Summer 2018 Program 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.

We’re looking for an intern to join our Oregon Humanities program staff at our downtown Portland office for the summer of 2018, from June through August, 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 $350 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, Public and Responsive Program Grants, and special projects.

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

This is a great opportunity to gain skills in the following areas:

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

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

If you are interested please email a cover letter, résumé, and three references (preferably combined as a single document) to Maya Muñoz-Tobón, program manager, at If you have questions please call (503) 241-0543, ext.116. Applications will be accepted through May 21, 2018.