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The Humanosphere internship

This is where journalism meets global health and the fight against poverty.

The KPLU blog Humanosphere, a news website that covers global health and development from Seattle, is looking for a part-time intern to help build community through social media.  The blog has developed a growing Twitter community.  We’d like to amplify that growth, and we are now ready to build our presence on Facebook.  

The intern will mainly be tasked with creating and implementing a Facebook strategy, in coordination with KPLU. This will include writing and editing daily updates to the Humanosphere Facebook page.

Humanosphere is a joint reporting project between KPLU and NPR, housed at KPLU’s downtown Seattle offices.

We prefer an intern with some journalistic experience and/or some knowledge of global health and development. The intern may also occasionally assist in researching stories, or working with photos and videos. Other duties may be assigned according to ability.

This is an unpaid internship. The days and hours will be negotiated. It's expected to last four months.

The intern will report to the manager of Humanosphere, and will assist the blogger.

Deadline: April 22, 2011 May 7, 2011


1. Experience using Facebook to benefit an organization.  

2. Experience using Twitter.

3. Preferred: Understands the issues and jargon of global health and development.

4. Works independently.


To apply, please send a letter and resume to:

Keith Seinfeld, kseinfeld at

Keith Seinfeld is a former KNKX/KPLU reporter who covered health, science and the environment over his 17 years with the station. He also served as assistant news director. Prior to KLPU, he was a staff reporter at The Seattle Times and The News Tribune in Tacoma and a freelance writer-producer. His work has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.