Apply to intern with Rooted in Rights and King County this summer!

King County Job Information page
Undergraduate and graduate students – apply for a 12-week paid summer internship with Rooted in Rights and King County.


Coal Creek Sewer Upgrade Program
Intern will gain knowledge of and experience with community outreach practices; learn and develop skills in event planning and communications, likely to include creative content planning, script writing, and videography to create professional quality, mission-based video content. Intern will spend about half the internship hours working with the team on developing and implementing strategies to improve project accessibility for all populations including those living with disabilities. Deliverables could include educational videos, revised event planning documents and new tactics to make WTD meetings, events, and programs more accessible. The intern will work with Community Services staff to learn about outreach, participating in events, meetings, and programs, and other related duties as they express interest.

  • Interest and some experience in personal or impersonal communications for a diverse audience.
  • Must be a competent writer.
  • Must be committed to creating Equity and Social Justice in workplaces and communities.
  • Must have personal experience and/or roots in the disability community.
  • Must effectively relate to people with all kinds of disabilities. Competency in American Sign Language is highly desired but not necessary.
  • This work will be best performed and of most benefit to a student pursuing studies in Disability Studies, Disability Inclusion/Access, Accessible/Adaptive Recreation, Public Involvement and Communications Studies with emphasis on equitable outreach and accessibility.
  • Accommodations will be provided to students with disabilities.
Location: King Street Center-201 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA and field work.


Apply by March 1: 

Application information and more details here.

Anna Zivarts is the program director of Rooted in Rights and a low-vision mom who can't drive. She joined the Rooted in Rights team from Time of Day Media, a digital media cooperative she co-founded in 2010. At Time of Day, Anna produced digital video for the Innocence Project and Fight for 15, and lead searches for the ACLU in Kansas and Wisconsin to find citizens disenfranchised by voter ID laws. Twitter: @AnnaZivarts