Jobs & Internships
We have internships available for qualified individuals in the editorial departments (both print and online), the education department, and in the media and outreach department.
- Local Economies Reporting Fellow: apply by May 20, 2013
Internships at YES!
Positive Futures Network (PFN), publisher of YES! Magazine, is looking for interns. We have internships available for qualified individuals in both print and online editorial departments, as well as education and social media/outreach departments. Each internship offers a valuable work experience in a supportive and motivating work environment.
YES! has helped me move from just thinking and talking about issues to actually doing something to change them. You can't work at a place like this and not be changed. I leave YES! with amazing friends, an opened mind and heart, and faith that change is possible."
—Kim Nochi, Editorial Intern
Benefits and Time Commitment
Internships require an in-office time commitment of 30 hours per week for a minimum of three months. Although interns are unpaid, PFN supplies housing in a four-bedroom house near the office where most interns choose to live. Past interns emphasize that communal living helped them build strong friendships, encouraged exploration of the city and trips to the countryside, and supported desires for more sustainable lifestyles.
If an intern already has housing and will commute to the office, PFN will reimburse their public transportation expenses. PFN provides temporary health insurance or else will pay for part of an intern's current health insurance coverage for the duration of the internship.
Interns play an integral part in their departments and are treated like temporary staff members. Supervisors are relatively flexible with interns' weekly schedules, understanding that they may need to take on a part-time job or have other commitments.
Bainbridge Island is a 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle. The island location—a picturesque town in close proximity to a big city—offers the best of both worlds: Bainbridge's gardens, trails, cafes, and great outdoor activities; and nearby Seattle's culture, nightlife, activism, and pretty much anything else you're looking for.
Interns often take weekend and holiday trips to the easily accessible mountains, rainforest, and wild coast of the Olympic Peninsula; the dramatic Alpine peaks and lakes of the Cascade range; Victoria and Vancouver Island and the laidback San Juan Islands; as well as nearby cities like Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, BC.
What's island life like? Click on the slideshow to find out!
Find out more: read about our current interns.