2017–18 Communications and Publications Intern

10 to 12 hours per week, October 2017 through May 2018

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 communications staff for the 2017–18 school year, from October 2017 through 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 person with raw talent, fresh insights, and an insatiable desire to connect Oregonians to new stories, ideas, and perspectives. Experience creating online video or audio content is a plus. As an intern, you will be joining a creative, dedicated, curious staff of can-doers. Your role: create, edit, and disseminate all sorts of content that will see the light of day in print and online. Duties may include the following:

  • Create online content (such as words, images, videos, podcasts)
  • Write short copy for publications and website
  • Assist with copyediting, fact-checking, proofreading, and art acquisition for Oregon Humanities magazine and other print and online materials
  • Assist with social media
  • Provide administrative and research support (e.g., data entry, list management, mailings)
  • Assist with public events such as Wordstock and Think & Drink
  • Develop and implement special projects

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 cover letter and résumé to Kathleen Holt, associate director and editor, at k.holt@oregonhumanities.org. Please submit both required items combined as a single document. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 22. No phone calls, please.