Rachel Harris recently checked back with the department to update us on her activities since graduating in June of 2020. While performing an essential service as a personal shopper during the pandemic, Rachel also managed to complete the manuscript of her first novel, currently titled Paper Chase. It’s a piece of historical fiction based in 1950’s England that, according to Rachel, “explores the Red Scare, the Soviet Union, and the early Civil Rights Movement.”
Currently supervisor at Lassi & Spice, a cafe in Wallingford that specializes in Indian street food, Rachel is once again filling her “spare time” with literary pursuits. She reports that her current project is a study of Victorian literature. “In Jane Eyre and Little Dorrit,” Rachel explains of her study, “I find that literature functions to preserve the English’s concept of English ideals against the perceived ‘Eastern’ ideas they encounter abroad in the British Empire.
“I will submit this research as a writing sample as I apply to MA/PhD programs in the next month,” says Rachel. “While I know MA/PhD programs are competitive and that I may need to gain more experience before I get accepted into one, I am looking forward to giving it my best shot. In the future, I look forward to continuing my research in Victorian literature and publishing my novel.”
Thanks for updating us, Rachel, and best wishes for a promising future!
From Sara Arrigoni, Director of Operations at Image:
Image supports personal and cultural flourishing through a revival of the religious imagination. Anchored by a quarterly journal and an annual artists’ workshop, Image is comprised of both editorial and programming branches, each involved in showcasing and supporting artists and writers working at the intersection of art and faith. Image has been based at SPU since 2000, and we are excited to offer SPU students internship opportunities with our organization.
Applicants from all majors and fields of study will be considered, and we have opportunities for students with a wide range of skills and interests. There is much involved behind the scenes in keeping a nonprofit thriving, including fundraising, accounting, web experience, communications, and more.
We have recently expanded our internship opportunities, to include single-quarter or full-year opportunities, with hours ranging from 5-10 hours weekly. We would love to meet with you and talk about your options!
To read a bit more about Image, the internships, and to apply, please visit this link, or email Sara Arrigoni at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.
Seattle Met magazine is once again seeking students for its paid internships. Interns commit to twenty hours of work per week, and the internships last six months. College credit is possible for the internship experience, though interns aren’t required to be enrolled in courses related to their work at the magazine to hold these positions. A full description of duties and complete instructions on how to apply are available via this link: https://www.seattlemet.com/pages/internships-at-seattlemet/#editintern