Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

August 29, 2016

Legislative Communications & Public Engagement Internship

Position title: Legislative Communications & Public Engagement Internship


Name of organization: UW Impact




Position description:

UW Impact – the legislative advocacy program of the UW Alumni Association – seeks an enthusiastic and motivated intern to assist with data management, communications and engagement.

The intern will be asked to help UW Impact staff execute the communications/engagement strategy, including content creation, event support and data management. Interns will also learn about Washington State higher education policy and learn about the field of alumni relations in a fast-paced office.


Internship projects include:

  • Assist in the creation and distribution of social media, newsletters, blog posts, political action alerts, and advocacy communications.
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of events including logistics, set-up, staffing and clean-up.
  • Assist in data management including data entry, maintenance and research.


Time commitment:

10 hours per week during the 2016-17 academic school year. Some evenings and weekends (infrequent) may be required.


Skill requirements:

Open to any undergraduate who is interested in communications, policy, advocacy, and education. Candidate must be fluent in English, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Interns must be self-starters who are able to work both independently and collaborate with staff and internal partners. UW Impact operates a small office that requires an intern who is flexible and comfortable working on both menial and complex tasks. Event experience and facility with Microsoft Office is preferred. Coursework in communications, policy, government or education a plus.


Start date: September


End date: June



UW Alumni Association 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105


How to apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to by 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 11. Please include contact information.


Supervisor contact info:

Jessica Monger