In the Department of Communication we believe that a high-quality internship provides a valuable opportunity for majors to gain exposure to communication careers while acquiring skills, contacts, and work products that will help upon entrance to the job market. We currently offer up to 4 credits to students with internships, 1 to 2 credits per quarter.
To receive credit you must complete 5 communication courses and fill out the Internship Form.
i2i: Seattle-Based In-Flight Magazine Publisher Seeks Editorial Interns
Date: November 3, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Communications 102E
Horizon Edition Magazine, is seeking editorial interns. Our internships generally run on a quarterly schedule. Interns at Paradigm Communications have the opportunity to write several short articles, which are published with the intern’s byline, for two in-flight magazines that are viewed by more than a million travelers per month.
Editorial internships are opportunities for aspiring journalists to acquire professional experience, to work closely with editors and to learn about all phases of magazine publishing. The internships are unpaid and are 20 hours per week for three months. The internship is open to all—students and non-students. For students, the intern supervisor can work with advisers to provide college credit for the internship experience.
Interns research story concepts, conduct interviews and write articles. They also check facts, help with special sections, develop event calendars and sometimes write sidebars for longer stories. In addition, they assist with editorial research and art queries.
We are looking for applicants who are meticulous about accuracy; this is especially important for verifying facts, but it also applies to spelling, punctuation and usage. Applicants should have solid writing experience, enjoy conducting in-depth research about a wide variety of subjects, exhibit interest in learning about the magazine industry and possess strong communication skills. Applicants also need to be able to take direction. Interns will gain valuable self-editing and rewriting skills, enabling them to produce content that meets the needs of editors and readers. Writing or editing experience in newspapers or magazines is an asset, although any writing experience, including coursework, will be considered.
Internship hours are flexible, but we ask that interns work a fixed schedule, typically two full days and a half-day each week. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a one-hour lunch break.
i2i: Solid Ground
WHEN: November 10, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Communications 102E
RSVP: Link coming soon
With the compassionate and respectful help of over 5,500 committed volunteers, Solid Ground supports more than 60,000 King County residents each year in meeting their urgent housing, food and lifeskills needs to escape poverty and thrive.
Solid Ground counters racism, oppressions and the institutional practices and policies that perpetuate poverty. Employees, volunteers and interns are responsible for developing and safekeeping a culturally-diverse work environment. Compassion, flexibility and respect are valued and encouraged. We believe that a multi-cultural, multi-racial workforce is critical to our work.
Since 1974, Solid Ground’s culture of innovation, partnership and action has created many of King County’s most effective anti-poverty programs including Lettuce Link, Broadview, LIHI and Economic Opportunity Institute. Solid Ground’s volunteers address inequities and make an impact that benefits all Washingtonians.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Communications Intern works with the Communications Department to generate impactful, engaging stories and visual content about our work and issues related to addressing poverty, racism and other oppressions.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES & TASKS:
Research, write and edit content on Solid Ground’s website/blog (WordPress experience preferred), Facebook and Twitter pages (1-3 blog posts/week).
Research and obtain appropriate images for use in media.
Proofread/copyedit print and web-based content generated by the Communications Department.
Other related tasks, as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Interest in writing about poverty, undoing oppressions, and Solid Ground’s efforts to support people to build skills and achieve their goals.
Experience writing or editing publications and/or web-based content is a plus.
Fluency in MS Office Suite necessary. Knowledge of WordPress and desktop publishing programs a plus (including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop)
Photography/videography skills a plus.
Experience working with low-income communities or demonstrated interest in issues affecting low-income communities.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner and as part of a team, coordinating efforts with program staff.
Willingness and ability to work with people of all ages from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
i2i: JJ Caprices
Date: October 20, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Communications 102E
Marketing/Social Media Intern for Fashion Startup eCommerce Boutique (Bellevue)
JJ Caprices is an online fashion boutique that features extraordinary, handmade women’s accessories
carefully curated from around the globe, and we are looking for a smart, motivated, creative, dependable
intern who loves to take brilliant Instagram pics, create interesting Pinterest boards, blog about fashion
(and travel), write clever tweets and help with marketing projects. The willingness to find delight in tasks
outside your specific responsibilities is also a big bonus…after all that is what start-up life is all about.
Visit our boutique, JJ Caprices, here: www.JJCaprices.com
Learn more about the shop here: http://www.jjcaprices.com/pages/aboutjjcaprices
As seen in: Seattle Met Magazine, Seattle Magazine, 425 Magazine, 425 Business Magazine, Seattle Met
Bride and Groom, Seattle Bride, New Day Northwest morning show, other national and local blogs
Gear – You’ll need your own computer and a smart phone.
Dependable – Not only important in life, but definitely essential on a job.
Resourceful – Put that internet to good use!
Tech savvy- Sharp in navigating a smart phone, social media, various
apps, and please tell us you proofread your emails, posts, and comments!
Collaborative – work with a team and make your ideas known too!
Your Unique Skill Set!
• Undergraduate degree or working towards a BS/BA
• No experience required, but we would like to hear your story and what
you can bring to the table.
➢ Number of hours per week: • 8 – 12 hours a week
➢ Unpaid, Past interns have gotten class credit
➢ Dates of the internship: Start as soon as possible, 3 – 6 months (can be discussed)
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