2017–18 Programs Intern

10 to 12 hours per week (honorarium or work-study available)

The Oregon Humanities team is a small group of idealistic, collaborative, creative people who are committed to bringing Oregonians together across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. Each year, we offer hundreds of public conversations and programs across the state and tens of thousands of dollars in grants to organizations that, like us, believe in the power of people in rooms listening, learning, and struggling together. In our magazine and on our website, we publish essays, photographs, films, and audio recordings that explore the thoughts, perspectives, and experiences of Oregonians, especially those who have been ignored, generalized, or oppressed.

We’re looking for an intern to join our program staff for the 2017–18 school year, (October 2017–May 2018), 10 to 12 hours per week. The start date and work schedule are flexible. This internship is available as a federal work-study position or compensated with a $1,000 honorarium and a public transportation travel stipend.

We want to work with a creative, curious, and hard-working individual who is ready to get their hands dirty helping Oregon Humanities with a suite of programs: Conversation Project; Think & Drink; Talking about Dying; Public and Responsive Program Grants; and special projects/initiatives. The program intern will join a creative, dedicated, curious staff of can-doers in our downtown Portland office.

The program intern will gain administrative and program support skills and experience in program evaluation, partnership development, outreach and communications, event support, and research. Specific duties may include the following:

  • Support program planning, delivery, and evaluation for multiple projects and events
  • Support efforts to develop new events and audiences around the state
  • Brainstorm and assist with new avenues for program outreach
  • Research hot-button topics in Oregon communities and recommend opportunistic programming related to these topics

Oregon Humanities, an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. We value equity, justice, empathy, and respect as essential for vital, flourishing communities. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose professional and personal experiences will help us work toward our vision of an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

If you are interested please email a résumé and a cover letter to maya@oregonhumanities.org. Please submit both required items combined as a single document. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 22. No phone calls please.