professionally.
6. Experience in and/or strong interest in working with choirs or performing arts non-profit groups; must have the ability to work within limited budget resources.

Bonus Skills/Abilities:
Graphic design and graphic arts skills; interest and capability to assist with creation of promotional posters/flyers/images.

How To Apply:
Email your resume or CV to Please include a cover letter to describe why you’re interested in this SLC internship, the skills you can bring to this position, and your history of working with and/or reason for wanting to work with choirs/non-profit performance groups. We will be reviewing all applications received until the position is filled.

Evado PR Internship

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



Communications Intern

SOLID GROUND Internship Position Description

POSITION TITLE:     Communications Intern

DEPARTMENT:       Communications

REPORTS TO:         Communications Specialist and/or Communications Director

HOURS:                 10-30 hours a week; minimum of 8 weeks; flexible start date

SALARY GRADE:     Unpaid internship; opportunity to publish work on award- winning community blog

With the compassionate and respectful help of over 5,500 committed volunteers, Solid Ground supports more than 60,000 King County residents each year in meeting their urgent housing, food and lifeskills needs to escape poverty and thrive.

Solid Ground counters racism, oppressions and the institutional practices and policies that perpetuate poverty. Employees, volunteers and interns are responsible for developing and safekeeping a culturally-diverse work environment. Compassion, flexibility and respect are valued and encouraged. We believe that a multi-cultural, multi-racial workforce is critical to our work.

Since 1974, Solid Ground’s culture of innovation, partnership and action has created many of King County’s most effective anti-poverty programs including Lettuce Link, Broadview, LIHI and Economic Opportunity Institute. Solid Ground’s volunteers address inequities and make an impact that benefits all Washingtonians.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Communications Intern works at the direction of the Communications Department to generate impactful and engaging stories and visual content about our work and issues related to addressing poverty, racism and other oppressions.


•    Research and write content for Solid Ground’s Blog, Facebook and Twitter pages

(1-3 blog posts/week).

•    Research and obtain appropriate images for use in media.

•    Proofread/copyedit print and web-based content generated by the

Communications Department.

•    Other related tasks, as assigned.


•    Interest in writing about poverty and Solid Ground’s efforts to help people thrive.

•    Experience writing or editing publications and/or web-based content is a plus.

•    Fluency in MS Office Suite necessary. Knowledge of desktop publishing programs a plus (including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and WordPress for blogs)

•    Photography/videography skills a plus.

•    Experience working with low-income communities or demonstrated interest in issues affecting low-income communities.


•    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

•    Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

•    Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner and as part of a team, coordinating efforts with program staff.

•    Willingness and ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages.

TO APPLY: Applicants complete a Solid Ground Internship application form and Washington State Patrol background check, which can be obtained by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator at 206.694.6825 or Please return completed applications to: Solid Ground, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, 1501 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103-6708. Please attach a cover letter and résumé, along with two short (1-2 pages) writing samples (e.g., blog/social media posts, essays, newsletter articles, etc.) along with your application.





Paid Research Assistants Needed

University of Waterloo


We are looking to hire research assistants for a study on nutritional labelling. The overall purpose of the study is to examine the impact of nutritional information on restaurant menus on dietary patterns at the population level. The study is being led by Dr. David Hammond in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. The study involves conducting 7-10 minute oral surveys with restaurant patrons in four cities, including Seattle. Surveys will collect information regarding food purchases, nutrition information awareness, as well as demographic information. Surveys will be completed using iPads.



  • Site and equipment set-up each shift
  • Approaching and surveying patrons after they have finished their meals
  • Cleaning and storing study supplies, relaying data at end of day.



  • Good organizational skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Previous research/survey experience is an asset.

Pay: $15/hour

Work Period:

  • The study will run between September 16th and October 8th.
  • Survey shifts will occur between 11am-3pm and 4pm-8:30pm (lunch and dinner periods), 7 days a week.
  • Minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.

Contact details:

If you are interested, please forward your resume and unofficial school transcripts to

Christine White. Please include details about your hours of availability.


Telephone: 519 888 4567 ext. 36525

Graphic Design Intern

      Graphic Design Intern, Hing Hay Coworks


Reports to:                   Program Coordinator, Hing Hay Coworks


Time Commitment:      Part-time, 10-15 hours per week, 3 months minimum


General Nature and Scope:

HING HAY COWORKS, the newest program launched by the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), is seeking to fill an unpaid Graphic Design Internship position. Hing Hay Coworks is a collaborative and productive work space serving freelancers, boutique firms and start-ups who value meaningful partnership, creative exploration, and bringing ideas to market. We are fostering a community of diverse entrepreneurs in the cultural, creative and tech sectors who sees opportunity working with the Asia Pacific Rim community.


Hing Hay Coworks officially launched on June 1st, 2015. As a new program, we are looking for intern to create great marketing materials that will enable us to build an active community of entrepreneurs. Intern will design everything from posters and flyers, to graphics for social media and other online outlets.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Ability to meet and work within strict deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, knowledge of other Adobe Creative Suite programs a plus
  • The candidate must also have a computer with design software, an email address, reliable transportation (not a must, but preferred), and a working telephone/cell phone.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design brand-appropriate marketing materials for target audience including but not limited to flyers, brochures, posters, banners, illustrations/graphics and logos
  • Editing and updating existing graphics
  • Participate in conceptual brainstorm meetings for creative advertising and event marketing concepts
  • Work in collaboration with creative team for fully integrated design strategy
  • Prepare printing specifications for print shop; obtain bids/quotes and recommend vendors







Education and Experience:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

  • Pursuing a degree in graphic design or have previous graphic design experience
  • Having a passion for our mission and the entrepreneur/startup scene a plus
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Flash, Java a plus.
  • Design portfolio a plus



This is an unpaid internship position with many perks:

  • Letter of Reference upon successful completion of internship
  • Work in an exciting and entrepreneurial environment
  • Great resume/portfolio builder
  • Expand and strengthen your network
  • Contribute to the revitalization of the historic Chinatown-International District neighborhood
  • Invitation to Happy Hours and other events
  • Free usage of our coworking space during internship
  • Two months of complementary membership after internship
  • Unlimited free coffee and tea

This internship position does allow for remote work. Please send resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.


Staff Reporter/Photographer

Staff Reporter/Photographer

Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice.


The Staff Reporter/Photographer is a part-time, 24 hours per week, non-exempt position reporting to the Editor of Real Change, a progressive, community newspaper with a weekly circulation of 12,000-16,000. The Real Change newsroom is a community funded, independent media voice that educates and agitates around social issues, especially those related to race and class. This position helps to ensure continuous high-quality community journalism in the newspaper through article writing and photography.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

1.    Reporting (40%)

  • Work with the editor to identify stories and plan coverage
  • Gather news using contacts, sources, personal interviews, wire services, news briefings and/or press releases
  • Compile data and write stories and briefs
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with individuals, community organizations, publishers and other media

2.    Writing (25%)

  • Produce one news/feature article of at least 700 words and one brief (4-500 words) on a weekly basis. The editor will make exceptions to allow work on longer pieces or as needed
  • Editing, copy editing, fact-checking and/or production duties, as needed


3.    Photography (25%)

  • Work with art director to identify which articles need images
  • Take photos to supplement news stories and/or photograph other reporter’s stories as assigned by art director
  • Assist art director in obtaining provided photographs through contacts, sources, personal interviews, wire services, news briefings and/or press releases

4.   General Office Duties (10%)

  • Archive all story research and articles
  • Attend weekly editorial staff meetings and quarterly staff trainings
  • Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a working journalist and/or photojournalist
  • Passionate commitment to social and economic justice and Real Change’s mission
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Photography skills a must
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong inquisitive and critical thinking skills
  • Solid knowledge of AP Style
  • Ability to work productively in a dynamic environment


Compensation: Hourly Wage $15-17 DOE. Benefit package includes paid vacation and sick time, subsidized ORCA pass, and an annual professional development budget.


To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 14th, 2015. Please write “Reporter” in the subject line. People of color and those with direct experience with poverty and/or homelessness are encouraged to apply. NO PHONE CALLS.




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