The 10-week internship program gives college juniors, seniors and recent graduates experience in organizing, community activism and coalition building. This year, Union Summer for Jobs participants will work with the AFL-CIO Good Jobs Now campaign in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and New York.
They may help organize marches and rallies, talk with workers hit hard by the jobs crisis or help build community, labor and religious support for the jobs campaign.
Since its launch in 1996, Union Summer has graduated nearly 3,000 activists, many of whom continue to work for social justice. Past Union Summer interns have gone on to be union organizers, organizer trainers, strategic researchers and labor attorneys.