Political Affairs Internship Programme UK

Nonprofit Leadership Internship – Unpaid


Are you passionate about fighting global poverty? Do you want to make a change for a better world? Then look no further!

Our remote internships are work from home roles, weekly deadlines must be met, meetings will be held online and a weekly update of your progress submitted.

All positions are unpaid, but we work with schools to ensure college credit is available, if applicable.

While the hiring process is incredibly competitive, we look for a diverse range of backgrounds. We’ve found no correlation between high grades and/or prestigious universities when it comes to determining who will have the biggest impact for the world’s poor. Our selection process focuses on finding great individuals, with a strong work ethic and passion for righting wrongs.

We respond to every application, reply to all queries and always notify you of the outcome of our interviews. Please add borgenproject.org to your list of safe email senders and check your spam/junk email folder to ensure you are receiving our communications. If you haven’t had a reply or have any difficulty applying, please email us at [email protected] and we will respond.

Nonprofit Leadership Internship

This is a part-time 12-hours per week, unpaid remote program. The program is for 12 weeks, however, if your availability is limited, you can work ahead and complete the program in fewer weeks. This role will give an insight into the key skills required to lead and develop a non-profit organization.


  • Advocacy: Meet with local government; represent The Borgen Project at various business; political and community events; mobilize individuals to contact their government officials 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.
  • Fundraising Development: Learn how to fundraise (create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets). 
  • Recruitment: Update job postings; inform groups and classes of openings; introduction to recruitment platforms; and listening in to interviews.
  • Marketing and Promotion: Pitch story ideas to print, broadcast and digital media; and utilize social media and develop strategies for web-based messaging.

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

Start Date: New programs begin every month, you choose the month you wish to start.