Fuse Washington: Internship

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Fuse Washington: Internship

Fuse Washington Internship


Are you passionate about helping progressives win our most important elections? Do you want to help organize the resistance to the Trump agenda in Washington state? Are you interested in learning more about politics and how to make change in your community?  


Fuse is seeking a motivated and multi-talented undergraduate or recent graduate to intern in our Seattle office.  This internship is an opportunity to work with various teams and learn about fundraising, grassroots organizing, and communications. As an intern you will learn about Washington state politics, political organizing, and how a nonprofit functions.  


Internship Description

  • Work with Fuse communications staff to copy edit emails and blog posts to Fuse members and help draft social media posts on Twitter and Facebook
  • Research candidates and ballot initiatives 
  • Partner with our organizers to survey and recruit potential volunteers and contact voters in the most important local races this year
  • Attend rallies, workshops, and volunteer events on behalf of Fuse
  • Work with our development team to help acknowledge Fuse donors and research prospective supporters of Fuse
  • Assist with planning house parties and our fall open house
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to field, communications, and development teams
  • Receive training and experience using VAN, Callfire, Actionkit, Bloomerang



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An ability to learn quickly, work independently, and stay well organized
  • Interest in politics, policy, and civic life is preferred
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaborative, works well in team environment
  • Discretion and integrity to work with and maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information
  • A strong racial equity lens 
  • Comfortable talking to new people on the phone and in person
  • Technology friendly: proficient with Google docs, Microsoft Office, Dropbox


Compensation and Time Commitment

This is a part-time internship with a stipend of $250 per month. Internship stipends issued by Fuse are not considered salary or meant as compensation, but are awarded to help defray living expenses for an intern during the term of their appointment.  Interns awarded stipends are responsible for meeting their individual state and federal tax obligations.


The internship will begin June 12th and end August 21st, with some flexibility regarding exact start and end dates.  The intern should be able to commit to 10 to 15 hours a week and preferably be present for two days per week during normal business hours.


How to Apply


Please submit a resume and cover letter that indicates what days and hours you are available to jobs@fusewashington.org with the subject heading “Fuse Internship.”  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and no later than May 20th.


Fuse Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are particularly urged to apply.


About Fuse


Fuse Washington (www.fusewashington.org) is the state’s largest progressive organization – people creating change online, on the ground, and on issues that matter. Our goal is to make sure progressives win more often. We want the kinds of electoral and policy wins that build strong families, a secure middle class, and a better future for our children.


Our work makes it possible to win important campaigns on critical issues – like defeating an ultra-conservative, homophobic, anti-environmental State Supreme Court Justice, electing a progressive majority in the state legislature, extending light rail to the Eastside, or closing a tax loophole for Wall Street Banks instead of cutting basic health care for children.


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