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.

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

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

Hours:

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 www.ChantiReviews.com 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 Kbrown@chantireviews.com

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 or see the Entry and Advising front desk (LDC 116).

 

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Transactional Teller/Professional Development Program

Industrial Credit Union

Transactional Teller/Professional Development Program

Program Highlights
• Entry-level positions.
• Paid time, up to 40 hours per week.
• Training provided.
• Return employment available during school breaks.
• Introduction to the financial industry.
• Access to employee events during employment.
• Interaction with amazing people and culture.
Overview – Acts as the primary credit union contact for members and potential members seeking financial transactions in the daily branch operations; utilizes knowledge of all products and services to provide suggestions and solutions for the consumers financial needs; promotes the credit union using the organizational mission, vision and values to meet organizational goals as established by management.
Job Requirements
• Communicate in a professional and courteous manner by actively listening to others and articulating clearly and effectively, in person, over the phone, via written correspondence and any other form of contact that may occur as a representative of the credit union.
• Exercise independent judgement and provide solutions to members and potential members seeking information and transaction processing; utilize the knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures established to protect credit union assets along with the features and benefits of the products and services offered to the membership
• Possess and maintain working knowledge of all federal, state, and local rules and regulations governing financial transactions and the organization.
• Demonstrates self-motivation through personal development and increased knowledge of products, services, transactions and other job functions with curiosity and drive
• Maintain a level of professionalism that instils trust, confidence, empathy, integrity and confidentiality of all matters involving the credit union and its members; demonstrate unquestionable honesty, reliability and flexibility in the workplace; set an example for others to emulate.
• Participate in all activities that help the credit union satisfy the strategic plan and achieve the branch and organizational goals as determined by management.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Provide service, information and solutions to members and potential members seeking financial transactions in the daily branch operations, by maintaining skills through job knowledge and independent thinking while displaying professionalism in all communications, actions and appearance.
• Maintain necessary skills to participate in all aspects of the teller position such as talking with and calling members, completing work flows and documents, sending letters, documenting activities, managing work assignments, prioritizing workflow, and processing transactions, in accordance with established policies, procedures, best practices and leadership direction, in an efficient and accurate manner
• Comply with all credit union policies and procedures along with state and federal regulations that govern financial transactions and the organization.
• Participate in all activities that help the credit union satisfy the strategic plan and achieve organizational goals as determined by management, including support of objectives, cross-selling services, referring members to other employees, active participation in promotions and campaigns.
Skill Requirements
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• The ability to utilize strong math, clerical and organizational skills to receive, handle and account for cash while processing transactions accurately and efficiently, maintaining communications with the person being served;
• The ability to identify problems, find solutions and make suggestions to members, co-workers, leadership and management.
• The ability to effectively and efficiently operate standard office tools and equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines
• The ability to learn and fully understand core systems and software provided to perform job tasks.
Work Environment – This job operates in a clerical office setting and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Physical Demands – This role primarily involves standing, walking and moving with occasional sitting. Additionally, some filing may be necessary that requires the ability to bend and stand as necessary to open cabinets and placed files in drawers. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Travel – Occasional
Required Education and Experience
• Successful completion of High School diploma or GED.
• A minimum of 6 months of cash handling or teller experience with a credit union preferred.
• Other financial institution, retail company or successful teller training course is also a plus.
AAP/EEO Statement – Industrial Credit Union offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic by law.
Other Duties – Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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 or see the Entry and Advising front desk

LAW Advocates Volunteer Internship

Tenant Clinic Co-Coordinator
Volunteer/Internship Position Description

LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.
LAW Advocates Tenant Clinic Coordinator will coordinate intake at LAW Advocates’ free weekly drop-in legal advice clinic for tenants at the Whatcom County Courthouse.
Location: Whatcom County Courthouse 311 Grand Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Every Friday 11:45 am – 4:00 pm
Commitment: At least 6 months
Start Date: As soon as possible
Responsible to: Programs Manager, Staff Attorney
Duties:
• Set up Tenant Clinic registration desk
• Greet clients, ask them to complete intake form, and assist clients with completing the form if needed
• Communicate to Staff Attorney and volunteer attorneys when cases are urgent (e.g. client has court same day or a client has other pressing circumstances)
• Observe attorney-client meetings
• Ensure all necessary data is collected, as this is required by our funders and stakeholders
• Enter intake information into LegalServer case management software
• Refer clients to other community resources, as appropriate
• Clean up all materials and coordinate with Programs Manager to restock materials as needed
• Within one week of the clinic, type attorney notes into LegalServer case management software and file any related documents
• Offer feedback to the Programs Manager and Staff Attorney for improving Tenant Clinic
• Report volunteer hours to the Programs Manager monthly
Qualifications:
• Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
• Ability to give sufficient notice of any upcoming absence
• Appreciation for the sensitive nature of the confidential information and ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain a positive working relationship with staff members, volunteers, and clients
• Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
• Basic computer literacy
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
• Organized and detail oriented
Benefits:
• Make a big impact in the lives of low-income community members
• Gain experience with program coordination for a legal aid organization
• Work with attorneys and gain an understanding of local renters’ legal needs
• Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
• Internship credit may be available depending on your school/program requirements
To Apply: Please send a statement of interest addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org by Monday, June 3rd at 5:00 pm. Please include information about your current and past education and work positions, or include a current resume.
Contact: Please email nikki@lawadvocates.org or call 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

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 or see the Entry and Advising front desk

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 Rhonda Leeson, WCC’s Interim Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080 or see the Entry and Advising front desk.

Legal Assistant Intern

DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Legal Assistant Intern, Office of the Reservation Attorney (ORA)
SALARY: Internship – unpaid
DIVISION: Legal
SHIFT: Day
DEPARTMENT: ORA
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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 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.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
 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.

REQUIREMENTS:
 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 Cheryl:ynnS@lummi-nsn.gov or 360.380.6738.

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 or see the Entry and Advising front desk.

LAW Advocates Volunteer Internship

Street Law @ The Library
Co-Coordinator
Volunteer/Internship Position
LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.
LAW Advocates’ Street Law @ The Library Co-Coordinator will work in partnership with another Street Law Co-Coordinator 2 times per month to coordinate LAW Advocates’ popular Street Law @ The Library clinic. Street Law is a free, drop-in legal advice clinic on select Saturdays from 1-4pm at the downtown Bellingham Public Library. The primary goal of the Co-Coordinator is to ensure the clinic runs smoothly.
Location: Bellingham Public Library Central Branch – 210 Central Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Scheduled Saturdays 12:15pm—4:30pm (2 times per month)
Commitment: At least six months
Preferred Start Date: Saturday, June 1st (we are willing to have a later start date for the right candidate)
Responsible to: Programs Manager
Duties:
 Set up tables, chairs, registration desk, and attorney stations
 Introduce yourself to Volunteer Attorneys and determine the types of legal issues they are comfortable addressing
 Greet clients, help them sign in, and determine what type of legal issues they need help with
 Assign clients to the appropriate attorney, track when attorneys have finished a consultation, and introduce the next client to the attorney
 Refer clients to other community resources, as appropriate
 Ensure all necessary data is collected, as this is required by our funders and stakeholders
 Remind clients and Volunteer Attorneys to complete evaluations
 Clean up all materials; put away tables and chairs
 Return all paperwork to the LAW Advocates office after each clinic (2 blocks from the library)
 Offer feedback to the Programs Manager for improving Street Law
Qualifications:
 Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
 Ability to attend most, if not all, Street Law clinics (see https://lawadvocates.org/events/)
 Ability to make at least a six month commitment
 Appreciation for the sensitive nature of confidential information and ability to maintain confidentiality
 Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain a positive working relationship with staff members, volunteers, and clients
 Willing to work with challenging clients, including survivors of trauma, people who are frustrated or yelling, and people who have trouble focusing
 Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
 Basic computer literacy
 Legible handwriting
 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Independent worker not needing close supervision; reliable; good judgment
 Organized and detail oriented
Benefits:
 Make a big impact in the lives of low-income community members
 Gain experience with program coordination for a legal aid organization
 Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
 Work with attorneys and gain an understanding of common civil legal needs in our community
 Obtain college credit if offered by your program or school
To Apply: Please send a statement of interest addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org by Tuesday, May 28th at 5:00 pm. Please include information about your current and past education and work positions, or include a current resume.
Contact: Please email nikki@lawadvocates.org or call 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

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 or see the Entry and Advising front desk

LAW Advocates Clinic Assistant Internship

LAW Advocates of Whatcom County
Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Program
Clinic Assistant

LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.

Volunteer/Internship Position Description
The Clinic Assistant position is a good fit for a paralegal or paralegal student. The Clinic Assistant supports our Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic Contract Attorney and will gain experience in preparing legal documents, interacting with clients, and working in a legal aid office.
The Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic is a “self-help” clinic for low-income survivors of domestic violence hosted at the LAW Advocates office in downtown Bellingham. Under the supervision of the Contract Attorney, Clinic Assistants help clients to build confidence in filing legal documents, properly serving the other party, and representing themselves in court proceedings.
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, plus additional hours if available; we can be somewhat flexible for the right volunteer/intern, but some availability on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings is required.
Responsible to: Contract Attorney
Duties and Learning Opportunities:
• Conduct initial client intakes by phone
• Call clients to set up attorney-client appointments
• Make phone and text reminders for appointments and hearings
• Set up for monthly Parenting Plan Workshop and greet clients
• Observe attorney-client meetings
• Be part of the legal-reasoning process
• Draft family law documents
• Prepare documents for filing and service
• Accompany clients to the courthouse to file
• Maintain accurate case notes in LAW Advocates’ case management software, LegalServer
• Gain experience with FamilySoft software
• Close cases and archive case files electronically
• Track case outcomes and send evaluation forms to clients
• Offer feedback to the Programs Manager and Contract Attorney for improving services
• Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
• Paralegal experience or current paralegal student
• Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
• Comfortable working with survivors of domestic violence and asking about domestic violence
• Ability to volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Ability to make at least a six month commitment
• Appreciation for the sensitive nature of the confidential information and ability to maintain
confidentiality
• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain a positive working relationship
with staff members, volunteers, and clients
• Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
• Computer literacy and willingness to learn new software (training provided)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
• Dependable, organized, and detail oriented
Benefits:
• Gain paralegal experience or use your paralegal experience to help low-income survivors of
domestic violence and their families
• Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
• Internship credit may be available depending on your school/program requirements

To Apply: Please submit a resume and statement of interest addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org by Wednesday, May 22nd at 5:00 pm.
Contact: Please email nikki@lawadvocates.org or call 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

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.

 

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.
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • 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:

  • 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.

Agency
City of Seattle
Address
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 Rhonda Leeson, WCC’s Interim 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.

Location

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, seamar.org 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 jimenagarcia@seamarchc.org

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.

SeaFeast Vendor Coordinator Intern

Job Title:  Vendor Coordinator Intern

Reports to: Executive Director

Background

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 www.bellinghamseafeast.org.

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.

Qualifications

Required

  • 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

     

    Compensation

    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 liz@bellinghamseafeast.com 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 Rhonda Leeson, WCC’s Interim Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080.