Impact Intern Opportunity

Political Internships with Impact: Clean Water Advocate

Right now, we’re working to protect Washington’s rivers, lakes and streams. What could be more obvious, right? We need clean water to live. However, corporate agribusiness imposes a heavy – and growing – toll on America’s waterways. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pollution from agriculture contributes to poor water quality in more than 100,000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States, along with 2,500 square miles of lakes and 2,900 square miles of estuaries. These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing, swimming, and/or wildlife. This Ag pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.

Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well. In Ohio, runoff from agricultural operations contributes to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500,000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014. In Iowa, nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three agricultural counties for contaminating its main drinking water source.

So: how do interns with Impact help us confront this massive problem?  You’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the issue of clean water. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to make a difference. Impact is looking to hire three interns this semester to work on our clean water campaign with Environment Washington:

  1. Media and Social Media: The media is the best way to get our message out to the public. Media interns will develop a media strategy for promoting our work to the public, educating the public about our issues, and using the media as a tactic in advocacy. Activities include keeping and maintaining press lists, developing relations with members of the local media, and maintaining visibility for events through letters to the editor, local public service announcements, doing radio feeds, digital organizing, postering, and other visibility. You will also help develop our online presence—creating and posting content on Facebook and Twitter, liking and interacting with other groups & VIPs in the state, and growing our reach to even more people online.

 

  1. Grassroots: Grassroots interns are essentially responsible for building people power – our response to the political and financial power wielded by corporate interests and elected officials. You will coordinate our efforts to generate grassroots pressure aimed at targeted decision-makers. You will use tactics such as petition/letter drives, endorsement campaigns, district meetings, organizing lobby days, and generating local media attention.

 

  1. Community Engagement and Research: Coalitions are an important part of the people power we will need to take on entrenched political and economic interests. Community Engagement interns will be directly responsible for reaching out to community leaders and other organizational leaders to get them involved in our campaign as coalition partners. You will be in charge of developing and maintaining these relationships through the duration of the campaign. You will also be in charge of research responsibilities including conducting surveys, writing reports or fact sheets that document environmental problems, and releasing reports to the media.

Becoming an Impact intern

We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and our democracy, and are ready to make a difference now. As an intern:

  • You’ll learn how to analyze problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win
  • You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
  • And you’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about the issues and gain organizing skills

And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving big problems like polluted water, global warming, or big money in our political system – interning with Impact is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join Impact as campaign organizers when they graduate: check out weareimpact.org for more information.

If you want to make an impact on our environment, our democracy and our future, apply to be an Impact intern today: http://weareimpact.org/internship-apply.html

Contact Andrew Gage at agage@weareimpact.org with any questions.

Application period: rolling until 3/15/2016

 

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Internship @ Norwegian American Weekly

Editorial Internship, Norwegian American Weekly

Do you love journalism and Norway? An exciting internship is available onsite at the Norwegian American Weekly’s Greenlake-area office. You’ll contribute articles and help steer the direction of the nation’s only Norwegian newspaper. While learning the inner workings of a small weekly print and online publication, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage your creative side as the voice of our mascot, a 125-year-old “nisse” looking for his lost family.

The ideal candidate has studied journalism and creative writing, and has an interest in Norway and at least one of the following: travel, sports, and persuasive writing. A deep love and knowledge of social media is an absolute must, as is basic computer literacy and excellent writing. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with Norwegian language fluency and/or proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, but these are not required.

10-15 hours/week, primarily on Tuesday and Thursdays. Training will be on other days. $12/hour to start. There is the possibility to make this a permanent part-time position if the fit is right.

 

Primary duties:

  • Take charge of sourcing or creating content for one page of the newspaper: Travel, Sports, or Opinion, depending on availability and student inclination. Get familiar with the content we’ve already used and the sort of content that’s appropriate and valuable for our audience. Cultivate a network of writers; work with the rest of the staff to coordinate content and make an editorial calendar; source rights-free or one-time-use images to accompany stories. Work within our style guide (modified AP).
  • Be part of our social media presence, including managing our mascot’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.
  • Digitize back content onto our website.
  • Work with subscriptions and handle office work as necessary, including answering phones.
  • Design or modify advertisements as needed.

 

How to apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample including journalism and a few sample tweets from Nils Anders Wik to emily@na-weekly.com. Please first familiarize yourself with what we do by looking over http://www.na-weekly.com, visiting our Facebook page, and checking in on Nils Anders Wik’s twitter @NAWnisse. His origin story is at http://www.na-weekly.com/featured/naws-new-friend/.

Don’t hesitate to apply; we’d love to start someone right away! Open until filled.

 

Contact:

Emily C. Skaftun emily@na-weekly.com 206-784-4617

 

Rick Steves Winter Quarter Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe Winter 2016 Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for a three-month internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-19 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 and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.)

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. European travel experience is also beneficial. We are seeking one intern for Winter Quarter (Jan. 4th-March 11th).

Rick Steves’ Europe provides a casual, 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

 

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (published samples preferred, but not required) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe, tomg@ricksteves.com.

 

Public Health Advocate with WashPIRG: Impact Internship

Public Health Advocate with WashPIRG: Impact Internship

Right now, we’re working to end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. If you are like most Americans, you or someone in your family has been prescribed antibiotics to treat an illness. Maybe it was a simple ear infection, or strep throat. Or maybe it was something potentially life-threatening, like pneumonia or a post-surgery infection. When we get an infectious illness, we assume that the antibiotics our doctors prescribe for us will make us better. But what if they didn’t? Medical experts, including the World Health Organization, are warning that if we don’t stop the overuse of antibiotics, they could stop working — with potentially grave consequences for public health

That’s why we’re organizing campaigns across the country on this issue. Unlike most campaigns with Impact, the antibiotics campaign is targeting a corporation to initiate the change we want to see in our food system. Subway is the largest fastfood chain in the world and advertises itself as a healthy alternative to most fast food restaurants, so we are calling on them to stop serving meat raised with antibiotics by January 2016.

So: what do interns with Impact do? You’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the overuse of antibiotics. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to make a difference. WashPIRG is looking to hire three interns this semester to work on our antibiotics campaign:

Media and Social Media: The media is the best way to get our message out to the public. Media interns will develop a media strategy for promoting our work to the public, educating the public about our issues, and using the media as a tactic in advocacy. Activities include keeping and maintaining press lists, developing relations with members of the local media, and maintaining visibility for events through letters to the editor, local public service announcements, doing radio feeds, digital organizing, postering, and other visibility. You will also help develop our online presence—creating and posting content on Facebook and Twitter, liking and interacting with other groups & VIPs in the state, and growing our reach to even more people online.

Grassroots: Grassroots interns are essentially responsible for building people power – our response to the political and financial power wielded by corporate interests and elected officials. You will coordinate our efforts to generate grassroots pressure aimed at targeted decision-makers. You will use tactics such as petition/letter drives, endorsement campaigns, district meetings, and generating local media attention.

Community Engagement and Research: Coalitions are an important part of the people power we will need to take on entrenched political and economic interests. Community Engagement interns will be directly responsible for reaching out to community leaders and health professionals to get them involved in our campaign as coalition partners. You will be in charge of developing and maintaining these relationships through the duration of the campaign. You will also be in charge of research responsibilities such as conducting surveys, writing reports or fact sheets on the overuse of antibiotics, and releasing reports to the media.

Becoming an Impact intern

We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and our democracy, and are ready to make a difference now. As an intern:

  • You’ll learn how to analyze problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win
  • You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
  • And you’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about the issues and gain organizing skills

 

And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving big problems like polluted water, global warming, or big money in our political system – interning with Impact is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join Impact as campaign organizers when they graduate: check out weareimpact.org for more information.

 

If you want to make an impact on our environment, our democracy and our future, apply to be an Impact intern today: send your resume, cover letter, and an indication of which internship you are interested in to Andrew Gage at andrew@washpirg.org.

 

Application period: rolling until 12/15/2015

 

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring Quarter 2015 Internship!

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring 2015 Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling travel guidebooks, is seeking candidates for a three-month editorial internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves’ Europe work part-time from 10 to 19 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, various writing and editing tasks are also assigned, such as writing for the media or basic editing of guidebook content. The intern will work with a supervisor and acquire skills needed to succeed in a communication-related career. While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed as a learning experience, and we require that our interns earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.)

We are seeking journalism/communication/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. We are seeking one intern for Spring Quarter. The internship will run March 30-June 5, 2015.

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, sell Eurail passes, 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 résumé and writing samples (links to published samples preferred) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe, tomg@ricksteves.com.

 

Rick Steves Europe Summer 2014 Internships

Rick Steves Europe Summer 2014 Internship

 

Rick Steves Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for one three-month summer internship in its book department. 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. We are seeking one intern for the Summer Quarter internship (June 23rd to Aug. 22nd). Please let us know if you would also be interested in the Fall Quarter internship (Sept. 24th to Dec. 5th)

 

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, sell Eurail passes, 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 Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves Europe, tomg@ricksteves.com. Candidates will be evaluated in mid-May and the finalist should be chosen by May 20th.

 

 

Internship for Mayorial Campaign

Ed Murray for Mayor – College Internship

Job Description

Murray for Mayor campaign interns will help mobilize voters across the city for Ed Murray’s Seattle

mayoral campaign. This is a great chance to get involved in progressive politics and learn how campaigns

are run at the local level.

Interns will partake in a variety of campaign activities including finance,

operations, field and social media and will have the opportunity to work on projects that are of particular

interest to them.

Primary Responsibilities

-Register, persuade, and motivate voters

-Attend and represent the campaign at various community, fundraising, and constituent events

-Ensure data integrity by keeping all databases and documents up to date and accurate

-Build and sustain current relationships with volunteers and supporters

Qualifications

-Strong communication skills

-Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

-Knowledge of Seattle and local policy issues is a plus, but not required

Interns will work alongside campaign staff in a fast-paced organization and must be able to juggle

multiple projects with competing demands. Likewise, exceptional organization, attention to detail, and

motivation are required as well as the ability to work independently. Interns will work mostly with

campaign staff, but may also be in contact with elected officials, candidates, other campaign’s staff, and

the press.

Instructions

Please send a resume and brief statement of interest to Tim Wolfe at

tim@murray4mayor.co