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Nonprofit Leadership 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 telecommuting internship. The internship is for 12 weeks and will give an insight into the key skills required to lead and develop a nonprofit organization.

Advocacy Leadership Development – 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; mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation.

Fundraising Development – Learn how to fundraise. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
Recruitment – Update job postings; inform groups and classes of openings, introduction to recruitment platforms and listening in to interviews.
Marketing and Promotion – Pitch story ideas to print, broadcast and digital media and utilize social media and develop strategies for web-based messaging.

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

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.

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

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.