2018 Summer Fellowship Internship Positions

Click on an organization's name to learn more about available positions:

 

 

Alchemy Skateboard Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Center for Dialogue and Resolution (2 Positions)

Charles Wright Academy Communications and Video

Charles Wright Academy Event Planning

 City of Lakewood 

City of Tacoma, Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality Degrees of Change

Downtown On the Go 

Freedom Education Project Puget Sound  

 Mother Earth Farms

Museum of Glass Marketing 

Museum of Glass Gala

Northwest Immigrants Rights Project (3 Positions)

Sawhorse Revolution 

Spaceworks Tacoma 

Tacoma Community House

Tacoma Historical Society  

Tacoma Little Theater 

Tacoma - Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

The Nisqually Land Trust  

United Way of Pierce County 

Write 253  

 Position Descriptions

 

Organization Position Description Qualifications

Alchemy Skateboarding

 

Return to top 

Alchemy Skateboarding is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing youth opportunities to learn and grow through skateboarding. Alchemy serves over 150 youth monthly across 5 core programs. 

Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship.

Alchemy is pleased announce our an Internship in non profit leadership. Interns will directly assist the Executive Director in his efforts to further Alchemy's mission. Interns will learn what it looks like to run a grass roots non profit, their leadership skills and knowledge base will be actively developed and cultivated. No previous non profit experience needed. 

Alchemy is excited to welcome interns who are interested in and passionate about the following areas 
At risk youth 
Youth leadership development
Alternative education
Nonprofit leadership and development 
Strategic planning and mission/vision execution
Small business management 


Relevant Skills and Experience 
Curricula development and implementation
Program quality and program outcome evaluation 
Data processing and associated tools including CRMs 
Youth Education and youth programming
Experience working in a small team or startup nonprofit

Position reports to the Executive Director. 
The Executive Director will directly support the position and help manage projects.

Roles and responsibilities 
Create core framework of evaluation system that measures mission execution effectiveness 
Create action plan or roadmap for implementation of evaluation structure 
Develop documents which aid the Board of Directors in completing strategic planning 
Assess programmatic need through external demographic research 

 Word processing 
Friendly positive attitude 
Love for learning and Knowledge 
Flexibility and ambition 
Desire to change the world for the better. 

Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

 

 

Return to top

Interns with our Education program will support our Summer Camp programs for youth and offer administrative support to the overall Education team

Background in performing arts, specifically theatre production; basic computer skills (Word, Excel, social media)

Buffalo Soldiers Museum

 

Back to Top

The position will report to the executive director of the Buffalo Soldiers Museum and work with the “Schools Out Washington” partnership program in the development of a summer learning program.   This includes building community partnerships  and working relationship with the  Boys and Girls Club, National Park Service and Metro parks in the design of the summer learning activities and program. 

 

Duties for the position include:

Working with the model “Schools Out Washington” program in the development for the Buffalo Soldiers Museum Summer Learning Program implementation. 

Identifying policies and procedures requirements as outlined by Schools Out Washington program.

Prepare a budget for the program required for the implementation of learning activities, materials, lectures, video, art, drama and critical thinking workshops.  The budget will include; hiring paid staff and volunteer staff persons required to successfully implement the program. 

Identify program activity standards for museum and community partners

Identify specific activities materials, lectures, art, drama and critical thinking

Identify training needed for staff and volunteers

Promote and educate community partners about summer learning program

Identify budget required for program implementation, activities, training, travel and staff for both internal and external operations

Identify with community partners specific requirements for partnership

Confer regularly with the Executive Director of the Buffalo Soldiers Museum and report on milestones of program as outline in the work-plan

Use word processing, graphics, statistical, spreadsheets and/database software as needed in the development of Summer learning program for implementation

Ability to assist in specialized program development, program skills, and experience in learning programs for youth. The program activities development components include: a fun summer learning program in history and culture. This will include identifying youth program activities, field trips schedule, and budget for implementation. The position will be responsible for the program content, procedures and activities documentation. Duties include working with identified partnership agencies in the development and program activities. This includes: coordinate for the schedule of activities consistency with the Summer Learning policies and procedures with “Schools Out Washington”

Program Deliverables:

A four-hour summer learning program with the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in compliance with “Schools Out Washington”.  The program is to include; Lecture, video, puzzles, arts, critical thinking, drama and development of inter-personal skills

A day long field trip to the National Parks in Washington Fort Lawton and Fort Vancouver in partnership with the National Park Service

Center for Dialogue & Resolution

 

Return to top

(2 positions available)

About Center for Dialog & Resolution (CDR): 
CDR is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit mediation service provider, training center, and consulting service located in downtown Tacoma, Washington. We believe collaboration and consensus building are often preferable as methods of resolving conflicts for group dysfunction, grievance processes, or eventual litigation. This belief drives our commitment to making our services affordable and available to community.

 

General Job Description: 
Provides mediation services case management support and front office support at CDR. Duties include working with confidential and highly sensitive information, often with legal ramifications. Represent CDR in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner at all times including while coordinating with staff, consultants, the courts, and clients. 

Responsibilities and Learning

 

Objectives:
1.Prepare general correspondence for clients, mediators, and attorneys.
2.Assist in supervised intake mediation services tasks
3.Assist in case management by maintaining records and database 
4.Create a calm and welcoming environment for CDR clients and volunteers, and provide backup support to front office staff
5.Assist with community outreach, including building relationships with professionals, updating the client information and referral database, and presentations within the community
6.Learn to transform sensitive, confidential information into stories. 
7.Deepen communication and collaboration skills while working with the CDR staff
8.Completion of requested office tasks and special projects upon request in a fast-paced, changing environment including how to collect, input, and track data to understand how organizations utilize data systems to create efficient training and service delivery programs
9.Learn to utilize Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) 

 Performance Expectations:
•Punctual
•Efficient, and effective communication with staff and consultants (verbal and written)
•Organized, efficient, and able to prioritize
•Willing and able to learn new skills, mediation concepts, and software programs
•Ability to work independently 
•Positive attitude 
•Ability to work with the public in a professional manner
•Basic Computer Skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel)

 

Skills Needed: 
•Advanced Computer Skills: Microsoft Client Relationship Management (CRM) Dynamics, Office 365, and One Note – or the ability to learn
•Good written and verbal communication 
•Dependable and punctual team player

Charles Wright Academy

 

Communications and Video Intern

 

Return to top

CWA is an independent school serving students from PreK-grade 12 in the south sound and. CWA is an inclusive, liberal arts, college prep day school on a 100 acre campus in University Place, WA. We have 676 students, 47% of whom are students of color.

 

The internship is an opportunity to learn about the fundraising and development principles and practices of a non-profit organization.

 

Your role would be to work collaboratively with the Director of Development, Director of Annual Giving, and Annual Giving Manager to develop the annual giving strategy and communication plan. This includes creating a series of videos that would share the impact of giving, inspire giving, and add humor and fun to asking our donors for philanthropic support.

The ideal candidate will have an interest and curiosity of philanthropy and fundraising in non-profits. In addition, they will have quality writing, video editing skills in iMovie, and communication skills. Fundraising is about relationship building and gratitude, so having an orientation towards both would make the work most rewarding.

Charles Wright Academy

 

Event Planning Intern

 

Return to top

 CWA is an independent school serving students from PreK-grade 12 in the south sound and. CWA is an inclusive, liberal arts, college prep day school on a 100 acre campus in University Place, WA. We have 676 students, 47% of whom are students of color.
 

The internship is an opportunity to learn about the fundraising and development principle and practices of a non-profit organization.

 

Your role would be to work collaboratively with the Director of Development, Director of Annual Giving, and Annual Giving Manager to plan and organize an event/party for our leadership donors. This includes sourcing a location and vendors such as caterers and/or entertainment, share the impact of their giving, and find creative ways to help guests feel engaged and appreciated.

 The ideal candidate will have an interest and curiosity of philanthropy and fundraising in non-profits. In addition, they will be highly organized, creative, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Fundraising is about relationship building and gratitude, so having an orientation towards both would make the work most rewarding. 

 

City of Lakewood

 

 

 

 

Return to top 

The parks and recreation department operates programs that promote health, arts, and family bonding and that engage all ages, cultures and socio-economic groups in the City. We are fun-loving group who are passionate about the outdoors, health and community building

Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship.
Responsibilities include all aspects of putting on special events with a focus on marketing. For the events below, this includes advertising, marketing, preparation, collaborating with partners, managing volunteers, being present at the events, building relationships with vendors, post event wrap up, surveys, collecting and analyzing data, data entry, swag, decorations, set up and break down, contact lists, supply inventory, outreach. The particular events and programs the intern will focus on are:
SummerFEST, July 14, 2018, 11am-11pm (Attracts 30,000 people)
Please visit www.cityoflakewood.us under “Events” and SummerFEST to learn all the details.

SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon July 14, 2018 9-12:00
Farmers Market, Tuesdays starting June 5, from 10-3 (set up at 7:30am). The intern would be required to attend each Tuesday Farmers Market. The day begins at 7am and ends at 4:30pm. Please note that this can be hard work with set up and break down. We do have a maintenance crew that help but the intern would be expected to pitch in. The intern can implement their own programming to promote healthy eating among children and families, do cooking demos, create arts and crafts projects, etc.
The intern will have his/her own desk and computer. There will be a pre –internship interview where goals are established, and a post-internship interview to determine what worked well, what new skills were learned, what did not work well, etc.

Dress: Work Casual
Expectations: Interns are expected to establish a schedule, arrive on time for work, be reliable and professional, communicate with their supervisor if they are not able to come to work, keep track of the work they do on a daily basis, compile work completed in a report at the end of the internship.
Honest, open communication and feedback during the internship will help lead to a successful outcome.

 Customer Service experience of some kind.
Ability to act tactfully with a wide range of personalities.
Ability to work independently and take initiative.
Passion for community building and engaging with others.
Abiltity to work in a fact paced environment and problem solve.
Must have stamina for a long day at SummerFEST July 14
MUST BE AVALIABLE to work the week before July 14 and ALL DAY July 14.
MUST have private transportation (car) and be able to work all day on Tuesdays starting June 5. 7:30am-4:30

City of Tacoma, Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality

 

Return to top 

Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality supports the ecosystem of the arts in Tacoma through funding, public art, community programming, technical assistance, stewardship, and advocacy. 

Programs include:
• Funding – We manage 3 funding programs to support large arts organizations, grassroots arts programming, and individual artists
• Public Art – We manage City’s Municipal Art Collection of around 500 pieces of artwork as well as the City’s 1% for public art program, which dedicates 1% of construction costs of capital projects to the creation of public art. We also manage public art projects for local and regional partners such as Metro Parks Tacoma and Sound Transit
• Community Programming – We manage multiple programs including Tacoma Arts Month, Tacoma Murals Project, Tacoma Poet Laureate, and artTown TV show. We also partner with Spaceworks Tacoma.
The Office is housed within the City of Tacoma’s Community & Economic Development Department. It is supported by 4 staff members and the Tacoma Arts Commission, a 15-member volunteer commission made up of Tacoma residents who are arts advocates and artists.


Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship

Intern will assist with the documentation of artwork in the Municipal Art Collection including taking photos of every piece in the City’s collection. Intern will then update the public art database (Collector Systems) with photos. In addition, intern will be responsible for organizing the online database, adding corresponding files to artworks, scanning hard copy files to add to the online database, and other such tasks required to integrate older paper files into new fully digital database. This work will include on-site database work as well as visiting multiple locations around the city to photograph the 500+ artworks in the collection.

Artworks in the City of Tacoma’s Municipal Art Collection ranges from portable prints and photographs to iconic site-specific works like the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. The Municipal Art Collection is a diverse body of work that requires constant and careful attention. The work intersects in some way with almost all city residents. Interns should be comfortable with contacting and working with a wide variety of people and public agencies. Careful attention to detail is very important, and an interest in the arts and the City of Tacoma is a must. Most of the collection work will require site visits to locations around Tacoma.

In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to see how a municipal arts office works, learn about the role of government in the arts, and observe processes related to community input and public art. Examples may include sitting in on public art selection panels and site visits for projects.

 

• Has strong organizational skills and pays close attention to detail
• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally in person and in writing
• Ability to manage time effectively
• Ability to work independently and remotely in the field
• Proficiency with computers and programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Ability to learn online programs quickly
• Interest in working with databases
• Interest in/knowledge of photography
• Interest and/or coursework in the arts or art history preferred
• Interest in governmental agencies and/or public art preferred
• Reliable means of transportation throughout Tacoma is necessary
• Must be 18 years or older

Intern will be provided with a desk, computer, and basic supplies needed to carry out duties of position.

Degrees of Change

 

 

Return to top

Degrees of Change is a non-profit organization that transforms communities through scalable higher education-focused programs and tools. Its unique approach to higher education combines leadership development and built-in support systems for scholars who attend colleges and universities together, where they become the future leaders of their hometowns and beyond. 

 

The Degrees of Change Summer Intern's focus will be three focus projects along with administrative duties associated with event planning. The three focus projects include: preparing our recruitment email communication system for the following academic year; assisting in social media development and best practices for our organization and our programs; and coordinating a videotaping project for our programs' summer trainings.

 The summer intern must be: organized and detail-oriented; open to constructive criticism; proficient in Microsoft Office applications; a quick technical learner; have effective writing and communication skills; committed to educational equity

Downtown On the Go

 

Return to top

Downtown On the Go is the transportation advocate and resource for anyone whose daily life is downtown. It is a partnership of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the City of Tacoma and Pierce Transit, steered by a board of directors representing downtown businesses, organizations, and agencies committed to leveraging their resources and relationships to reduce the downtown drive alone rate.

The Downtown On the Go Intern will support Downtown On the Go events and programs, while learning about the field of transportation demand management. 


Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship.

1.Support DOTG events (Walk, Bike, and Ride) through event planning, community outreach, and talking to the public including Farmers Markets and Transportation Fairs. 
2.Support communications including the Downtown On the Go website, press releases, blog posts, Facebook page, Twitter site, and Instagram.
3.Boost the DOTG photo library through being out and about downtown capturing people using active transportation
4.Support DOTG staff in database entry, marketing and promotions, office organization and other duties as assigned. 
5.Support DOTG transit, Live Downtown, bike, and walk programs as needed.
6.Support Business Partners program through outreach to downtown businesses.
7.Conduct transportation demand management research projects, as determined with Executive Director.
8.Work with other organizations downtown to create partnerships and spread the word about DOTG

Bachelor’s degree (completed or in progress) preferred or related experience in transportation planning.
Desire to work on transportation issues and projects.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
Knowledge of Downtown On the Go and transportation management associations.
Skill in providing quality customer service. 
Skill in effectively utilizing social media opportunities. 
Ability to self-start and work independently.
Ability to think creatively about transportation projects.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines; and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to attend to details. 
Written and verbal communications skills

Freedom Education Project Puget Sound 

 

 

 

Return to top 

Overview of organization and/or department:
The Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS) is a small nonprofit founded by Puget Sound faculty that offers a rigorous college program inside the Washington Correction Center for Women (WCCW). Our goal is to increase women prisoners' economic and personal empowerment, contribute to family stability and reduce recidivism through college education. Faculty from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Community College, Evergreen, South Seattle Community College, University of Washington, and Pacific Lutheran University provide college courses in the humanities, social sciences, math, and science leading to an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts, as well as college preparatory courses in Math and English, to over 100 students. All our program alumni are enrolled in college. FEPPS is a signature initiative of the University of Puget Sound, and we run a yearly teacher and tutor training. We have 3 full time staff members and a part-time program assistant.

For more information, please see: www.fepps.org.

The FEPPS intern would work part-time in the Seattle office, part-time on campus where we have another office, and some days in the prison. We have a flexible work schedule and could accommodate the student’s needs.


Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship.
Support our program staff in operating our college program in the prison.
Organizing the prison library.
Assisting with advising and lecture series events in the prison.
Create a Facebook campaign that highlights teachers and volunteers daily. 
The opportunity to tutor in the prison 
General office tasks such as inputting student data, pulling reports for grant-writing and other projects.

Key Success Factors: 
Great attention to detail 
Ability to work independently 
Highly effective communication skills, both written and verbal 
Ability to collaborate and communicate with fellow program staff members 
Capacity to remain patient, respectful and diplomatic in challenging interpersonal situations, including with students, instructors, and correctional staff 
Sensitive to, and supportive of, students’ varied academic and psychological needs  Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel. 
Comfortable walking up to two hours per day 

Mother Earth Farm 

 

 

 

 

Return to top 

Mother Earth Farm is an 8 acre food bank farm run by the Emergency Food Network. Located in the Puyallup River valley, the farm uses organic practices to grow about 100,000 pounds of fresh produce a year for Pierce County food banks and hot meal sites. Mostly focused on vegetables, Mother Earth also has an orchard, beehives, and a small herb and flower garden. We work closely on all farm tasks with a crew of incarcerated people from the Washington Correctional Center for Women in Gig Harbor as an educational and job-training program. The farm also relies on the work of volunteers, hosting individuals and groups from our surrounding community.

Internship Responsibilities

 

The farm is dedicated to providing workers with excellent instruction, feedback, and open appreciation for their labor, and interns will benefit from and be expected to actively participate in all aspects of this education and communication. Interns will gain an understanding of the whys and hows of sustainable, community based agriculture as well as realities of food insecurity in Pierce County and will be involved with all aspects of vegetable and fruit production on the farm. Daily work will include cultivation, transplanting, plant propagation and harvesting of over 80 different varieties of organic vegetables. An important part of intern responsibilities will also involve working with community volunteers and engaging them in the work of the Emergency Food Network. This will include tasks such as giving tours, supervising volunteers, and submitting photos and write ups for use in EFN’s social media.

 

Education, connection to community resources and the local farming community will also be available. Continuing education credits through WSU are accessible provided interns participate in on-farm learning opportunities.

While the farm managers and EFN staff will provide training on organic farming methods, supervising volunteers, and more, interns are expected to meet the following qualifications:

 

Positive, flexible attitude

Good communication skills and a willingness to work on them

Enthusiasm for physical labor

Able to work outside in all conditions

Ability to work in a group and alone

Desire to participate in community

Experience working with diverse groups desired but NOT necessary

Previous gardening and farming experience desired but NOT necessary

Museum of Glass 

 

Development & Annual Gala Intern  

 

Return to top

Overview of organization and/or department.
In 2002 the Museum of Glass opened its doors as an architectural icon and a one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to glass art. Located on the Thea Foss waterway in thriving downtown Tacoma, the 75,000 square foot facility combines exhibition galleries, an education studio, a theater, the 500-foot long pedestrian Chihuly Bridge of Glass and the world’s largest and most active museum glass making studio – the Hot Shop.
Based in the Pacific Northwest, the center of the American Studio Glass movement, the Museum serves regional, national and international audiences. The Museum’s visitor-centered public programs, original exhibitions and riveting glassmaking demonstrations have inspired and engaged over two million visitors from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. The Museum of Glass is a member of the American Association of Museum Directors and was granted accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, recognizing its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.


Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship.
The Role:
The Development & Annual Gala Intern will work with the Development Events Manager and the development team in planning, supporting and executing the fundraising and special event activities of the Museum from May – October. The role also assists the development department with administrative duties as needed.
Major duties and responsibilities:
In conjunction with the Development Events Manager, other staff and volunteers, plan, coordinate and implement special events. The majority of the work will be done surrounding the 16th Annual Red Hot Auction and Gala; the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. The intern will:
• Assist the development team in preparation for committee, sponsor and vendor meetings
• Assist in non-art auction item procurement
• Organize supplies
• Participate in event set-up and tear-down
• Maintain guest lists and auction data
• Coordinate and facilitate multiple complex mailings, including acknowledgement letters and auction receipts
• Physically receive, catalog and organize auction items
• Write auction item descriptions
• Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience
Education
Currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of degree program. Strong interest in the museum field, development and event coordination Years of experience Previous development and event volunteer or internship experience preferred
Certifications
Possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license and have access to a reliable vehicle
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent customer service skills with an outgoing personality
• Build strong internal and external relationships using effective verbal and written communication skills in English
• Must be a self-starter, able to consistently achieve desired results with little supervision, follow instructions, show attention to detail, and possess strong organizational skills
• Have a ‘can-do’ attitude with a desire to learn and ability to exercise good judgment.
• Maintain a sense of humor throughout
• Has moderate computer skills including logging on to systems, ability to communicate by email, ability to compose documents, enter database information, create presentations, download forms, and preserve/backup important data. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) is essential.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit for periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; use a computer keyboard and screen; and speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Care and handling of fragile and/or large objects.
Days and hours of work will be arranged with the Development Events Manager, and include some weekends and evenings.
To apply please send cover letter and resume to HR@Museumofglass.org . Include a list of any events worked, including as a volunteer.

 

Museum of Glass 

 

Marketing and Communications Intern 

 

Return to top 

Overview of organization and/or department.
Fifteen years ago, the Museum of Glass opened its doors as an architectural icon and a one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to glass art. Located on the Thea Foss waterway in thriving downtown Tacoma, the 75,000 square foot facility combines exhibition galleries, an education studio, a theater, the 500-foot long pedestrian Chihuly Bridge of Glass and the West Coast’s largest and most active museum glass making studio – the Hot Shop.


The Marketing and Communications department is responsible for the overall marketing of Museum of Glass, including print and digital advertising, public relations, brochures, collateral and communications to members and the community at large, web site content and user experience, and special promotions and events. 


Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship.
The intern candidate will be a part of the marketing/communications department and participate in meetings, where an overview of tasks, including responsibility, timeline and strategy will be discussed. If workload schedules allow, the intern will be responsible for managing at least one graphic design project from creation through implementation, and contribute to the ongoing design work of the Marketing and Communications team as needed. All of this would be conducted under the direction of the lead graphic designer. The intern would also be involved in researching calendar listings throughout the region and collating them into one comprehensive, usable timeline. Other tasks would be assigned as appropriate.

 Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Tools is essential. 
Familiarity with HTML language is desirable, but not required
Knowledge of social media platforms desirable
Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communications skills
Strong organizational and project management skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities while maintaining a strong can-do attitude and sense of humor throughout.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 

 

 

 

 

Return to top 

(3 Positions Available)

Overview of organization and/or department.
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project provides direct legal services, community education, and systemic advocacy to immigrants around Washington state. NWIRP's Tacoma office is unique as it provides legal services to immigrant detainees at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC), which holds up to 1575 detainees, 90% of whom are unrepresented. NWIRP's role is to assist with group orientations, intakes, and ideally providing pro bono representation for those at the NWDC. 

Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship.
Interns will work under the supervision of attorneys and advocates at the Tacoma office. The majority of intern projects are completed in the office as our access in the detention center is limited. Intern responsibilities include the following: 
• Translations; 
• Online country conditions research; 
• Contacting law enforcement agencies for records; 
• Creating information packets for court hearings; 
• Logging Detainee Voicemails (must be fluent in Spanish);
• Interpretation for Detainees: in Person
• Clerical Work (filing, data entry, etc.); 
• Court Observation (attending hearings and taking notes for NWIRP

-Proficiency in Spanish is required
-Strong communication skills
-Ability to manage time properly 
-Computer literacy
-Typing Proficiency
-Flexible to work individually and in groups
-Takes initiative
-Ability to show patience working with vulnerable populations
-Sense of humor

Sawhorse Revolution

 

 

 

Return to top

Sawhorse Revolution is a non-profit that teaches teens carpentry and architecture through community building projects. Our mission is to foster confident, community-oriented youth through the power of carpentry and craft. Sawhorse's high-school aged students gain a widely applicable skill set, job-ready experience, and confidence as community members by working side-by-side with professionals in design and building to create lasting community projects. We envision a future in which using a tool is as familiar as using a touchscreen, and one in which youth can use these skills to design and build a better world for themselves and their neighbor.

 

Sawhorse Revolution's Summer Intern will be responsible for creating a multi-media project that documents student experiences and Sawhorse Revolution's built projects. 

 

We are looking for an intern to conduct qualitative interviews with our former students and clients, film them, record the feedback and the data, and, at the end, ideally, edit together several works on the impact of Sawhorse Revolution in the community and with our students. This includes documenting our many tiny homes for the homeless and gathering feedback from the homes' residents.

 

This internship will take the student through Seattle in a fun and immersive introduction to architecture, research, client relationships, homeless services, and community gardens. They will also learn about how non-profits market their stories, and how they measure impact, two crucial features. 

 

We will provide equipment, collaboration, training, and instruction as needed. The intern will not need to come to Seattle all days of the internship, but will need to make multiple trips to gain the footage needed, and meet with Sawhorse staff and board member.

Clear writing ability

Personable and professional

Comfort learning graphic design and video editing software
Ability to work a video camera (with instruction)

Punctual
Motivated

Spaceworks Tacoma

 

Return to the top 

Overview of organization and/or department.
Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber that makes Tacoma culturally vibrant and economically strong through training and support for artists and creative entrepreneurs.

Since launching in June 2010, Spaceworks has worked with over 250 artists, creative individuals, and organizations in at least 43 spaces around Tacoma. Spaceworks collaborates with property owners who donate their vacant spaces and creative individuals and organizations who transform them into dynamic points of interest with creative businesses, site-specific art installations, special short-term arts centered projects, and pop-up events. 

 

Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship:
Spaceworks is seeking a Summer Programs Intern who will support Spaceworks’ general administration of its programs and events. Tasks will include, but aren’t limited to: 
communicate with prospective and current applicants and clients, distribute Spaceworks print publications around Tacoma, collect and evaluate client data and program outputs, Salesforce training and tracking, survey data, assist with Spaceworks events (NEON fundraiser, info sessions, tabling at events, Art Walk events, etc.), and assist with Artscapes projects (prepare spaces for art display, and promotion of exhibits). 

 Interest in the arts, arts administration, or non-profit administration.
Desire to work with local artists, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and community members.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
Attention to detail and accuracy are a must.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines. 
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability and willingness to lift 50 pounds and climb a ladder.
Knowledge of Spaceworks Tacoma and local arts organizations.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook.
CRM database (Salesforce) experience a plus but not required.
 

Tacoma Community House 

 

 

Return to top 

 

 

 

Since 1910, Tacoma Community House has been a gateway for helping refugees, immigrants and low-wage earners realize their potential and transform their futures through four core areas: Education, Employment, Immigration and Advocacy. Annually TCH provides services to more than 3,600 adults and youth from the U.S. and over 90 countries through its mission: "Tacoma Community House creates opportunities for immigrants and other community members in the Puget Sound region through comprehensive services focused on self-sufficiency, inclusion and advocacy."

 

The Immigration Intern would be assisting the Immigration Services staff with general support to the Immigration Project.

Excellent organizational and computer skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently under tight deadlines
Ability to work as a team member
Ability to work with persons of various ethnicities and cultures
Bilingual in Spanish highly desired

 

Experience:1 year office experience preferred
1 year working in a client intensive environment preferred

 

 

Tacoma Historical Society 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to top 

 

 Tacoma Historical Society is a volunteer-supported 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and presentation of the history of the city of Tacoma, Washington and its people. The Society operates a small museum and research center at 919 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma. Tacoma Historical Society receives no public funding. The Society pays all its own facility and program expenses through grants, member contributions and two major annual fundraisers. Responsibilities of Intern: Flexible, but could include:
• Welcoming visitors and hosting the museum with direct supervision
• Providing research support for exhibit development.
• Researching Tacoma history articles for the City of Destiny Newsletter
• Assisting in packaging and cataloging incoming collection items
• Developing marketing and promotional materials for the Society
 

 Transportation to downtown Tacoma, willingness to work

Preferred Majors/Minors: History, Museum Studies, Non-Profit Management, Education, Marketing

Tacoma Little Theatre

 

 

Return to top

Tacoma Little Theatre is a non-profit community theatre founded in 1918. Each year we put on seven main stage shows, seven staged readings, several special events, and a year-round education program. Each year almost 20,000 patrons come through our doors.


Summary of responsibilities/tasks associated with the internship.
Interns will work with the Technical Director and learn various techniques in set design, construction, painting, prop building, scene shop organization, lighting, and sound. Work done during the internship will benefit the summer programs offered at Tacoma Little Theatre.

Interns should have a basic understanding of how theatre works, and the importance of technical theatre. Interns will be using power tools, and asked to lift weights up to 50 pounds.
 

 Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to top 

 • Assist with planning and coordination on monthly, quarterly, and signature events and programs
• Participate in promotion of events and programs included targeted and blanket marketing
• Assist in communications around program and event management including timelines, calendars, reports, and surveys
• Assist with the creation of hard and electronic event and program files
• Evaluate programming and event performance through qualitative and quantitative data
• Provide essential information for budget development (2.2 million dollar) planning for next year
 

An open mind and willingness to learn!Good verbal and written communication. Logical reasoning, thoroughness and follow through.

Creativity and computer proficiency.

The Nisqually Land Trust 

 

 

 

 

Return to top 

The Nisqually Land Trust was established in 1989 to acquire and manage critical lands to permanently protect water resources, wildlife, natural areas, and scenic vistas in the Nisqually River watershed. Today the Land Trust owns and manages over 6,000 acres. Stewardship activities on these properties include monitoring, maintenance, and habitat restoration. The Nisqually Land Trust is seeking unpaid interns to assist with these activities.Duties:
Interns will work with Land Trust staff on a wide range of land management tasks, including:
• Habitat restoration activities throughout the Nisqually watershed;
• Site monitoring and reporting;
• Installation of signs, fence, and gates;
• Habitat maintenance activities, including invasive species control.
Interns may also choose to identify or select an independent project related to the Land Trust’s habitat restoration and stewardship activities.
 This position seeks a university student enrolled in a natural sciences program or related field. Other requirements include the following:
• Intern should be available at least one full weekday each week.
• Service oriented attitude and constructive problem solving skills.
• Valid driver’s license, insurance and a reliable personal vehicle.
• Ability to maintain accurate records.
• Ability to work outside in inclement and/or hot weather.
• Ability to work safely near fast moving water.
• Must not have severe allergies to expected environmental factors. This includes sun, pollen, biting/stinging insects, or other chronic environmentally induced ailments.
• Ability to provide appropriate field gear for project.

United Way of Pierce County 

 

Return to Top

Position: READ United: Summer Learning Internship- Site Coordinator
READ United: Summer Learning is designed to keep children engaged and excited about reading and learning over the summer months. United Way of Pierce County (UWPC) visits free summer meal sites in high-need, low-access areas throughout the summer to read with kids and give away books for the children to keep and read at home anytime!
We are seeking an individual who is creative and has a passion for working with children. The Site Coordinator will organize volunteers to help at sites to promote the summer learning program, distribute books each week for the children to keep to build their home libraries and to encourage reading at home. 
The Site Coordinator will report directly to the Education VISTA at UWPC. They will work together to create and coordinate weekly summer learning activities. We require typed weekly updates to keep track of occurrences during site visits. 
This is an unpaid internship.
Program Overview: The supplemental activities and books encourage kids to participate in learning throughout the summer and ensures that they are not only receiving nutritious meals to feed their bodies but also books to feed their minds! Children reading just six books over the summer are more likely to retain the skills and knowledge gained during the school year, giving them an equitable start to the school year in the fall. By bringing together caring individuals, resources and summer feeding programs, READ United: Summer Learning provides a great program to support summer learning and cultivate a love of reading with children. 
This is a multi-disciplinary approach with the Hunger network in Pierce County, who is collaborating with UWPC to enhance the educational component of their work. Through effective partnerships, we trust more children can be impacted via this approach. 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 
•Assist in coordinating and engaging children in the program at meal sites
•Program outreach and conduct surveys
•Communicate and support needs of meal site coordinators 
•Report to Education VISTA weekly with typed updates
•Strong written and verbal communication 
•Patience and passion for working with children 
•Listening skills & Time management 
•Creative and FUN 
•Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

Write 253

 

 

 

 

 

Return to top 

Write253 is a literacy arts organization whose mission is to provide youth with meaningful and transformative writing opportunities that cross boundaries and create community in the greater Tacoma area.
 

Student may have direct contact with youth in programming, work with supervisors on setting up future programming, work on website/social media maintenance, or help develop curriculum. We do our best to work with student's interests in creating an internship that benefits both Write253 and the student.

 An interest in youth development and education is crucial. One need not be a writer, but an interest in creative writing pedagogy and literature is helpful. Student must be self sufficient and able to complete tasks in a timely manner. Depending upon the exact tasks, proficiency with Microsoft Office and web design may be necessary. Curiosity required.