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:
Miles Schneiderman, Print Editorial
Originally hailing from Tucson, Arizona, Miles is irrationally excited about experiencing the cold, rain and darkness of the Pacific Northwest. After more than seven years working with gifted children in Tucson, he moved to Flagstaff in 2011 and, three years later, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Northern Arizona University. An avid reader of YES!, Miles jumped at the chance to serve as a print editorial intern for a magazine he has long respected and loved. He hopes to gain experience working in the publishing world while refining his skills in political and environmental writing. Miles is passionate about social justice, environmental action, media reform and being a feminist ally. Less critically, he is also passionate about podcasting and radio announcing, his beat-up but fully-functional bicycle, fantasy and science fiction novels, Dutch symphonic metal, the Chicago Bears and professional wrestling.
Araz Hachadourian, Online Reporting
Araz hails from Pasadena, California and has recently given up trying to convince people that it’s actually part of Los Angeles. Dogs, coffee, and singing loud enough to scare the neighbors are some of her favorite pasttimes. She’s coming off the heels of an internship with New York Public Radio and currently finishing up a Master’s in Philosophy from San Francisco State University.
Jen Luxton, Online Design
Jennifer Luxton is a journalist by college major, illustrator by minor, graphic designer by profession and amatuer taxidermist by moonlight. She hails from the sunny San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and is still adjusting to all the foliage on Bainbridge. Aside from freelancing for a pin-up studio, she has an unhealthy obsession with anime, post-apocalyptic western-sci-fi comic books, loose-leaf tea and natural history. She holds several state and national college media awards for her design work, and graduated at the top of her journalism class from California State University, Northridge. Now that she has experienced the Pacific Northwest, plans for going back to LA are but a distant memory.
Tony Manno, Print Editorial
Tony grew up in Cleveland and traveled across the Rust Belt to spend his college years in Milwaukee, where he earned a degree in English from Marquette University. After witnessing the Midwest reemerge as a major battleground for workers’ movements, voter suppression, public education, and income inequality, Tony became interested in the power of mass movements to debate and enact radical social change. He revels in the beauty and energy of the Pacific Northwest, though is the jury is still out on whether the dewy Washington air has been a worthwhile trade for Wisconsin cheese curds. Tony is a fiction writer in his spare time and a member of the Seattle Astronomical Society.
Alexa Strabuk, Print Editorial
Born in Shanghai, but raised right here on Bainbridge Island, Alexa is familiar with the unique, vibrant, and welcoming culture that is the Pacific Northwest. Since returning, her free time is split between reacquainting herself with the savory scones at Blackbird Bakery and attempting to justify this consumption by hiking around the entire Olympic Peninsula. She is currently a rising junior at Pitzer College where she has declared a major in media studies. Aside from academia, she works as an editor at The Student Life newspaper and as a staff member at Pitzer's Center for Asian Pacific American Students. Her primary areas of interest include the mixed heritage experience, global politics, race relations, crossing borders, AAPI activism, and social justice. She also loves spoken word poetry, making art, and dock jumping.