Rick Steves Europe Summer 2016 Internship

Rick Steves Europe Summer 2016 Internship

 

Rick Steves Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for a summer internship in its book department. We will have one internship that runs from June 20th to August 19th. (We follow the quarter system because many West Coast colleges use that academic schedule. However, we can adjust the schedule for those on the semester system.) Interns at Rick Steves work 10-20 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 during the internship and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.) It is up to the student to arrange for credit prior to his/her start date. Also, the intern is responsible for covering any personal expenses, including room, board, and transportation. Our offices are located in Edmonds, Washington, a suburb north of Seattle.

 

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.

 

Rick Steves Europe provides a casual, interpersonally 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 about us, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

 

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (links to published samples preferred, but not required) to Cathy Lu, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves Europe, cathyl@ricksteves.com.

 

 

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Communications Intern

Communications Intern (Seattle, WA)

Full Description

One Million Kids For Equality works to engage, educate, and elevate the voices youth around equality. We work on a broad spectrum of issues, utilizing the power of the personal story to elevate the voices of youth in our efforts to create positive change for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people and their families.

 

We are looking for a smart, motivated, and detail oriented individual who is interested in learning the ins and outs of public relations, marketing, and communication in a fast paced non-profit environment.

 

We are currently accepting internship applications. We encourage interns to apply for college credit and will assist with paperwork. We encourage you to consult with your university prior to beginning your internship with us. Volunteers are also welcome.

 

One Million Kids For Equality is an all-digital team that works remotely and meets 2-3 times weekly in local cafes and coffee shops.

 

Responsibilities

  • Write and distribute press releases and media advisories

 

  • Pitch stories to local and national media outlets.
  • Write articles for organization’s blog.
  • Draft emails to organization’s membership list.
  • Monitor news coverage and media presence.
  • Develop and maintain organization media lists.
  • Correspond with members, volunteers, and staff regarding projects and special events.
  • Conduct research and prepare reports to be used in emails, press releases, and announcements.

 

Qualifications

  • College student or recent graduate, with a major in Public Relations, Communication or related field.
  • Excellent written communication and organization skills
  • Experience with writing press releases and cultivating media relationships preferred but not required.
  • Experience with WordPress preferred but not required.
  • Will need to have your own laptop computer.
  • Self-starter
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and proactive team player
  • Experience with Google Docs is a plus.

 

Time Commitment

We’d like someone who can work an average of 15-20 hours per week with flexibility for actual days worked. Start and end dates are flexible. This internship is a minimum one quarter (10 weeks) commitment, however interns are welcome to continue their internship for as long as they like.

 

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship, ideal for junior and senior college students as well as recent college graduates.

 

How To Apply

To apply, email resume and cover letter to volunteerjobs@onemillionkids.org and include in the subject line of the email your last name and Communications Internship. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of this posting, and let us know why you would like to be an intern at One Million Kids For Equality.

 

One Million Kids For Equality is an equal opportunity emplower and encourages qualified individuals of every race, creed, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.