8 to 10 week seasonal internships: advocate, educate, organize, and engage.
Apply TODAY! The deadline for the 2014 Winter Internship is December 15th!
Washington Bus Internships are 8 to 10 week seasonal political organizing opportunities for young people. Interns in the greater Seattle area come together weekly (approx. 10 to 15 hours a week) to advocate, educate, organize, and engage young folks around the state about important issues.
If you are interested in a full time and paid summer opportunity at the Bus Education Fund you should check out the Bus Fellowship.
Past interns have lobbied legislators for more equitable voting systems, organized large-scale volunteer events, registered hundreds of people to vote, and engaged with thousands of Washingtonians about issues like marriage equality and increasing access to the political system for young people. Interns leave the Bus able to champion issues they are passionate about with the knowledge and leadership experience to make real change in their communities.
Each season has a different focus reflecting what is happening that time of the year. Applications are rolling. Limited space available.
Winter:(Jan 16 to March 18th, 2014)Law making. Legislators. Lobbying. Olympia. Parliament. Application deadline: Dec. 15th, 2013.Apply HERE.
Spring: (April 8 to June 14.) Election Kick off. Voter Registration. Civic Education.
Summer: (July 1 to Aug 23. ) Vote bots. Dance parties. Voter Registration. Unicorns. Primary Election.
Fall: (Sept 9 to Nov 15.) General Election. Voting. Get out the Vote. Doorbells. Victory parties.
Q: How flexible is the schedule? Does it fit well around classes and other obligations?
A: The schedule is very flexible. All the meeting times are determined around all the interns schedules and you pick office hours that fit into your needs. Additionally, interns will work together to come up with events that will also constitute additional time frames.
Q: What kind of events do interns put on?
A: Check out this event: Parliament is an example of the work of the 2013 Winter Interns.