Government, Education & Individuals

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference Support Intern

Organization: Office of Financial Management (OFM)

Location: Remote/Washington State 

Overview: The Office of Financial Management (OFM) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic intern to provide crucial support for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Conference. This internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to enterprise-level strategies and initiatives aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across the state of Washington.


  • Collaborate with the DEI Special Project Manager and the Workforce Planning and Strategy team to provide comprehensive support for the DEI Conference.
  • Assist in coordinating informational sessions and meetings related to the conference.
  • Update and maintain the conference website to ensure accuracy and relevance of information.
  • Design the conference program, ensuring alignment with DEI objectives and fostering an inclusive environment for all participants.
  • Collect and analyze feedback from conference attendees to inform future event planning and improvement efforts.
  • Serve as a backup participant in section-level initiatives, providing support as needed.
  • Act as a liaison with the DEI Conference Core Team to facilitate communication and collaboration among state agencies and external partners.
  • Engage with state communicators, sharing updates, processes, and strategies related to the conference.
  • Monitor and manage chat interactions during virtual events to ensure a seamless and inclusive experience for all participants.
  • Work closely with the communications manager to review and proofread website content and program materials, ensuring accessibility standards are met.
  • Maintain regular communication with customers, including statewide HR leaders, agency staff, and external partners, utilizing various platforms such as email, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.


  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Prior experience with website management and design is a plus.
  • Interest in and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the internship position. Please also include any relevant experience or coursework related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Deadline for Application: We are seeking to fill this position immediately. 

Contact Information: For inquiries or to submit application materials, please contact [email protected]

Learn More: For more information about the DEI Conference and OFM’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, please visit the DEI Conference website.

This internship offers a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within a government agency. Join us in making a meaningful impact on the workforce and communities of Washington State!

Joint Base Lewis McChord DPW Environmental Division

The Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works’ mission is to protect and enhance the JBLM environment through education, leadership, and stewardship. The Environmental Division implements programs to ensure compliance with multiple environmental laws as well as clean-up of past contamination, management of current environmental hazards, pollution prevention, and conservation of natural resources.

Environmental Protection Specialist

The internship will be assisting and working alongside the current environmental protection specialists on staff for the collection, storage, and transportation of hazardous waste. The internship will be working in both the office and in the field on Joint Base Lewis McChord. Intern must be able to lift up to 50lbs. 

This 6-12 week course will prepare an intern for jobs related to the management and transport of hazardous waste and materials. The intern will have a good sense as to what is required to be learned and mastered prior to applying for a position related to hazardous waste/materials in the Federal, public, or private sector.

Core Duties Include:

1. Hazardous Waste Management
Monitors and inspects the handling, marking, storage, packing, transporting, turning in, and disposal of hazardous waste to ensure compliance with applicable installation, local, state and federal environmental regulations.

2. Hazardous Materials Spill Response
Responds to and provides basic guidance on cleanup of petroleum, chemical, and wastewater spills.

3. Educational Outreach
Provides training to installation personnel concerning all facets of hazardous materials and wastes to include improved methods and procedures. Advises installation personnel using hazardous materials on measures to control or eliminate hazardous environmental conditions.

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs helps connect veterans and their family members to the benefits and services they earned through their military service. 

Our Central Office is located in Olympia and includes a Veterans Service Center as well as administrative support for all agency programs.

WDVA offers long-term care in our four State Veteran Homes (the Washington Soldiers Home, the Washington Veterans Home, the Spokane Veterans Home, and the Walla Walla Veterans Home) for honorably discharged veterans, spouses of residents, widows of eligible veterans, and Gold Star Parents.

The Veterans Services and Counseling and Wellness Divisions provide claims assistance as well as counseling services for veterans and their family members.  And our State Veterans Cemetery honors veterans in their final resting place.

Software Development Project Manager

Job Overview
The Software Development Project Manager is responsible for leading, planning, and overseeing software development projects from ideation through to completion. This role involves coordinating with cross-functional teams, managing project timelines, budgets, and resources, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality software solutions that meet both customer and company standards.
Responsibilities and Duties
Project Planning and Management:
·      Develop detailed project plans that outline scope, timelines, resources, and budget.
Oversee the project lifecycle, from initiation and planning through execution, monitoring, and closure.
·      Implement project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Scrum, Waterfall) best suited to each project.
Team Leadership and Coordination:
·      Lead, motivate, and manage project teams, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
·      Coordinate with product managers, developers, designers, QA testers, and other stakeholders to ensure cohesive efforts and communication.
·      Conduct regular team meetings to track progress, address challenges, and adjust plans as needed.
Stakeholder Management:
·      Act as the primary point of contact for project stakeholders, including clients, senior management, and team members.
·      Regularly update stakeholders on project status, milestones, and any changes to project scope or timelines.
·      Manage stakeholder expectations and negotiate solutions to project challenges.
·      Quality Assurance and Risk Management:
·      Ensure projects are delivered to the highest quality standards, meeting functional and non-functional requirements.
·      Identify potential risks and issues early in the project lifecycle and develop mitigation and contingency plans.
·      Conduct post-project reviews to capture learnings and improve future project processes and outcomes.
·      Financial and Resource Management:
·      Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring optimal use of resources and cost-effectiveness.
·      Monitor project expenditures and make adjustments as necessary to stay within budget.
·      Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, Business, or a related field.
·      Project management certification (e.g., PMP, Prince2, Certified Scrum Master) is highly desirable.
·      Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management within a software development environment.
·      Strong understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) and contemporary software development methodologies.
·      Proficiency in project management software tools (e.g., JIRA, Asana, Trello).
·      Excellent leadership and team management skills.
·      Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
·      Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
·      Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
·      Adaptability and flexibility to changing technologies and requirements.
Working Conditions:
·      This role may require occasional travel to meet with clients, vendors, or offsite teams.
·      Standard office hours apply, though flexibility is required to accommodate project deadlines and meetings in different time zones.
Physical Requirements:
·      Primarily a desk-based role with long periods of sitting.
Requires extended use of a computer keyboard and monitor.

Spotlight Safety

Spotlight Safety is poised to revolutionize workplace safety in the oil and gas pipeline industry through the deployment of advanced AI-driven solutions. A pioneering technology company dedicated to revolutionizing workplace safety in the oil and gas pipeline industry through the utilization of AI and advanced technology solutions.

Problem and Solution
Our focus is oil and gas pipeline safety, where traditional safety measures often fall short in identifying and mitigating risks effectively. By integrating computer vision and AI technologies, Spotlight Safety aims to provide early warning systems for pipeline leaks and releases, thereby minimizing environmental damage and reducing fines and liability for pipeline companies. Additionally, our solutions address workplace safety concerns by monitoring PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) compliance and identifying high-risk activities to prevent accidents before they occur.


Workforce Strategies DEI Innovations Intern - Fiscal

Please email your resume and letter of interest to [email protected] by March 15th at 5:00 p.m.

As our DEI Innovations Fiscal intern in the Workforce Strategies section, this position contributes to OFM’s mission by providing enterprise level strategies by demonstrating competence in diversity, inclusion, equity, anti-racist, and the cultural needs of Washington State Business Resource Groups. You will support the BRG Coordinator.

Duty: Responsible for the accurate and timely BRG data entry on fiscal spreadsheets.

Submit invoices to the fiscal department for processing.

  • Review, analyze and process vendor payment claims in accordance with percurrent statutes, regulations, and agreements.
  • Perform analysis to resolve problems related to accounts payable.
  • Review, analyze and verify data from multiple sources and correct discrepancies as necessary.
  • Analyze fiscal data from multiple sources to reconcile all general ledger accounts to ensure accurate balances.
  • Research discrepancies regarding past due accounts and process correcting entries as needed.

Preferred/Desired Education, Experience, and Competencies.

  • Two years of increasing responsibility performing advanced or more complex accounting and/or fiscal analysis.
  • Analytical and reasoning skills: document processes and procedures for consistency and completeness.
  • Technology: Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, PowerPoint, Adobe Pro etc. Ability and willingness to learn and embrace virtual work/meeting/conference platforms.
  • Customer Service: Recognize both internal and external customers. Value and use customer feedback to improve processes. Resolve customer needs in a timely manner. Work toward understanding the problem from the customer’s perspective, and work toward a stakeholder solution. Provide consultation. Collaborate with customers to identify needs and different options to solve problems.
  • Interpersonal skills: Actively pursue opportunities to find common ground with co-workers to get along and work effectively together.


Workforce Strategies DEI Innovations Intern - Communications

Please email your resume and letter of interest to [email protected] by March 15th at 5:00 p.m.

As our DEI Innovations Team Communications intern in the Workforce Strategies section, this position contributes to OFM’s mission by providing enterprise level strategies diversity, inclusion, equity, anti-racist, and cultural competency.

You will provide program support and serve as a designated intern for the Workforce Planning and Strategy team’s ongoing Washington State DEI Empowerment Conference. This position supports the duties of the DEI Special Project Manager.

Duties include:

  • Info session meeting coordination
  • Website updates
  • Conference program design
  • Conference Feedback Support
  • Be backup participant in section level work providing support efforts when asked.
  • Liaison with the DEI Conference Core Team to keep current with other state agencies and exchange internal and external promotion communication.
  • Answer questions from state communicators, share news, processes and strategies, attend planning meetings as time allows.
  • Recording and monitoring chat during the virtual event.
  • Work with the communications manager to print, proofread the website and program for accessibility.
  • Requires regular contact with customers, many of whom are statewide or agency HR leaders or staff, as well as external partners via email, TEAMS and Zoom.
  • Office duties require use of standard, laptop. Position requires frequent use of Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


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GovAssociation NW

We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Consulting Company. We help small to medium sized businesses understand the government marketplace, bid & win government contracts. We guide business owners through the contracting process. Our team shares over 47 years of experience in this industry. Gov Association NW is now part of the Government Contractors Association we have helped our clients and members win over $900 million dollars in government contracts, and we walk members & clients through our success formula, by providing the right education, training, tools, market intelligence & coaching to make your success possible.

As a Business Development & Consulting Company, we Education, Facilitate & Advocate for small business. We support our clients with proposal writing, coaching, training programs & bootcamps and provide marketing and strategy assistance. We enjoy helping people! We want to help as many businesses as we can in the coming years to be more successful in the government market and secure & win more contract opportunities.

Government Contractors Association (GCA) members have access to proprietary GovFast Track software, online training & support and we have helped members and clients win over $900 million in government contracts.