Program Intern

2019–2020 School Year

We’re looking for an intern to join our Oregon Humanities program staff for the academic year of 2019-20, from mid-September 2019 through May 2020, who will support the team for 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 of $5 per day worked.

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; Facilitation Trainings; Humanity in Perspective; Bridging Oregon; Think & Drink; Public and Responsive Program Grants; and special projects and initiatives. 

The program intern will join a creative, dedicated, curious staff in our downtown Portland office.

This is a great opportunity to gain skills in:

  • Administrative and program support 
  • Program evaluation
  • Partnership development
  • Outreach and communications
  • Event support
  • Research

Specific duties may include the following:

  • Support program planning, delivery, and evaluation for multiple projects and events
  • Digitize organizational archives, learn about organizational history, and brainstorm ways to share noteworthy findings
  • Support efforts to develop new events and audiences around the state
  • Brainstorm and assist with new avenues for program outreach 
  • Get to know Oregon communities more deeply and recommend programming related to community needs

If you are interested please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (preferably combined as a single document) to April Slabosheski, Program Manager, at If you have questions please call (503) 241-0543, ext.123. Applications will be accepted through September 6, 2019.

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.