Editorial Internship

Organization Overview

Ethnic Seattle is a Seattle-based digital magazine that covers a range of topics including news, arts and culture, entertainment, lifestyle, food and drink, and more. Created in 2015 we operate under the larger nonprofit organization, Ethnic Business Coalition, which inspires our content and the overall mission of ethnicseattle.com.

Ethnic Business Coalition (EBC) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to developing, promoting, and improving the long-term growth, sustainability, and success of immigrant and minority-owned small businesses in the State of Washington. Established in 2014, EBC works to increase the access of ethnic-owned small businesses to marketing, financial, and advocacy services and resources, and provide them with a greater voice, profile, and representation in the region. Galvanized by the lack of representation and understanding of the common needs and interests of immigrant and minority-owned small businesses, EBC strives to advocate policies, regulations, and programs that contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of entrepreneurship in the ethnic communities.

In that same vein, Ethnic Seattle features people, places, businesses, and events that receive little, if any, coverage in mainstream media.

Internship Description

Ethnic Seattle is seeking thoughtful and hardworking interns for our editorial needs. Editorial interns are responsible for primary research and fact-checking; reporting for various beats such as food and drink, arts and entertainment, and news; editing blog posts for typos, grammar, bad links, and SEO; writing event and business listings; participating in team brainstorms; contribute additional skills such as photography, audio and/or video content; and assisting with other tasks and duties as assigned.

The internship term is six months and requires a minimum of 10 to15 hours a week completed onsite between the hours of 9:30am and 4pm weekdays at our Chinatown-International District office. We can cover commuting expenses (parking or bus pass) up to $120.

About You

The ideal candidate is eager and detail-oriented with a strong desire to learn and grow. Candidates should have a strong interest in writing, editing, and/or proofreading; good phone and research skills; the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and thoughtfully; and the initiative to pitch and discuss editorial content especially within the EBC and Ethnic Seattle style, mission, standards, and guidelines. Candidates should relate to our content and subject matter; we cover a range of topics that highlight and benefit the focused communities we work with (Chinatown-ID, Rainier Valley, Central District, Beacon Hill, and White Center). Candidates should be working towards a degree in the liberal arts, especially journalism, English literature, or other related field; equivalent experience okay. Recent graduates accepted. Previous experience at school magazines, websites, blogs, newspapers, or journals helpful but not required. Experience with Adobe suite and content management systems is helpful but not required. Interns must be located in the Seattle area during the internship.


This position is unpaid; however, students may take the internship for college credit. Plus, you will receive experience doing the tasks mentioned above.


We are now accepting applications for fall 2017. Additionally, we accept applications on a rolling basis (with internships starting in winter, spring, summer, or fall quarters).

Send one PDF file or Microsoft Word document containing the following: a cover letter expressing your interest in the position as well as you desired term or start date, a resume, three references including their names, phone numbers, and emails, and at least two but no more than three brief writing samples. If you do not have any clips, write two brief blog posts that would fit the Ethnic Seattle style and audience.

Please email or mail to:

Melissa Lin
Editor, Ethnic Seattle
[email protected]
409 Maynard Ave S, P-8
Seattle, WA 98104