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Seattle Police Department Internships

Seattle Police Department seeks GU students!  Below is a list of their upcoming internships!


Seattle Police Headquarters

Human Resources

(206) 684-8091

Seven Internships are Currently Open for Application! 


Community Outreach Internship

Video Production & Forensic Digital Imaging Internship

Professional Standards Internship

Crime Analysis Internship

Use of Force Internship

Domestic Violence Victim Support Team Internship

Please contact the Career Center & GAMP office to receive the flyer with application instructions and job details for each of these internship positions.  You may e-mail careercenter& or call 313-4234 or stop by our office located on the second floor of Crosby in Room #211.



Marketing & Comm and Multimedia Communications Internships in Spokane!

INHS (Spokane, WA) has two amazing internship opportunities!!

1. Marketing & Communications Internship

2. Multimedia Communications Internship



Communication & Marketing Internship

Communication & Marketing Internship with Vemayca in Seattle!

This internship is perfect for a student looking to gain experience and mentorship in the communications, public relations, social media realm.  The intern will work from Spokane, but have constant communication with supervisor in Seattle.  The intern program will start on March 1, 2012 and end on May 30, 2012 and has a monthly stipend of $150!

“Vemayca sells luxurious cosmetic bags that feature an exclusive, removable Soft Pearl Liner. Our cosmetic bags have been featured on King 5-NewDay Northwest, Better TV and in Seattle Picks. We are seeking an intern who is interested in adding real world experience on their resumes.”

Students can apply directly through ZagTrax.  Job ID # 7489.



JOB ALERT in San Francisco: Lead Development Representative

A Gonzaga alum has a position to fill in San Francisco.  He would like to give a fellow ZAG first priority to apply for the position!  Please contact Jenn Klein in the Career Center & GAMP office (313-4234) for more information on applying directly with the hiring manager.  Here is a direct quote from the GU alum:  “I am looking for a high quality individual who has integrity, work ethic, and a strength in communicating ideas.  I am available anytime to discuss this position.  Thought I would give Gonzaga alumni the first crack at this job.  Please have anyone that is interested get back to me by Tuesday next week.  A candidate needs to be chosen in the next 2 to 3 weeks.”

Lead Development Representative (LDR)

Job Description

Company Overview: Birst is the leading provider of on-demand business intelligence solutions. With its comprehensive Cloud BI Suite, Birst brings the benefits of fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience than traditionally served by making it affordable, fast, and easy to use.  Unique to Birst is its integrated data warehousing and business intelligence approach that delivers a standards-based, comprehensive solution for midsized organizations.

Birst is the winner of the 2012 Cloud Awards, the Red Herring Global 100 Award, the TDWI Best Practices Award, and the Web Award for Software Standard of Excellence. Birst customers include Citrix, RBC, Securian,  Dunn & Bradstreet, Key Technology, and other leading organizations.

Position Summary: Lead Development Reps are an essential part of the marketing team’s lead generation activities.  Birst LDRs fill the sales funnel with qualified opportunities making the sales team and process much more efficient.  LDRs are highly motivated, sales development professionals, passionate about evangelizing Birst business intelligence.  Strong sales and communication skills are required to qualify prospects for Birst’s sales team.

The Lead Development Representative (LDR) will be assigned to a specific geographic territory and be responsible for lead generation / lead qualification to drive new business. The LDR will aggressively follow-up on inbound marketing program leads through LDR initiated calling.  The LDR will also work with the Inside Sales Reps, to hand-off qualified leads through thorough lead profiling and professional introductions.

Lead Development Representatives are responsible for a number of daily activities that enable a strong team selling environment including:

1.       Qualify marketing leads according to Birst Totally Qualified Lead (TQL) standards with hand-off to Birst sales representatives.

2.       Clearly communicate Birst’s value proposition over the phone by thoroughly understanding the Birst solution.

3.       Overcome objections and effectively respond to prospect questions relating to Birst products, competitor products and other business or technical issues.

4.       Develop a quarterly plan working with sales reps to achieve lead qualification objectives.

5.       Continually optimize lists and calling strategy using Birst’s sales force automation systems.

6.       Maintain close relationship with sales organization to hand-off qualified leads, schedule sales calls, and collect feedback on quality and outcome of leads.

7.       Target 60 dials per day and complete administrative tasks (e.g. developing lists, processing leads, etc.) outside of territory primary dialing hours.

8.       Become completely proficient with Birst’s sales force automation system and provide detailed updates on all prospecting efforts following standard process.

9.       Follow up on all qualified leads to update Birst’s sales force automation systems and ensure area sales reps engagement with the qualified prospect.

10.    Achieve all lead qualification quotas and program goals set on a quarterly and annual basis, which include call volumes, and number of qualified leads.

Telemarketing or telesales experience in a high-tech, business-to-business environment with outbound cold calling and appointment setting desired.  College degree preferred.

  • Experience discussing/pitching a feature rich product desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral & written) skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of telemarketing best practices and proven qualification skills via phone
  • Proven comfort and skill to navigate through all levels of an organization
  • Be an energetic, enthusiastic, honest, hardworking, ambitious, and results-oriented personality who appreciates a people-focused, integrity-based, start-up environment.

REI Internship – Graduate Student

REI is Hiring:  Public Affairs INTERN 4 (Graduate Student) – HQ 4415

Job Title: Intern 4 (Temporary)
Job Type: Full Time
FLSA: NonExempt
Job #: HQ4415
Department / Store: PUBLIC AFFAIRS
City: Kent
State: Washington
Job Description: REI has a opening for our summer 2012 EDF (Environmental Defense Fund) Climate Corps Fellowship. This temporary assignment is expected to commence in mid May and conclude in late August, 2012.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 30-40 hours (flexible). 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to support REI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSR) and REI’s cross-divisional Energy Team as a participant in EDF’s Climate Corps program.


• Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited institute, college, or university, or have recently graduated within the last 6 months. MBA candidate preferred
• Knowledge of sustainable business principles and frameworks essential
• Strong project management and research experience
• Preferred background in financial analysis and/or engineering, particularly around energy
• Corporate advisory or consulting experience
• Superior oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
• Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and diplomacy, use sound judgment and problem-solving skills, and effectively prioritize projects and assignments with limited supervision
• Ability to work independently, anticipate problems, and take appropriate action
• Desire to learn and develop additional skills and knowledge in the field of sustainability

Learn more about EDF Climate Corps:
• Watch our video, “Faces of Climate Corps”
• Hear from the fellows themselves on the EDF+Business Blog and the Energy Exchange Blog
• Read about past engagements with companies, cities and universities on our Success Stories page
• Visit the EDF Climate Corps website to learn about the summer experience, results and participating organizations


Go to  Set up a Career Profile via Career Opportunities including your most recent resume and cover letter. Submit your profile to the position of interest.


Community Engagement Internship: Spokane

Title Community Engagement Intern
Department(s) Outreach and Marketing
Reports to Spokane Lead Organizer

Job summary

Work with the Lead Organizer to create and implement the strategies and processes necessary to successfully engage volunteers, community institutions, neighborhoods and individuals in order to achieve SustainableWorks’ goals of helping homeowners save energy and lower their carbon footprint all while creating quality jobs.

Summary of essential job functions

  • Work with Lead Organizer to educate the public about home energy efficiency
  • Assist with trainings for volunteers to serve as neighborhood volunteers and community leaders.
  • Assist in recruiting institutions, creating & maintaining a neighborhood leadership team, planning public events and work directly with individuals to support neighborhood organizing efforts to achieve SustainableWorks’ goals.
  • Various administrative tasks (phones, filing, etc.).
  • Additional tasks to be determined based on needs of student and organization.

Abilities required

  • Ability to work in a team environment and work independently
  • Outstanding customer service, analytical, organizational and communications skills
  • Strong computer skills including,  Microsoft Office Suite

For more information and to apply e-mail:

About SustainableWorks
SustainableWorks is a non-profit 501c3 that creates quality jobs for under-served populations and improves the environment with residential energy retrofit projects through community engagement and participation.  It was started in Spokane in 2006, initially focusing on establishing a retrofit market in the under-served small commercial & non-profit sectors.

Interested in a Career in Politics, Public Relations and Communications?

Come speak with alumna guest speaker Daniella Cendejas (’04), Project Manager for The Strategy Group, a consulting firm specializing in direct mail advertising for political campaigns.

The event will be held Monday February 7th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in The Road to Bali, Crosby Student Ctr.

Bio of Our Guest Speaker:

Danielle Cendejas is a Project Manager for The Strategy Group, a consulting firm specializing in direct mail advertising for political campaigns. She manages production and accounting operations and assists with the creation of campaign mail plans for the firm’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining The Strategy Group in 2009, Danielle was a member of President Barack Obama’s campaign team starting as a field organizer in New Hampshire. After the Primary, she worked on the field teams in New Jersey and Texas and then worked on the Delegate Operations Team in the campaign’s headquarters. During the general election, Danielle served as the Deputy Southwest Political Director and finished the campaign in New Mexico. She also was the Entertainment Coordinator for the Presidential Inauguration Committee’s Youth Ball.Danielle has also worked for the California State Senate Majority Leader as a district representative and a field coordinator on a top targeted congressional race. Danielle graduated from Gonzaga University in 2004 and currently resides in Rosemead, CA.

Spokane Communications Internship

WSU College of Nursing Communication Intern – Spokane


·      Write press releases, stories, and website content
·      Assist in managing and maintaining social media account
·      Collaborate with graphic designers to produce marketing materials
·      Other duties as assigned

Skills & Requirements:
·      Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to copy edit
·      Ability to collaborate with researchers and administrators for story content
·      Ability to find resources independently to enhance releases and stories
·      Attention to detail
·      Ability to consistently produce quality work under deadline
·      Knowledge of current Microsoft programs: Word, Outlook, and Excel. Familiarity with Adobe Suite is desirable.
·      Current student or recent graduate majoring in Journalism, Communication or related field.

Hours Per Week: varies, typically 10-20
Compensation: Unpaid, internship credit opportunity. Parking passes and an amazing opportunity to be published provided.
Start Date: ASAP
Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to

PR Internship: Seattle

We wanted to forward you both an internship opportunity that has come across our desk from alumnae of GU in the Seattle.  This opportunity is best suited for a soon-to-be graduate within the fields of PRMarketing and Communications.

Internship Description

Seeking an intern for the Seattle office. If you love doing research and getting a deep understanding of media perceptions, then this internship is for you!

Responsibilities would include: searching databases and online sites, loading coverage into databases, analyzing coverage, creating charts and team documents in Excel and miscellaneous project work.

The ideal candidate should be able to: handle a fast-paced, often demanding, environment; meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks; and prioritize effectively via regular project updates.

• BA or BS in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or closely-related field
• Strong research skills
• Ability to think independently and creatively
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer and Outlook. Some SharePoint experience preferred. Some knowledge of technology is preferred.
• Some comfort with Factiva and LexisNexis is a plus

For the full internship listing as well as the direct contact information for the alumnae who is willing to answer questions from potential applicants, check out the announcement section of ZagTrax!

Interested in Events in Seattle? Check out this Internship!

This internship opportunity came to our office through an alumnae of Gonzaga today, and we wanted to pass it along.  If you are interested in event production, especially in Seattle, this could be a great opportunity.

  • Event Management Internship

The CRG Event Management internship is designed to introduce you to the inner workings of the event industry. Our hope is that this opportunity will allow you to express your creative talent, exercise your analytical skills and increase your understanding of event management and industry trends. Through interactions with established professionals, interns often find mentors and role models who can inspire their future career planning.

    • Quarterly Internships Available (Actual dates may shift slightly):
      • Winter: December 15 – March 15
      • Spring: March 15 – June 15
      • Summer: June 15 – September 15
      • Fall: September 15 – December 15
    • For more information and to apply, check it out here:

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