Summer 2012 Communication & Community Internships






Office of the Education Ombudsman

 Summer 2012

Communications & Community Relations Internships

  The Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to serve as interns in our office. This program allows students to make meaningful contributions to K-12th students and families in Washington state while earning academic credit, exploring career options, and gaining valuable professional experience. 


Location: Seattle (south of Northgate Mall). Free parking. Conveniently located across the street from Northgate Transit Center.

 Work schedule:

Preferably 15 hours a week with a flexible schedule available. Three month commitment preferred.

 Compensation: OEO internships are non-paid positions.

 OEO’s Social Media Goals:

 We are looking for two creative, social media savvy interns who can assist us with engaging clients and supporting our goals and objectives of working with K-12 families, students, and public schools throughout Washington state. Using industry best practices, we are looking for creative team members to assist us with writing content for Facebook,Twitter, E-newsletter, and news releases, as well as creating YouTube video stories about our services and clients. There are also opportunities to use InDesign and Photoshop Elements to create marketing materials.

 The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will have strong writing, editing, research and organizational skills.
  • Will have experience using social media tools including facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Will be able to work independently and also in a creative team environment.
  • Will be interested in communications technology.
  • Will have a commitment to public education.



  • Assist with writing content for various communications including social media and e-newsletter.
  • Research events and other resources to include in OEO’s social media and E-newsletter. Develop creative strategies to build followers and create traffic on all social media accounts. Research industry trends and best practices in social media.
  • Research webinars.
  • Assist with media monitoring and outreach across Washington state. Draft and distribute news releases, media alerts and other stories.  
  • Other communications duties as assigned.

 The Office of the Education Ombudsman

 The Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) is an agency within the Governor’s Office that helps resolve complaints from parents against public schools and makes recommendations to the Governor and legislators for the improvement of public education. OEO functions independently from the state’s public education system.


Visit our website:


Visit us on facebook at:!/WAEducationOmbudsman

 Follow Us on Twitter: @edombudsman

 Please apply by May 15, 2012. 

Send cover letter and resume to: 

 Office of the Education Ombudsman

Attention: Patti Carey, Communications Manager

Northgate Executive Bldg. 1   155 NE 100th St – #210

Seattle, WA 98125  

Or e-mail:



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