Non-Profit Internship Opportunities with The Borgen Project

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

There are several internship and volunteer openings that may be of interest, these range from HR, PR/Marketing to Writing and Editing.  All of the details of the different positions can be found on the website here, but below an overview of the Political Affairs and Writer positions are included.

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

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

Mentoring and Supervision: All of the internships have a designated manager who will ensure that the 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.

The internships are unpaid, however they can work with you to be able to offer the intern college credit, if appropriate.

Political Affairs Internship

This is a part-time 14-hours per week, unpaid telecommuting internship. The internship is 4-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.

Qualifications:
– 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.

Writer Internship

This is a 12-week, part-time, unpaid internship. 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 2 articles per week.
– Research topics.
– Assist with advocacy efforts.
– Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
– Attend training and orientation the first and third Monday of the internship, at 4pm PST.

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.

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