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The Borgen Project

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Hunger
  • International
  • Justice & Legal
  • Politics

Location

708 Broadway Suite 201Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis.

Description

From CNN to The Huffington Post, the world is talking about the innovative movement that is downsizing global poverty. The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. The national campaign is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

Reviews

Would you recommend The Borgen Project?
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by ludmila d. from BR (May 31, 2021)
It is a great organization that I believe paying useful service in severals areas in our society with yiur commitment and sense of justice.
by Kathryn G. from MD (May 22, 2021)
I applied and received this internship opportunity. I ended up turning it down after I read reviews and learned that it is primarily fundraising, no matter what the job title is. I did not want to ask my friends and family for money, so I decided to say no. I'm sure it's a good opportunity for some, but I am glad I went with another nonprofit instead of this one.
by Lashay D. from Bronx, NY (December 1, 2020)
We need to bring awareness to poverty and be a voice for those that are currently struggling. During these difficult times, especially with Covid-19, I can imagine how desperate they are for help and resources. We need to make a positive impact and do the right thing!
by Jessie A. (June 3, 2019)
While this internship may seem to be a good resume booster, a lot of its employees, volunteers, and "interns" are expected to complete tasks that are little more than trivial, under the guise of "ending global poverty." Honestly, it's pretty disingenuous to call yourself an advocacy/lobbying organization when you're asking people to beg their friends and family for $500 over the course of three months.
by Kelly P. (March 4, 2019)
They require interns to fundraise for them ($500/each). The work itself did not match the job description and was incredibly mundane. I spent the entire summer updating college contact information so they could recruit future interns. I felt like they only really hired me because they knew it meant at least $500 coming their way. Even though I exceeded that goal they gave me 4/5 stars on my performance review in that category because they thought I could have tried harder.
by Jordan C. from AL (December 3, 2018)
I believe it is necessary for anyone who is able to provide to do so. This is such an important cause and can help so many people. I would love to see more people get involved!
by Stephanie R. (June 14, 2018)
I applied and never heard a response after a few weeks. Very unprofessional. Dont waste your time
by Javaria Y. from PK (April 17, 2018)
I interviewed with Borgen back in November, I had applied two months prior to the HR internship. After applying I researched how the organization worked, and I was really impressed how Borgen incorporated policy making and real change. But I felt the fundraising demands undermined the whole concept of interning with Borgen. Although the volunteering manager was very coordinating and familiarised me with the tasks.
by Laura A. from MD (January 10, 2018)
I interviewed with this company a while back as I was looking for more opportunities to research and write about important issues. They have maybe 7-9 remote internship positions that last about 6-8 weeks in which every intern, even though they have have a fundraising intern position, is required to raise $500 dollars to complete the "internship." When I asked what was the intended educational value of these fundraising efforts, they couldn't answer other than by saying it was a "grass roots organization" that called on everyone "pitch-in". I took it to mean these internships are thinly veiled ways to get $500 from about 9 people every 8 weeks.
by Sophia E. from Charlotte, NC (September 23, 2017)
I interviewed with the Borgen Project a few months back, and the description of what I had applied to volunteer as and the actual position were much different. For starters they want you to fund-raise most of the time at high amounts, and I got the feeling the organization had more to do with exaggerating the efforts of the owner than actually helping people. It made me wary what the money was actually going to.
by Christopher B. from Middleburg, FL (September 2, 2017)
This organization attempts to have HR Interns raise $500 and requires interns to convince people to vote a specific way for political gains. This organization should be investigated and flagged.
by Jacob H. (June 20, 2017)
The Borgen Project and their internship opportunities are not inherently bad, but before applying to one of them, you should know that the internship posting is misleading. The Borgen Project advertises always-available writing and editing internships. This is great - you can do something good and you can also gain resume experience if you're looking for that sort of thing. However, what they leave out of their internship postings (and actually neglect to tell you until you've reached the final round of the process) is that these internships are primarily about fundraising. Raise $500 in 3 months, or your internship is considered incomplete. This isn't a horrible practice or anything. The organization is fine. Just know what you're signing up for before you go through all the trouble of the application process.

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