UW OMFSA seeks Storytelling & Outreach Intern

Our office is hiring a student intern with support from the Campus Internship Development Fund! Please encourage interested students to apply on Handshake:https://uw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5699416.  Position description below.

Storytelling & Outreach Internship

The OMSFA Writing, Storytelling and Outreach Intern will collaborate with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (OMSFA) program staff to support our office in sharing news and highlighting students and alumni who have applied to scholarships to be featured our website, newsletter, and social media. The intern will have the opportunity to pitch, develop, and produce a monthly story using text, photography or video depending on skillset and interest. The intern will also support OMSFA’s editorial products including social media posts and stories, and infographic development.  The intern will also have the opportunity to support OMSFA’s launch of LinkedIn.  This position is made possible through generous support from the Campus Internship Development Fund.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Writing and editing feature stories highlighting students and alumni who have applied for scholarships.
  • Format and layout of stories for website, newsletter and social media
  • Reaching out and interviewing students and alumni to support story development
  • Support OMSFA office staff in writing, editing, and updating scholarship guides and resources for specific student populations.
  • Support OMSFA’s social media
  • Background or exposure to writing, communications, marketing or outreach related field
  • Experience in feature writing, editing, and sharing through online newsletters, websites and social media
  • Experience with LinkedIn a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest or experience in creating outreach materials to support diverse audiences

During this internship you’ll be able to learn by:

  • Gaining experience with professional writing, WordPress, interviewing and editing.
  • Learning to apply your knowledge of journalism and online communications to a professional setting
  • Developing skills in project management, contributing your creative ideas to the collaboration, seeking input and feedback, adjusting, implementing and carrying them through to produce a final product.
  • Gaining knowledge of scholarship opportunities to incorporate into your own academic experiences. Learn about the benefits of applying for scholarships that can support your future goals.
Hours & Duration: 17 Weeks starting Winter Quarter

Work schedule to be determined quarterly. Pay rate is $17.27 per hour, for up to 14 hours per week for 17 weeks (work study eligible). Work location can be a combination of in person in Mary Gates Hall 171 and remote work.