Summer Labor Scholar Organizing Opportunity

afscme-thumbnail.pngTMCF | AFSCME Union Scholar Program Seeks Applicants

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is pleased to partner with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to provide access to diverse talent and expose competitive students to careers within the labor union movement.

The TMCF | AFSCME Union Scholars receive a 10-week summer field placement in the summer of 2017 during which the student will participate in a union organizing campaign in one of several field locations across the United States. All interns will receive the following:

  • A stipend of up to $4,000 (to be provided by AFSCME)
  • On-site housing at the intern’s location (provided by AFSCME)
  • A three-day orientation and training (conducted by AFSCME)
  • A three-day debrief (conducted by AFSCME)
  • An academic scholarship of up to $6,300 for the 2017-2018 school year, based on successful completion of the summer program (as determined by AFSCME) and unmet need (as determined by TMCF)

Students who enter the program as sophomore are eligible to participate for a second year. Returning students will receive at 10-week summer placement at AFSCME headquarters in Washington, DC. | Read More