Intern with (B)us!

As a young person, I think it was really important for me to see that so many people care about and devote so much time to making sure my voice and my peer’s voices are heard. And to have been given an outlet to continue that philosophy and inspire other young people to get involved and to realize that their opinions matter was an invaluable experience.” – Zoe Garbis, 2016 Intern

Washington Bus internships are paid, part-time, and flexible social justice and community organizing opportunities for young people. Interns across Washington State come together to advocate, educate, organize, and engage young folks around important issues. Each season has a different focus reflecting what is happening that time of the year.

 

The 2020 Fall College Internship application is now closed.

Winter

January to March

Law making. Legislators. Lobbying. Olympia. Parliament.

Spring

April to June

Outreach. High School Presentations. Making new friends.

Fall

September to November

Campus organizing ahead of the general election. Phone banks, voter registration, direct organizing & victory parties.

Transform your community!

Our 2020 Internship will focus on college campus communities. Interns will serve as on-campus leaders and organizers spearheading our efforts to mobilize young voters ahead of the 2020 Election. Past interns have mobilized young voters in support critical issues such as marriage equality, increased funding for public transit, campaign finance reform, and mandatory criminal background checks on gun purchases. Interns leave the Bus able to champion issues they are passionate about with the knowledge and leadership experience to mobilize their communities and make real change.

Past interns

Our 2020 Internship will focus on college campus communities. Interns will serve as on-campus leaders and organizers spearheading our efforts to mobilize young voters ahead of the 2020 Election. Past interns have mobilized young voters in support critical issues such as marriage equality, increased funding for public transit, campaign finance reform, and mandatory criminal background checks on gun purchases. Interns leave the Bus able to champion issues they are passionate about with the knowledge and leadership experience to mobilize their communities and make real change.

Frequently asked questions

What is the time commitment?

Interns will work 10 hours per week for 10 weeks (September 1 – November 6). Much of the work will be completed independently and the schedule is very flexible. There will be occasional evening events as well as required check-in meetings with Bus Staff and other Bus Interns.

 

Can I take this class, have a job, etc. while being an intern?
Absolutely! The program is designed to be flexible around work, school, and life schedules.
Are Washington Bus internships paid?

Yes! Interns receive a stipend of $1,575 ($15.75 hourly).

What’s an average day like for a Washington Bus intern?

That really depends on the week! As a College Intern you will work focus on mobilizing your campus ahead of the 2020 election. Interns will organize their communities with a variety of virtual and in-field tactics including phone banks, canvassing and voter registration drives. Hear from our 2018 Fall interns about their experience.

When do I apply?

Applications for our Fall College Internship are due July 31. Generally interns are selected two-four weeks prior to the start of the internship for each season. The application can be found HERE

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Feedback?

Winter, spring, summer or fall… all you have to do is call, and we’ll be right there.

Looking for a more intensive training program?

Check out our sister organization, the Washington Bus Education Fund’s full-time paid summer Fellowship!