MultCo Global hires interns through the Summerworks program to help build and maintain its website devoted to stories about and resources for immigrants and refugees in Multnomah County. Interns work with an award-winning team of former reporters, photographers and even a Hollywood screenwriter. They receive hands-on mentorship and training as they conduct interviews, write stories, shoot photographs and create web content. Interns work with the MultCo Global editor to craft a program based on what they want to learn.

Immigrant and refugee youth are strongly encouraged to apply.


Your job as a professional intern is to gain reporting experience and generate clean work samples that showcase your strengths. Hard work, enthusiasm, attention to detail and the ability to ask for and accept feedback are vital characteristics for any intern. Duties may include: posting relevant content to the MultCo Global Facebook page, completing reporting assignments for publication on MultCo Global and in culturally-specific media and assisting in maintaining the Cultural Resource Directory.

In addition to developing content for the site, interns are required to conduct informational interviews with professionals in their field of interest, shadow professionals in their field of interest and conduct an information interview at a college of university of their choice. Each of these assignments requires a written reflection of not longer than one page. Be concise, but don’t leave out the meat.

Benefits: Paid internship through SummerWorks, free bus pass, career and financial counseling.

Duration:180 hours, June-August. Hours are negotiable and established in collaboration with MultCo Global editor.


  1. Age 16-24
  2. Express an interest in journalism or communications.
  3. Hard work, enthusiasm, attention to detail and the ability to accept (and seek out) feedback are vital characteristics for anyone working in media.
  4. Honesty. A person working in communications requires the public’s trust to do his or her job. Making up quotes or information is unethical. Anyone found to have fabricated information will be asked to leave. Plagiarism -- lifting information from a source without proper attribution -- is unacceptable. Anyone found to have plagiarized will be asked to leave.

Application Deadline: 2017 Internship is closed

Kate Willson, MultCo Global editor
503-410-4524  |