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Position: Summer Scribes Intern

Reports to: Youth Programs Manager

Available Positions: 1

Compensation: Total Stipend, $4,275

Schedule: Monday – Friday

  • June 6 – 24, August 15 - 26: 15 hours/week, virtual & in-person
  • June 27 – August 12: 30 hours/week, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM, in-person

Start & End Date: June 6 – August 26


Hugo House is a nonprofit literary arts organization located in Seattle with a 20-year history as the city's hub for writers. In the fall of 2018, Hugo House moved into a new facility in the heart of the city, which has enabled dramatic growth in classes and event programming. One of the nation’s leading community-based centers for the literary arts, Hugo House has a vision to open the literary world to anyone who loves books or has a drive to write. Hugo House offers year-round creative writing programming for adults and youth, including everything from single-day classes to year-long workshops, readings and events, open mic nights, and summer writing camps.


The Scribes Summer Camp program is designed to empower young writers and to help them focus on, dig deep into, and nurture their inner writer. At each creative writing camp, students will be exposed to a diverse range of genres, forms and writers, through a series of fun and creative activities.

This program hosts a mixture of virtual and in-person camps, with half-day and full-day options. In total, there are 22 Scribes camps this summer: 15 online and 7 in-person. Each virtual camp will be composed of 12-20 students and one or two literary teaching artists, while each in-person Scribes camp is composed of 12 students and two literary teaching artists. Camps will run Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 3 PM PT. Each camp will culminate in one reading or presentation of student work.

For more information about these camps, please refer to our Scribes Summer Camp page or contact us at youth@hugohouse.org.



As the Summer Scribes Intern, you will work closely with the Youth Program Manager and Assistant to prepare, promote, and execute this year’s Summer Scribes program. The first three weeks of this internship and last two weeks of this internship will be a mixture of virtual and in-person work as we prepare and wrap up the camp season.

Between June 27 and August 12, you will work in-person at the Hugo House facility and/or at partner facilities. You will work with our Scribes instructors, who are published writers and educators themselves, and be both behind-the-scenes support and an additional set of eyes and ears. Your goal is to make sure that all students feel included and engaged and that the camp space is welcoming, organized, and ready for action.


Pre-Summer Camp:

  • Help to create & distribute promotional material for Hugo House Scribes camps
  • Track registrations and associated registration information
  • Organize and track youth inventory
  • Help to acquire supplies for camps
  • Any additional support needed to prepare for successful summer camps

During Summer Camps:

  • Appropriately & enthusiastically engage students ages 10 through 18
  • Work with Community Support team to manage check-in process
  • Support teachers with classroom tasks
  • Chaperone field trips
  • Photograph camp activities for end-of-camp slideshow
  • Assist with communications between teachers and youth programs staff
  • Supervise students during lunch hours
  • Assist with student pick-up/drop-off
  • Maintain clean and welcoming learning environment
  • Plan & teach one lesson related to the camp theme (1x per camp) with the assistance of Youth Programs Manager and camp teaching artists

Post-Summer Camp:

  • Assist with post-camp data collection and analysis
  • Coordinate post-camp survey distribution and collection
  • Clean facility, track youth inventory


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Current college student or graduate a plus.
  • Experience working with youth ages 10-18 in creative arts and educational environment.
  • Share Hugo House’s commitment to building an antiracist organization
  • Passion for writing & the arts
  • Self-directed, ability to work independently
  • Excellent organization and creative problem-solving skills
  • Timely, dependable with consistent follow-through
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to pass a Washington State background check
  • Compliant with Hugo House COVID safety requirements
  • Must be able to commute to work in-person


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Hugo House via email or phone: youth@hugohouse.org or 206-322-7030

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