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.