Office of Equity and Diversity

The Office of Equity and Diversity is currently seeking a creative and ambitious Marketing and Outreach Graduate Staff Intern for the Spring 2018 semester.  The graduate staff intern will work closely with staff to design, produce, and distribute outreach and marketing materials while cultivating relationships with newly underrepresented student groups. Position duties and responsibilities will be performed in support of the institutional mission and goals. Applicants must be a Washington State resident, a full-time student enrolled in a WSU Master’s or Ph.D. program, and work-study eligible. 

For more information on the position and how to apply, please see job description below. If you have questions, please contact Maria de Jesus Dixon at 

Spring 2018 Graduate Staff Internship Position Description

Office of Equity and Diversity


Position Title:             Marketing and Outreach Graduate Staff Intern

Reports to:                 Maria de Jesus Dixon, Manager of Operations Culture and Heritage Houses

Appointment:            Graduate Staff Internship, 4.5 months, 20 hrs/week (.50 FTE)

Summary Description: Assist staff in the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of marketing efforts, which may include design, production, and distribution of promotional materials for all programs and assist the Diversity Education Director with the development of a targeted outreach program for newly arrived underrepresented students, which may include Middle Eastern, African, and Southeast Asian communities.

Duties & Responsibilities:  

70% Design and Production - Projects may include, but are not limited to:

Video Production:

  1. Sketch and produce promotional videos of the Culture and Heritage Houses, Diversity Education trainings and programs, and of the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center.


  1. Assist undergraduate marketing interns with designing, writing, and producing a weekly newsletter to include pictures and articles. Coordinate with staff to solicit articles and news updates.

Promotional Materials:

  1. Design, write, and produce promotional materials such as flyers, brochures, press releases, and posters, and distribute them in person, by mail, and online.


  1. Attend trainings, educational programs, and events to photograph, video record, and/or interview student participants.
  2. Maintain and organize photographs and videos
  3. Ensure photo release forms are collected.


  1. Collaborate with WSU Marketing and Communications, The Daily Evergreen, WSU Announcements, and local print and radio media to publicize events, programs, and trainings.

20% Outreach - Projects may include, but are not limited to

Cultivate New Relationships:

  1. Locate, identify, and establish relationship building meetings and events for newly underrepresented student groups to peak their interest in diversity education programs and campus resources.
  2. Coordinates outreach activities with businesses, communities, and other institutions or organizations to identify educational needs for newly underrepresented students.
  3. Assist with the implementation and evaluation of programming events for the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center.

5% Computing Data

Assist Diversity Education professionals with imputing data from existing training programs and new initiatives.

5% Other

Basic clerical assistance as needed: filing, answer phones, making copies, drafting documents, imputing data, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in a WSU Master’s or Ph.D. program.
  • Must be eligible for work-study
  • Must be able and willing to keep regular office hours, not to exceed 20 hours per week
  • Most of the work is performed in an office environment, but some activities will occur outside and/or include late night or weekend work.
  • Light lifting may be necessary on an occasional basis
  • Ability to travel across campus for various meetings, events, errands

Basic Qualifications include:

  • Interest in learning more about diversity and how to advance social justice
  • Experience interacting with diverse groups
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to create and execute projects
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent reading and communication skills (written, oral, interpersonal and intercultural communication)
  • Basic computing skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Experience with Adobe Design Suite specifically Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Students in a marketing-related field preferred (Ex. Communication, journalism, marketing, art, etc.)
  • Experience producing digital media and videos
  • Experience building and maintaining websites and/or digital media
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social justice issues and working knowledge of how power, privilege, oppression operates in the United States
  • Knowledge of diversity related offices and programs at WSU

How to apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and your answers to the supplemental questions to Maria de Jesus Dixon at

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Supplemental Questions: (300 words or less per answer)


  1. Describe your past experience with marketing and outreach experience?


  1. Do you prefer to work collaboratively, as a part of a team, or independently, with less supervision? Describe your ideal work environment.