Cultural & Creative Workforce Development Internships

Northwest Folklife, in collaboration with the Office of Economic Development and the Office of Arts and Culture, has developed a pilot internship program that provides paid internships for Seattle’s young creatives. These internships range between 12-24 weeks long and give youth hands-on training in various creative fields. Interns will work 12-14 hours weekly at their internship sites, and 1-2 hours with Northwest Folklife.

The Cultural & Creative Workforce Development Internships are catered for youth ages 16-25 from a variety of Seattle communities. The program takes a collaborative; community-informed approach to provide opportunities to sharpen skills and competencies in culturally and creatively focused occupations. The program aims to develop creative capital, give hands-on experience, foster networks and shape the emerging network economy. We center artists, and we are excited to build capacity for creatives in our communities and provide successful internship experiences for youth and young adults.” Please note right now all duties will be done remotely. However once stay at home order is lifted, interns will be advised by host site supervisors when to report in.

All Applications must be accompanied by a completed Creative Force Intern Intake form.

Internship Opportunities:

About: NFFTY/The Talented Youth’s mission is to enable, nurture, promote, and encourage the next generation of filmmakers to inspire, lead, and entertain the world with their stories. NFFTY is the largest film festival for emerging filmmakers in the world.

The Marketing & Programs Intern is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the organization’s marketing & programs strategy. This position focuses on building awareness of NFFTY/The Talented Youth and its mission via social media platforms, email newsletters, and more. This position also supports the Film + Filmmaker Database Projects, Winter Student Filmmaking Challenge, and other projects/campaigns/events taking place February - April 2021.

Deadline: Applicants are requested to submit no later than Jan. 26, 2021.

All Interested candidates please send an introductory statement describing their interest no more than two paragraphs, creative content you have created (if available), and a completed Creative Force Intern Intake form. Please email all content to

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