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.

The Washington Policy Center is now accepting applications for the following position:

Development Manager

Washington Policy Center is seeking a Development Manager on a four-person Development Team. The Development Manager works to help raise an annual revenue budget of $4.6 million and maintain an engaged and growing donor base.

The Development Manager is a mid-level fundraiser who manages Washington Policy Center’s Annual Fund programs. This position is responsible for stewardship, cultivation and acquisition of Annual Fund donors; donors who make a gift between $1 and $999. The Development Manager will plan and execute the Direct Mail program, special events and donor communication. The Development Manager will work to connect donors and prospects to WPC’s mission through access, education and engagement.

Read the full job description for the Development Manager Position here.

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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.