Political Affairs Internship

The Borgen Project is a national campaign focused on alleviating poverty in developing nations through securing support from congressional leaders. They have a telecommuting internship opening and would love to have students involved in their efforts. The description for the position is below.
POLITICAL AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP

This is a part-time 14-hours per week telecommuting internship. The internship is 4-months and responsible for leading public and political outreach in the state and district assigned to. Must be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00 PM PST for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

– 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.

To Apply: To be considered for the Political Affairs Internship, please email your resume to openings@borgenproject.org.

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