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Political Affairs Internship (UNPAID)

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. This is a part-time 12-hours per week, unpaid telecommute internship. The internship is for 12 weeks and responsibilities will include leading public and political outreach in your state and district.

  • 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.

Students should consult with academic faculty to determine if this unpaid experience will earn credit.

Details: This is an unpaid opportunity. The opportunity is 12-hours per week for 12-weeks and is a telecommute role, however we do have a dedicated manager who supervises the position, offering daily contact via email or video chat (if needed), monthly 101 sessions and catch up calls with team members.
Start Date: New programs begin every month, you choose the month you wish to start.

If you wish to receive academic credit for this role, please check with your school's Internship Coordinator to determine if this position satisfies the criteria for receiving academic credit.