2018-19 Programs Intern

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

Oregon Humanities, an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.

We’re looking for an intern to join our program staff for the 2018–19 school year, from October 2018 through June 2019, 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 will be paid $1,000 total 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 believes equity, justice, empathy, and respect are 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.

Applications will be open until September 8, 2018. If you are interested please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (preferably combined as a single document) to Maya Muñoz-Tobón at maya@oregonhumanities.org  With questions call (503) 241-0543, ext. 116.