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).
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.