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Seattle Internships Openings

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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.

 

Seattle Internships: Current Openings

HR Internship

  • Review resumes and schedule interviews with top candidates.
  • Interview and screen applicants.
  • Post volunteer openings on various sites and help with recruiting.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Must be flexible. The Borgen Project is a small nonprofit and roles can change week-to-week depending on the need.

Details: Internships are unpaid. 360-hours required, 60-hours can be completed from home. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Minimum 4-days per week, 15-hours per week. 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.

Political Recruiter Internship

The Borgen Project is selecting a Political Recruiter Intern who will primarily focus on growing the organizations national team. The position is responsible for ensuring that the organization has qualified applicants for The Borgen Project’s national Political Team and Content Team.

  • Recruit volunteers in targeted U.S. congressional districts (80% of internship). This involves updating job/volunteer postings on various websites and emailing job openings to key groups, departments and associations.
  • Take on various tasks as needed.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Represent The Borgen Project at various events.
  • Must be flexible. The Borgen Project is a small nonprofit and roles can change week-to-week depending on the need.

Details: This is an unpaid internship, 16-hours per week for 12-weeks. This position works 4-hours per week in-office and works from home the rest of the week. Must meet weekly deadlines.

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 “Political Recruiter Intern” in the subject.

Donor Relations Internship

The Donor Relations intern is responsible for processing donations and maintaining sending communications to donors.

  • Process donations.
  • Send information to donors.
  • Prepare and send fundraising reports.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Must be flexible. The Borgen Project is a small nonprofit and roles can change week-to-week depending on the need.

Details: Internships are unpaid, but college credit is available. Minimum 4-days per week, 15-hours per week for 12-weeks. 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 “Donor Relations Intern” in the subject.

Administrative and Office Support Intern

The Administrative and Office Support Intern will help ensure the efficiency of the general operational activities of the office and will support the staff. This position is part-time, requiring 15-20 hours per week. Candidate must be available to work in a part-time capacity for 3-6 months. Flexibility is desired, as the responsibilities may include:

  • Provide administrative support to management and staff.
  • Research, test and institute methods of quality control in the organization’s databases.
  • Manage general email account.
  • Collaborate with staff to assist with interviewing, hiring, orientation.
  • Assist with donor relations.
  • Make travel arrangements and manage travel and meeting schedules.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of office equipment.
  • Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as assigned the Organization Support Manager.


Qualifications

  • Extensive software skills and database knowledge.
  • Internet research abilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, under pressure, and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely on occasion

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

Social Media/Content Creation Internship

The Borgen Project is selecting a Social Media Intern who will primarily focus on creation and distribution of content. Must have education/work experience in social media and/or be highly active on multiple social media accounts.

  • Update social media accounts.
  • Find and create profiles on new social media sites.
  • Tweet articles posted to The Borgen Project’s blog and magazine.
  • Notify writers when their articles are published online.
  • Assist with finding content for newsletters.
  • Write content for pages that target SEO key terms.

Details: This is an unpaid internship, 16-hours per week for 12-weeks. This position works 4-hours per week in-office and works from home the rest of the week meeting strict deadlines. 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 Social Media Internship in Seattle, please email your resume to jobs@borgenproject.org with “Social Media Intern” in the subject. In the email, please include links to your social media profiles and/or social media groups you manage.

Editor Internship

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Journalism Internship

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Public Relations/Visual Editor Internship

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Seattle Internships

Students from the following colleges have interned at The Borgen Project HQ’s:
Arizona State University
Ben-Gurion University
Brandeis University
Boston College
BYU
Claremont McKenna 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
Occidental College
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 Montana Western
University of Puget Sound
University of St. Andrews
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