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Internships

Real Change is an award-winning weekly newspaper covering issues of economic, social, and racial justice. The newspaper is sold by homeless and low-income people on the streets of greater Seattle. Routinely, the newsroom seeks interns to help provide in-depth coverage of local issues. If you are interested in interning with Real Change, please review the position description and next steps below:

1. Participate in Monday morning editorial meetings and, if applicable, Tuesday newspaper production
2. Attend community meetings and events, sometimes in the evenings
3. Conduct research and interviews for news stories
4. Develop sources and potential news stories and pitch them at editorial meetings and meetings with editor
5. Write news stories, briefs and vendor profiles
6. Keep a set weekly schedule of hours, in addition to occasional work in the field
7. Complete other editorial tasks, such as photography, as needed

Requirements:
• Previous journalism and/or research experience in a campus- or community-based media outlet
• Passionate interest in issues of social, racial and economic justice
• Desire to learn in a fast-paced and challenging setting
• Flexible schedule and ability to work occasional evenings
This is an unpaid internship, but academic service-learning or other credit will be gladly arranged. We anticipate that the internship will entail 10-20 hours of work each week; however, some allowances will be made for the right applicant.

To Apply

Please send the following to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@realchangenews.org:
• A cover letter explaining your skills and interest in the position, and how you learned about it
• A resume
• Three published clips of your work or links to online work samples. In lieu of work samples, you may request a short writing assignment to write for Real Change.