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: Summer interns are M-F.

Seattle Internships: Current Openings

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.
  • 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 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 “Political Recruiter 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.
  • 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: 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/Visual Editor Internship

The Borgen Project is selecting a PR/Visual Editor Intern who will be part of The Borgen Project’s Content Team. The primary responsibility is finding and resizing images for articles. A background in graphic design or content marketing strategies is helpful but not required.

  • Edit images for blog and magazine articles (80% of internship). This involves searching for quality images, editing as needed and uploading.
  • Write SEO focused content.
  • Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Take on assignments as they arise.
  • 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: To be considered for the PR Internship opening in Seattle, please email your resume to jobs@borgenproject.org with “PR 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. 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 “Donor Relations 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.

  • Upload, 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.
  • Must be flexible. The Borgen Project is a small nonprofit and roles can change week-to-week depending on the need.

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

Details: Seattle 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.

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.
  • 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: 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.

Journalism Internship

Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.

  • Interview sources and research topics in-depth.
  • Write 3 well-researched articles per week.
  • Communicate with editors and supervisors.
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
  • Must be flexible. The Borgen Project is a small nonprofit and roles can change week-to-week depending on the need.

Qualifications: Strong journalism writing skills. Internships are unpaid. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing for newspapers is helpful, but not required.

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

The following positions we’re not currently hiring for, although we occasionally have openings.

  • Development and Fundraising Internship
  • International Affairs Internship
  • Social Media Internship
  • Programmer Internship

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