Seattle Internships

Seattle Internships Openings

The Inside Scoop on Seattle Internships

Office Culture: Work hard, play hard. The Borgen Project is a young and energetic organization. We have fun, but we’re all business when it comes to bringing political attention to poverty. People arrive early and leave late.

What to Expect: The movement is big, but the organization is small. Be flexible and be prepared to take on any assignment. Everyone involved with cause participates in fundraising campaigns.

Dress Code: Business to Business Casual.

Location: In the heart of Downtown Seattle, where skyscrapers collide with the historic Pioneer Square district, you’ll find The Borgen Project’s team, operating from office space that was donated by a technology company. We’re down the hill from the tallest building west of the Mississippi, one mile from Starbucks headquarters and in the same neighborhood where Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Ray Charles once roamed and performed.

Note: All internships are 360-hours. Summer interns are M-F. Fall, Winter and Spring internships can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis (Minimum 4-days per week, 15-hours per week).

Seattle Internships: Current Openings

Political Internship

  • Recruit political volunteers in targeted U.S. congressional districts and post volunteer openings to key groups and sites (80% of internship).
  • Take on various tasks as needed.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Represent The Borgen Project at various events.

Details: 360-hours required. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Must be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00PM for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Location: Seattle, WA (Headquarters in Downtown/Pioneer Square).

To Apply: To be considered for the Political Internship opening in Seattle, please email your resume to jobs@borgenproject.org with with “Political Intern” in the subject.

Graphic Design Internship

The Borgen Project is selecting a graphic designer who will primarily focus on web design. Experience in WordPress is helpful, but not required.

  • Create visuals for the website (90% of internship).
  • Create infographics that communicate key stats and factoids.
  • Update and assist with design of internal and external sites.
  • Create signs, T-Shirts and posters.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.

Details: 360-hours required. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Must be available Monday’s 4:30 – 6:00 PM for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Location: Seattle, WA (Headquarters in Downtown/Pioneer Square).

To Apply: To be considered for the Graphic Design Internship openings in Seattle, please email your resume to jobs@borgenproject.org with  “Graphic Design Intern” in the subject.

Public Relations/Marketing Internship

  • Edit content for the web and magazine site.
  • Manage PR and Media Campaigns.
  • Utilize and coordinate social media strategy
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Take on assignments as they arise.

Details: 360-hours required. Full-time preferred but hours can be completed part-time if need be. Must be available Monday’s 4:30PM – 6:00 PM for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Location: Seattle, WA (Headquarters in Downtown/Pioneer Square).

To Apply: To be considered for the PR Internship opening in Seattle, please email your resume to jobs@borgenproject.org with “PR Intern” in the subject.

Human Resources Internship

  • Review resumes and schedule interviews with top candidates.
  • Interview and screen applicants.
  • Post volunteer openings on various sites.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.

Details: 360-hours required. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Must be available Monday’s 4:30 – 6:00PM for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Location: Seattle, WA (Headquarters in Downtown/Pioneer Square).

To Apply: Send resumes to jobs@borgenproject.org with “HR Intern” in the subject.

Development and Fundraising Internship

This position focuses on identifying potential donors and seeking their support (corporate, foundations and individuals). Must be a quick researcher and comfortable asking people to give.

  • Search and research potential donors and foundations to identify and evaluate potential funding sources.
  • Call and email potential donors and businesses asking for their support.
  • Take initiative to build relationships with potential funders including individual community donors.
  • Generate new ideas and business opportunities to increase fundraising and fund development to meet and exceed revenue goals. Establish an ongoing fundraising program to support the work of The Borgen Project into the future.
  • Takes the full responsibility to lead in initiating, planning, and implementing all necessary activities, in a timely manner, to ensure that program goals and objectives are accomplished.
  • Represents The Borgen Project at community meetings, outreach events and other community settings.
  • Submits documents and reports in a timely manner to meet stated deadlines.
  • Make initial contacts, and follow-through of securing available funding along with the coordination of all optional funding opportunities.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.

Details: 360-hours required. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Must be available Monday’s 4:30 – 6:00PM for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Location: Seattle, WA (Headquarters in Downtown/Pioneer Square).

To Apply: Send resumes to jobs@borgenproject.org with “Fundraising Intern” in the subject.

Donor Relations Internship

  • Process donations.
  • Send information to donors.
  • Prepare and send fundraising reports.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.

Details: 360-hours required. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Must be available Monday’s 4:30 – 6:00PM for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Location: Seattle, WA (Headquarters in Downtown/Pioneer Square).

To Apply: Send resumes to jobs@borgenproject.org with “Donor Relations Intern” in the subject.

Recruiter Internship

The recruiter is responsible for increasing the number of volunteer applicants the organization receives nationally.

  • Post volunteer openings on key sites.
  • Research groups and organizations to reach out to.
  • Email job descriptions to potential partners.
  • Interview and screen applicants.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.

Details: 360-hours required. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Must be available Monday’s 4:30 – 6:00 PM for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Location: Seattle, WA (Headquarters in Downtown/Pioneer Square).

To Apply: Send resumes to jobs@borgenproject.org with “Recruiter Intern” in the subject.

Editor Internship

The Editor is responsible for reviewing and editing articles submitted by The Borgen Project’s national team of writers. The internship is 360-hours and can be completed part-time or full-time.

  • Edit and approve articles submitted by writers.
  • Work with writers to improve their articles.
  • Coordinate with the Content Team Manager to address any issues.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.

Qualifications: Must have great editing skills. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing SEO friendly content is helpful, but not required.

To Apply: Email your resume and 2 writing samples to jobs@borgenproject.org with “Editor Intern” in the subject line.

Web Developer Internship

Working in WordPress, this position serves as the “go-to” for implementing new features for the website.

  • Trouble-shoot website issues as they arise.
  • Develop and implement tools for improving the website.
  • Work with plugins and take on various challenges as needed.
  • Develop and implement SEO tools.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.

Details: 360-hours required. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Must be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00PM for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Location: Seattle, WA (Headquarters in Downtown/Pioneer Square).

To Apply: To be considered for the  Web Developer Internship opening in Seattle, please email your resume to jobs@borgenproject.org with “Web Developer Intern” in the subject.

Seattle Internships

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Students from the following colleges have interned at The Borgen Project:
Ben-Gurion University
Brandeis University
Boston College
Columbia University
Creighton University
Edmonds Community College
European University (Ukraine)
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Harvard
Manhattanville College
Middlebury College
New York University
Northwestern
Pacific Lutheran University
Princeton
Rice University
Saint Louis University
Scripps College
Seton Hall
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Smith College
Stanford
St. Lawrence University
Tulane
University of Colorado
University of Denver
University of Durham
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of Los Angeles
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Puget Sound
University of Texas
University of Virginia
University of California San Diego
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
Waseda University (Tokyo)
Washington State University
Washington University in Saint Louis
Western Washington Univerisity
Willamette University
Yale
USC

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