Would you recommend The Borgen Project?
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.
Volunteering with the Borgen Project was absolutely incredible. The culture there is very positive and there is a sense of devotion to the cause. I wish I could of extended my internship and I look forward to networking with them in the future.
Great Cause, Great Organization and Amazing People.
After my volunteer service was completed, I requested a letter documenting my hours (for my employer) and they fought me tooth and nail to get it. I wasn't asking for college credit or anything of that nature. Simply a letter acknowledging my service. They nearly refused me and I had to fight it until they eventually decided to help me out. If you are looking for a letter after your service, be sure to understand that it may not be easy to get.