Employment & Scholarships


Washington Policy Center (WPC) is a non-profit, independent public policy think tank that works to improve the lives of Washington state’s citizens by providing high-quality and innovative solutions for policymakers, the media and the general public. We have a statewide staff of 20, an annual budget of $3.5 million, and offices located in Seattle, Olympia, Tri-Cities and Spokane. We hold approximately 50 events per year ranging from exclusive gatherings, conferences and lunches for 200-300 and our Annual Dinner with more than 2,000 attendees.

WPC’s research centers are the core of the organization. We focus on key areas including Agriculture, Education, Environment, Health Care, Government Reform, Small Business, Transportation and Worker Rights/labor reform issues.


Young Professionals Coordinator

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, events, or program management. The Young Professionals Coordinator works closely with and reports to the Young Professionals Director and also works with the Events Manager and Communications and Development Team. This is a full-time position based in our Seattle office.

Washington Policy Center (WPC) is a non-profit, independent, public policy think tank that works to improve the lives of Washington state’s citizens by providing accurate, high-quality and innovative solutions for policymakers, the media and the general public. We have a staff of 22, an annual budget of over $4 million, and offices located in Seattle, Olympia, Spokane, and the Tri-Cities. We hold approximately 50 events per year ranging from exclusive gatherings of 15-30 people to conferences and lunches for 200-500 and our annual fundraising gala, the Annual Dinner, with over 2,500 attendees statewide.

WPC’s Young Professionals (YP) program exists to positively influence young Americans, ages 18-40 years of age, across Washington state. Formed in 2010, the group is led by an active, 14-member advisory board made up of young business and community leaders. We have over 2,000 YP's attend our events annually and serve over 3,000 YP’s state-wide. With the idea and intrigue of socialism on the rise, the YP program is designed to education, engage, and empower a statewide community of YP's through events, digital content, partnership with related organizations, and research provided by the Washington Policy Center. We offer a viewpoint that the education system and media are no longer providing, so that better public policy can be enacted to improve people’s lives in our state. We do this by building bridges and fostering communities that encourage civil discussion through solutions-oriented policy. WPC’s Young Professionals also has five student-run, college campus clubs at the University of Washington, Washington State University, Seattle University, Gonzaga University, and University of Puget Sound.

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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 12 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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Scholarships

Click here for information on WPC's Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship.

Click here for information on WPC's Charter School Graduate Scholarship.