I loved my time at The Borgen Project working as an HR intern. They gave me the rare opportunity to gain valuable experience while serving an amazing cause. The program was well designed; roughly 12 hours per week for 12 weeks. There are some standard assignments due every week such as working with universities to bring internship and volunteer opportunities to students, contacting my local representatives, and classroom-type lessons (reading articles on HRM, learning how to interview candidates, etc.) The rest of the weekly assignments varied; some weeks I wrote letters to Congress/Media, some I mobilized friends and family for the cause, and one week I presented The Borgen Project to a class at a local university. The Borgen Project supported every assignment with written resources and quick responses from management so I always knew what was expected and how to achieve it.
Overall, I highly recommend this amazing opportunity.
Good internship overall, especially if you're interested in politics or nonprofit work. I was a writing intern with the content team, so I wrote one article per week for the blog and magazine. Organization and expectations were clear and I found the team to be very communicative even though it was a remote internship. I feel like I got a good sense of what it is like to work on a news team and I learned tips to improve my writing. The downsides were that I never really interacted with other interns and it often took a long time for articles to be published. It is also unpaid, which is something to keep in mind. I would also say most weeks you will be working more than the 12 hrs/week that the description lists.
My experience with the Borgen Project is one that I really enjoyed. I was able to gain new experience with political outreach, fundraising, and networking as a non-profit leadership intern. I learned so much from this internship and got to become more politically engaged with my community. The time spent working with this company was truly an amazing experience.
I was an HR intern at The Borgen Project and as a college student looking for experience and programs in my field, I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity. Although it was a virtual position, I was in constant contact with my supervisor and pushed myself to finish everything before my deadlines. Something I greatly appreciate is that the organization does not look for students coming from prestigious colleges or who have tons of experience. They give a chance to anybody who they find to be hardworking and sincere enough to be a part of their organization. I had an amazing time learning more about my field, asking people to email their leaders, donate and inform more students about these opportunities. My manager was very supportive as well which was a great motivating factor. To any student looking for internships in their field, do not think twice about applying here and learn more about your field and also play a part in helping out other people. Good luck!
I was a nonprofit leader intern for summer 2021. Overall, it's an amazing opportunity if interested in the nonprofit sector! The internship is very organized and the staff is supportive. If you ever have a question, they are happy to answer it. The only downfall is the lack of communication between interns. However, the knowledge you obtain from the nonprofit sector is amazing! As part of the nonprofit leadership team, all my tasks were focused to help raise funds, mobilize congress, and raise awareness about global poverty. Disclaimer: All intern positions are "unpaid" but the organization is happy to work with your school for some credit.
I was a nonprofit leadership intern and I really love how The Borgen Project allowed us to do all sorts of activities related to non-profit work. I wasn't just mobilizing people, but I was able to pitch stories to the media, run a fundraising campaign, etc. Even though there are specific tasks they expect you to do, you really get the full experience of working in a non-profit. Everything was completely remote, but they did a really great job at answering questions and providing resources. I cannot recommend this internship enough if you are looking for a way to get started in politics and non-profit work and make a change at the state and hopefully, national level.
I was an HR Intern these past few months for the Borgen Project. First off, I adore how the Borgen Project doesn't use age to judge your abilities. While most internships are quick to reject you when they see you're not an upperclassman in college, the Borgen Project looks at you beyond your level of education. They believed in my ability to fundraise, recruit, and advocate. I was more than ecstatic to take on this opportunity, and I think anyone else should be too. The internship wasn't just about doing tasks to help the Borgen Project, they also used the internship to give us an opportunity to learn about the meaning behind our field. I had three weeks in which I got to learn about human resources as a general practice, and quiz myself for understanding. It's information I can use and apply in any situation. I thoroughly appreciated the flexibility and control I was given. Simple deadlines and expectations allowed me to balance my life with my tasks. This is a great internship. If you think that you could qualify for any of the internships available, APPLY! The Borgen Project does not overlook a single skill you have to offer, so don't let yourself think you won't meet the standards, because you absolutely will.
Hello all! I was a political affairs intern for The Borgen Project during the summer of 2021. To sum up my experience, it was marvelous. I truly enjoyed my time with The Borgen Project and learned many valuable skills that could be used in my future employment. For the most part, the internship was very flexible, especially since I was taking summer courses and doing other work. This remote, 12-hour per week internship allows anyone interested in politics to gain foreign policy and nonprofit experience. One person even offered me a foreign policy research position because of my time with The Borgen Project. As a Political Affairs Intern, most of your tasks are very simple and clear, whether it's get 10 people to email congress or post on social media. However, you can really make this internship into your own by getting creative and communicating with your manager. Overall, some people may complain about the work, but you really need to come in with a positive, active, and creative attitude to thrive. I highly recommend this internship for people looking for any experience relating to politics, fundraising, lobbying, foreign policy, and nonprofits. You'll want this on your resume.
My experience at the Borgen Project is invaluable. I was an HR intern where I was exposed to many recruiting tactics along with the opportunity to create and implement my personal fundraising campaign. I got the opportunity to be part of a cause that improved the lives of many people across the world. What was more thrilling, was being apart of something bigger than myself and developing the urge to get more involved in good causes that can change the lives of many.
I loved how supportive and easy to reach my managers and other supervisors were. Everyone has worked to make my experience one to remember. I appreciate everything that I learned and was exposed to while working at The Borgen Project. This experience will last me a lifetime. Thank You.
As a writing intern, I had a great experience at The Borgen Project! The team was very helpful and my weekly tasks provided insight into the organization, strengthened my understanding of lobbying and overall helped me gain better research skills and knowledge on writing online content.
I had a great experience as a writing intern for The Borgen Project! I got a lot of practice writing articles and fundraising (something I would not have sought out myself but is a very useful skill to have). There is little interaction with other interns or managers, so it is a very remote and independent type of internship. I did the internship to get experience writing for a publication, and I definitely got that. So I am very happy with my experience overall and I feel like I learned a lot in the short time I was an intern.
I enjoyed my time interning with The Borgen Project! I was a writing intern, so I wrote weekly articles for their blog and magazine. They had us propose article ideas and do research, and I like the routine and process of writing about important topics in poverty and global issues. They also gave us a Google document with weekly assignments that we had to complete, like calling and emailing Congress, options for lobbying, social media posts, and so on. We had to fundraise $500 from family and friends, which I didn't find too demanding, but for those who aren't used to fundraising or asking family and friends, it may be a way to get outside of your comfort zone.
I really liked volunteering from home (it is unpaid), and I would say that the only downside is not really seeing other interns or management--it is a bit hard to develop personal relationships and rapport since there are so many interns all virtual, but it is possible through meetings and social media! And they were always quick to respond to emails, set up virtual meetings for questions, and were overall very accommodating. I even thought about extending my time there and volunteering more.
I think the mission of The Borgen Project is important and impactful, and the experience was valuable (as it should for being unpaid). At the end, they did offer to be a reference for future jobs as well!
When my advisors let me know that I would be using a big chunk of my resume to write about The Borgen Project, they weren't wrong! To be transparent, before I applied to be a Political Affairs Intern, I read some interesting reviews about TBP because "it wasn't what [they] expected." But, I think many miss the point of what it's like to work for a non-profit. To work in a non-profit setting, it means that you are constantly thinking of new ideas to meet your objectives. In this case, my objectives were advocacy, education, mobilization, and issuing strong messages about global poverty. I am a strong advocate of fighting for the world's poor and providing them with resources that first world countries have access to, and as an advocate, one must remain strong willed to their goals. The Borgen Project allowed me to speak about my interests at my local town hall and also meet with Congressional leaders to discuss poverty legislation. I was able to make connections with other non-profit organizations in my area and attend virtual conferences. Some people may be frustrated about the goal of raising $500. At times, I was doubting myself to not reach it, but that's where the mentality of a non-profit setting comes in. Find a different method! That's what I did and raised over $1,000. I don't think deadlines should scare people when they apply to be an intern for TBP because in the end, this organization enhanced my presentation and communication skills, my barely-there knowledge of marketing, and how to build connections. If you are really passionate about fighting for global poverty, I would recommend interning with The Borgen Project!
I recently finished my writing internship with The Borgen Project and I had an amazing time. I enjoyed all the tasks given to me and learning more about global poverty and it is a great opportunity to get your articles published that you can later use for further applications. The team was super friendly as well and whenever I had questions, the manager or somebody else would get back to me within a day to help me out with anything I needed. I loved getting to work on my tasks when I wanted to and when I had the time to do it and it felt amazing to get to be a part of something good. I was a bit afraid of asking my friends and family to contact congress and help me out in other ways at first, but mostly everybody reacted super positively and was happy to support me. The only thing you shouldconsider before applying is how you are going to feel about the fundraiser. The internship requires you to send out donation letters to people and raise a minimum of $500 (although they seemed very reasonable about not quite meeting your goal as long as you were able to show that you put a lot of work into the fundraiser and did your best). If you like to work independently and the fundraising aspect is not an issue for you, you should absolutely go for it!
My experience as a PR/Marketing Intern with The Borgen Project was great as I gained experience in this field which in result will help me with my career path. The managers did a excellent job communicating with me throughout the internship and I was able to use the information given to help me with important tasks. Would recommend to anybody who has an interest in joining.
My time with the Borgen Project was educational, supportive, and life-changing. Especially in the midst of a pandemic I was still able to connect and help a healing world. I learned how to stand up for the world's poor and debunked many myths that were holding me back from speaking out about global poverty before. This internship will push you and I think that is what all interns should look for when considering which company to intern for. The program was organized, the tracker had many helpful hyperlinks that send you to informative pages, videos, and more. The mixed media allowed me to both see and digest the information in different ways aiding in my overall comprehension of the topics. The organization itself was structured really well. You always knew who to email with questions, the interactive google documents help keep you organized and maintain constant communication. It is great practice for any job not just within a non-profit organization. If you have the chance to work with the Borgen Project it is highly recommended!
Starting working as a Writing Intern last September and was offered the Regional Director position quickly following this. As a Writing Intern I was tasked with a weekly article on a range of topics. The other work includes weekly tasks ranging from networking to writing letters to your representatives, to fundraising for the cause. The work varies, and that keeps you interested. I highly recommend this internship to anyone with an interest in foreign growth and poverty solutions, especially for those still in school!
I had a wonderful experience working as a Political Affairs intern for The Borgen Project! It gave me the firsthand experience I needed working directly within the Congressional system, and the advocacy and fundraising tools I learned have contributed to my skill set that I regularly use both in my day-to-day life and at my current job. It's also for a great cause that is vital to the stability of the planet.
I had a summer internship with The Borgen Project and it was an amazing experience! I learned so much about the organization, about its work to alleviate global poverty, and about fundraising for a good cause and writing strong articles for the online blog. The team leaders were incredibly helpful in terms of direction and day to day contact, and the internship has specific instructions on what to do each day so you feel that you know what to do from day one. The orientation and meetings with team leaders were so helpful. This is a great internship to have on your resume and for personal growth as well!
The Borgen Project is an incredible organization. It was honor to get to learn about and advocate on behalf of the world's poor during my internship. Such an important mission backed by a really passionate team.
Borgen Project is a great way to develop your writing skills while at the same time writing about countries that are dealing with poverty on a global scale. I learned a lot about the countries that I wrote about and also how to perfect my pitch with my editors on how much these countries need foreign aid and help. Borgen Project also taught me how to fund-raise and even created my very own fundraising page in which I raised over 500 dollars to help in their global poverty reduction campaigns.
I worked with the Borgen Project last semester and it was one of the best experiences in my pr career, the staff were understanding of everything and very nice. They were ready to help if I got stuck and had lots of advice and guidance. I feel like I grew and learned alot from my internship here.
Loved working with The Borgen Project. Everyone is positive, helpful, and engaged in the mission. I hope to work with more companies as wonderful as Borgen in the future.
After working for the Borgen Project as both a Political Affairs Ambassador and Regional Director for a total of 5 months I can honestly say it was a fun and rewarding experience! Although the entirety of my internship there was during COVID-19 the staff was very helpful in making fundraising, along w/ all the other outreach activities, a smooth and easy process. I enhanced both my communication skills and advocacy skills as well as developed more professional writing skills in regards to the numerous emails and phone meetings required for the internship. It was a very fun and knowledgeable internship that benefited me in my career endeavours as the experience I gained there was unmatchable anywhere else. I felt very supported throughout the internship and it wasn't too easy or too challenging to attain my goals. 10/10 would recommend for anyone needing experience to hit the ground running or for anyone interested in being a part of a supportive non-profit that makes a difference in the world.
I really enjoyed my time with The Borgen Project! My experience as a political affairs intern helped me better my communication and community outreach skills through the many tasks I had to do. Further, I learned how to track important legislation and effectively communicate with local Congressional offices over effective issues.
Overall, it was a very beneficial internship for my career goals and helped me learn many skills that will prove applicable to me in the future.
The internship was very educational. It opened my eyes and gave me insight to numerous political platforms. As an HR intern, I gained confidence in finding jobs. The weekly tasks and fundraiser were fun and simple. Communication was so easy as the HR team is very organized and anytime I had a question they would reply to me within 24 hours. This program is definitely a great experience and wonderful to add on your resume!
The training they provided is very useful. Helping me not only experience HR role but also feel more confident in finding jobs!
I greatly enjoyed my experience as a journalist for the Borgen Project. I gained insight into the functions of the U.S. legalization systems and practiced my outreach/mobilization skills. I was responsible for completing weekly tasks for fundraising, planning articles, reaching out to local governmental representatives, editing and reaching out to influencers to spread awareness about poverty eradication. I researched, wrote, and submitted weekly articles on topics of choice, which has inspired me to pursue a career in human rights activism. The experience was educational and practical in that I know I will utilize the skills I mastered while working for The Borgen Project in all future professions.
I really enjoyed my 3 months working for The Borgen Project as a PR/marketing intern. While working with The Borgen Project, my eyes were opened to the numerous obstacles and injustices countless individuals face on a daily basis. I learned a lot about the state of the world and global policy. The tasks that I completed for my internship required hard work and often pushed me outside of my comfort zone, but it was worth it because I knew I was helping other people. I was nervous at first about doing an internship that was virtual but I got over that because I had a lot of support along the way. I would highly recommend this internship, not only are you helping others but you are also gaining great skills- fundraising, non profit experience, social media, video production- that you can put on your resume.
Working with the Borgen Project as a journalist is a good experience for anyone that wants to improve their writing skills, use their time for a worthy purpose and gain valuable experience for their future career. I would push anyone interested to go beyond just the writing position and actually interview people or organizations as a journalist. It's very useful and provides a lot more depth to the internship.
This is a great organization to work for, particularly if you are interested in the innerworkings of the US government and are passionate about ending global poverty! Great fundraising skills, advocacy skills, and more. I would totally recommend it to anyone. And it is perfect in the time of COVID-19 because everything is completely asynchronous and remote so you get to really build your own schedule. Great place, great mission!
My experience as a Writer Intern for the Borgen Project was extremely educational and empowering. I was given the liberty to choose what topics I wrote about each week, leading me to find my passion surrounding global women's issues and empowerment. This internship was fully remote and very independent, leading me to gain the experience of giving myself deadlines which has been invaluable as covid has put most internships into remote mode. This internship also pushed me past my comfort zone into fundraising and making calls and emails to my governmental leaders, giving me more confidence in that aspect of pushing for legislation. My internship at the Borgen Project kickstarted my career in the non-profit sector as it gave me loads of experience and piqued my interest.
Writing for The Borgen Project has been a great honor. I feel I can contribute in a meaningful way to an organization with the honest agenda of improving the lives of people all around the world. Borgen's work to battle global poverty is not a publicity stunt or a sideshow separated from the organization's main goals. It is the entirety of the organization's purpose. As a writer, they've given me enormous freedom to explore topics of my own choosing and assist in the editing and selection process along the way.
I served as a writer at The Borgen Project. I absolutely loved generating content for the project's website. The experience also pushed me out of my comfort zone by forcing me to further develop my fundraising and outreach skills, which I am now able to utilize in my professional career path. My experience at The Borgen Project made me recognize that I wanted to pursue a career in public service and prompted me to apply to the Master's of Public Administration program at USF. The Borgen Project was kind enough to help me get into this program! I owe a great deal to The Borgen Project, and I will always treasure my time there!
Working for the Borgen Project as a political affairs intern allowed me to develop the necessary skills to excel in both academic and professional environments. Despite being an intern during COVID-19, both the Borgen Project and I were able to adapt our roles, as needed, to still get our nonprofit message across to congressional leaders. Additionally, the feedback that I recived as an intern hepled me hone in my communication, networking, and writing skills as the internship progressed. Overall this is a great nonprofit organization, and is a good springboard for undergraduate political science students who want to explore the work of NGOs, and their work.
The Borgen Project is an incredible organization! The work they perform is pragmatic and inspiring, and it provides invaluable insight into the non-profit sector. I was able to sharpen writing, research, advocacy, networking, and communication skills while serving under the leadership of wonderful managers. It is a great opportunity to use your talents in order to affect positive change.
My experience with The Borgen Project was wonderful. I was able to learn about media outreach, fundraising, and networking as a writer. These additional benefits are greatly appreciated as these traits are also quite advantageous to writers in their career. The editing and managerial staff were consistently courteous and helpful. All of my questions and concerns were met with great care and consideration. I was able to grow as a writer through the weekly articles as well as improve on my research skills. The time spent working with this company was truly an amazing experience. I encourage all aspiring writers and editors to consider this wonderful organization.
I worked with The Borgen Project last summer, and I was so grateful to be working with such a great organization! I appreciate the way they advocate and inspire many to get involved in the cause. This organization truly does want to decrease poverty and help the lives of so many, and I was honored to be able to work with them!
I learned so much from this internship! Never working in the nonprofit field or anything related to politics I was worried I’d have no idea what to do. But the staff walk you through everything and they educate you well. I learned about how to engage my political leaders, lobbying, branding, fundraising, advocacy et al. I loved being able to do this remotely because with school and work I was able to set my own schedule of when to complete the tasks. Highly recommend this organization for volunteer and internship opportunities.
I was a PR/Marketing intern for The Borgen Project and the experience was so fulfilling. Throughout my internship I was able to work on tasks that were tailored to the PR/Marketing track. I was able to gain more experience on how to do certain projects, like forming and implementing a campaign, that better prepared me for the workforce. I appreciated that the work I did still helped with advocacy efforts because it made me feel like I helped contribute to the cause the best way I could. Even though my internship was virtual I still had the opportunity to interact with other members. Everyone was response and friendly. It is a great team that I am glad I got the chance to be a part of.
I was a writing intern for The Borgen Project in the fall/winter of 2020-2021. My time and experience working with the organization has been fruitful to say the least. Not only did I get to enhance my writing skills and receive valuable feedback from my team but I also wrote about the things I am passionate about. Not very often do I find a place in which I can do both! I learned many things beyond just what I wrote about. I gained more confidence and knowledge in how to fundraiser and promote awareness. I learned where and who to talk to about policy change. Moreover, I enjoyed working with my remote team and felt supported throughout my entire internship. I would do it again and again! I highly suggest this community to anyone looking for a way to learn more about how to help the world at large.
I worked as a writing intern/volunteer at The Borgen Project for a 12 week span and am since a volunteer. It's a great place to intern - you can make your own schedule as long as your goals are met, and leadership here is beyond helpful and accommodating to you as an individual in your pursuit of aiding the cause of global poverty assistance (which is great in and of itself). I highly recommend!
If you can approach your internship with a good strategy in working towards a greater goal, then you will thoroughly enjoy your time here too. Volunteering is equally as welcomed in multiple capacities. All in all, this is a great organization!
I was a political affairs intern for The Borgen Project last fall. I first discovered The Borgen Project by a simple Google search. I was very interested in being an intern for The Borgen Project because of their incredible goal - to fight global poverty - and the promise of hands-on experience.
I enjoyed the internship very much and felt that I learned a lot from it. I was given the opportunity to create and lead a fundraiser, which was a great learning experience, one that I will take with me in my career. I also got a lot of practice writing to, emailing, and calling Congressional leaders, which initially scared me but I found to be very easy by following The Borgen Project's guides.
I am giving The Borgen Project four stars instead of five because I found that the hands-off approach to management was a little too hands-off. Sometimes I felt that I wanted more guidance on certain issues. Other than that, I found The Borgen Project to be a great organization for a great cause and I am very glad I had the opportunity to be their intern!
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I first learned of The Borgen Project through my University and knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of this organization. I volunteered as a Political Affairs intern and I have learned so much valuable information that will stay with me and allow me to educate others along the way as well. For a long time, I had always wanted to volunteer and advocate for the voiceless, but I always thought it was out of reach for me. The Borgen Project provides you with so many resources and the leaders are so well informed and knowledgeable on topics of foreign aid.
Although I am sad my internship has come to an end, this opportunity has helped me venture out into more volunteer activities and develop stronger leadership skills. I am really grateful for this experience and hope to volunteer again for The Borgen Project in the near future. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and make an impact, I would highly encourage you to start here.
I was political affairs intern at The Borgen Project last fall. It was a great learning experience for me. Beyond working to help the World's poor, it gave me experience in fundraising and lobbying with Senators' staff. I also learned about some of the bills that are on the senate floor. Furthermore, the project is very well organized and helps its interns step by step with the Weekly online tracker. I had a great experience and recommend to anyone who wants to make a difference in global poverty.
This was my first writing internship and I can confidently say it was an amazing experience! At first I was wary about starting a remote internship, but The Borgen Project made it super easy with the online tracker that monitored weekly activities. My supervisors were very helpful and always available if I had any questions that needed to be answered. The writing internship allowed my to formulate my own article topics and some of my writing has now been published!
I worked with The Borgen Project last summer as a writing intern. While I enjoyed writing about foreign aid and exploring new topics, the most useful part of the internship was the fundraising and social media training. I wasn't knowledgeable about either of those topics and the work I did with Borgen has helped me in jobs I've had since then. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting to assist the world's poor.
The Borgen Project was my first internship, and it provided me with a great opportunity to pursue my interests while also contributing to an incredibly important global mission. As an editor, I primarily worked with submissions to the blog, revising and formatting posts prior to publication. However, by nature of the organization's mission, I also coordinated a fundraiser, promoted The Borgen Project on social media, and learned how real policy change can be affected by individuals who are willing to contact their Congressmen and Congresswomen. I highly recommend their site to anyone who's interested in learning more about what they can do to combat global poverty!
The Borgen Project was my first internship and at first I was very nervous but once I started I found it so fun and it made me feel good to know that I was helping to make a difference. I had the best experience with The Borgen Project and would recommend it to anyone. Even though they are based in Seattle and I was doing my internship from Chicago, I felt very well connected to them and the communication was perfect. My role was a journalist and it made me proud to see my work be published on a professional news source. It has helped me to boost my confidence and looked fantastic on my resume. My summer was filled with great memories working with them and I miss the time I had with them!
I loved working with The Borgen Project! I was a writing intern this past summer and i had a great time. I found it to be equally challenging and gratifying the whole time. My manager was amazing to work with and was always quick to response with great advice. I learned a lot about different humanitarian efforts around the world and how to lobby congress for different legislation. I found it so helpful after the internship because my future employers are able to see my published articles online, but also because the staff was also so accomadating. I fully recommend doing this internship!!!
I wholeheartedly enjoyed working with The Borgen Project! I was an intern for the Content Team, and now I'm a Content Contributor. Working with the non-profit, especially while I was 16, was an amazing experience, and I'm incredibly exciting to continue my work there. I started my work there during the pandemic, which gave me a lot of free time, but even with my work there now, the work load is very easy to manage, especially as it's a very independent internship. I definitely recommend applying for an internship, especially if you're younger and looking for experience.
I have been with The Borgen Project for a year now, and I started as a political affairs intern then moved to a regional director position, and am now an assistant manager for our political affairs department. I thoroughly enjoy working towards such a great mission of reducing global poverty! All of our internships are remote, which is such a great aspect during these times of a pandemic we are in. Our team members are great people and we all work hard to make this non-profit successful!
This is my second year with the non-profit, and I have held three positions, Political Affairs Intern, Regional Director, HR Associate, and PA Assistant Manager. I have enjoyed all of the positions and all of my colleagues and team mates. It is so refreshing to be doing work that helps the greater good and is flexible, friendly, and worthwhile. They are also remote, which is perfect during times like these. Alleviating global poverty is important to me, and I'm glad I can affect this goal by working with the Borgen Project.
I really enjoyed working with this The Borgen Project! I was able to hold two different volunteer positions, and felt a great sense of fulfillment learning more about global poverty, and how to effectively advocate my politicians to affect change for good. The Borgen Project also allowed me to make connections within my community and all over the world. All in a a great organization and a great cause!
I recently completed my internship with the Borgen Project about a month ago. I was a Writing Intern in the fall-winter of 2020 and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The best part for me was to be able to write articles about topics that I found of great interest every week. It allowed me to learn and advocate for a great cause. My managers were always very kind, helpful, and flexible every time I needed it.
You can easily be working for TBP while attending college or after college and I believe it's an experience that allows you to contribute to important initiatives while also learning and building your professional experience.
I would definitely recommend it.
Great experience with The Borgen Project. Organization is dedicated to fighting for the world's poor. Great hands-on experience and learning more about this cause.
I loved working for this Non-Profit.
It is such a cool and innovative idea to work with the government to support the poverty reduction legislation.
The staff is driven, knowledgeable, and motivated.
Awesome to learn a lot about lobbying and advocacy too
As both a Political Affairs Intern and Content Writer, I was able to experience the depth and multidimensional aspects of The Borgen Project. For those interested in the public sector and looking for a place to learn the basics of fundraising, advocacy, and academic research, look no further than The Borgen Project
I interned at the Borgen Project during the summer. The experience there provides me various opportunities to get to know how the non-profit organization works. I am interested in public service, so this internship broadened my horizon and helped me learn many professional skills, which would be useful for my future study and work.
What does the Borgen Project actually do? The Borgen Project made $375,793 in revenue in 2017. What did that money go towards?
I was a policy intern in 2019. I was motivated by the cause and the "massive" network of the Borgen project. I spent months completing menial chore lists- never meeting with any supervisor or mentor in person. To this day I do not know what our work was for. Or the diferentiation between journalism, policy, marketing interns- as we all did the same things (make social media posts, call legislators as constituents- not as representatives of the org), "fundraise", and WRITE FAVORABLE CONTENT ONLINE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION. They "train" hundreds of interns in batches, with no organizational structure to put us in teams or stagnate the training of less/more experienced interns. At one point I was in a GroupMe with +170 people from across the US. The group chats were representative of the chaotic lack of instruction, prupose, and organization.
I first became suspicious when I was repeatedly asked to aquire + $500 from friends and family. Interns cannot "advance" to the next stage of their internships without essentially paying. The Borgen Project does not provide any material for fundraising- you must provide and pay for your own pins, tshirts, literature, mailers, etc if you wish to fundraise this way. The program is designed so that interns who make the most money can only advance to the next "stages". Having spoken with interns who did this.... there is no difference in the kind of work you do, or the contact you make (none) with Borgen staff.
This was my experience as an unpaid intern based in North Carolina. I encourage you to investigate the credibility of The Borgen Project as a non-profit. Where the funding comes from and how it is spent. What constitutes them as a lobbying group (there are regulations that define this by state). This is a big one- you can ask your local/ state legislators what their experience has been with Borgen (spoiler: it's not great). Watch for the red flags.
For anyone who needs an internship during college (or even after), I highly recommend this one! The cause is worth it; ending world poverty, the most humanitarian of non profits. If you have a passion for helping those less fortunate, this is the opportunity for you. Writing articles and campaigning makes it just more fun! The managers are gracious, nice and work with your schedule if it is crazy, like mine was!! I was a Borgen Intern while taking 5 classes in college and a full time job, and still had the fun and opportunity to work for the Borgen Project. This proves anyone can subscribe, donate or be a Borgen intern anytime!! As an intern, I learned so much and expanded my knowledge on the world economically, philanthropically, and politically. We may not all become Mother Teresas, but there are ways to start, and one sure way to start is at Borgen. Their mission is vastly similar. As Mother Teresa, my role model, says, “I’m well aware that nothing I do will be more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
I interned with the Borgen Project last summer and had a really good experience doing the Writer Internship. The weekly deadlines allow plenty of time to complete the allotted tasks and the variety of tasks provide valuable experience in multiple different areas including fundraising, writing, working remotely, and communication skills. Working with an organization fighting for hunger and poverty while learning a variety of new skills was very enjoyable and useful.
I will always be grateful for my time with the Borgen Project.
I worked as a Writer for 12 weeks and it was everything I've ever dreamed of. My managers were absolutely lovely. They consistently checked-in with me, provided me with the resources I needed to be successful and answered all of my questions no matter how silly.
I learned how to write in AP Style, the importance of SEO, new methods of fundraising and so much more. This internship provided me with the opportunity to bring awareness to topics that I was interested in, find my voice as a writer and create a portfolio of articles that will help me find future work.
This is the perfect place to intern if you are a Political Science, International Relations, Journalism, English or Pre-Law major. If you are looking for experience in the non-profit world, The Borgen Project is the place to be.
As a nonprofit leadership intern, I gained a plethora of skills that will continue to help me in the future as I step foot into the professional world after college. It was an extremely organized program with lots of team leaders who were there to help along the way. I was truly amazed by the great impact one nonprofit can make in the world!