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.

Event Manager

The Events Manager position offers a great opportunity to gain valuable event planning experience in a non-profit environment. It is ideal for someone with 2-4 years’ experience in event planning. The Events Manger works closely with and reports to the Development Director, and also works with the Development Manager, the Communications Director, Young Professionals Coordinator and President of the organization. This position is responsible for managing WPC’s events from small breakfast events with 20 people to our Annual Solutions Summit Policy Conference to our largest event, the Annual Dinner, the largest policy gala in the country. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) based in our Seattle office. 

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

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