Rick Steves’ Europe Summer 2018 Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe Summer 2018 Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking applicants for a 10-week internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 15-19 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.) 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. Because of the hardship of traveling from another state to Seattle for an unpaid internship, we generally give priority to candidates from local colleges or those with strong local ties.

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 Summer Quarter 2018 (June 18th-Aug. 17th). 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.

Rick Steves’ Europe is dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We provide a casual, interpersonally rewarding work environment for our staff of 100 at our offices in Edmonds, where we produce a travel guidebook series, a public television series, a weekly radio show, and an extensive travel website. We also design and market European bus tours and a line of travel luggage and accessories. To learn more about us, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

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

 

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Editorial & Online Communication Intern

Editorial & Online Communication Intern
Paid Intern ($14/hour until December 2018, $15 after January 2019)
Company: North American Post Publishing
Location: Seattle International District (next to Uwajimaya / International District Station)
Hours: 10~15 hours per week (can be flexible depending on school schedule. Preferably twice a week in the office)
Period: Jun 2018 – May 2019 (requires at least 6 month commitment)

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, writing, editing and managing weekly local/community news for the North American Post
  • Update and maintain the North American Post (napost.com) and Soy Source (soysource.net) websites using WordPress
  • Update and maintain NAP&SS social media presence, including scheduling Facebook updates
  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas and directions for the publications’ online / social media strategy
  • Other office assistance as needed

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing skill
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of MS Word, Google docs, Excel etc). Proficiency in WordPress, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus, but not required
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with PR and community contacts
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Understandings in Japanese/Asian American culture and history a plus
  • Ability to understand Japanese a plus

About North American Post Publishing
https://napost.com/about/

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Misa Murohashi (misa@napost.com).
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Editorial Internship

Editorial Internship, The Norwegian American

America’s only Norwegian newspaper is seeking a part-time intern to help us run things around here. Ability to read and edit in Norwegian is an absolute must. Hours and compensation will depend on how much of the job you can take on. We envision 10-15 hours per week, mostly onsite in our Shoreline, Wash., office, and pay of between $15-18/hour DOE.

This has the potential to evolve into a full-time job if the fit is right. Seniors looking to get a start in publishing are encouraged to apply

Tasks:

Editorial:

  • Find and trim Norwegian-language news stories for the Nyheter fra Norge page
  • Write stories for the paper
  • Many other small editorial tasks, about half of which require Norwegian fluency

Digital & Social Media:

  • Post stories using our WordPress site
  • Follow SEO guidelines for posts
  • Post PDF to archives
  • Finish up and schedule weekly newsletter using Constant Contact

Administrative:

  • Manage subscriptions—apply payments made by various means to our subscription software, set up vacation holds and changes of address, sync this information with digital subscriptions
  • Send out renewal notices to subscribers
  • Answer phones, return voicemails, and reply to subscription and general questions that come in via email
  • Send copies of the paper to those who request samples and those who’ve been featured in the paper
  • Complete other tasks, such as re-typing letters and mailing review copies of books, as needed to support the Editor

Qualifications:

  • Organization and reliability—we need to know that if we tell you to do something it will get done, not just once but every time it needs to
  • Superb English skills—ability to write and edit interesting stories about assigned topics
  • Fluency in written Norwegian (Bokmål)—ability to shorten Norwegian articles and translate when necessary
  • Ability to work well with writers and other content producers
  • Friendly and professional phone manner
  • Social media proficiency
  • Proficiency in InDesign (required) and at least basic skills in Photoshop (can learn)
  • Knowledge of WordPress (some basic knowledge of HTML is a plus, but willingness to learn will do)
  • Familiarity with the Norwegian-American community and/or Norway is ideal
  • Organization and reliability—yep, this is first and last on the list. Seriously, scatterbrains need not apply. We’re full up on those already.

Send resume and cover letter to naw@na-weekly.com.

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring and Summer 2018 Internships

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring and Summer 2018 Internships

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for 10-week internships 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 these are unpaid internships, they are 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 Spring Quarter 2018 (March 26th-June 1st) and one for Summer Quarter 2018 (June 18th-Aug. 17th).

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 about us, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

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. The deadline is March 5th.

 

 

Rick Steves’ Europe Winter Quarter 2018 Internship!

Rick Steves’ Europe Winter Quarter 2018 Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for an internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-12 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 these are unpaid internships, they are 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 several writing or editing courses. 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 interns for Winter Quarter 2018 (Jan. 3rd-March 9th).

Our offices are located in Edmonds. Rick Steves’ Europe provides a casual, rewarding work environment. 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 (published samples preferred, but not required) to Cathy Lu, Assistant Managing Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe, cathyl@ricksteves.com. Applications must be received by Nov. 17, 2017.

 

 

Communications Intern with American Red Cross!!!

Communications Intern Description  

 About the Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission

 COMMUNICATIONS INTERN, AMERICAN RED CROSS, NORTHWEST REGION

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Regional Communications Department of the Red Cross, the public affairs intern will support the goals of the regional chapter office by creating and administering projects and programs to expand the reach of the Communications department and the visibility of the Red Cross within the region.

Internship Concentrations

Interns will focus on various aspects of public affairs and communications efforts in the following Red Cross lines of service:

  • Service to the Armed Forces
  • Preparedness, Health and Safety Services
  • Disaster services and response
  • Biomedical Services

MAJOR DUTIES AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

A Red Cross communications intern may:

  • Assist with coordination, outreach and event planning and special projects
  • Provide communications support on national Red Cross initiatives, such as Home Fire Campaign, Giving Day, Heroes recognition events, etc.
  • Provide communications support on product launches, such as new mobile apps
  • Assist in the development of a social media strategy tailored to the local community
  • Generates written and visual content for press releases, blogs, websites, social media, marketing plans and more
  • Assists Public Affairs volunteers and other staff at events and meetings (occasionally held at the Seattle chapter)
  • Provides communications-related information for monthly board updates, which includes compiling press clips, measuring media relations results and tracking social media account activity
  • Compiles and updates media lists
  • Coordinates photo shoots/events
  • Works to recruit Public Affairs volunteers and future interns
  • Works on special projects and events to further develop communications assets to be used by the chapter and the organization more broadly.
  • Dresses appropriately to professionally represent the Red Cross – generally business casual
  • Attends meetings and training as requested or required
  • Maintains all equipment in a clean, approved condition and returns unused materials and supplies to their appropriate places in a timely manner – generally within 1 business day
  • Transports equipment, materials, and supplies to and from work site

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

The American Red Cross public affairs internship program is designed for Washington State college students to gain experience in a broad array of communications business segments including publishing, content development, Internet, social media engagement, events, project management, broadcast, and research.

Candidates should be entering their junior or senior year at a 4-year Washington State accredited college or university or be in an advanced degree program. Some exceptions to academic level may be made. Students should receive school credit for their internship at the Red Cross.

Candidates should also demonstrate exceptional writing skills and proficient use of AP Style. Portfolio or writing examples are required in the application.

Interns should have some experience in one of more of the following disciplines: social media, writing, photography, videography, editing, and project management.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work both independently and with the public affairs team
  • Familiarity with Windows Operating system and software
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Word Press and other social media platforms
  • Ability to type 45 wpm
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • A positive and professional attitude and demeanor
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Ability to operate video equipment a plus
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts
  • Ability and enthusiasm to market American Red Cross products and services.

Other:

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Has own vehicle to transport equipment and materials

The Application Packet Should Include the Following:

Resume. Please be sure that this resume accurately reflects your work experience (paid and unpaid) and any school or community activities that you would like us to know about. Include the name of all organizations, the title of your position and the dates of participation.
Personal Statement/Cover Letter. The letter should indicate why you want to be an American Red Cross intern, how your classes and experiences have prepared you for the internship program, and what you hope to contribute to your assigned position.
Writing/Photo/Video Sample. An example of the applicant’s writing ability or design work if applicable. Samples should be submitted as a PDF, Word Document or Web Link.
Materials listed above should be addressed to:

Betsy Robertson, Regional Communications Manager

Betsy.Robertson@RedCross.org

206-799-3194
 

POLICIES AND EXPECTATIONS

The internship experience is an extension of the classroom and should help students build skills that will help them towards their professional goals. Some work will be administrative.

The Red Cross will introduce you to important contacts within our organization and familiarize you with company rules, policies, expectations and resources early on. Learning objectives, responsibilities and expectations for students will be discussed on the first day of the internship. These include the nature of the internship, supervisory arrangements, start and end date, and work schedules.

We include interns in staff meetings and related professional activities when possible. Schedules may include attending required or recommended classes, seminars, and/or meetings.

The intern will be assigned a mentor/supervisor who will be responsible for monitoring the progress of the intern, sharing feedback about work performance, provide training or be available to answer questions and is willing to complete an evaluation at the end of the internship.

We encourage interns to ask questions to clarify job responsibilities. The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interns must comply with applicable federal, state and local laws relating to workplace safety. The Red Cross prohibits discrimination in the workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, marital status, religion, age, disability, and veteran status. This commitment includes equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the workplace.

ORIENTATION PROCESS

Intern orientation will cover:

  • Volunteer Connection
  • Volunteer Services
  • Red Cross services, outreach, and training
  • Computers and IT
  • Public Affairs Essentials

Communicatons Internship Opportunity

Communications Internship

About Women’s Funding Alliance

Women’s Funding Alliance improves the lives of women and girls in Washington State. We have a clear vision – that all women and girls have the opportunity to live, lead and thrive. Our mission is to advance leadership and economic opportunity for women and girls in Washington State. Working together with thousands of committed individuals and hundreds of community organizations, we make the case, drive solutions and mobilize people to make change.

Job Description

Women’s Funding Alliance is looking for a communications intern to assist with the development and execution of our communications strategies both print and digital. Projects may include:

 Website maintenance and graphics

 Social media content

 Google and social media analytics

 Influencer tracking

 Print collateral

 Promotional event materials

 Blog posts

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about our mission, creative, and able to work under deadlines. This is a fantastic opportunity for a student interested in learning about philanthropy/non-profits while gaining hands-on marketing and communications experience.

Supervisor

Adanna Escobar, Communications Manager

Time Commitment

Minimum 3 month commitment. Available to work 10-15 hours per work week (Office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday with some weekends).

Unpaid. Must earn academic credit. Women’s Funding Alliance will work with student to meet academic credit requirements.

Desired Qualifications

Currently enrolled at a local college, university or technical school

 Demonstrated strong writing skills – candidate to provide samples

Understanding of basic marketing and communications concepts

 Strong grasp of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

 Proactive team player who enjoys working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment

 Ability to work independently and manage deadlines

 Previous communications related internship experience a plus

 Flexibility, sense of humor

To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples via email with the subject line “Communications Intern Application” to adanna@wfalliance.org. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 pm on Friday, September 15.