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Looking to make a change but not sure how? The Borgen Project is a wonderful place to start. You will be informed on the current standings of both national and international politics and progress fighting for the world’s poor. Interning at The Borgen Project allows you to be involved with a grassroots campaign that raises awareness for global poverty. They hold regular meetings with members of Congress and are one of the best ways to create change in your community and in our world. Continue below to discover how you can be a part of such an impactful organization as The Borgen Project from your home in Cedar Falls.

 

Cedar Falls Volunteer Openings

 

Advocate

Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3 months
Hours: 4 hours per week

This is a great entry-level volunteer position for someone looking to be part of The Borgen Project. Advocates can operate from anywhere in the United States.

Key Responsibilities:
– Attend one (30-60 minute) national conference call every week (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT)
– Serve as an ambassador for the world’s poor. Build awareness of the issues and ways people can help
– Manage and implement fundraising campaigns
– Represent The Borgen Project in your city – attend events and engage people in the cause
– Contact congressional leaders in support of key poverty-reduction programs

Qualifications:
– Excellent overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation
– Ability to self-manage and prioritize assignments

How to Apply: To apply, send your resume to [email protected]

 


 

Regional Director

Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 6 months
Hours: 4-6 hours per week

Regional Directors operate independently from home and maintain contact with The Borgen Project’s Seattle office. Regional Directors sign a 6-month contract. The position is volunteer and is roughly 4-6 hours per week. Regional Directors attend a conference call every Monday evening. Regional Directors come from many diverse backgrounds, some of which include a news anchor, veteran, banker, teacher, relief worker, political staffer, sales manager, programmer and college students.

Key Responsibilities:
– Attend one (30-60 minute) conference call every week with the president of The Borgen Project and Regional Directors from across the United States (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT)
– Meet with local congressional leaders and lobby for legislation that improves living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day
– Mobilize people in your community to contact their congressional leaders to support poverty reduction legislation
– Manage and implement fundraising campaigns
– Build a network of people engaged in the cause
– Serve as The Borgen Project’s ambassador in your city

Qualifications:
– Basic understanding of U.S. politics and international development
– Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple functions and tasks while managing their work time efficiently
– Strong team player that loves to bring new ideas to the table
– Ability to demonstrate frequent independent judgment with decisiveness
– Excellent overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation

How to Apply: To apply, send your resume to [email protected]

Learn more about the Regional Director Program

 


 

Writer

Location: Nationwide (telecommute volunteer role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3 months
Hours: 10-15 hours per week

This is a 12-week, part-time volunteer role. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule but must meet weekly deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:
– Write 3 articles per week for The Borgen Project’s blog and magazine. Writing will focus on quality, but also improving search ranking.
– Assist with advocacy and fundraising

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

How to Apply: To apply, send your resume and two writing samples to [email protected]

 


 

Youth Ambassador (High School Students)

Location: Nationwide
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3 months
Hours: 4 hours per week

This is a great volunteer position for high school students looking to get involved in politics, global development and the good fight against global poverty. Youth Ambassadors can operate independently or in groups from anywhere in the U.S.

Key Responsibilities:
– Serve as an ambassador to your school and community for the world’s poor. Build awareness of the issues around global poverty and ways people can help.
– Attend and hold events and engage people in the cause
– Contact congressional leaders in support of key poverty-reduction programs
– Create a club at school or in one’s community to bring more people together in the battle for the underdog (suggested)
– Create a network of close friends and relatives to engage in The Borgen Project’s cause through information and issue messaging

Qualifications:
– Good overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation
– Ability to self-manage and prioritize assignments
– Commitment to advocating for global poverty reduction
– Willingness to learn and a drive to succeed

How to Apply: To apply, send your resume to [email protected]

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