The Borgen Project

The Borgen Project is a nonprofit advocacy group that focuses on issues of food and poverty. They are looking for excellent interns who can work remotely.

While this type of remote work won’t qualify you for course credit, it is a great resume builder. If this is an industry that interests you, you may want to apply. Alternatively, you may be interested in looking at onsite internships for the organization (in Seattle) that would likely qualify for course credit. It might make for a great summer challenge.

The current remote internship opportunities are below. Check out this page for other positions, including onsite internships.

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POLITICAL AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP

This is a part-time 14-hours per week telecommuting internship.

  • Conduct lobbying meetings with Congressional offices. Build support for key legislation that impacts the International Affairs Budget and the world’s poor.
  • Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events.
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress 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.

Qualifications: Outstanding writing skills. Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.

Application Process: Apply online

 

 

WRITER INTERNSHIP

This is 12-week, part-time internship is a great opportunity to have your articles published on a website with over 100,000 monthly visitors. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.

  • Write 3 articles per week.
  • Research topics.
  • Assist with advocacy efforts.
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.

Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Experience working in a newsroom is preferred but not required.

Application Process: Apply online

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