Jobs & Internships

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Internship

Northwest Folklife Internship Program:
Interning at Northwest Folklife can be the experience you need to gain a career in event planning, festival production, the music industry, nonprofit management, marketing, fundraising and a whole host of other fields. Interns at Northwest Folklife take on a significant role in executing the largest free community arts festival in the nation and learn how to increase visibility and strengthen the sustainability of a nonprofit organization.

Before you apply:
o Housing and transportation are not provided.
o Start and end dates, hours per week, and days of the week are all negotiable based on the intern’s availability
o All applicants must be able to commit to working Memorial Day weekend, (May 22rd – 25th, 2015) NO EXCEPTIONS
o Academic credit for internships must be arranged by the intern with their sponsoring institution. Academic credit is up to the discretion of the intern’s college or university.
o Computer resources are limited; prospective interns with laptops are encouraged to apply

Title: Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Intern
Internship Length: April 13th 2015 – June 5th 2015 (dates flexible)
Hours per week: 8-15 hours per week (will increase as we get closer to the Festival)
Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Internship requires collaborating with almost every department and aspect of Northwest Folklife and therefore is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to learn more about the event planning world. The primary focus of this internship will be to assist with scheduling and Volunteer Registration the weekend of the festival in addition to supporting the Volunteer Appreciation Program.

• Assist with the scheduling of volunteers and outreach efforts
• Help organize donations for Volunteer Appreciation Program and Raffle
• Help run volunteer registration during the Festival (May 22nd -25th, must be available all four days)
• Help with data entry and other Volunteer Registration procedures
• Assist with the Volunteer Check-In process and T-shirt Extravaganza
• Organization of the Staff Lunch

Identified Learning Outcomes:
• Strengthen customer service skills as part of an Event Management Team by communicating with staff, donors, members of the community, volunteers, performers and business associates.
• Develop an understanding of event coordination by working with development teams, production teams, volunteer coordinators, and sponsorship associates
• Enhance communication skills through interactions with community representatives, artists, performers, sponsors, and production teams
• Gain networking skills with local art organizations, artists, performers, sponsors, and production teams

To Apply:
Please send your resume and a cover letter via email to the Volunteer Coordinator at with the title of your desired internship in the subject line. Although we prefer electronic methods, you may also submit your resume to:

Northwest Folklife
Attn: Volunteers
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA. 98109