The Bulletin 12/2

UW Department of Communication News & Updates

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Interview to Internship: UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity

Sign up for a 15 minute interview in the Communications building to be considered for a great internship where you can make a difference!

Wednesday, 12/9

1:30 - 3:30 pm

CMU 102E

Sign-up for an interview while space is still available:

About the internship:

The Boys & Girls Club of King County Smilow Rainier Vista Club and Teen Center (SRV), in partnership with the UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE), is seeking a Communication intern for Winter 2016, with a possibility of continuing during Spring quarter.

SRV provides educational support programming as part of a wide range of services to the youth of Southeast Seattle. We serve students in grades K-12 with homework help, tutoring, athletics, family counseling, mentoring, art classes, technology education, youth leadership development, community service, field trips, nutritious meals, and much more.

We are looking for a committed, motivated, and detail-oriented individual who is interested in public relations, marketing, and communication in a fast paced nonprofit environment. The SRV/CCDE intern will be part of the community outreach and social media team. The Intern must be familiar with or willing to learn about writing press releases and newsletters, communicating with parents and the community about events at SRV, and updating social media sites in a timely manner.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Writing and distributing press releases;

  • Pitching stories to local and national media outlets;

  • Writing newsletters to send out to community members;

  • Drafting emails to parents about upcoming news and events;

  • Monitoring news coverage and media presence;

  • Corresponding with members, volunteers, and staff regarding projects and special events;

  • Assist in conducting research and preparing reports to be used in emails, press releases, and announcements;

  • Involvement in SRV youth and teen programs and activities;

  • Participate in creating and maintaining an environment that values difference and treats everyone with respect without regard to race, color, age, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.


  • Communication or Journalism major;

  • Strong interpersonal skills, humor, and compassion;
  • Excellent written communication and organizational skills;

  • Experience with writing press releases and cultivating media relationships preferred;

  • Enthusiastic, reliable and proactive team player.

Time Commitment

Ability to devote 5-10 hours per week on site at Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls in Columbia City between the hours of 2:00 pm- 7:00pm Monday-Friday. This internship is a minimum one quarter (10 weeks) commitment, however, intern(s) may continue through the year upon approval. Students who would like to get credit for this internship will need to commit at least 10 hours per week.


$100/month to offset cost of commute

Available Internships and Opportunities

Don't limit your learning experience to just the classroom! High-quality internships and other opportunities are valuable for students to gain experience, skills, and contacts upon entering the job market. Visit the Department of Communication Internships page for the complete list of opportunities that you can take advantage of. Some of our most recent opportunities include:



SPJ UW is a growing student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It gives students in the University of Washington’s Department of Communication an opportunity to connect with other student journalists and learn more about journalism through weekly meetings, guest speakers, workshops, and other events. Follow us on Twitter for updates and event notices.

What: Society of Professional Journalists, UW Chapter is hosting it's Fall 2015 Speed-Networking night! A handful of local journalists will join us to answer YOUR questions and share their stories about life after graduation. Plus, free pizza. Win-win. More details and list of speakers to come.

When: Thursday, December 3 at 6 PM

Where: CMU 242, Communication Department, UW

Cost: FREE!

Please RSVP at:


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Other amazing opportunities!

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The Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity presents:

Candid Chats: Open Dialogue Lunches

Monday -Thursday, 11:30 -1:00pm

CMU 129

Do you yearn for a safe space on campus to have conversations on difference?

Do you want to discuss topics such as race, gender, class, and sexual orientation?

Do you need support navigating academia as a student of color?

CCDE’s Candid Chats are drop-in brownbag lunches that provide students opportunites to participate in conversations on difference.

Contact Victoria Thomas at for questions and further details.

Learn about some of the amazing student resources available to Huskies!

The UW has many resources to support your academic work, including study centers, writing centers, and courses dedicated to improving your learning skills. Some centers provide support in all subjects, while others are focused on a particular area of study.

More info can be found here:

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About the Bulletin

Your weekly newsletter on all things Professional Development. Here you will be able to view current internship and job opportunities, Career Kickstart workshops, Exploration Seminars, and other great opportunities and updates through the UW Department of Communication. For more information visit us in CMU 118, the best study space in the Communications building!