Press Release – 23 January 2002
23 January 2002
Contact: Yasmine Tarhouni, Director of Public Relations
Ph: 206.622.7101, Fx: 206.622.2231
MAVIN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
(Seattle, WA) The MAVIN Foundation, the nation’s leading organization addressing the mixed-race experience, is announcing its fourth annual internship program for high school and college students. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and be located in the greater Seattle, Washington area during the internship. ,u>Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2002 to be considered.
In 1999, MAVIN’s 19-year-old founder, Matt Kelley, wanted to offer young people valuable real-world job experience in a fun and challenging environment. Since 1999, the MAVIN internship has offered high school and college students the opportunity to work in the fields of magazine publishing, non-profit management, public relations, project development and fundraising. Interns work with staff and fellow interns to design a program highlighted by an ambitious personal project. Past projects have included an art show fundraiser and a national bone marrow project.
This year, students can choose between five different internships, including full-time, part-time and individually designed options. For the first time, MAVIN Foundation has also teamed up with the Northwest Asian Weekly, to offer students a combined magazine and newspaper journalism summer internship, and OneWorld Now!, an exciting new organization that offers multicultural training, foreign language and study abroad opportunities to disadvantaged youth. Please see our application for details.
Please note that student internships are unpaid, and occur between June 1, 2002 and September 1, 2002, depending on the student’s school schedule. There are also options for school-year programs and high school community service or college credit. Although the deadline for postmarked applications is April 30, 2002, students are encouraged to apply early. Here’s what one of last year’s interns had to say about his internship:
“MAVIN has helped me mature and grow tremendously. It has taught me a lot about myself, and I think that these lessons will prove to be the most valuable in my life. This summer has been incredible and I will forever remember my experiences at MAVIN.” –Justin Neiman, 2001 Program (MAVIN Magazine, MatchMaker Bone Marrow Project)
The Mavin Foundation is a 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization that is redefining diversity by celebrating mixed-race people and families. In 2000, nearly seven million Americans were able to check multiple races on their census forms for the first time. In cities like Seattle, San Antonio and Sacramento, nearly one in six babies born are multiracial. Mavin is committed to creating exciting projects that raise awareness of this rapidly emerging community. Our innovative projects like MAVIN magazine are providing a unique forum to increase awareness of the changing face of our multicultural society.