Union Internships and Scholarships

by Student Labor Action Project

Hotel Workers Rising Summer Paid Internship 2009 – July 13-August 21, 2009 Across North America, hotel workers are rising – organizing to lift one another out of poverty. Housekeepers, dishwashers, cooks are standing together to win the right to organize a union and improve their lives. They need you – your energy, your education, your enthusiasm – to join them in that fight. UNITE HERE is offering a six-week, paid Hotel Workers Rising Internship for passionate student leaders who will spend their summer in the struggle for justice. Internship sites will be based in major cities across the U.S. and Canada. The Hotel Workers Rising Internship will run from July 13-August 21, 2009.  Applications are due by May 15, 2009 and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for rolling admission. For more information, email summerinternship@unitehere.org. Apply Online at: http://jobs.unitehere.org/internapp.php


Union Research Summer School, June 7-12, 2009 The AFL-CIO and Cornell University are sponsoring a Strategic Corporate Research Summer School on June 7-12, 2009 in Ithaca, New York.  The course (credit or non-credit) is designed for undergrad and grad students who are  interested in working as union researchers and campaigners.  The registration deadline is May 1.  Credit scholarships are available if you apply early.  To obtain a registration form and other information, go to http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/courses/on/special/scr.php , or contact Kirstine Armstrong at (607) 254-4749 or kaa14@cornell.edu.

2009 New Leaders Internship CPL’s New Leaders Internship Program brings passionate young people from underrepresented communities to Washington DC for paid, on-the-job experience in a top progressive organization, leadership training, coaching, networking and community building http://s216300718.onlinehome.us/09fellowship/

Generation Change seeks to recruit, train and support community organizers and emerging grassroots nonprofit professionals through large-scale internships, fellowships, and advanced leadership support for those currently working in the field. http://www.communitychange.org/our-projects/generationchange

The Union Scholars Program is a joint project from AFSCME and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to let eligible college students experience what it’s like to be part of the labor movement. http://www.afscme.org/organizer/12094.cfm

AFSCME’s 2009 Alternative Break Sessions: Session 1: March 15 – 20; Session 2: March 22 – 27
Campaigns and locations to be announced. Open to College Seniors and Graduates who are seriously considering a career in union organizing.
http://www.afscme.org/altbreaks/ .

Apply to the Master’s Degree program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Labor Center. We offer a unique multi-disciplinary program that combines coursework and an internship toward an M.S. degree in Labor Studies. Find out more about the Labor Center at http://www.umass.edu/lrrc, or contact Stephanie Luce, at sluce@econs.umass.edu or 413-545-5907.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has applications available for student activists who are building the progressive movement and will be enrolled in school during the 2009-10 academic year. http://www.davisputter.org .

Union Leaders of the Future. The program provides annual scholarships, up to $3,000, to help women and people of color with the cost of continuing their education or training. This is for current union members who wish to further their education. For more information, see: http://unionplus.org/benefits/education/scholarships/apply_diversity.cfm.

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