Seattle Internships

The Inside Scoop on Seattle Internships

Only 12% of intern candidates applying to The Borgen Project are selected. While the hiring process is incredibly competitive, we look for a diverse range of backgrounds. We’ve found no correlation between high GPA’s, MBA’s and/or prestigious universities when it comes to determining who will have the biggest impact. Our selection process for Seattle internships focuses more on finding great individuals, with a strong work ethic, passion for righting wrongs and willingness to take on any assignment that needs done. The in-office team is small and anyone selected to be part of it will wear multiple hats.

  • 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.
  • What to Expect: The movement is big, but the organization is small. Be flexible and be prepared to take on any assignment.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual.


Seattle Internships: Current Openings

Donor Relations Internship

The Donor Relations intern is responsible for processing donations and 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. 300-hours required, 60-hours can be completed from home. 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 (Ballard).

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

Social Media 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 (Ballard) – Telecommute + one day per week at the office.

To Apply: To be considered for the Social Media Internship in Seattle, please email your resume to 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.

Remote Internships

The following internships are done out of the office. Candidates selected must meet weekly deadlines.

HR Internship

Learn more and apply to the HR Internship.

Editor Internship

Learn more and apply to the Editor Internship

Journalism Internship

Learn more and apply here

Public Relations/Visual Editor Internship

Learn more and apply here

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
Claremont McKenna College
Columbia University
Creighton University
Edmonds Community College
European University (Ukraine)
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Manhattanville College
Middlebury College
New York University
Occidental College
Pacific Lutheran University
Rice University
Saint Louis University
Scripps College
Seton Hall
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Smith College
St. Lawrence University
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