BlueHead Publishing Intern

I am the managing member (and founder) of a local publishing house and was hoping to consider bringing an intern onboard.

BlueHead is an innovative publishing company bringing its authors 50% of their earnings, allowing authors to hold all rights and ownership to their works, and providing a “semi-exclusive” contract for publishing and distribution, which means that authors can decide to end their contract at any time.

We focus first on eBook conversion and distribution, so the author can start earning right away with the least overhead. Then we convert and distribute print. We believe the industry is undergoing a substantial change. Consequently we are working hard to provide demonstrable value to authors who want the benefits of self-publishing, while being able to leverage the conversion and distribution of a publishing house.

D.a. Thompson
Managing Member
BlueHead Publishing LLC<>
cell (206)819-0269
skype: dathompsonskype


Journalism and Public Policy Internships

For almost 50 years, the Institute for Humane Studies has helped undergraduate and graduate students who value free markets and individual liberty accomplish their educational and career goals.

Our journalism internship program <>  offers opportunities in print, broadcast, new media, and investigative journalism. Students accepted into the program are matched with an opportunity based on their skills and experience and the needs of the internship host. All interns attend our weeklong journalism workshop on reporting skills and freedom of the press.

For writers considering a political beat, our public policy internship program <>  provides the opportunity to learn about the legislative process through an internship at a policy organization or think tank. Intern responsibilities can include investigating government programs and interviewing the staffs of legislators, state and federal.

The following programs are offered by the Institute for Humane Studies, an organization founded in 1961 that supports students who value individual liberty.

IHS Journalism Internship Program: Paid journalism internships for talented writers who support free markets, individual rights, and peace. Opportunities at nonprofit newsrooms, major media networks, newspapers, and new media sites. Applicants may also apply for funding for internships secured on their own. Program includes a stipend plus housing and travel assistance, and a seminar on freedom of the press. Apply by November 15 for spring, and by January 31 for <>

Public Policy Internships: Paid summer internships at more than 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the US. A comprehensive program that includes two career workshops in Washington, DC, and weekly lectures by academics and policy professionals. Professional guidance on writing policy pieces and interviewing. Stipend plus housing and travel assistance. Apply by January 31. <>

Communication Intern

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Title: Communication Intern

Reports to: Deputy Director, Communications and Operations

SUMMARY: The Communications Intern will enhance the ability of the Housing Alliance to provide the media, members and policymakers with credible, independent, accessible, and timely information on the state of affordable housing and advocacy efforts in Washington.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the Communications Intern is to support the Deputy Director in all areas of communication work. These duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Compiling & maintaining media lists
  • Drafting press releases & emails
  • Researching best practices for advocacy & media strategies
  • The collection, editing & distribution of personal stories to be used for our advocacy efforts
  • Recording and editing short videos for viewing online and at events

Potential Duties and Responsibilities:
Upon agreement by the intern and Housing Alliance staff, this internship can be extended or enhanced to include additional work such as:

  • Assist in the design of outreach and education materials for presentations by staff including handouts, reports and PowerPoint presentations
  • Compile and analyze data in support of Housing Alliance advocacy efforts
  • Policy research as needed


  • A commitment to credible and independent sources of information with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Video recording and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dedication to the mission of the Housing Alliance
  • Academic or professional experience in fields of communications or journalism
  • The ability to synthesize new and complex information quickly
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Apple/Macintosh computers
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, affordable housing
  • Dedication of at least 10 hours per week
  • Perform duties and responsibilities as requested with a sense of humor and team spirit!


Housing Alliance will assist intern in securing college credit if applicable. This position is unpaid.


Send resume and cover letter by September 1, 2010 to Natalia Fior at

Fall Internship

Fall Internship offered to students:

I have my Master’s Degree in broadcast journalism from UCLA (long time ago—the program no longer exists) and have been a professional writer and marketing communications professional for many years. In addition to my “real ”work (clients include UW Foster School of Business, Microsoft),  I am the Seattle Restaurant Editor for (a nationally recognized lifestyle Website) and in the process of finishing an iPhone App about Favorite Seattle Restaurants for Sutro Media.

In the fall, I will need some assistance including:  updating listings, researching  for news & events, digital photograph, some writing. Since this is more of a “hobby,”  I can’t pay but can offer a learning experience and the opportunity to accompany me on restaurant reviews .   I have mentored interns in the past and do not want to take advantage of anyone but provide a good experience with some meaningful work.   I   prefer  an arrangement where  someone can earn credit  and get some experience to put on a resume (my 19 year old twins are both away at college so I understand this). And, of course, I’m more likely to find someone who is serious and committed as opposed to going through Craigslist.
Best regards,
Deborah Ashin
Ashin Communications

Real Change Newspaper is Hiring

Real Change is now hiring for an incredibly important position, one that will take the organization toward its third decade.

Now Hiring: Editor

Real Change seeks an editor who brings dynamic activism and professional standards to our award-winning weekly newspaper. This full-time position is responsible for the development and oversight of the paper: setting and maintaining an editorial direction that is consistent with the Real Change mission, supervising staff and volunteers to meet deadlines, and acting as a liaison with community supporters.

The Editor is also part of Real Change’s management team and expected to work across departments to help ensure that the organization delivers on its mission.


·  At least three years of newsroom editing experience

·   Prior experience with supervision and working as part of a management team

·   Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice

·   Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills

·   Strong organizational skills and comfort with working under pressure

·   Proficiency with graphic design (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign)

For more information about the position, download the full job description (PDF) <> .

To apply, send cover letter and resume to
Applications received by August 16 will receive priority consideration.

People of color and those with direct experience of poverty and/or homelessness are encouraged to apply.

Adam Hyla
Editor, Real Change
219 First Avenue South, Suite 220
Seattle WA 98104
206-441-3247 ext 207
206-326-9964 cell

Internships with Santa Julia Advisory Council


I am the US Director of the Santa Julia Advisory Council, a volunteer organization that seeks to sustain the most precious kids in the world at Casa Hogar Santa Julia, a home for 40 abandoned girls in an historic gem of a community called by Travel and Leisure the fourth best place to live in the world!  As a retired (I’m 57) public relations professional, I have had am amazing amount of good fortune helping the five Dominican Catholic Madres who run this home bring the girls out from beneath the poverty level and into health, happiness, and hope over the past five years.  Now it’s time to sustain them, the more challenging part of the work in this economic time.

Master’s level interns from Indiana University have helped us build an annual sustainability plan.  University of Texas interns have helps us build a capital improvement plan.  Dedicated volunteers have architected a great support organization, but its 200 positions are far from filled. Because I’ve had tremendous success with interns for 20 years, and because this is a Catholic organization, I am eager to know if any of your students might be interested in interning with us.

We need interns from the following general disciplines.  While Spanish is not essential, it is highly beneficial to enjoying the culture here.  We can supervise interns here or virtually.

General Studies
International Studies
Liberal Arts
New College
Public Relations
Service Learning
Social Sciences
Study Abroad

This is an easy community to live in.  It’s small, safe, filled with culture and helpful people, beautiful, and mild.  This certainly is not a paid opportunity, but we have had a great deal of success finding very nice, free lodging for our interns and key volunteers.   Here are a couple of links that might help you know San Miguel and Santa Julia better:<><>.

We seek self starters, people of vision, team players, people who want to make a difference, people who want portfolio and connections for their future careers.  Our mission, basically, is to help these girls break the cycles of ignorance, poverty, and abuse from which they have come in order to become whole, happy, productive citizens of the world, and we would like nothing better than to have Catholic college students on campus to model that it’s possible to go to college.  The girls are career oriented, saying not that they want to be cooks, but that they want to be CHEFs, for instance, but they need to see the linkages.

We can use folks year ’round for long or short-term projects.

Thank you for considering this opportunity for your students to gain international experience in a great place for a great cause.  I’ll look forward to continuing the conversation with you at your convenience.


Robin Loving Rowland
US Director
Santa Julia Advisory Council
Casa Hogar Santa Julia:  Where Love Grows Miracles!
925-476-8117 – US