What is Union Summer?
Union Summer is an educational internship in which participants are introduced to the labor movement through union organizing campaigns. It will begin with a weeklong orientation and training, which will be held June 17-21. After the orientation, interns will work in teams on union organizing campaigns across the country. Interns will play an important role in helping build support for workers trying to gain a voice in their workplaces and in their communities.
The work interns will be doing could include:
Union Summer interns should be dedicated to social and economic justice and have a specific desire to learn about the labor movement. It is NOT necessary to have union experience or knowledge of the labor movement to be accepted as a Union Summer intern, but such a background is a plus in the application process.
Union Summer interns must be:
- Adaptable in the face of new challenges and experiences,
- Able to work in teams and have excellent communications skills,
- Open to working with people of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions and sexual orientations,
- Willing to immerse themselves in an intensive, learning-by-doing experience, and
- Able to work sometimes long and irregular hours.
A sense of humor is also a definite asset.
Application deadline is April 30.APPLY NOW
Interns will receive a stipend of $350 per week, minus taxes. Union Summer does not provide a housing allowance. Accepted applicants must have housing in cities where Union Summer sites have been designated, which are:
- Atlanta, GA
- Austin, TX
- Los Angeles, CA
- Mobile, AL
- Portland, OR
- Washington, DC