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Political Affairs Internship

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis.

We have several internship and volunteer openings that may be of interest to you, these range from HR, PR/Marketing to Writing and Editing.  All of the details of the different internships can be found on our website at Departments may include: Public Relations, Marketing, Human Resources, Writing, Journalism and/or Political Affairs.  Volunteer Opportunities with The Borgen Project are also available, take a look at the the overview at

Internship Location: The programs are based online, so can be undertaken from any location (telecommute).

Internship Start Dates: We have new programs starting every month, as such applications can be received at any time, through our website. Interns chose the start date that is most appropriate for them.

Mentoring and Supervision: All of our internships have a designated manager who will ensure that our interns are offered an induction to the program and then support throughout the internship with regular catch up Skype meetings, training/discussion sessions, and are a point of contact for any questions or concerns throughout the program.

Our internships are unpaid, however, college credit could be a possibility.

Political Affairs Internship

This is a part-time 14-hours per week, unpaid telecommuting internship. The internship is 3-months and responsible for leading public and political outreach in the state and district assigned to.

– Meet with members of Congress and/or Congressional staffers in your State and District.
– 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.

Outstanding writing skills.
– Self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision.
– Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.


The Borgen Project

Borgen Project

Physical Address:
1416 NW 46th Street
Suite 105 PMB145
Seattle, WA 98101

Organization Website: