Ends on June 24, 2019

Scribes 2019 Summer Internship


Scribes provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to engage with the creative-writing community and to participate in fun and mind-stretching programming that includes instruction from accomplished writers, writing exercises, interdisciplinary field trips, and exposure to a diverse range of genres, forms, and writers.

Each Scribes session is composed of approximately 20 students, two literary teaching artists, and one or two interns. Class runs for one or two weeks, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Students readings are presented to the community at the end of each session on Thursday evening. 

This summer we are continuing our Scribes partnerships with MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) in South Lake Union, and with the Henry Art Gallery in University District. These camps are modeled after our traditional Scribes camp, so still expect activities and instruction in all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, along with experimental forms). Instructors will integrate museum exhibits into the overall Scribes curriculum, and students will tour the museums with a writer's eye.

For more information about these camps, please refer to our Scribes page online or contact our youth coordinator, youth@hugohouse.org

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1974 prohibits discrimination in employment. Recognizing its legal as well as social obligation to afford equal opportunity, Hugo House maintains an affirmative action policy as part of its inclusive hiring practices. It is Hugo House’s intent to maintain a diverse work force that represents our community. Our approach to diversity is intended to provide not only equal employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, but also to recognize and value people with ethnic, cultural, and other differences, such as religion, ancestry, language, national origin, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and marital status. 


Job title: Scribes Summer Intern

Reports to: Youth Programs Staff          

Purpose: In this internship, you’ll provide basic administrative and classroom support, assisting the Scribes teaching artists in creating a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding experience for creative writing students. You will be both behind-the-scenes support and an additional set of eyes and ears, making sure that all students feel included and engaged and that the camp space is welcoming, organized, and ready for action.

Duration and hours: 9:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday for a one or two-week-long duration (+ community reading on the second Thursday or Friday of the camp)


Required Qualifications

·         Experience working with youth

·         Ability to work independently and implement creative solutions

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         Consistent follow-through and ability to be dependable

·         Passion for writing and the arts

·         Ability to pass a Washington State background check

·         CPR certified or ability to obtain certification prior to internship start date 



·         Provide classroom and administrative support to camp instructors during workshops and activities

·         Maintain cleanliness and order in camp spaces (either at Hugo House or partner sites, Henry or MOHAI)

·         Assist in chaperoning camp field trips and outings

·         Support in creating an anthology from the camp session, in the form of a chapbook or zine

·         Take photos (on phone or HH camera)

·         Engage in class activities and workshops as outlined by the teaching artists

·         Assist with snack prep and clean-up

·         Other duties as needed 


Desired Qualifications

·         Ability to commit from 9:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday for at least one full Scribes session


Job Conditions

This job requires experience with Microsoft Word, taking photos with digital camera and/or phone, and ability to perform light physical labor including moving chairs and tables and walking up and down stairs.


This is an unpaid internship position.


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