Introducing: The Washington Bus Media Internship
The Bus is thrilled to announce a brand spanking new opportunity for young people to make their voice heard in Washington! The Washington Bus Media Internship is open to motivated folks with strong writing, graphic design, or video production skills who'd like to join the Bus team in bringing a new political and cultural perspective to our state. Information and application below.
Questions? email alex [at] washingtonbus [dot] org for more info.
Washington Bus Media Interns build the most original, irreverent, and powerful online voice for young people in Washington State. Media interns run the blog Hella Bus, creating written and multimedia projects that reach vast networks of young Washingtonians, community leaders, and top level policymakers.
Hella Bus serves to introduce and highlight fresh perspectives and experiences in public discourse in a way that is positive, inclusive, and meaningful. Interns may specialize in writing, graphic design, or video production.
- Coordinate with Managing Editor to set weekly and internship-long goals.
- Contribute regular blog posts in accordance with the Hella Bus style guide.
- Participate in weekly writers meetings to pitch stories and set publication schedule.
- Attend monthly leadership development meetings.
- Collaborate with fellow Media Interns on short and long-term Hella Bus projects, ranging from written to video to graphic design.
- Become the most hilarious, insightful, and innovative communicator in the state of Washington.
- Politics is encouraged, but not a must.
- Collaborating with a diverse and youthful team, aka your peers.
- Issues relevant to young people in Washington State, including policy, campaigns, arts and culture, journalism, and many, many more. In fact, you know what? You tell us.
- Independent self-starter with a good sense of humor.
The Washington Bus Media Internship is based in Seattle –media Interns must be present at all required meetings and trainings. The summer program will run from June 14th to August 15th with the possibility of an extension to the fall. The internship requires a 10-hour weekly time commitment with minimum two hours in the office (if this is a challenge for you, explain in the application, and we can evaluate together). As a Media Intern, your focus will be on the Bus’s communications work, but you will have many opportunities to participate in Bus events across the board, including music festivals, Bus trips, and foosball.
Please answer the following questions in a separate document, and email them to the Bus in pdf format. In addition, please submit a resume and two examples of your work, whether in written, video, graphic, or other form. Application deadline: May 30, 2011.
- Tell us about yourself in no more than two paragraphs.
- If you could change one thing about today’s media climate, what would it be?
- What are the three most interesting articles you’ve read recently (you don’t have to impress us, it’s an honest question)
- Briefly, take us through how you would approach writing or making a video blog post about one of the following three topics: bike lanes in your city, your favorite new band’s album, changing social and economic patterns in a nearby neighborhood (gentrification, development, etc…).
The Washington Bus is an inclusive organization, fostering & drawing on leadership from communities of color, recent immigrant communities, and emerging young voter demographics.
For questions about the program please email alex [at] washingtonbus [dot] org.