Cultural & Creative Workforce Development Internship

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

The Program services youth 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 remote. 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 with the Creative Force Intern Intake form.


Jack Straw & Northwest Folklife Production Assistant

The Production Assistant will assist with the coordination of interviews through our Living Legacies program in conjunction with Jack Straw. Northwest Folklife enjoys sharing the stories of our community’s cultures and arts.

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TeenTix Digital Marketing Intern

This intern supports TeenTix in keeping their digital marketing youth driven and engaging for people age 13 - 19, by highlighting TeenTix’s involvement in the community, and their programs; The Pass Program, New Guard, and Press Corps. This intern keeps the TeenTix voice relevant by sharing and featuring external content that highlights youth empowerment, leadership, and arts engagement. The ideal intern will be creative, adaptable, and offer unique, fun ways to continue marketing TeenTix to broader audiences.

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Supported Network Interns (3)

A Supported Network Intern participates in three stages. The intern must be willing to complete the foundational stage to build skills with TeenTix. After completing the foundational stage, interns will be assigned to two host sites to complete projects.

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Wa Na Wari Intern

The Coordination Assistant  has a key role assisting Wa Na Wari’s community engagement. The Coordination Assistant will assist with the coordination of programs, manage social media, and coordinate development logistics with Wa Na Wari staff. This role is key to successful program coordination.

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B.O.C Music Intern

As the B.O.C Audio Engineer Assistant, you must assist in the coordination of appointments, marketing and planning. Individuals must be willing to commute in between to site once stay home order is lifted.

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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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