Washington Policy Center is the premier non-profit, independent think tank in Washington state - promoting sound public policy based on free-market solutions. WPC provides accurate, high-quality research through its seven research centers focusing on the areas of agriculture, government reform, small business, environment, health care, education, and transportation.
With four offices in Seattle, Olympia, Spokane and Tri-Cities, WPC’s impact is felt throughout the entire state with an annual budget of $3 million and a statewide staff of 19. On average, WPC’s research is in the media five times per day. Dozens of our recommendations have been signed into law or passed by voters at the state and local level. We hold approximately 50 events per year ranging from exclusive gatherings of 20-30 people to conferences and lunches for 200-300 and our annual fundraising gala, the Annual Dinner, with over 2,500 attendees.
Young Professionals Coordinator
WPC’s Young Professionals (YP) group works to engage, educate and empower the next generation of free-market leaders in Washington state. WPC is the only state-based think tank in the country with a formal young professionals program. Formed in 2010, the group is led by an active, 20-member advisory board made up of young business and community leaders. We have an email outreach list of over 1,000 people in their 20s and 30s who receive WPC research and updates. WPC’s Young Professionals also has four student-run, college campus clubs at the University of Washington, Washington State University, Seattle University and Gonzaga University.
The Young Professionals Coordinator position offers a great opportunity to gain experience in a high-profile, non-profit environment. The position is ideal for a recent graduate or someone with 1-2 years experience in office administration or program management. The Young Professionals Coordinator works closely with and reports to the Communications Director and also works with the Events Manager, Development team and President of the organization.
Eastern Washington Office Coordinator & Research Assistant
The new Eastern Washington Office Coordinator and Research Assistant will help accomplish the goals of WPC’s growing presence in Eastern Washington and work closely with WPC’s Eastern Washington director, the director of WPC’s Initiative on Agriculture and director of WPC’s Center for Government Reform. The position will be based in WPC’s offices in Spokane or the Tri-Cities and will involve some travel between the two. This position will provide you with an opportunity to thrive in a public policy environment and to grow and learn new skills and network with key business, Ag and policy leaders in our state.
Washington Policy Center offers part-time internship positions geared toward undergraduate students and recent graduates for each academic quarter including summer. Interns work approximately 15 hours per week. WPC allows flexible hours to work around the intern’s class schedule while attending nearby colleges and universities. Through the Janet and Doug True Research Internship Program, WPC has had the privilege of excellent interns each quarter since 1999. Former WPC interns have gone on to work in Washington D.C., have run for office, have completed prestigious academic endeavors and have begun successful careers in the private sector. Many credit their interest in policy to their time as a WPC intern.
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