Internship Opportunities

Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Seeks Labor History Intern

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is putting a labor history mural on their building at the corner of 16th and Jackson in Seattle. The mural tells the story of workers from the 1800’s through the future, particularly focused on communities of color whose contributions are too frequently marginalized.

We are looking for an intern to help write the copy for the website that will accompany the mural. Brief descriptions are already written, additional detail, links to more extensive history (eg: history link) and links to unions depicted in the mural and sponsoring the mural are needed.

For an idea of what the mural looks like, and the copy that is currently complete, see http://www.clevelandmurals.org/ – look under collections/2016/Washington State Labor Council.

We anticipate approximately 40 hours of work, working closely with the WSLC Secretary Treasurer, Lynne Dodson, and Special Projects staff Amy Woodward. Compensation range from $1,000-$1200.

Send letter of interest to Awoodward@wslc.org. For more information, contact Lynne Dodson at (206)254-4908.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Seeks Washington, D.C. Interns 

Congresswoman Jayapal is seeking passionate interns to join the resistance as assistants to the Congressional district staff. The interns will gain firsthand experience working with federal agencies, providing constituent services such as doing communications and case work.

Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed at least one quarter of college. Internships are unpaid but students are eligible to earn academic credit depending on the requirement of the institution. In order for us to best accommodate all applicants, internship sessions are scheduled on an academic quarter basis (i.e., an intern could work either fall, winter, spring or summer quarter). However, the internship program is flexible and staffers will work with you to be accommodate your schedule. |Read More

2017 SEIU 32BJ New Organizer Training Program 

SEIU 32BJ is pleased to announce the New Organizer Training Program! The New Organizer Training Program is an opportunity for aspiring organizers to learn and practice the skills the need to organize for change. This program is for individuals who are ready and interested in an organizing career path.

The 32BJ New Organizer Training Program formerly known as the Summer Brigade program offers a unique opportunity for aspiring organizers to learn the basics of workers organizing and about how the labor movement works. The program offers hands-on organizing experience through campaign field work, moving workers to take action, winning change as well as combined regular labor history and skill building workshops.

Participants in the program will build skills in: conversations with low-wage workers at home and in the workplace about the power of a union; identifying workplace leaders; mapping a workplace; mobilizing workers to take action; supporting and planning protests, demonstrations, and actions. The new organizer training program will put your skills into action in our following locations: New York, New Jersey, Boston, Florida, Philadelphia and the Washington DC area. | Read More

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