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.




Communications Internship @ Volt Athletics

Communications Internship

  • Organize and participate in events to build community and boost brand awareness
  • Creating content strategies and maintaining calendars for multiple social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Advising internal marketing team on best ways to maximize reach and influence
  • Identifying measures of success by continually monitoring and analyzing content performance
  • Monitor and report on feedback and online reviews
  • Coordinate with Marketing, PR and Communications teams to ensure brand consistency
  • Requirements:
  • A passion for digital marketing and communications
  • A passion for online community building and storytelling
  • Some knowledge of marketing and communications strategies and trendsVolt Athletics Inc.® (‘Volt’) is a Seattle-based sports tech company that brings professional-level sport performance training to athletes and teams worldwide. Volt’s proprietary Intelligent Training System leverages decades of proven strength and conditioning research and science to build hyper-personalized training plans delivered through an intelligent training system.If you have any students that would be interesting please, let me know. You can have them email me at me know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Doug | 206.701.6432
  • | @voltathletics
  • Director | Volt Athletics
  • About Volt Athletics®

Seeking part-time writer, content creator, digital marketer intern (Music Industry

Seeking part-time writer, content creator, digital marketer intern (Music Industry)

We are seeking an energetic intern who absolutely loves music and the digital arts. We need help with writing, research, content creation and outreach. The ideal candidate will have lots of knowledge of media creation such as filmmaking and video production.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience with:

  • Writing or blogging in the music, entertainment arts or content creation
  • Handy with photoshop or GIMP and comfortable making marketing creatives
  • Experience or comfortable making cold calls or on-line outreach
  • Comfortable working in a high-tech environment
  • Experience or desire to learn about personal interviewing.

University or School experience is acceptable, but you must have examples of your work to show. Must be a motivated, self-started that can work remotely with little supervision.

This is a great opportunity for anybody pursuing a carrier in the music business, media creation or production, digital arts or digital marketing. We are a small Seattle startup on the path to sustained growth. Come help us grow while gaining great experience.


I can be reached at this email address( ) or on my cell:  206-310-0569

Communication Scholarship!

February 2017

Thank you for your interest in the Seattle Professional Chapter of Women in Communications (AWC Seattle) College Scholarship program. Each year, our chapter raises money through special events to fund scholarships for Washington state college students majoring in communications disciplines. In the past 30 years, Seattle AWC has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to help foster the next generation of professional communicators.

For the 2017-18 academic year that begins in Fall 2017, the chapter will award one scholarship of $2,000.

Applications and accompanying materials must be received by email or postmarked by March 31, 2017. Eligibility requirements and submission address are listed below.


Scholarship selections are based on:

  • Demonstrated excellence in communications
  • Cover letter, work samples, honors/special awards, projects
  • Goals and progress toward communications career
  • Contributions toward communications on campus and/or in the community
  • Scholastic achievement (GPA in major)
  • Financial need
  • For University of Washington and Washington State University students
  •            only, membership in the student chapter of AWC serves as a tiebreaker

We wish you the best in your communications studies and invite you to learn more about the Association for Women in Communications at and



Catherine Stevens

Scholarship Chair

Seattle AWC Scholarship Eligibility and Submission Requirements 2017-18 Academic Year


Eligible students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a registered student at a four-year college in Washington state for Fall 2017
  • Be a junior or senior student as of Fall 2017
  • Be accepted in, or applying to, a major in at least one of the following communications disciplines:
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic or multi-media design
  • Journalism (print or broadcast)
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Public relations
  • Speech communications
  • Technical communication
  • Television or radio production
  • Video or film
  • Your application packet must include the following:
  • Cover letter explaining your educational and career goals and what you are doing to reach those goals
  • Application form (pages 3 through 6 of this packet)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college work
  • A current resume
  • Two writing samples of two pages or less in length each.
  • We recommend these be from your communications work or classes.
  • If you are a student in a graphics or multimedia discipline, you may submit one sample of your work in that discipline and one writing sample.
  • Portfolio links are not an acceptable formats for writing samples.  By email (preferred): By mail (must be postmarked by March 31, 2017): If you have questions, please email: The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and positioning its members at the forefront of the rapidly evolving communications industry. 2017-18 Scholarship Application   Student ID #                                                          _____________________________City_____________________________ State ________ Zip___________________ City_____________________________ State ________ Zip___________________ Email Address                                                       ______  College Information for 2017-2018 College you currently attend:                                                                                                                     
  • Phone (         )                                                                 
  • Address at home                                                   _____________________________
  • Address at school                                                 _____________________________
  • Name                                                                    _____________________________
  • Student Profile Please type or print clearly (you may print this form and fill in by hand if you wish).
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • AWC Scholarship, PO Box 60262, Shoreline, WA 98160
  • with “AWC scholarship” in the subject line
  • Submit application and supporting materials by March 31, 2017:
  •  Class status in Fall 2017:                 Junior               Senior
  • College you plan to attend in Fall 2017:
  • Have you been accepted?           If no, please specify expected acceptance date:                            
  • Cumulative GPA                             Communications GPA _____________
  • Area of concentration / type of communications major:                                                                        
  • UW and WSU students only — are you a student member of AWC?           yes      noFinancial Information for 2017-18 School Year(All financial information will remain confidential. Please indicate specifically the extent to which you are responsible for your education and personal expenses.)Your assets and expected income:    Family assistance available:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Describe any communications work you have done, on or off campus (public relations or advertising campaigns, newspaper writing, internships, freelance work, volunteerism, etc.).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Describe any extra-curricular and community activities, volunteer or public service.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By email (preferred): with “AWC scholarship” in the subject line* See page 2 of this packet for required materials
  • By mail (must be postmarked by March 31, 2017): AWC Scholarship, PO Box 60262, Shoreline, WA 98160
  • Submit application and all supporting materials* by March 31, 2017:
  • Applicant’s Name or Signature                                                              Date
  • By submitting this form, I certify the information is true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge:
  • 2. One professional or community service reference                                 email address or phone number
  • 1. One academic reference (professor/teacher)                                    email address or phone number
  • References:
  • Describe your most important campus activities, including honors, special awards and projects.
  • Describe your goals for your academic training and prospective career in communications.
  • Name:                                                                                                                               
  • Student Goals and Activities You may print and fill in or use this form. Attach an additional sheet if needed to fully respond.
  • Other anticipated grants and scholarships:
  • Estimated college costs (tuition, fees, and books):

Social Media Campaign Strategy Intern – Paid

Social Media Campaign Strategy Intern – Paid

Are you obsessed with finding and sharing stories online?  Do your friends look to you on Facebook and Twitter for the latest trends, ideas, and online memes?  Package It is based in Seattle, WA and is one of the premier industrial packaging companies in the northwest.  With over 15 million dollars in annual sales, we currently service a wide variety of customers and are looking to grow our foothold within a competitive market.

Package It has a fast-paced work environment and we seek talented employees who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle and assist in big projects.  As an intern, you will get to work with a variety of our staff, while working on real projects that will help us grow.

Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who is obsessed with social media and is creative and thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building relationships.

What You Will Learn:

  1. How to create a long term social media plan and marketing calendar.
  2. Relationship building with our online community by developing and maintaining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media accounts.
  3. How to create compelling content that will be shared by influencers and with our customers.
  4. Creative feedback and viral loops between our Facebook Page, twitter, and blog accounts.
  5. Assist our Operations Manager and Inside Sales Coordinator in building and presenting social media strategy.
  6. New and existing customer outreach strategies.
  7. Plenty of additional opportunities in related projects that will grow business acumen.

What We Require:

  1. Background in communication, marketing, media relations or other related discipline.
  2. Strong communication skills.
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office.
  4. Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  5. Creative and Flexible.
  6. Familiarity with social networking and relative sites/tools.
  7. Familiarity with WordPress a plus.


Timeline TBD. 5 hours per week minimum. Pay DOE.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to John Strait @





Social Media and Adolescent Health Intern

Title: Social Media and Adolescent Health Intern                 Contact Name: Esther Lam, BS, Research Assistant                 Contact Email:                 Department: Pediatrics, Center for Child Health Behavior & Development

The Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) has communications internship openings which will provide immersive experiences for undergraduate students. SMAHRT’s mission is to advance our understanding of the relationships between media and adolescent health towards educating teens, providing better care, and developing innovations in adolescent health. SMAHRT is led by Dr. Megan Moreno, an adolescent medicine physician and researcher. Our multidisciplinary team includes undergraduate students, medical trainees, and SMAHRT staff from various backgrounds of study including public health, forensic science, education, and biology.

The Project: The communications intern will join our team to work on promoting and maintaining our website, curating our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), and publicizing our Summer Scholars program. In each of these areas, the communications intern will seek to promote out team and its research, especially as it relates to developing new connections with other researchers, funding sources, and community members. The communications intern will also have the opportunity to develop and execute an individual project that promotes the team through the intern’s preferred medium (written content, podcasts, video production, web development, design and other mediums will be considered). Read more about our research at our website here:

The Position: We are looking to work with an undergraduate who is interested in a communications internships on a volunteer or for-credit basis for the duration of spring quarter 2017 (March-June, 2017) with a possible extension through summer 2017. The position will have four main critical components. 1) Produce written content to promote SMAHRT work: We recently recreated a SMAHRT features page where written works such as “Scholar of the Month, Study of the Month, etc” are posted to increase engagement between the work that we do and the community. The intern will help with researching, interviewing, and producing content for these features. Internship involvement in this aspect can be tailored to the intern’s skill set, whether that is writing, multimedia work or even web design and development. 2) Curate Social Media Accounts : We use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and it is important for the intern to plan and execute appealing material to appeal to a variety of different audiences on a regular basis. 3) Publicize our programs and events: This summer, the SMAHRT will host a one week long Summer Scholars program for high school students interested in gaining experience in social media research. The role of the communications/promotions intern will be to effectively promote this program in order to advance awareness and engagement with our program. 4) Maintain and promote our website: The intern will help with maintaining the website with up to date and relevant material.









5) Execute an individual project: We hope for each intern to complete on individual project that allows them to complete one individual project that allows them to showcase their best work in the medium of their choice.

Responsibilities include: 1. Generating new ideas for effective promotion strategies (ex. Building, maintaining, and executing a promotions calendar) 2. Updating and maintaining the team’s website 3. Reaching out to local organizations to discuss funding opportunities 4. Generating content for social platforms on a regular basis 5. Publicizing our events online, in the press, and among Seattle Children’s staff 6. Assisting with writing and editing of materials 7. Attending and contributing to team meetings

Required Qualifications: Previous communications experience and/or background in journalism, communications or public relations, specifically as it relates to scientific enterprise are helpful, but are not required. The following skills and abilities are required: Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Able to communicate openly and honestly
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in advancing a health-related mission
  • Ability to think creatively and follow instructions
  • Ability to establish and commit to a schedule of at least nine consistent weekly hours
  • Professionalism and exceptional dedication to team projects and goals
  • Currently a second or third year of undergraduate career
  • 9 hours per week in office commitment is required Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2017. The Facility: Our office is open 8am to 6pm, Monday through Fridays; we do our best to be flexible and work with your class schedule. We are not open on the weekend. Our office is located at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in downtown Seattle – 2001 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101If you are interested, please contact Esther Lam at and include the following information:
  1. Your resume or CV (with contact information)
  2. A brief statement that describes your interest in this position and the work described, previous communications experience, qualifications, and/or current outreach work
  3. The number of hours/week are you are able to work


Editorial Internships at Seattle Magazine

Editorial Internships at Seattle Magazine

Seattle magazine has immediate opportunities for editorial interns with excellent verbal and research skills. Interns gain hands-on experience, working closely with top editors in a creative, highly collaborative environment. As an intern, you will fetch no coffee. You’ll be an integral part of the team producing the only Northwest monthly that’s lasted 50 years. Enduring enthusiasm, curiosity and a love of the written word are essential prerequisites for the position. Attention to detail—even a perverse obsession with it—will come in handy. Your story ideas will get editors’ attention, and your bylines will proliferate quickly.

Interns help us bring up-and-coming Seattle trends home to our readers. Interns are the eyes and ears of the magazine. You will work on a wide range of projects, from the glamorous to the granular. You will learn all that goes into creating a magazine from start to finish. The internship will make you a published pro with terrific clips, a wealth of experience, and the confidence to pitch your ideas to the world.

No two internships are the same. To some extent, you will be given responsibilities based on your strengths and your initiative. Projects might include (but are not limited to): writing articles, fact-checking stories, helping with research on major projects, conducting interviews, attending events, researching story leads, and writing online articles.

Seattle magazine interns gain real-world experience, skills and mentoring, and go on to build successful careers. Past interns have landed jobs at Vanity Fair, Travel + Leisure, Lucky, Expedia, Cosmopolitan, Budget Living, Outside, Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, City Arts, Seattle Health magazine, Daily Candy, Sasquatch Books, Hugo House and Boise Weekly.

Internships require a commitment of four hours a day, five days a week for six months. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Upon successful completion of the internship, interns receive a small stipend. We’re accepting applications now.

To apply, send a completed application (download from our website,; click on “jobs and internships” at the bottom of the home page) along with a resume, references and two of your best writing samples to:

Tim Appelo, senior editor, at