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 Editorial
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.
Liz Pleasant, Online Editorial Intern
Liz is a Seattle native who packed up her 1991 Toyota Cressida and moved across the water to intern with YES! Magazine. As a 2011 graduate of the University of Washington's Anthropology program, her favorite memories from college revolve around the quarter she spent abroad, studying the cultural and environmental impacts of tourism in New Zealand. When Liz isn't working at YES! Magazine or pouring beers at Bainbridge Island's Harbor Pub, she enjoys taking road trips through the Pacific Northwest and collecting unique thrift shop finds for her online vintage shop. She spends any additional spare time watching old Carey Grant movies, doing yoga, and taking long walks (on the beach and otherwise).