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Union Scholar Internship Program

AFSCME Union Scholar’s Program

In partnership with the Harvard University Center for Labor and a Just Economy and the Jerry Wurf Fund, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union introduces the Union Scholars Program: a summer scholarship and internship opportunity that prioritizes the experiences of students of historically marginalized communities.

The scholarship includes a paid summer internship, paid housing for 8 weeks and mentorships for college sophomores and juniors. Students will take part in a hands-on organizing experience with AFSCME members and enjoy an opportunity to travel and receive valuable, resume-building experience – all while getting paid. 


To complete the internship, scholars must:

  • Conduct one-on-one organizing, recruit supporters and leaders and guide their activities on behalf of the union, under the direction of their supervisor and mentor
  • Recruit volunteer organizers from within the AFSCME membership
  • Visit job sites to communicate with workers
  • Inform supervisor & mentor of developments and progress of organizing activity
  • Complete weekly reports (to be submitted to program coordinator)
  • Submit videography footage (to be submitted to program coordinator)
  • Report to and take direction from supervisor.
  • Collaborate with mentor on projects.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the internship, applicants must:

  • Be an undergraduate sophomore or junior at the time of the application and the interview process.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Be a college student of a historically marginalized community.
  • Demonstrate interest in working for social and economic justice through the labor union movement.
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • Provide a faculty recommendation. 


 To complete the application process, click here:


AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.