Internship @ Citizen University

Citizen University

National Conference and Community Outreach Internship

Citizen University teaches and promotes the art of powerful citizenship. Our annual national

conference, March 18 & 19 in Seattle, is like no other civic gathering in America. Hundreds of

changemakers, activists, and catalysts show up to learn about power, build their networks, and

recharge their sense of purpose. And we want you to be a part of the team that makes it


As a key part of the Citizen University Conference team, you will reach out to community

partners, groups and individuals; maintain a Citizen University presence on social media;

participate in team meetings; and fulfill other programming and logistical duties before and

during the conference.

You will gain experience playing a crucial role in nonprofit event promotion and execution,

make valuable connections with local and national leaders, and be part of an exciting

movement to rekindle citizenship in America. We hope you’ll join us!


! Assisting with planning and execution of annual National Conference

! Provide logistical support for Citizen University’s portfolio of programs including the

Civic Collaboratory, Joy of Voting, Sworn Again America, and the Power Curriculum

! Support ongoing outreach programs and activities

! Assist with developing and maintaining strong social media presence

! Research, suggest, and arrange partnerships with fellow organizations

Qualifications and Skills:

! Knowledge/Experience with Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites

! Interpersonal: Tact and diplomacy, empathy, problem solving, team player

! Communication: Good verbal and writing skills

! Passionate about Citizen University’s goals

! Goal-oriented, self-motivated

! Strong attention to detail

! Sense of humor, creative and ready to improvise

10-15 hours per week for 6 months, starting January 2016. Flexible schedule.

A stipend will be awarded.

Internship may be applied for course credit.

More information on Citizen University and our team can be found at

Please send résumé and cover letter to by Friday, December 11.

Internship @ Norwegian American Weekly

Editorial Internship, Norwegian American Weekly

Do you love journalism and Norway? An exciting internship is available onsite at the Norwegian American Weekly’s Greenlake-area office. You’ll contribute articles and help steer the direction of the nation’s only Norwegian newspaper. While learning the inner workings of a small weekly print and online publication, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage your creative side as the voice of our mascot, a 125-year-old “nisse” looking for his lost family.

The ideal candidate has studied journalism and creative writing, and has an interest in Norway and at least one of the following: travel, sports, and persuasive writing. A deep love and knowledge of social media is an absolute must, as is basic computer literacy and excellent writing. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with Norwegian language fluency and/or proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, but these are not required.

10-15 hours/week, primarily on Tuesday and Thursdays. Training will be on other days. $12/hour to start. There is the possibility to make this a permanent part-time position if the fit is right.


Primary duties:

  • Take charge of sourcing or creating content for one page of the newspaper: Travel, Sports, or Opinion, depending on availability and student inclination. Get familiar with the content we’ve already used and the sort of content that’s appropriate and valuable for our audience. Cultivate a network of writers; work with the rest of the staff to coordinate content and make an editorial calendar; source rights-free or one-time-use images to accompany stories. Work within our style guide (modified AP).
  • Be part of our social media presence, including managing our mascot’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.
  • Digitize back content onto our website.
  • Work with subscriptions and handle office work as necessary, including answering phones.
  • Design or modify advertisements as needed.


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 Please first familiarize yourself with what we do by looking over, visiting our Facebook page, and checking in on Nils Anders Wik’s twitter @NAWnisse. His origin story is at

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



Emily C. Skaftun 206-784-4617


Editorial Intern

We are looking for an editorial intern (possibly two) for our winter/spring term, ideally starting in January.

SagaCity Media Custom Editorial Internship

 Job/Internship type:

Unpaid Internship

Company/Publication Name:

SagaCity Media


Seattle, WA


SagaCity Media is looking for smart, motivated interns to join the custom editorial team. The custom division creates a host of local travel and tourism magazines, including the official Washington State Visitors’ Guide, Visit Seattle, and the Washington State Wine Tour Guide. You won’t be getting anyone coffee here; interns will work closely with editors to learn firsthand how editorial content is put together in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Interns are responsible for fact-checking, editing, proofreading, assisting editors with conceptualizing and executing stories, participating in team brainstorm sessions, and more. Interns who shine at the simpler tasks will have the opportunity to work on larger projects, such as contributing to features and writing department pieces (and will be paid for print bylines).

The time commitment is 12-15 hours a week, done in 4- to 5-hour stints between 8:30am and 5:30pm weekdays. Internships generally last 6 months, but timing is fairly flexible. Students may take the internship for college credit; recent graduates are also accepted.

Deadline to apply: Rolling basis. We are currently considering applications for our winter/spring internship, starting in January.


Send one PDF file containing the following: a cover letter indicating your desired term or start date, a resume, three brief writing samples, and the names and phone/email contacts for three references. Send your application to custom assistant editor Karin Vandraiss at:

kvandraiss [at]


Make sure your name and the words “Custom Internship” appear in the subject line or your message may not reach its destination. No phone calls, please.



Internship Opportunity @ Seattle Art Museum

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM Unpaid Intern Position Description

Title: Communications Intern

Department/location: Public Relations/Marketing Office

Staff supervisors: Communications Coordinator

Purpose and goals: The intern will work with staff to maximize visibility of selected exhibitions and programs for SAM.

Time: Minimum 3 month time commitment; up to 20 hours per week, schedule flexible within M–F, 9–5 office hours. Desired start date: as soon as possible.

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Maintain listings of museum programs and events
  • Implement social media strategies
  • Media relations
  • Event logistics
  • Organize electronic press clippings
  • Compile press kits and materials for media
  • Write press releases for exhibitions, programs and events
  • Assist public relations and marketing in special projects


  • Experience working in a professional, office setting.
  • Prior public relations, marketing, graphic design and writing experience a plus.
  • Experience utilizing facebook, twitter and blogging preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a professional manner in a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, volunteers and public.
  • Ability to ask for help and accept supervision and evaluation of your work.
  • Abide by the Standards for Museum Volunteers/Interns as outlined in the Volunteer/Intern


Physical requirements:

  • Manual dexterity.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.


  • Working towards completion of a BA or MA in art history, communications, digital media, English or other related field.
  • Working toward a master’s degree in one of the above fields preferable.


  • General SAM orientation provided by Volunteer Department
  • On-the-job training will be provided, as needed.

Application process:

Submit a Seattle Art Museum Intern Application: Mail:     Manager of Volunteer Programs, Seattle Art Museum

1300 First Avenue

Seattle WA 98101-2003


Rick Steves Winter Quarter Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe Winter 2016 Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for a three-month internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-19 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 and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.)

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. European travel experience is also beneficial. We are seeking one intern for Winter Quarter (Jan. 4th-March 11th).

Rick Steves’ Europe provides a casual, 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


If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (published samples preferred, but not required) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe,


Public Relations Intern


 Public Relations:

The primary function of the Visit Seattle Relations/Communications department is to increase the economic impact of tourism in the city and county through coverage by the media. The department also oversees organizational and tourism industry communications.

About Us

Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to stimulate economic development through tourism throughout the region.

Job description:              

The Public Relations/Communications Internship allows college students to become involved in, and learn about, both the tourism industry and professional public relations.


Hours:                                   20 hours per week

Timeline:                            Fall 2015; (3- and 6-month internships)

Compensation:                 $12/hr plus ORCA card for duration


Scope of work:

Intern will participate in a number of projects, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting visiting journalists: This may require fact checking of stories, coordinating photos, arranging interviews and working with local hotels, restaurants and attractions
  • Assisting with web site posting, editing and photo procurement
  • Writing, editing and researching for press releases, newsletters, reports, publications and other organizational documents
  • Photo library maintenance and development; storing and organizing new and existing photos
  • Developing media lists and editorial calendars
  • Responding to media requests for in-depth information
  • Assembling press kits, maintaining photo/video library and general office coordination and assistance.
  • Tracking media coverage through the department’s clipping service and compiling reports
  • Assisting with publications, website postings and other organizational communication projects such as annual reports, organizational newsletters and more
  • Assisting with social media posting, tracking and planning

 Learning objectives:

This position is open to a Junior or Senior communications student interested in gaining real world experience working in an in-house PR and communications department.

Desired Skills:

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Senior undergraduate standing (junior, graduate students and recent graduates considered)
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Social media understanding, experience preferred
  • Graphic design, HTML knowledge/experience/interest preferred


To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to


Deadline to apply:  October 20, 2015


For more information about Visit Seattle, visit our web site at

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



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