8 to 10 week seasonal internships: advocate, educate, organize, and engage.
Applications are rolling--hop on the Bus as one of our fabulous interns: APPLY NOW!
Washington Bus Internships are paid*, part-time and flexible, 8 to 10 week seasonal political organizing opportunities for young people. Interns in the greater Seattle area come together weekly (approx. 10 to 15 hrs/wk) to advocate, educate, organize, and engage young folks around the state about important issues.
Past interns have lobbied legislators for increased, equitable access to voting systems, organized door-belling efforts across the state, registered thousands of people to vote, and engaged young (and old) Washingtonians about issues crucial to millennials such as marriage equality, increased funding for public transit, and mandatory criminal background checks on gun purchases. 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.
(Feb. 16 to Apr. 20)
Law making. Legislators. Lobbying. Olympia. Parliament.
(July 1 to Sept. 1)
EVENTS. Candidate Survivor. Capitol Hill Block Party. the Primary Election. Bumbershoot. This seasonal internship is unpaid.*
(Sept. 9 to Nov. 15)
General Election. Candidate support. Issue support. Phone Banks. Doorbells. Trick or Vote. Victory parties.
Q: How flexible is the schedule? Does it fit well around classes and other obligations?
A: The program and group schedules are very flexible and determined by all the interns' availability. Individual and group work/office hours are picked by interns themselves to suit their needs. Additionally, interns will work together to come up with events that constitute additional time in and out of the office.
Q: What kind of events do interns put on?
A: Check out this event: Parliament is amazing example of the work of the 2014 Interns.
*Winter and Fall interns are paid a stipend over the course of the program.
Our Summer Seasonal Internship is an unpaid opportunity. If you're looking for a paid Summer opportunity with the Washington Bus, please apply to ourFellowship Program. Applications are rolling.