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:
Araz Hachadourian, Media & Outreach
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.
Keith Barbalato, Editorial
Keith made his journey from the suburbs of New York City to Seattle in 2013. Two years after slinging books and printed goods at a local bookstore, and interacting with the great people and spaces of the North West, he finds himself on Bainbridge island finding out what it means to be behind the scenes of magazine production. Keith studied sociology on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and hopes to combine an education based in social theory to phenomena rooted in rich and unique alternative cultures. You can likely find him in a room somewhere reading novels, pushing the boundaries of his own musical appreciation, drawing comics, or maybe he’s out of a room and walking amongst the winter trees of the island, it’s hard to say.
Jasleena Grewal, Online Reporting
Jasleena is native to the Pacific Northwest. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Washington-Bothell. She has been featured in the UW's creative writing journals, Clamor and Mare Nostrum. Jasleena is passionate about the intersectionality of art and science, and has taught herself to name the anatomical parts of Georgia O’Keefe’s flowers. This is not her first time living on a northwest island--in 2012, she received the Mary Gates Research Endowment to research how predators bite into snail shells in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. You can find her close to the water, going for a swim or gazing at the seastars. At YES!, she is excited to cover topics about the crossovers of public health, environmental justice, and social justice.
Simone Larson, Education Outreach
Simone comes to Yes! with a background in social work and civic journalism. Originally from the Bay Area, she appreciates well-functioning public transit systems, good hiking trails, and only the best burritos. Before moving to Bainbridge Island, Simone WWOOFed throughout the East Coast, learning about sustainable food systems and how people are providing for themselves and each other. She looks forward to sunny days.
Kate Stringer, Editorial
Since graduating with an English degree from University of Portland in 2014, Kate's been exploring education journalism. She started in rural Oregon covering 13 school districts for Roseburg's daily newspaper then moved to D.C. to write about education policy for a think-tank. She currently freelances stories on West Coast education for a K12 media website. But with a longtime interest in environmental science, food politics, and the magazine industry, she's excited to work at YES! She hails from Snohomish County which means cloudy skies, tea, and a Harry Potter book are the epitome of happiness.