Event Intern with Write Around Portland

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Write Around Portland

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Write Around Portland brings free creative writing workshops to hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low income apartments, prisons, social service agencies and treatment facilities. Nearly 500 adults and youth participate in these workshops each year. Workshops culminate in community readings and two beautifully designed books annually.

Founded in 1999, Write Around Portland is a nonprofit organization with four full-time staff, and one part-time program assistant and nearly 300 active volunteers. Our mission is to change lives through the power of writing. The foundation for all that we do is based on our core values of respect, writing and community. Learn more about our workshop model and program on our website: https://writearound.org/about/.

Write Around Portland 2019 Events Internship

Write Around Portland is looking for an Events Intern to support our annual fundraising event, Raise Your Pen. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating a non-profit fundraising event and develop your skills in event management, fundraising and marketing. The Events Intern will work with our Development Director on the live and silent auctions, assist with planning and logistics, develop content for social media marketing, and help out the night of the event. This year we will celebrate our 20th anniversary and have a goal to raise $89,500 at Raise Your Pen.

The internship will run from March 2019-November 2019 and requires 3-4 hours of work per week at the Write Around Portland office (133 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 304); as well as attendance at Raise Your Pen on October 11, 2019 at Vitalidad Movement Art Center. Consistent attendance for the full internship is necessary. This position is unpaid; school credit is possible based on the educational program.


We are looking for applicants who:

  • reflect the full diversity of our community
  • can commit to the full internship time period from March-November
  • are friendly and genuinely interested in the well-being of others
  • have the ability and commitment to work respectfully with people experiencing isolation, with a low income or who may otherwise face barriers to writing in community
  • have basic computer knowledge and a willingness to learn more
  • detail-oriented
  • have good written and verbal communication skills, including phone skills
  • are willing to pitch in to help with all aspects of our organization and programs
  • have a passion for Write Around Portland and the work we do

Application Process

Applicants should complete and submit the internship application. We will review applications and contact candidates to set up interviews. Please note we have a limited number of internships available annually.

Contact jchu@writearound.org for more information and an application. Review of applications open immediately. Application deadline February 22, 2019.

Our Diversity Statement:

- Diversity is a fundamental part of Write Around Portland’s value system and is essential to our ability to develop and deliver programming that is consistent with and supports our mission to change lives through the power of writing.

- We believe that diversity is a strength that makes our workshops, anthologies and readings rich and reflective of our greater community.

- We are intentional in our recruitment, support and inclusion of diverse people throughout our organization, including board members, staff, volunteers, participants and agency partners.

- We value diversity in all its forms and work to create meaningful and respectful connections among people of different socioeconomic levels, races, ages, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, health statuses, physical and mental abilities, education levels, religions and backgrounds.

- We continually work to cultivate an environment and organizational culture in which all who are involved in our organization feel respected, included and valued. Our commitment to inclusiveness will be evident in our organizational policies and procedures, as part of our strategic plan, within our organizational goals and throughout our programs.

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Arts & Culture


Fri Mar 01, 2019 - Fri Nov 01, 2019


133 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 304Portland, OR 97204



  • Arts Administration
  • English
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • 3-4 hours/week

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