Northwest Folklife Internships

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 a completed Creative Force Intern Intake form.


Coyote North Intern
The Coyote North intern will assist with outreach, data entry, institutional documentation, and complete a passion project.
Seattle Independent Artist Sustainability Effort (SIASE) Coordinator Intern
The SIASE Coordinator will assist with researching, organizing, and synthesizing information across multiple organizations.
Supported Network InternA 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.



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

Application materials are due by June 16th. 

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung