The American Federation of Teachers is a union
of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and
high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students,
their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these
principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and
political activism, and especially through the work our members do. The AFT
believes that a culturally diverse workforce advances our mission and we
strongly encourage applications from under-represented communities of
Internship Duties and
Interns in the International Affairs
Department receive hands-on experience with wide-range activities in which we
are engaged such as planning study missions and international workshops, global
comparative research, civic education curriculum development and mobilizing
AFT’s members for campaigns.
Specifically, the intern will:
research and write briefing papers.
human rights protest letters on violation of the rights of teachers, labor
leaders and students.
and report on foreign policy forums and congressional hearings. .
briefing materials and assist with international travel arrangements for AFT
delegations traveling abroad.
in developing civic education and teaching materials.
departmental displays for conventions and conferences.
programs for international visitors.
in arranging international real-time video conferencing, maintaining the
International Affairs Website, creating trainer contact database and
distributing information about AFT international activities.
in staff meetings and mobilizations.
Candidates should have:
experience and academic studies in relevant areas of education and
and oral communication skills and practice in social networking applications;
independent research and analytical competencies;
to assume administrative tasks.
Candidate must be available to work 25-35
hours a week. A one-year commitment is preferred; other terms are negotiable.
Compensation and benefits are based on academic standing.
Please forward a cover letter and writing
sample and resume.
To apply please send an email to: email@example.com