Are you or anyone you know interested in working for social change?
Union Summer is the paid ($16/hour) summer internship program for people interested in getting involved in the labor movement. Organized through the Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO, Union Summer participants will spend an exciting six weeks — June 25-August 3 — working full-time and hands-on with different campaigns — talking to our community, marching for justice, and gaining first-hand experience in the movement. The positions are based in and around Seattle, but campaigns may take place throughout the region.
Click here for a short video on Union Summer 2019 and to hear from previous interns.
This year, for the first time ever, a specific Union Summer position will be available to a current or recent University of Washington student! For more information about this opportunity, please contact Labor Studies undergraduate advisor Yasmin Ahmed at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 543-7537.
The program is broken up into 3 main components: education, actions, and on the job training. An average week may be:
- TUESDAY: Attend a rally at the airport to support striking flight attendants, followed by 4 hours registering people to vote at a farmers market.
- WEDNESDAY: 8 hours of phone calls to union members reminding them to turn in their ballot for their union.
- THURSDAY: Filing for the office manager, running to the post office, and attending a lobbying meeting with your supervisor and the Mayor.
- FRIDAY: Education day. 8 hours in the classroom learning about the history of the labor and social justice movements in the Pacific Northwest.
- SATURDAY: 4 hours doing house visits in 80-degree weather talking to union members about local politics and elections.
If you have any general questions about Union Summer, send them to email@example.com.