The Borgen Project

About The Borgen Project

From CNN to The Huffington Post, the world is talking about the innovative movement that is downsizing global poverty. The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. This nonprofit organization is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

All of our internship programs provide experience in advocacy, mobilizing and fundraising, coupled with real industry exposure and an insight into the nonprofit world.

Each internship program has a dedicated manager who will guide you through your program, ensuring key weekly objectives are met, along with additional orientation, 101 training sessions and check-in calls.


Writer Intern

January 2021 - March 2021 Seattle, WA
“The managers were especially great in regards to communication and flexibility. They were incredibly resourceful and were always willing to assist with any questions I brought up throughout my internship. I can tell that every person involved with The Borgen Project is genuinely passionate about the organization's efforts, and it was inspiring to see how a relatively small organization can make such a significant impact on the world. As for the writing portion of the position, it was incredibly motivating to know my pieces would be published and read. In addition, the experience has demonstrably strengthened my writing abilities in channeling my voice of advocacy.”

Political Affairs Intern

March 2020 - May 2020 Denver, CO
“I liked that I received all of my weekly tasks ahead of time, I liked that there were training meetings, I liked that I had the opportunity to learn about poverty-reducing legislation and that I was able to do the work on my own schedule. ”
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