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:
Chris Francis, Editorial Intern (Spring 2013)
Chris Francis is a recent graduate from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL. There he studied English literature and religion mostly because his two greatest passions are narratives and understanding people and their questions about and answers to the world with as much complexity as possible. He never particularly planned to be a journalist, but life never asked him what he planned to do. For four years he has followed one opportunity to another and has now arrived at YES! Magazine where he plans to begin his career in editing as an editorial intern. He now knows better than to have any idea of what’s going to happen next, but he at least asks that life let him keep working with words, at the very least. Aside from his professional life, he is an avid reader, writer, drawer, gamer, drummer, and contra dancer, and was extremely happy to learn about Seattle’s vibrant dancing community. If you’re looking for him on a Friday night and he’s not doing that, he’s probably sick or dead, so don’t worry about it.
Kristin Hugo, Online Editorial Intern (Spring 2013)
Kristin Hugo is a journalist native to California with a major in journalism and a minor in sustainability. She has written, edited, photographed and illustrated for various publications during and since her time at Cal State Northridge. Currently she is focusing her journalism on progressive issues, and is most passionate about all issues surrounding animals, their welfare and preservation. As a 23-year-old explorer, Kristin also likes bicycling, fire-spinning, and art. She can also name most of the 92 species of antelope, so, there's that. Her ultimate goal is to live and journalize in a big, sunny city, with a pet barking deer (rescued of course) and a pool filled with Pulitzers.
Dan Marion, Education Outreach Intern(Summer 2013)
Dan Marion's passions of education, travel, and writing led him to join YES! after completing a strategic planning fellowship with Colorado College's President's Office. He values memories over memorabilia, and has cherished sailing the Greek islands while tracing the mythical path of Odysseus, cycling 1,200 miles from Philadelphia to Savannah raising money for the Children's Miracle Network, and admiring the sunrise atop Colorado's majestic mountains. He finds inspiration from Tuesdays with Morrie, astronomy, Good Will Hunting, trains, and the words of Jason Riley: “We should be asking questions, we should be bringing up problems and possible solutions […] writing what we know to be true.” He is thrilled and grateful to be joining YES!
Katrina Rabeler, Editorial Intern(Spring/Summer 2013)
A native upstate New Yorker who prefers academic pursuits to be as interdisciplinary as possible, Katrina received her B.A. in environmental studies from Hamilton College. There, she lived in the Woollcott Cooperative with 20 students whom she now considers family. On a semester break from school when she lived in Peru helping build ceramic water filters and cleaner-burning stoves, Katrina decided her time would be best spent helping influence positive change in the U.S. She has spent her year since graduation leading adventure trips for kids in New York’s Adirondacks, traveling from Delaware to Maine via bicycle to visit friends and family, visiting her Rotary Exchange host family in Slovakia, and teaching skiing in Colorado. Katrina considers this YES! internship the first job worthy of her staying inside. Katrina enjoys writing, cooking, painting, and adventuring. She finds life most interesting when she lives by the first rule of improv: almost always say yes.
Emily Stoner, Media & Outreach Intern(Spring 2013)
Writer and professional intern Emily Stoner is happily starting 2013 with a media and outreach internship with YES! She is so excited to improve her tweeting skills while meeting like-minded activist journalists in the Pacific Northwest. Emily has a B.A. in Journalism from Ithaca College with minors in Spanish and Women's Studies, She has interned with Ms. Magazine, the media literacy organization Project Look Sharp, and the education development nonprofit Open Equal Free. A newcomer to Seattle (who isn't?), she spends her time cooking, drawing, missing the bus, and blogging about it.