ThurstonTalk Opens 2016-2017 High School Internship Opportunity

The Talk team includes (from left) Dan Jones, Kevin Coleman, Amy Rowley, Stacee Sledge, Kate Scriven, Martin McElliott, Margo Greenman, and Tara Rendon.


Hometown has opened a limited internship opportunity to Thurston County high school students interested in writing for our community social network. A special thank you to Hometown Property Management owner, Andrew Barkis, for partially sponsoring this experience for high school students.

The internship will run from September 2016 – June 2017 and is open to all Thurston County students entering grades 9 through 12.

Read a first hand account of what our interns gained during this school year by clicking here.

What Interns will experience:

  • Content published with your own byline on
  • Exposure to the workings of a profitable business, disrupting the media industry
  • Insight into and experience with the freelance writing process
  • Connections with published writers, professional editors and recognized business leaders
  • Flexibility to complete assignments on your own schedule

What ThurstonTalk expects:

  • One article with four photos (minimum) submitted each month by deadline
  • Exceptional, error-free content that matches our platform’s voice and style
  • Consistent follow-through on commitments
  • Prompt communication via email with editorial staff
  • Sincere interest in what ThurstonTalk creates for the community
  • Initiative to ask for what you want to learn about

To apply:

  • Write 200 – 300 words that share why you love your community.
  • Send your writing sample to by Thursday, September 1, 2016.
  • Include your name, school, grade level and contact phone number.
  • Introduce yourself in two to three sentences and include two or three goals that you hope an internship with ThurstonTalk will fulfill by the end of the school year.

Questions can be directed to ThurstonTalk at

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