Humanities on the Palouse
Positions for the 2022-23 school year are now open!
Meet some of internship supervisors for 2022-23 and complete your application during an informal workshop on Friday April 8 in the Bundy Reading Room in Avery 111. Interested applicants can stop by anytime from 12:30 – 1:30pm.
All the positions below will be for 300 hours (approximately 10 hours a week) over the course of the 2022-23 school year unless noted.
- All WSU students can apply for the positions listed below on Handshake. Non-WSU students can send a resume and cover letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please address all the responsibilities as best you can in your cover letter.
- While the following will not disqualify you from any of the HOP positions, it is helpful information to know as we prepare for the 2022-23 cohort as there are limited positions available for work-study and non-resident students:
- Please note if you are work-study eligible in your cover letter.
- Please note if you are an international student, undocumented (including if you have DACA).
Applications that are received by April 30th, 2022 will receive first-round consideration.
The member in this position provides resources for families and individuals with disabilities so they can live independent lives through the Pullman-Moscow Families Together program. There is the possibility for 2 300-hour members at this site.
- Provide individuals with disabilities and their families access to social resources.
- Update and aggregate information regarding resources for individuals with disabilities in the area.
- Create promotional materials regarding housing, food, and job resources in the Palouse for this demographic.
- Meet with, field phone calls, and reply to email inquiries about available resources for disabled persons and their families.
- Update the Families Together website.
- Provide skills training for persons with disabilities.
- Recruit and coordinate other volunteers, particularly from the universities in the area.
Girl Scout Social Justice and Sustainability Coordinator – Filled
This member works with Girl Scout troops in Whitman County to provide training and resources focused on equity and environmental stewardship.
- Attend Girl Scout meetings in the Pullman area.
- Organize guest speakers, field trips, and other activities focused on social justice and environmental awareness for Girl Scout members and their families.
- Organize and lead Girl Scout badge and journeys (multiple badge events) focused on social justice and environmental awareness.
- Conduct outreach regarding the Girl Scout program in underrepresented communities in Whitman County.
Discover Dance Outreach Coordinator & Lead Instructor – Filled
The member in this position will coordinate the Youthreach and Discover Dance programs that engage rural and underrepresented youth in dance. Discover Dance classes are taught for 3-5th grade classes during school by a professional dance instructor, in collaboration with physical education and music teachers. They fulfill arts requirements at the school. Youthreach is a similar program, but brings to the Palouse traveling dance companies and artists.
- In consultation with Festival Dance Director, schedule and conduct Youthreach programs and Discover Dance programs.
- Coordinate with a least 3 regional schools to provide dance programming. One of the schools will be located in a rural community in Idaho (Troy, Genesee, Potlatch, Lapwai). At least one of the schools will be Title I or have a high free and reduced lunch rate.
- Provide dance instruction as needed.
- Maintain current records in database and in paper files for tracking and reporting on Youth outreach activities.
- Document performance and classes through photography, video, and social media.
- Assist in scheduling and conduct Youthreach programs and Discover Dance programs.
- Assist in contacting and coordination with a least 3 regional schools to provide dance programming. One of the schools will be located in a rural community in Idaho (Troy, Genesee, Potlatch, Lapwai). At least one of the schools will be Title I or have a high free and reduced lunch rate.
- Assist in the maintenance of current records in database and in paper files for tracking and reporting on Youth outreach activities.
- Document performance and classes through photography, video, and social media.
Humanities on the Palouse Team Coordinator – Filled
- Provide leadership to current HOP AmeriCorps members.
- Recruit AmeriCorps and train volunteers for the initial HOP cohort.
- Assist in the creation of training materials for once-monthly all group meetings.
- Coordinate guest speakers and activities for the HOP group.
- Create and update a HOP website with curriculum and data about the program.
CDSC Indigenous Education & Media Justice Assistant – Filled
The Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation emphasizes social justice through digital scholarship, research, & outreach. They use technology in ethically minded and socially empowering ways through meaningful partnerships with Native American nations. The member at this site will collaborate with the full-time CDSC team to create material and support indigenous cultural heritage preservation. They will organize and facilitate workshops for college-level students on the intersection of indigenous rights, social justice, and media. The member in this role can serve at the 450-hour level.
- Organize workshops and facilitate guest lectures regarding regarding indigenous sovereignty and media justice.
- Lead or assist in workshops with college-level students & community members regarding multimedia and social justice issues.
- Work with the CDSC and tribal nation partners to:
- Digitize different formats of video, audio, and other multimedia phenomena.
- Edit audio and video files.
- Enter metadata on spreadsheets for archival purposes.
- Assist in communication efforts and outreach for the CDSC.
- Research future multimedia project needs for Native American nations.
This particular position will primarily work in the Inland Oasis‘ new drop-in center and food bank in Moscow, Idaho. There are two 300 hour positions available.
- Provide a safe drop-in space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Ally communities of the Palouse.
- Support the food pantry at the drop-in center by collecting, organizing, and distributing food.
- Collect information on food, housing, medical, and other life-sustaining resources in the area for drop-in center clientele.
- Create digital and printed information about food, housing, medical, and other life-sustaining resources in the area for the queer community.
- Create an assessment tool/survey so the Inland Oasis can track their efficacy at the center.
- Recruit additional volunteers to help with running and maintaining the drop-in center.
- Promote Inland Oasis events and resources.
Inland Oasis/Community Congregational UCC Queer Youth Support – Filled
Inland Oasis and Community Congregational UCC are partnering in an effort to organize a social and educational group for LBGTQ+ teens, ages 10-18. There will be 2 groups, one for ages 10-13 and one for ages 14-18. Each group will meet for an hour every other week. The group will discuss issues related to being LBGTQ+, plan activities and promote educational awareness events. The person in this position will be an assistant to the site supervisor.
- Alongside the site supervisor plan and conduct meetings for LBGT+ teens.
- Alongside the site supervisor plan and conduct activities and outings for LBGT+ teens.
- Research resources for LGBT+ teens in the inland Northwest.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Education Assistant – Filled
The Art Education Assistant collaborates directly with the Curator of Education and Programming at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU to perform direct service-related tasks that help promote current exhibitions and programs as well as the use of the museum’s permanent collection to the campus community as well as the wider regional community. In assisting with these tasks, the student intern will increase their academic engagement and success in the areas of K-12 education, art education, and museum studies. The specific career aspirations of the intern can drive the focus of activities and tasks. However, the focus of the position is to increase access to the arts for underrepresented communities through:
- Outreach to school districts within a 100-mile radius of the WSU Pullman campus to encourage class visits and use of Buy-A-Bus program with a focus on Title I and high poverty schools that do not otherwise have access to the arts
- Lead museum tours for K-8, high school, and college classes.
- Assist with development educational materials and strategies for K-8 and high school audiences with a focus on equity and social justice programming
- Assist with tours and visits to view selections from the permanent collection in the Collection Study Center.
- Assist with the development of educational programs that will promote current and future exhibitions with a focus on access and equity.
Latah Alliance on Mental Illness Peer Mentor – Filled
- Provide peer mentorship to residents.
- Assist residents in seeking employment and/or volunteer activities in the community.
- Assist and motivate residents in establishing an exercise or movement program.
- Support residents in sourcing and preparation of food.
- Assist with the house garden.
- Engage residents in meaningful and appropriate conversations.
- Discuss healthy meal options.
- Assist in locating other funding for food and home repairs for LAMI.
Moscow Food Co-op Education & Outreach Assistant – Filled
This member will connect the Moscow Food Co-op with partners in the Inland Northwest/Quad Cities areas that are providing food and resources to food insecure people in the area. They will coordinate food distribution to these groups and update lists of resources for food insecure people.
- Update the database of food donation partners in the Inland Northwest/Quad Cities area, including contact information, hours of operation, and high-need supply lists.
- Development and implementation of nonprofit food security resources database within the Moscow Food Co-op website.
- Connecting different groups serving food insecure people in the area and their clientele to supportive Co-op programs.
- Coordinating informational sessions with on-campus groups at WSU and UI regarding food security issues and resources in the region.
- Coordinate food donations with the different groups serving food insecure people.
There is a possibility for 2 different members to work at this site.
The Jefferson Elementary/Pullman Schools Pantry Program have a courtyard garden site that has begun establishment to incorporate K-12 programs that target horticultural, agricultural, land stewardship, and nutrition. We are seeking a dynamic person to help directly support and supplement:
- Assist in the garden with growing food and leading students in gardening practices
- Continue a free mini, and simple school farmer’s market for food insecure families
- The provision of an outdoor classroom for teachers and a community service workspace for WSU and community volunteers, and
- Work with the school cook to incorporate garden produce into the school lunch program.
- Help PSPP with food drive and food rescue efforts
- Connect with other groups doing work alleviate food insecurity in Whitman County
- Work on community awareness of food banks, pantries, and other options in Whitman County
RTOP Arts Education Engagement Specialist – Filled
The Regional Theatre of the Palouse member will coordinate with Title I and high poverty schools in Whitman County who do not have full time arts teachers to meet arts education standards. The member will provide an atmosphere for the discovery and development of Theatre Arts appreciation and skills in K-12 students and the greater Palouse community.
- Create partnerships with regional Title I and high free and reduced lunch schools who not have access to the arts.
- Facilitate programming that meets school arts standards for regional schools without full-time art teachers.
- Coordinate, recruit and strengthen volunteer membership to promote the arts and art education.
- Curate service-learning events to build deeper engagement, public spirit, and spread awareness of RTOP art shows and special occasions.
- Support RTOP’s general community outreach efforts.
Washington 4H Diversity & Inclusion Team Mentor – Filled
- Coordinate and attend 4-H Equity and Inclusion committee meetings.
- Provide media production guidance to youth members.
- Supervise the creation of training videos about different inclusion topics.
- Begin assessment of the impact and use of the training videos.