Note: In September 2020, The Borgen Project’s office is moving from Seattle to Downtown Tacoma. In-office internships are now only available in Tacoma.

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 (80% of role)
  • 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: Tacoma, WA.

To Apply: Click here to apply or send resumes to [email protected] with “Administrative and Operations Intern” in the subject.

Human Resources/Recruiter Internship

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review resumes and help screen applicants
  • Interview volunteer candidates and provide hiring recommendations
  • Creates own personal fundraising campaign and meets targets

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: Tacoma, WA.

To Apply: Click here to apply or send your resume to [email protected] with “Human Resources/Recruiter Internship” in the subject.

 

 

The Inside Scoop on In-Office Internships

There are a limited number of 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 in-office 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.

 

View The Borgen Project’s remote internship programs