Real Change Newspaper - Editorial Intern

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Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project

Real Change

About Real Change: Real Change is a weekly newspaper covering social justice issues, sold by working poor and homeless people on the streets of greater Seattle. The Editorial Department is seeking an intern to help us round out our in-depth coverage of local issues in a three-month internship. This is an unpaid internship, but academic service-learning or other credit will be gladly arranged. We anticipate that the internship will entail 10-15 hours of work each week. This is an unpaid position, but academic service-learning or other credit will be gladly arranged. Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the weekly Editorial Meetings, which are currently scheduled for Thursdays from 10:00am-11:00am, and if applicable, attend the Production Day Read Through meetings on Tuesdays
  • Attend community meetings and events, sometimes in the evenings
  • Conduct research and interviews for news stories
  • Develop sources and potential news stories, and pitch them at Editorial Meetings and meetings with the Editor
  • Write news stories, briefs, and vendor profiles
  • Keep a set weekly schedule of hours, in addition to occasional work in the field
  • Complete other editorial tasks, such as photography, as needed
  • 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
To apply via e-mail: Please submit the following to Katie Comboy, the Volunteer Coordinator, at
  • Cover letter explaining your skills and interest in the position, and how you learned about it;
  • 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

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Advocacy & Human Rights Homeless & Housing Media & Broadcasting


Mon Oct 15, 2018 - Tue Jan 15, 2019


96 S. Main St.Seattle, WA 98104



  • Journalism
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading / Writing
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking




  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per week

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