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Rick Steves' Europe Spring 2020 Internship

Rick Steves' Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking applicants for one 10-week internship in its book department. During the school year, interns typically work 12-15 hours per week. Tasks include data-heavy work (fact-checking, organizing feedback, formatting files) to proofreading text and maps for our guidebooks and websites. Depending on the intern's expertise, some writing and editing tasks may also be assigned.

While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed as a learning experience. We require that our interns be enrolled in a college or university and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.) Our offices are located in Edmonds, Washington, a suburb north of Seattle. Because of the hardship of traveling from another state to Seattle for an unpaid internship, we generally give priority to candidates from local colleges or those with strong local ties.

We are seeking communication or English majors who have had at least one writing or editing course. Experience writing and editing in print or for online publications is preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus. European travel experience is also beneficial. We are seeking one intern for Spring Quarter (March 30th–June 5th). We follow the quarter system because many West Coast colleges use that academic schedule. However, we can adjust the schedule for those on the semester system.

Rick Steves' Europe is dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We provide a casual, interpersonally rewarding work environment for our staff of 100 at our offices in Edmonds, where we produce a travel guidebook series, a public television series, a weekly radio show, and an extensive travel website. We also design and market European bus tours and a line of travel luggage and accessories. To learn more about us, visit

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (published samples preferred, but not required) to Jessica Shaw, Editor, Rick Steves' Europe, This is the contact for internships ONLY. Other job queries will not be forwarded; please use the "Rick Steves Careers" portal.

Who We Are

Rick Steves' Europe is a multi-faceted travel company that's committed to creating an environment of inclusiveness where every person feels welcome and valued. Our mission is to inspire, inform, and equip Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Our primary business is the design, marketing and management of guided European tours. In addition, we also produce a public television series and radio show, write an array of travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. 

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