YES! Magazine provides internships for qualified individuals in the editorial departments (both print and online), the education department, and the media and outreach department. Each internship offers a valuable work experience in a supportive and motivating work environment.
Here is our current crop of amazing interns:
Natasha Donovan, Print Editorial
Natasha was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She studied Cultural Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in May 2014. A member of the Métis Nation of B.C., Natasha’s studies in anthropology led her to explore the complexities of contemporary indigeneity, focusing on concepts from First Nations studies, museology, visual anthropology, and linguistics. Natasha is also completing a certificate in magazine publishing, and she hopes to use this as a way of bringing her anthropological learning to a wider audience. Natasha is a founding member of the Nicaragua Children’s Foundation, and her involvement with the organization has led to many strange and wonderful travels in Central America. During her time at YES!, Natasha hopes to further explore her interests in indigenous rights and community development from a solutions-based perspective. Natasha is an avid trail runner, and she looks forward to exploring beautiful Washington State.
Mary Hansen, Online Reporting
Bike riding, Democracy Now! watching, Diaz/Solnit/Coates reading, Black and Gold bleeding, world-traveling wanderlust. Master fort building, adventuring through the backyard forest, number-one-cookie-making auntie to five and sister to eight. Morning coffee drinking, Saturday night soul dancing daughter of Midwestern Catholics. Mary is thrilled to explore the changes that are creating a more just and sustainable world, and to learn how to highlight these changes on the internets (all while exploring, biking, and hiking the Pacific Northwest) as an online reporting intern at YES!
Jim McGowan, Education Outreach
Jim was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. His interest in social and environmental justice lead him to Seattle University, a world away from home—if you travel north. While at SU, Jim majored in graphic design and worked as a peer writing tutor. Where the circles of writing and design intersected, he learned, was communication. Jim learned also that, when improving a piece of communication, it is just as important to focus on its failures and negative aspects as its successes and positive aspects. In fact, focusing on the latter two may inspire more positive change! With this, he is excited to communicate the successes and positive solutions that are highlighted by YES! as its media and outreach intern. In Jim’s spare time, he refers to himself in third person to practice separating his thoughts and feelings from his awareness of them.
Kayla Schultz, Online Reporting
Kayla grew up in a small agricultural town on the shore of Lake Michigan, also known as the asparagus capital of the world. Besides indulging in sweet, juicy peaches, crisp apples (is your mouth watering yet?), and other local produce grown in the area, she inherited the love for exploring. She caught the traveling bug as a child when her family trekked to National Parks around the United States. Kayla graduated from Central Michigan University in May 2014 where she studied creative writing and journalism. She enjoys telling stories whether it be through the medium of reporting or poetry. As an online reporting intern at YES!, Kayla will be focusing on renewable energy.