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.

Executive Coordinator and Board Liaison

The Executive Coordinator provides high-level administrative support to the President/CEO by assisting the
president in administrative duties, such as preparing correspondence, scheduling meetings with donors, partners,
legislators, internal staff and other key contacts, acting as a liaison to our board, and working with the
development team to capture meeting information and assist with fundraising strategy. This is a key position as
WPC implements its three-year strategic plan.

WPC is hiring for an Executive Assistant position that has an array of responsibilities under the direction of the
President/CEO and development and operations teams. This position provides an opportunity to thrive in a
public policy environment, network with key business and policy leaders in our state, and assist in
implementing the organization’s new, three-year strategic plan.

Download file Read the full job description and how to apply here.

Development Operations Coordinator

Washington Policy Center currently has an opening for a Development Operations Coordinator on our 5- person Development Team. This is a regular, full-time position based in Seattle. The Development Operations Coordinator will work with the Development Team to help raise our annual budget and ensure we maintain top-notch stewardship and communication with our donors. The Development Operations Coordinator works closely with and reports to the Sr. Development Manager and Development Director and works closely with the President of WPC. There is no opportunity or overlap with policy research in this position. 

Download file Read the full job description for the Development Operations Coordinator and the details on how to apply, here.


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.