Young Professionals Coordinator

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate WPC’s Young Professionals advisory board including scheduling and planning for quarterly board meetings and committee meetings and working closely with the YP Chairman, Vice-Chairman and committee chairs.
  • Coordinate WPC’s 5-7 young professional events annually which range from statewide debates to social networking events.
  • Manage WPC’s new and expanding college campus clubs at University of Washington, Seattle University and Washington State University, working closely with club presidents to coordinate their campus events.
  • Manage the Young Professionals annual operating budget, including a revenue and expense budget.
  • Work closely with WPC’s development team on fundraising efforts for the YP program, including, but not limited to event fundraising and direct mail.
  • Work closely with WPC’s communications team to create print and online tools related to the YP group as well as draft and release WPC’s monthly e-newsletter, The INK: IN the Know.

Key Requirements:

  • Understand and support our mission to promote free-market solutions through research and education in Washington state
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Some in-state travel


  • Start date: January 2016
  • Full time: Hours: 8:30-5:00pm, M-F (some evenings for scheduled events) Opportunity for a part-time schedule for the right candidate.
  • Vacation: 2 weeks paid (after 3 months)
  • Holidays: 10 paid holidays a year
  • Benefits: 90% employer-paid health (medical/dental/vision) insurance
  • Salary: $32,000 - $35,000 DOE

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Braden Goodwin, Operations Manager, bgoodwin [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org

WPC’s Janet and Doug True Research 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 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.

Research Internship

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 great communication skills and strong command of search engine utilization and Microsoft Office.

Depending on the institution, WPC’s research internship may be eligible for academic credit. The internship is also a paid position earning the current minimum wage rate. 

To Apply

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 Washington Policy Center. Applications are received on a rolling basis so please also indicate in your cover letter for which quarter you are applying.

Email: bgoodwin [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org
Mail: Braden Goodwin
Operations Manager
Washington Policy Center
P.O. Box 3643
Seattle, WA 98124-36343


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