Food and Farming Events & Outreach Internship


Organization:  Sustainable Connections,

Title: Food & Farming Events & Outreach Intern

Reports to:  Food & Farming Program Director, Food & Farming Outreach Coordinator

Location:  Bellingham, WA

Status:  Unpaid/Temporary Internship

Application Deadline:  Applications accepted July 23-August 9

Internship Dates: 8-20 hours/week from mid-August 2019 – November 2019



The Food & Farming Events & Outreach Intern will work closely with the Food & Farming team to improve community visibility of the Eat Local First campaign and increase business participation in various areas of the Sustainable Connections Food & Farming program. The position will report to Alex Smith and Sara Southerland, and will work independently and collaboratively with members of the team to accomplish these goals. The position will require a minimum of 8-12 hours per week and will run from mid-August through November. This is a dynamic position and the duties and goals may shift over time.


  • Represent Food & Farming Program and Eat Local First campaign at community events and festivals, engaging with members of the public
  • Lead cooking demos at Farmers Markets and other locations around Whatcom County
  • Support with growing the Eat Local First campaign via phone calls and in-person meetings
  • Support with planning business workshops
  • Support with online Local Food Atlas data entry and outreach
  • Write business feature articles and support with e-newsletters
  • Assist in distributing the Food & Farm Finder and other materials
  • Keep detailed records of distribution, engagement, and other metrics

Desired Qualifications and Qualities

  • Outgoing and confident, enjoys community outreach
  • Experience in sustainability, ideally sustainable business
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the mission of Sustainable Connections
  • Detail-oriented self starter
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with software and ability to learn new programs
  • Reliable transportation


  • Help an innovative organization improve our community
  • Learn transferrable skills for nonprofit and private sector work
  • Meet farmers, business owners, and other members of the community
  • Attend exclusive events
  • Enjoy an occasional delicious shared meal
  • Fresh ground coffee and an unbeatable tea selection in the office


Qualified applicants should send a resume and contact information for three professional or academic references by email only to Please write “Food & Farming Intern Community Outreach Intern” in the Subject. Application review begins August 1st and closes August 9th.

Sustainable Connections complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at Sustainable Connections.

Sustainable Connections is an equal opportunity employer that believes it is the responsibility of the company and all its employees to ensure there is no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other protected status.


Publications Intern

We are actively seeking interns for Chanticleer Reviews – depending on skill set, we can offer a small honorarium (in time for the holidays) or pay by the hour.  These positions are on-going into 2019 & 2020.

Chanticleer Reviews
1155 North State Street
The Herald Building Suite 200-A

Internship Duties Available:

  • magazine layout (Adobe skills)
  • website support (WordPress)
  • content generation (blog posts, articles for the Chanticleer Reviews magazine)
  • general publishing duties (day-to-day operations)
  • video & podcast support (creation, editing, broadcasting)
  • social media strategy & implementation
  • event planning support

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Interest in the company
  • Desire to learn
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Coursework in visual communications or journalism a plus, but not required


Flexible around student schedule within regular business hours.  No weekends or holidays.  Anticipate 8-12 hours per week.  Additional hours may be available based on skill level.

To Apply:

Review the website and submit a letter of interest detailing why you would like to work with us, along with a resume detailing your skills, work experience and coursework.  Email Kathryn (Kiffer) Brown at

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with WCC’s Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080 or see the Entry and Advising front desk (LDC 116).


WCC Athletic Communications Internship

Job Description: Athletic Communication interns will have the opportunity to be fully engulfed in collegiate athletics while learning how to help promote the athletic programs to the best of their ability. Interns will be involved in helping to create a strategic social media plan for Orca Athletics, creation of dynamic video content, taking photos, broadcasting and live video streams, creation of graphics for promotional use, writing press releases, running an athletic website, performing post-game interviews with coaches and student-athletes, and much more.

Qualifications: Must be dependable, timely, and detail oriented. Should have a passion for communications and the always-changing athletics environment that we are a part of. Must be willing to learn.

Preferred Qualifications: Background with use of social media, video/camera equipment, savvy with computers, the ability to work with the Adobe Suite and background in graphic design, good writing skills.

Special Conditions: Applications will be accepted until the internship positions are filled. A current resume and cover letter are required. The position has the ability to be an internship for class credit, or also an internship for class credit paired with a work-study opportunity. The position will include office hours and also night time hours at athletic events and on weekends, so candidates would need to have flexibility with the athletics schedule.

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with WCC’s Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080 or see the Entry and Advising front desk.

Legal Assistant Intern

TITLE: Legal Assistant Intern, Office of the Reservation Attorney (ORA)
SALARY: Internship – unpaid
LOCATION: Tribal Administration
SUPERVISOR: Legal Director
BACKGROUND: 1a, 1b, 2a
SUMMARY: Legal Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the Legal Director and is responsible for performing a variety of law related clerical and administrative functions to facilitate effective operations of the ORA.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, and other related duties as assigned.
1. Organize and maintain files according to established office systems and policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, construction of new files, filing paperwork in files, organizing files in appropriate cabinets, tracking of file location and availability, and closing and archiving old files.
2. Provide internal and external communications on behalf of the ORA, including, but not limited to, answering and screening calls, walk-in inquiries, emails, etc.
3. Receive, log, read, sort, and route correspondence to appropriate attorney.

 High School Diploma or GED.
 2 years’ experience as Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, or relevant employment, preferred.
 Knowledge of criminal procedure preferred.
 Lummi/Native American/Veteran preference policy applies.

 Working knowledge of legal terminology, practices and procedures preferred.
 Working knowledge of Civil and Criminal practices and procedures.
 Proficient in preparing correspondence, memorandums, minutes, transcriptions, presentation materials, etc.
 Proficient typing and computers skills; strong working knowledge of advanced functions of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Outlook), and proficient in establishing and maintaining databases.
 Ability to draft legal documents, including, but not limited to, pleadings, discovery and memoranda.
 Excellent reading, writing, editing, and analytical skills.
 Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; use good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
 Ability to work independently.
 Ability to organize and prioritize workloads, and adapt to changing priorities.
 Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently.
 Ability to organize and maintain clear, concise, and accurate records.
 Ability to follow office procedures.
 Ability to meet tight deadlines. Ability to maintain high professionalism and unquestionable integrity.
 Excellent interpersonal skills to maintain good relations with tribal officials, supervisor, fellow employees, tribal members and the general public.
 Experience working with the Lummi community is preferable.
 Ability to volunteer and engage in the Lummi Community.

 Must pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol test to be eligible for and maintain employment, as required by the LIBC Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.
 Position requires extensive Criminal Background Check.
 Ability to drive and travel locally as directed and in accordance with the Lummi Nation’s policies and procedures to complete tasks.

To Apply:
Complete a Volunteer Packet, available from WCC’s Cooperative Education Coordinator or by contacting Cheryl Szawicki, Paralegal, at or 360.380.6738.

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with WCC’s Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080 or see the Entry and Advising front desk.

Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Program Support Internship (Seattle)

Position Description
The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is seeking a student who is a dynamic self-starter to help support our department programs. This internship is an excellent opportunity to support OIRA’s mission and experience how a City-level department partners with community-based organizations to reach immigrant integration goals.

Educational Benefit to Student

  • Learn about how the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) programs serve the city’s immigrant and refugee communities and helps ensure that Seattle is a leader in immigrant integration.
  • Acquire office administration experience in supporting various OIRA programs and projects.
  • Learn the basic responsibilities and workplace culture of a city-level department focused on traditionally underserved communities.
Job Responsibilities
  • Support OIRA’s various programs by assisting the program specialists in research, updating program collateral and resources, data analysis, and other duties as assigned.
  • Support OIRA’s office administration, including clerical duties, shadowing multiple office positions to train in a variety of tasks, assisting in the preparation of information and research materials, and other duties as assigned.
  • Support OIRA’s inclusive outreach and engagement activities to local immigrant and refugee communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Open to all 2 and 4 year college students enrolled in an accredited 2-year or 4-year educational program.
  • 2 and 4 year college students will need to maintain a 2.0 GPA or above throughout the internship.


  • Experience working in or desired experience working in an office environment.
  • Experience working with a team to complete a project either in an academic or work setting.

Required Qualifications:

  • An effective written and oral communicator.
  • Self-directed, can work independently and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Good organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  • Energetic, enthusiasm for our mission and the immigrant/refugee communities we serve.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous internship or related experience in a nonprofit or government agency.
  • Data and data evaluation skills and interest.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of HTML and experience with a CRM database.
  • Data analysis/spreadsheet experience.
Additional Information
Start/End Dates:  Intern will start in late June/early July and end in September.

Schedule:  Intern will work 20 hours/week.  Work hours can be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and may work some weekends and/or evenings.

Salary:  Students from 2-year and 4-year colleges will be paid $16.56/hour.

How to Apply:  complete an online application and include the following:

  • Unofficial transcript including current classes and GPA
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

City of Seattle
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, Washington, 98104

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with WCC’s Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080.

Migrant Outreach Intern

Sea Mar’s Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Promotores Program is searching for individuals interested in late Spring/summer volunteer internships

Are you inspired to help ensure migrant agricultural have access to health care and health information? If so, join Sea Mar’s Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Promotores Program as a Migrant Outreach Volunteer Intern.

  1. As a Migrant Health Center, Sea Mar works to ensure farmworkers have access to health care and health information. Farmworkers face many barriers to health care in general ranging from long work hours, lack of transportation, work hazards, migratory status and linguistic and cultural practices. Utilizing a Promotores Model, our Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Promotores Program recruits members of the agricultural community to serve as a bridge linking marginalized populations with health services & reducing barriers to care by taking linguistically and culturally appropriate health information and services to their communities. During the high growing season in Skagit and Whatcom counties, program takes services out to the community to meet the needs of our migrant population. Practicum students have the opportunity to help with our series of mobile medical and dental clinics, workshops and health fairs, as well as related tasks including creating linguistically and culturally appropriate health promotional materials and activities.

Specifically students will:

  • Design culturally appropriate health promotion materials, activities and games for low literacy populations
  • Coordinate mobile dental clinics which includes reaching out to existing team of community dental staff, MTI and outreach sites to arrange clinic logistics, and assist promotores with patient recruitment and scheduling, and facilitating clinic the day of.
  • Logistical support and assistance with mobile medical clinics including:
    • creating low literacy communication materials and supplies
    • logistical preparations and clinic set-up and tear-down (includes heavy lifting and late nights several times a week and occasional weekend days between mid june-early august). Works as integral part of team.
    • Conducting health promotion with low literacy adults during clinics, and health promotion activities and games with children.
  • Assistance and support with migrant health fairs. Tasks range from creating communication materials, health promotional activities, coordinating volunteers, community partners, health screens or mobile clinics, or leading children’s activities among others.
  • Depending upon hours per week available, and skill-set, can assist with other projects including: creating literacy and culturally appropriate health topic story boards and scripts; indigenous language videos, agricultural mapping project (electronic maps and short surveys), or training curricula for promotores (specifically TB or anatomy 101).

Desired Skills or Qualifications:

Computer literate with proficiency and skill in MS applications – word, excel, publisher, powerpoint, illustrator etc. An interest in, or experience, working in low resource multicultural environments or health promotion for low literacy populations. Must be comfortable working in office, migrant camps, farms and housing sites. Flexible schedule allowing for some late evenings and weekends. Involvement in clinics and fairs involve heavy lifting.  Flexible, resourceful, dependable, and team player. Not afraid to jump in and do what’s needed.   Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred but not requirement. English only proficiency will limit ways in which you could be involved during clinics.  Student should have reliable transportation to program site but being on-site is not required except for days of outreach events.


Office site is located in Mount Vernon, WA, 60 miles north of Seattle along the I-5 corridor. All activities and tasks related to administration of clinics and health fairs centered here, and all outreach activities begin and end here.  All mobile medical and dental clinics and health fairs take place throughout western Skagit County or west, central and north Whatcom county. Transportation to all outreach sites will be as a group through agency van.  Creation of health promotional materials can be created elsewhere with periodic check-ins via computer and office. Relocation is not required.

Application: You may apply by going directly to our website, and complete a general volunteer application. Be sure to select “MSFW Promotores Program” from the assignment preferences. Please note this is an unpaid position. 

For any questions please e-mail Jimena Garcia, Special Populations Program Manager at

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with WCC’s Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080.

SeaFeast Vendor Coordinator Intern

Job Title:  Vendor Coordinator Intern

Reports to: Executive Director


Building upon the success of the three years of Bellingham SeaFeast, we seek to add a Vendor Coordinator Intern to our team to enhance Bellingham SeaFeast 2019. The Vendor Coordinator works collaboratively with the staff and community to smoothly recruit, confirm, and organize our SeaFeast Wharf vendors. Upwards of 100 vendors attend our annual event as sponsors, educational entities, businesses, and artists.

Bellingham SeaFeast was established in 2016 as the recipient of the City of Bellingham Tourism Commission grant program intended to launch a ‘signature festival’ encouraging tourism to Bellingham. Bellingham SeaFeast, a non-profit, community-based festival works with numerous stakeholders (City of Bellingham, Port of Bellingham, maritime and commercial fishing entities, corporate sponsors, etc.) to host an annual festival showcasing the vitality of our maritime heritage, working waterfront, and commercial fishing industry. To find out more about the event, please visit

Careful coordination of SeaFeast Wharf vendors is required for a successful event. The duties described below are general and may be refined.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Notify potential participants about event, timeline, and sign-up process.
  • Work with SeaFeast staff to monitor and track vendor applications, questions, payments and specific requests.
  • Provide answers and follow-up with interested parties.
  • Notify potential participants who haven’t signed up that deadline is approaching.
  • Support tracking of booth requirements such as insurance policies, Toward Zero Waste plans, and power needs.
  • In coordination with SeaFeast staff, develop map where each booth is located and send to participants with additional information. Adjust locations as needed. This will require on-site presence at the Harbor for planning.
  • Layout booth locations the day before event.
  • Direct booth participants during load in/out and address any needs or questions.



  • Available September 20 – 22, 2019 for the duration of set-up and the festival, including load-in/our hours.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and quick learner, able to work independently
  • Ability to listen and respond thoughtfully
  • A positive, flexible, and team-oriented approach
  • Receives feedback, remains calm and effective in high stress situations
  • Ability to problem-solve and respond quickly to unanticipated issues
  • Ability to remain calm and positive when unanticipated issues arise
  • Able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks
  • Detail-oriented while understanding the big picture
  • Capacity and willingness to learn new software platforms
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Internship Outcomes Upon completion of the Vendor Coordinator internship, the intern will be well-versed and familiar with the following:
    • Numerous stakeholders throughout Whatcom County and beyond: corporations, small businesses, community groups, educational institutions, government agencies, etc.
    • Large-scale eventcoordination and community collaboration
    • Project and event management platforms such as Salesforce and Slack
    • Planning and on-site logistics coordination



    Upon completion of a successful event and having fulfilled the duties of the internship, Bellingham SeaFeast will offer a stipend of $1,000.00.

    To Apply

    Please send a resume, cover letter, and two references names with contact information to Liz Purdy, Executive Director, at with subject line: Vendor Coordinator Internship.

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with WCC’s Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080.

Property Management Summer Intern

Son Rise Property Management

Rapidly growing property management company seeking employee for the summer, can start immediately and work around class schedule if needed. Employment will be through the summer until September. Days will be Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.

Primary duties will be general office administrative tasks and assisting property managers. Must have a vehicle that is in good operating condition. Duties also include answering and routing phone calls, receiving payments, and providing excellent customer care.

To apply please drop off resume to 109 E Chestnut Street, Bellingham,WA 98225. No phone calls or faxes, please.

If you would like to learn about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with WCC’s Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080.

Nonprofit Accounting Intern Position

Job position / title
Nonprofit Accounting Intern Position
Name of business / employer
Whatcom Family and Community Network
Job description / duties

Work with grant management including full cycle accounting: billing , accounts payable, payroll time tracking , grant tracking through financial statements, reporting to bookkeeper.

Minimum 10 week volunteer position, 5-10 hours a week

Job Description & Duties:

Essential Functions:

Bill grants on a monthly basis, including prepare excel worksheets and reconcile to income statement by class

Enter payroll time tracking and balance by grant

Reconcile bank statement monthly

Reconcile credit card statement monthly including matching receipts

Understand flow of grant tracking and expenses through financial statements

Assist with preparation of financial statements for monthly board reporting

Other Duties:

Assist with filing of accounts payable checks-weekly

Assist with gathering back-up for billing grants

E-mailing, copying, data entry and reporting as relevant to WFCN need


Requires good MS Excel skills

Willingness to learn QuickBooks-on the job training

Good communication skills, verbal and written

Independent self-starter

Attention to detail with care for accuracy


This is a volunteer position with no paid compensation or formal benefits. Students gain experience for resume development with a non-profit organization including grant management, accounts payable, payroll time tracking, bank and credit card reconciliation and preparation of financial statements. Learners develop confidence, capability and gain professional references in a caring and supportive workplace.


If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with Rhonda Leeson, WCC’s Interim Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080.



Executive Assistant

Employer: Custom Accounting Solutions
1200 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225

Provide administrative and clerical support in a face-paced accounting office.

Flexible within hours of operation (M-F 8-5).  Minimum commitment of 22.5 hours per week required. Preferred start date is April 18.

Required Qualifications:
Minimum 6 months’ work experience in any field
Accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work in a faced paced environment with high productivity
Ability to complete tasks independently
Able to receive and incorporate feedback

$12.00-$14.00/hour to start.  Opportunity to earn academic internship credit.

How to apply:
Schedule an appointment with Rhonda Leeson, WCC Interim Cooperative Education Coordinator by calling 360.383.3080.  Bring a resume, handwritten cover letter and references to the appointment.