Summer Internships

PAID Internships are open to young adults, 17 years of age or older, who are children or grandchildren of members or retired members of the United Steelworkers and actively enrolled in school.

We welcome applications from provinces other than Ontario or from outside of the Greater Toronto Area; selected applicants will have travel and accommodation paid for by the program.

The program can run up to 10 weeks and will be based from our Canadian National Office in Toronto. Participants will receive a stipend of $600 per week.

Steelworker Summer 2017 is an opportunity for children and grandchildren 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.

Download the application form

Application forms will also be mailed to local unions. If you have any questions, please contact the Education and Equality department (416-487-1571 or

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2017.

District 3 and District 6 also offers placements, which you can apply for separately.