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



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


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


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.


  • 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



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.


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.


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 Applications will be accepted through 5:00 pm on Friday, September 15.

Research Assistants!


We are looking to hire research assistants for a study on nutritional labelling. The purpose of the study is to examine patterns of eating out, food consumption and awareness of nutritional information in restaurants. 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.


 Equipment set-up each shift

Recruiting and surveying patrons after they have finished their meals


 Good organizational skills

 Responsible and reliable

 Strong communication and people skills

 Attentive to detail

 Previous research/survey experience is an asset.

Pay: $17/hour

Work Period:

 The study will run between September 13th and October 4th.

Shifts will occur from 11:00am-3:00pm and 4:00pm-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 at Please include details about your hours of availability for shifts between September 13th and October 4th.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


2nd Avenue Collective, LLC is looking for 4 interns starting mid- to late May through the summer

2nd Avenue Collective, LLC is looking for 4 interns starting mid- to late May through the summer and possibly longer. Preference to journalism and communications majors.


A Reporter must have a love for writing and a comprehensive understanding of the industry specific to your audience. You will be responsible for writing interesting and engaging articles geared for a specific target audience and have the ability to come up with original, relevant and timely topics. We are looking for someone who is organized, flexible, engaging, and self-motivated, with knowledge and interest in nightlife, hospitality, tourism, arts & entertainment.

–       Creative and able to come up with relevant, interesting topics in a timely manner

–       Identifying the audience’s needs and able to address them successfully

–       Have a professional, consistent, and witty writing style, encouraging subscribers to share on social media, and elsewhere.

–       Research, fact checking, and interview skills.

–       Be available at least once per week for face-to-face interaction

–       Schedule and submit time per week to perform duties

–       Collecting info about newsworthy events in the Belltown area for publication

–       Receiving assignments, or evaluating news leads/tips to develop story ideas

–       Taking photographs or shooting video to illustrate stories.

–       Editing or assist in editing photos and videos.




2ND AVENUE COLLECTIVE brings together the best of what nightlife in Belltown has to offer. From restaurants to bars, venues to theatres, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on every night of the week.

See here to get updates on what’s happening, what’s new, and what brings us all together all in the vibrant community of Belltown. See you on 2nd Ave!



Rick Steves’ Europe Spring and Summer 2017 Internships

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring and Summer 2017 Internships

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for three-month 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 2017 (March 27th-June 2nd) and several for Summer Quarter 2017 (June 19th-Aug. 18th).

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

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (published samples preferred, but not required) to Katie Gustafson, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe,



Digital Communications Specialist

Digital Communications Specialist

The League of Education Voters is a non-partisan Washington-based organization working to improve public education from early learning through higher education. We shape the debate, build powerful coalitions, and grow the grassroots to achieve meaningful reform and ample resources for education.

We are looking for a multi-talented individual with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, campaign-style work environment. The Digital Communications Specialist will help develop and execute the organization’s statewide communications plan to improve outcomes for Washington students with a focus on increasing supporter engagement.

This full-time position reports to the Communications Director. Specific responsibilities will include:

Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate a communications calendar, including messaging, audiences, timing, and vehicles

Create and test compelling written content for websites, blogs, emails, e-newsletters, and social media sites to support outreach, advocacy, engagement and fundraising

Establish metrics, perform analysis, and make recommendations regarding LEV’s digital communications, websites and social media messages

Manage LEV’s presence on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and explore possible expansion on other social sites

Work with partner organizations to manage coalition social media communications and websites, including serving as website editor for LEV and partners

Capture stories and post social media updates at all LEV events

Create, edit and publish video for social media platforms

Ensure that all collateral (print and digital) supports LEV’s strategic messages

• Manage relationships with vendors, including graphic designers, web developers, and video producers

• Maintain and optimize supporter databases to ensure proper workflows, reporting and standard processes

The ideal candidate will have:

The desire to improve public education for every Washington student and use digital communications and social media to raise awareness, build political will, and motivate audiences to take action

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, plus 3-4 years of direct experience in digital strategy, advertising, communications, marketing, or public relations with specific expertise in non-profit advocacy, and/or fundraising

Demonstrated ability to work on at both the strategic (developing digital, social and event marketing plans and campaigns) and tactical (crafting copy, running communications campaigns, planning events, and driving digital work) level

Creative and analytical writing abilities, with the ability to craft targeted communications to diverse audiences and an eye for making politics and legislative affairs accessible and compelling

Experience managing organizational or branded accounts on Twitter, Facebook and /or other social media platforms

Digital, web and social media analytics expertise and ability to effectively evaluate campaign success and KPIs

Knowledge of web usability best practices, website navigation design and flow, content classification, SEO strategy, and Salsa email platform and audience segmentation

Proficiency with HTML, CSS, CMS (such as WordPress), Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with CRMs and Adobe Design Suite and/or other graphic design software

Experience working alongside communities of color

Innovative and data-driven with a sense of humor and a good imagination

A reliable vehicle and the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

To apply:

Send cover letter and résumé via email or mail to:

Nancy Hopkins

League of Education Voters

2734 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109


LEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Intern-Communications Assistant department City of Burien

City of Burien, Washington


Job Announcement


Title: Management Intern – Communications Assistant                                Dept.:  City Manager’s Department

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                                                           Reports to: Communications Officer

Salary: $14.00 – 17.01 per hour, DOQ                                                     Closing date:  Position closes 3/3/17. 

Position closes March 3, 2017.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples with the online application.

Nature of Work

The Management Intern – Communications Assistant will work alongside the Communications Officer and assist with all aspects of the City’s communications and marketing efforts.  Specific projects could include: multimedia projects to tell Burien’s story and increase its connections with residents and the broader region, rolling out the City’s new brand, media relations, a comprehensive redesign of the City website, and advise on social media content and strategy.  In addition, the Communications Assistant will assist in the production and development of Burien Magazine.  This position will play a key role in supporting all City-wide communication efforts.

Position Details

This is a part-time position requiring 18 hours per week. The work schedule will be determined by mutual agreement. Preferred start date is April 1, 2017.

Essential Functions

  • Supports and models the identified vision, values and behaviors of the organization.
  • Develops multimedia content for use online, in social media, on local access cable channel, and in print publications and marketing materials.
  • Works with the Communications Officer to build and maintain an informative and inclusive online presence.
  • Assists the Communications Officer in developing messaging on emerging issues.
  • Assists in website redesign process and implementation.
  • Assists in tracking and organizing media stories as well as developing media pitches.
  • Engages youth populations in coordination with partnering agencies as appropriate.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Secondary Functions

  • Recommends ideas to engage diverse communities.
  • Assists in managing social media accounts.

Job Scope

The position involves frequent new and varied work situations with a moderate level of complexity. The Management Intern – Communications Assistant operates from broad directions and instructions with moderate supervision.

Interpersonal Contacts

Internally, contacts are usually with department staff and the supervisor.  Externally, the Management Intern – Communications Assistant will have frequent contact with the public through face-to-face meetings, by phone and via e-mail.

Specific Job Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Writing for different audiences.
  • Proofreading methods.
  • Research methods.
  • Social media platforms.
  • Characteristics, needs, and interests of diverse and/or disabled populations is a plus.

Ability to:

  • Operate a computer and various office software applications, including website administration, content management systems, and social media. Knowledge of HTML not required.
  • Manage and produce multimedia projects from start to finish a plus.
  • Write comprehensible and compelling material.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in interactions with the general public.
  • Pay close attention to detail and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Exercise discretion in confidential matters.
  • Exercise individual initiative.

Mental Activities

Position requires ability to continuously read, speak, write and understand English and strong interpersonal skills; occasional decision-making, independent judgement and/or action, teamwork, creativity, public presentations, as well as the ability to perform basic math.

Physical Activities

Position requires frequent speaking and listening; occasional standing, walking, and sitting; and rare bending and stooping.  Incumbent must be able to push, pull, lift and carry 15 lbs.

Education and Experience

Associate degree OR a combination of education, training and experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the duties of the position.  Experience in event planning, public relations, or marketing is preferred.  Experience in graphic design a plus.

Special Requirements

  • Successful completion of pre-employment background check.
  • Competence with design programs such as the Adobe Suite and others.
  • Spanish or Vietnamese fluency strongly preferred.

Job Conditions

Computer-related work is performed in the office with a moderate noise level.  Some travel to and attendance at outside meetings may be required.  Work may occur indoors and outdoors.


  • The City of Burien believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.  This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • The City of Burien is an Equal Opportunity Employer and assures equal employment practices regardless of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by local, State or Federal law. 
  • Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed before employment commences as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of education and related experience.  Highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in interviews.  Candidates may be asked to respond to supplemental questions in writing and to supply illustrative examples of work.  A test may also be administered to assess relevant skills.  Additional references may be requested of finalists.
  • If you need special accommodation in the application or examination process, please contact Human Resources at (206) 248-5504.
  • The City of Burien has a no smoking policy in all City facilities and all City vehicles.