Communications Internship with Environmental Nonprofit

Forterra fills a unique and important niche as the largest conservation and community building organization dedicated solely to this region. As a national leader, Forterra is shaping a future that will flourish environmentally and economically. We partner with thousands of leaders and residents across the Northwest to create healthy, livable, and prosperous communities. For over 20 years, Forterra has led efforts to restore critical landscapes and conserve more than 172,000 acres of forests, farms, shorelines, parks, and natural areas.


The Policy department at Forterra is currently working on projects at the county and city levels designing market-based resource land conservation programs and supporting stakeholder engagement for sustainable communities. Working closely with the Policy department and the Marketing Director, this position will focus on providing assistance with crafting marketing and communications materials, including:

  • Creating written content for brochures, one-pagers, and other outreach information about conservation programs and policy tools we employ, such as transfer of development rights (TDR) programs, the Landscape Conservation and Local Infrastructure Program (LCLIP), and ecosystem services markets.
  • Designing and producing reports, brochures, and other outreach materials for external distribution. Includes layout and graphic design.
  • Researching policy programs and tools, and working with the Policy and Marketing departments to create effective messaging.


This is an unpaid internship based out of our office in downtown Seattle. For a complete position description including schedule, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit our website at






As a part-time (20 hours a week) sportswriting intern at, you will be exposed to and enveloped in the dynamic and trailblazing world of online journalism. You will be expected to work at our newsroom and have a chance to become a big fish in a small pond, working directly with our sports editor on breaking news, long-term projects, sports analysis, photo galleries, historical research and editorial blogging. 

Sportswriting internships at also provide the opportunity to attend sports events as a member of the media, such as Mariners games, Sounders games, Seahawks games, and/or other events (as long as they are in season). Your work will be considered – and usually used – for placement on the home page, and will automatically be promoted on our sports index. Sportswriting interns may also be asked to be the only on-duty sports reporter on a given day – a rare opportunity to take on a high-responsibility role at a major news organization. 

Experience working with social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, is expected. Familiarity with HTML or with WordPress is nice but not required. You must be able to receive class credit for an internship – recently graduated alumni cannot be considered.




Please email a brief cover letter (can be in the email body), your résumé and at least three writing samples (as attachments or Web links) to sports editor Nick Eaton at with “Sports internship application” in the subject line. Applicants with no published writing samples will not be considered. Letters of reference are welcomed but not required.

Leaping for Literacy 5K Run Event Internship

Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center (HSDC), a local nonprofit agency, is seeking an intern to support our 5th Annual Leaping for Literacy 5K Family Fun Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday, June 8, at Bellevue College. If you’re an organized, energetic self-starter looking for hands on experience working in all aspects of event planning and marketing including sponsorships, volunteer recruitment and community outreach to generate increased participation, then this internship could be for you! This is an unpaid internship with a 5-15 hour/week commitment with flexible hours.

Desired Qualifications and Requirements:  

  • College student working towards a four year degree in communications, marketing or similar field
  • Prior experience working with volunteers in a collaborative atmosphere
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with the Deaf community is a plus!

 As the Events Fun Run intern you would work directly with the Event Coordinator and agency’s Fundraising team and volunteers while supporting early learning for children who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, or facing speech-language challenges. You’ll also have the opportunity to build and improve writing and editing skills for a variety of marketing pieces. 

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Beau Fong |Volunteer Engagement Manager

Deadline for applications: March 25, 2013

HSDC is a nonprofit organization providing communication support, services and solutions to people of all ages who are Deaf, hard of hearing or facing other communication challenges throughout western Washington.  We strive to help all people realize their full communication potential through clinical and educational services, treatment, technology and advocacy. For more information visit

Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center | 1625 19th Ave. Seattle, WA  98122 

Phone 206.323.5770|Videophone 206.452.7953 | TTY 206.388.1275