Telecommute Internships

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The Borgen Project offers a handful of telecommute internships that can be done from anywhere in the world. These positions operate independently, but must meet weekly deadlines, attend meetings via conference call and submit frequent reports. All positions are unpaid, but college credit is available.

Political Affairs Internship

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. 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:
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:
Please email your resume to openings@borgenproject.org.

Journalism Internship

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. 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 is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. The 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

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. 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 3 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

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. Editors edit articles 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.

Content Marketing Copywriter Internship

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. As a Copywriter, you will create blog posts with a focus on keyword and lead generation.

– Write original copy for 4 blog posts per week on assigned topics.
– Find and edit images for dozens of articles and pages each week.

Qualifications: Must be a creative writer with a working knowledge of marketing and a knack for turning mundane topics into fascinating articles. Great researching skills required. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing SEO friendly content is helpful, but not required. Digital media experience is also a plus.

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

Learn about internship openings at The Borgen Project’s Seattle Headquarters.

Students from the following colleges have held telecommuting internships with The Borgen Project:
American University
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Azusa Pacific University
Bates College
Baylor University
Boise State University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Brooklyn College
Brown University
Bryant University
Cal Poly
California State University
CalTech
Calvin College
Campbell University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Catholic University of America
Chapman University
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
College of New Jersey
Colorado Technical University
Columbia University
Converse College
Creighton University
DePaul University
Dublin City University
Elon University
Emory University
Fairfield University
Furman University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Georgia College and State University
Georgia Regents University
Georgia Tech
Gonzaga University
Grinnell College
Hartford University
Harvard University
High Point University
Hillsdale College
Hood College
Howard University
Humboldt State University
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Kean University
Kent State University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark College
Longwood University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University
Marquette University
Marshall University
McDaniel College
McGill University
McMaster University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Middlebury College
Minnesota State University
Montana State University
Mount St. Mary’s University
Moravian College
Nazareth College of Rochester
New York University
North Park University
Northeastern University
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Northwestern University
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Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Palomar Community College
Parsons the New School for Design
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Reinhardt University
Roger Williams University
Rowen University
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