Through its Doug and Janet True Internship Program, 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 daily hours to work around the intern’s class schedule while attending nearby colleges and universities.
Research interns work directly under the Center’s research department. Their duties include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting research
- Filing research material
- Performing administrative tasks
- Assisting at WPC public policy events
A student in political science, history, or government with an interest in Washington state public policy issues is desired; however, applicants from all majors are eligible. Applicants should have an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills, some computer knowledge (Windows, MS Word, Internet, web research). Interns must be at least 18 years of age.
The research internship is eligible academic course credit and is also a paid position earning minimum wage, which in Washington for 2012 is $9.04/hour.
If you would like to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Operations Manager Braden Goodwin at the address below. Be sure to include explanation of your desire to work with a free-market, public policy organization like WPC. Applications are received on a rolling basis so please indicate in your cover letter for which academic term you are applying.
Email: bgoodwin [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org
Mail: Braden Goodwin
Washington Policy Center
P.O. Box 3643
Seattle, WA 98124
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Did You Know?
WPC was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. The awards recognize businesses for innovative, flexible practices such as compressed work weeks, job-sharing, sabbaticals, customized benefits and telecommuting. WPC received the national award after staff completed detailed surveys on their work experiences.