Steelworker Summer 2012
PAID Internships are open to young adults, 17 years of age or older who are children of members of the United Steelworkers and actively enrolled in school.
Attention: Only applications from Locals contributing to the Family Education fund will be considered.
The program will run for 4-6 weeks depending on availability of the student, the needs of the USW, and availability of USW staff to supervise and begin in July. Participants will receive a stipend of $600 per week.
Steelworker Summer 2012 is an opportunity for children of Steelworker members to learn about workers’ rights, and engage in activities to educate, organize and mobilize for progressive change. It is also designed to give participants an understanding and appreciation of the positive impact the union has had on their parents' working lives.
Steelworker Summer is committed to uniting students, workers, and community activists to bring about social justice through workplace and community organizing.
Participants need to be people-oriented, enthusiastic, energetic, flexible and willing to work long hours on an unpredictable schedule. Previous union experience is not necessary. Volunteerism or activism is a plus.