Intern with (B)us!

Washington Bus internships are paid, part-time, and flexible social justice and community organizing opportunities for young people. Interns in the greater Seattle area 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.

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

General Election. Phone Banks. Doorbells. Trick or Vote. Victory parties.

Transform your community!

Past interns have lobbied legislators for increased, equitable access to voting systems, organized door-belling efforts across the state, registered thousands of people to vote, and engaged young (and old) Washingtonians around issues crucial to millennials 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 make real change in their communities.

Past interns

Past interns have lobbied legislators for increased, equitable access to voting systems, organized door-belling efforts across the state, registered thousands of people to vote, and engaged young (and old) Washingtonians around issues crucial to millennials 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 make real change in their communities.

Frequently asked questions

What is the time commitment?

Interns in the Greater Seattle area come together weekly (approx. 10 to 15 hrs/week), with meetings and events mostly in the evenings and some weekends. The program is flexible to meet your needs, with the schedule dictated by times when all interns are available to meet together.

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?

Interns receive a stipend of $625 over the course of the program, in two payments spaced throughout.

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

That really depends on the week. However, during an average week you’ll spend a couple hours learning from and with Bus staff on topics ranging from social justice issues, community organizing skills and tactics, and Washington State politics and government, with opportunities to plan and executive field events, such as phone banks, doorbelling trips, and canvassing.

When do I apply?

Applications are rolling. Submit one whenever you’d like and we’ll contact you about our next upcoming internship class! Generally interns are selected two-four weeks prior to the start of the internship for each season.

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Feedback?

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

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Looking for a more intensive training program?

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

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