Work & Volunteer

OneAmerica is hiring! Check out these positions and become a part of the movement.

Founded in the wake of September 11, 2001, OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone) has grown to become a regional and nationally recognized leader in advancing immigrant, civil and human rights. The success of our work has spurred a period of tremendous organizational growth, expanding from primarily volunteers to a staff of 19 with additional growth projected. Successful candidates for the following positions will be people who are excited by the opportunity to contribute their strong leadership and commitment to social justice to a growing team.

Current Openings:

Civic Engagement Associate

This position will be responsible for supporting both OneAmerica’s civic engagement work and the Washington New Americans (WNA) program, which is dedicated to ensuring that naturalization services are available to all eligible legal permanent residents in Washington State and to providing the opportunity for legal permanent residents to become U.S. citizens and active members of our community. Within the Washington New Americans program, this position will manage core program data, overseeing the timely and accurate tracking of clients’ progress through the citizenship process. The Civic Engagement Associate will also play a critical role in supporting the data needs of OneAmerica’s civic engagement program and coordinating volunteer opportunities and recruitment in support of the organization’s advocacy and member development work. The position is based in our Seattle office and reports to the Associate Director of Civic Engagement and the Washington New Americans Program Manager. The Civic Engagement Associate will work as] part of a team of 3-7 people, partnering closely with our Organizing and Policy staff to achieve program goals.

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Policy Associate

The Policy Associate’s primary responsibility will be to conduct research and help to coordinate OneAmerica’s immigrant integration policy work as a member of the Education Team, with a focus on policies that support immigrants in the early learning workforce and immigrants with foreign degrees or credentials. The successful candidate will have strong research, policy, and writing skills and will be dedicated, self-motivated, and eager to join a results-oriented team. This is a two-year grant-funded position involving 30 hours per week with the possibility of extension to full-time in early 2015, depending on project needs and funding.

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Washington New Americans Program Associate

This full-time position supports the Washington New Americans (WNA) program, which is devoted to expanding opportunities for eligible legal permanent residents to become U.S. citizens and active members of our community. The position is based in our Seattle office and reports to the WNA Program Manager, working closely with our Organizing, Policy, and Communications staff to achieve program goals.

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OneAmerica Internships

To be eligible for an internship with OneAmerica, an applicant must work a total of 70 hours over two months. However, some internships may be specific to a certain program or project and the time commitment may vary. The position is located in Seattle, Washington, but opportunities may emerge in other areas of Washington State. All internships are unpaid. All interns will have one staff supervisor on site. Work will likely involve immersion in one department or with a specific project, but an applicant may be asked to assist with multiple projects across departments.  

Once we receive an application we will determine which department and/or project best aligns with an applicant’s skills and goals. For this reason, please be thorough when filling out the application.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Demonstrated commitment to fighting for social, racial and economic justice
  • Clear dedication to immigrant advocacy
  • Experience working with a diverse environment community
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self­‐starter, prioritizing and handling multiple, complex tasks simultaneously
  • Strong personal management skills and flexibility
  • Comfort with basic technology including email, Excel, Word and database work
  • An ability to work some weekends and evenings

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General Internship Application (Word)  


Volunteers: We consistently seek passionate advocates who want to give their time to the growing immigrant movement. To get involved, please contact Maha at 206.723.2203 x 209 or email her at:  

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