Telecommute Internships

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For a few positions, The Borgen Project offers telecommute internships that can be done from anywhere in the world. These positions operate independently, but must meet weekly deadlines and maintain strong communication with Seattle Headquarters.  All positions are unpaid, but college credit is available.

Political Affairs Internship

This is a part-time 14-hours per week telecommuting internship. The internship is 4-months and responsible for leading public and political outreach in the state and district assigned to. Must be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00 PM PST for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

- Meet with members of Congress and/or Congressional staffers in your State and District.
- Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation.
- As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations.
- Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.

Qualifications:
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Outstanding writing skills.
- Self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision.
- Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.


To Apply:
 To be considered for the Political Affairs Internship, please email your resume to openings@borgenproject.org.

Journalism Internship

This is a 12-week, part-time internship. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and set their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. 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.

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

To Apply: Email your resume and 2 writing samples to hr@borgenproject.org with “Journalism Internship” in the subject line.

PR/Visual Editor Internship

The Borgen Project’s out-of-state PR (Public Relations) Intern is part of the content team. In this capacity, you will focus on creating photos for BORGEN Magazine and The Borgen Project Blog.
- Find images. Format, tint and resize images to meet website criteria (90% of internship).
- Promote articles via social media. Assist with fundraising.
- Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
- Potential for Public Relations tasks.

Details: This internship is 260-hours. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Minimum of 4-days per week and 15-hours per week. The Borgen Project is located in Seattle and this position will operate remotely from home. This is an unpaid internship. Must be available Monday’s 5:00 – 6:00PM PST for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

To Apply: Email your resume to hr@borgenproject.org with “PR/Visual Editor Intern” in the subject line.

Writer Internship

This is a 12-week, part-time internship. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.

- Write 4 articles per week.
- Research topics.
- Assist with advocacy efforts.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.

Qualifications: Strong research and writing 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 hr@borgenproject.org with “Writer Intern” in the subject line.

Editor Internship

Edit for BORGEN Magazine and The Borgen Project Blog. The Editor is responsible for reviewing and editing articles submitted by The Borgen Project’s national team of writers. The internship is 260 hours and can be completed part-time or full-time. The position is done from home, but follows a set schedule. A minimum of 15 hours per week and weekend shifts are available for those who prefer it.

- Edit and format articles submitted by national writers.
- Work with writers to improve their articles.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.

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 hr@borgenproject.org with “Editor Intern” in the subject line.