Education Outreach Intern

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Do you have an interest in or experience with teachers and young people, outdoor education, social justice, creative writing, or design? YES! for Teachers is dedicated to deepening students' understanding of contemporary issues and inspiring them to take charge —not be overwhelmed—of their world.

The education intern will have an opportunity to assist in all aspects of our growing YES! Education Outreach Program. In addition to program management and outreach experience, the YES! education intern will gain valuable web design, social media, research, and writing skills.


Internship dates:

The education outreach program offers two internship opportunities: early September through December 2019 (4 months) and January through May 2020 (5 months). There is no internship during the summer months.

NOTE:  Internship applications for fall 2019 will be accepted beginning June 2019.

Intern responsibilities:

  • plan and execute educational efforts, including an online newsletter, free magazine subscription program, quarterly writing competition, and teacher website.
  • craft writing prompts, review essay submissions, select and edit winning essays, and post final essays for the student writing competition.
  • promote and post YES! for Teachers stories, curriculum, and other features on Facebook and Twitter
  • update and manage education website For Teachers (using content management tools and html coding)
  • create and research content, write, and edit our education e-newsletter
  • research graphics and photographs for use on the web

Skills required:

  • excellent writing and editing skills
  • ability to manage large projects while working under deadline
  • visual acumen for selecting photographs and graphics for the web
  • organized, self-motivated and able to work independently on projects
  • comfort with technology—intern will build landing pages for the web, use social media, maintain website, create spreadsheets, word process, and research on the Internet
  • an interest in the YES! take, sustainability, social justice, education, and helping young people make positive change for a better world is a plus

What we ask:

This is an intensive, immersive four-month internship and requires a three-day per week commitment (24 hours total). Interns are expected to work from our Seattle office two days per week and may work remotely on the third day.

What we offer:

YES! offers $16/hour for the 24-hour work week, as well as paid time off, and a local transit pass.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and three references to [email protected] with "Education Internship" in the subject field.


Brendan Clarke


"I definitely picked up some great skills and experience while working at YES!, but what I really ended up with was a community I love."

Brendan, Education Intern Spring 2008


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"As a YES! intern, I appreciated that people were open to my ideas and allowed me to use my areas of interest—photography and design—in my work. I was also able to grow in areas I perceived were my weakness, namely web writing, and was taught the way I best learn. I've never worked with a more friendly and welcoming staff, and will take this experience with me wherever I go."

Katelin, Education Intern Summer 2011


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"I see the education outreach internship as an opportunity for interns not only to share their talents and passions but also to learn about how best to connect teachers and students with YES! Magazine and contemporary issues. The bonus is bonding with other interns, exploring Bainbridge Island, Seattle, and the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, and being part of tasty lunchtime conversations at our handcrafted wood conference table."

Jing Fong, Education Outreach Manager

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