Internship Opening at The Northwest Urbanist


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Update: This article is an April Fool’s joke.

The Northwest Urbanist has an outstanding internship “opportunity” for the qualified individual interested in city planning news and events in the Seattle region. The position is flexible and can be fulfilled at home or a real place of employment; occasional non-SOV travel may be required for strategy meetings. The intern will work directly under the supervision of the founder/writer/editor/graphic designer/director/manager. Compensation is dependent on leftover funding from student loan payments.


  • Observe and report
  • Write 1,000+ word articles on anything, anything at all related to cities
  • Manage the Facebook page with an eye for like-generating potential
  • Attend City Council meetings with zest
  • Research growth potential and new markets for one-man blogging operations with zero budget
  • Create snazzy graphics when the time is right
  • Smile and nod during explanations of the benefits of freeway lids
  • Manage logistics of spare batteries during podcast recordings

Desired qualifications:

  • Internet connection
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, Paint, Microsoft Office Suite, SketchUp, and iTunes
  • Typing speed of 500 words per minute
  • A high school diploma or 10 years experience in city planning, or some combination of education and work history that fulfills competency needed for the position
  • Appropriate taste in Instagram filters
  • At least one week of experience in blogging, tindering, tweeting, texting, snapchatting, and whatever else is cool these days
  • Mild tolerance for online comments; strong tolerance preferred
  • Ability to check the ego at the door

Submit the following to apply in a single PDF to northwesturbanist [at]

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Photocopy of Pronto! bike share membership card and/or ORCA card
  • Essay on how your life came to this point
  • Answers to the 17 essential city planning questions
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2 Responses to Internship Opening at The Northwest Urbanist

  1. dad says:

    Funny..happy Fools day to you too!

  2. Pingback: Post 100 | The Northwest Urbanist

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