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:
Jaime Alfaro, Reporting & Editing
From Oakland, this is Jaime's first adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Heh has written for several local newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and covered homelessness, crime, local business, and other topics. Previously, he worked as an editorial assistant at Bonnier Publishing, where he contributed to pieces in Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Popular Photo. He also interned at California magazine, the alumni magazine at the University California, Berkeley, where he went to school.
Olivia Anderson, Reporting & Editing
Hailing from just outside Portland, Oregon, Olivia has always called the Pacific Northwest home. She graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Journalism where she wrote for her school newspaper, The Spectator, and interned with the Seattle Weekly. More than anything she's passionate about telling a good story, especially regarding human rights and food politics. When she's not writing, Olivia enjoys singing, clumsily dabbling in guitar, and like almost every other PNW native, yes, hiking.
Liza Bayless, Reporting & Editing
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Liza recently graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a degree in English and Government. Before landing at YES! Magazine, she spent summers working in Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado as well as traveling and studying abroad in South America. She worked closely with Wesleyan's Center for Prison Education, an initiative offering college courses in two Connecticut state prisons, and is passionate about education and justice reform. Liza is excited to stalk her favorite soccer stars on the streets of Seattle and explore the outdoor opportunities of the Pacific Northwest. She hopes to make it up Mount Rainier sometime soon.
Danielle Blechert, Education Outreach
Born in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Danielle has spent the last 8 years of her life in Portland, Oregon. She did her undergraduate and graduate work at Lewis & Clark College where she obtained a Masters in School Counseling. She previously worked in a domestic violence shelter as the Youth & Family Advocate and was the Community & Alumni Liaison for the Lewis & Clark Journal for Social Justice. Danielle has been trained in and strongly advocates for: restorative justice, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and trauma-informed care in all schools. She is forever in search of a good carne asada burrito and trying to not fall back into her LA habit of driving everywhere.
Paulina Phelps, Reporting & Editing
Paulina earned a degree in political science from Skidmore College, and has interned for various online and radio news outlets. She has researched restorative justice, and is passionate about telling stories about mental illness and health, gender justice, and the criminal justice system. Paulina seeks to create connections and improve understanding around movements of positive change.