Seattle Internships

The Inside Scoop on Seattle Internships

There are a limited number of Seattle internships available at The Borgen Project’s office. Only 7% 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 interns with high GPA’s, MBA’s and/or prestigious universities when it comes to determining who will have the biggest impact for the organization. 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

Administrative and Operations Internship

The administrative and operations intern receives hands-on training from our in-office team on fundraising, donor relations, social media, and search engine optimization. The administrative and operations intern supports the in-office team and is flexible with roles and responsibilities changing week-to-week.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages the mailing of fundraising letters to potential donors
  • Assists with coordinating communications through email, phone, and mail
  • Assists with database management
  • Creates own personal fundraising campaign and meets targets
  • Updates content to achieve SEO targets
  • Represents the organization at community events

The ideal candidate possesses a strong work ethic, is incredibly flexible, and has outstanding communication and organizational skills. They have a demonstrated ability to internalize feedback and adapt to the demands of the internship.

Details: Internship is part-time and unpaid. Internship is 210-hours, 150-hours completed in-office, 60-hours completed out of office. College credit is available.

Location: Seattle, WA (Ballard).

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

Social Media Internship

The Social Media Intern receives hands-on training from our Social Media Manager focusing on the creation and distribution of content. Candidate must have experience with SEO, educational background or work experience in social media, and/or have detailed knowledge and be highly active on multiple social media platforms. In-Office interns also assist with advocacy, education, mobilization, and fundraising efforts.

  • Assists with updating official Borgen Project social media accounts
  • Assists with research on new social media sites and social media trends
  • Assists with social media amplification of Borgen Project content, including notifying writers when their articles are published online
  • Assists with writing and creating engaging content for web pages and newsletters
  • Creates own personal fundraising campaign and meets weekly targets
  • Provides in-office support as needed, such as:  administrative/clerical support, research, meeting/event logistics, and assistance with special projects

Must be flexible and comfortable working in a small group setting. The Borgen Project is a small nonprofit and roles may change week-to-week depending on the need.

Details: Internship is part-time and unpaid. Internship is 210-hours, 150-hours completed in-office, 60-hours completed out of office. College credit is available.

Location: Seattle, WA (Ballard)

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

PR/Marketing Internship

Learn more and apply to the PR Internship

Journalism 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
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