Labor Management Internships

AFSA’s Labor Management office is pleased to offer two internships to college students interested in international affairs, organized labor, unions, research, writing, database entry, meeting coordination, office management, and the U.S. Foreign Service.

Department of State

This is a one-semester position, meant to meet the needs of AFSA as an organization, and the Labor Management (LM) office. We also look forward to meeting the educational needs of our future intern. The position will report to the Labor Management Counselor, working closely with the Labor Management Coordinator and assisting the other attorneys and counselors in the office in addition to the AFSA State Department Vice President, as needed.

Eligibility

Current college students and recent graduates, though preference will generally be given to undergraduates. Applicant will have to be eligible to receive USG facilities and login access.

Key Technical Skills and Knowledge

The ideal candidate to fill this temporary post will have good computer literacy, familiarity with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Outlook); and familiarity with basic or CRM databases. Intern will have to follow appropriate security protocols for facility and computer usages. Intern will possess tact to interact with members that walk into the office, as well as VIPs, including answering phones.

Application

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter expressing interest in the internship, resume, and writing sample to AFSA@state.gov, specifying “AFSA State Labor Management Internship” in the subject line. Interviews may be offered to short-listed applicants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Hours and Compensation

All interns receive a one-time stipend commensurate with the hours worked per week: those working 19 hours or fewer will receive $300; those who work 20-29 hours receive $500; and those who commit to 30-40 hours will receive $700.

USAID

Eligibility

Current college students and recent graduates, though preference will generally be provided to undergraduate students graduating in 2020 or 2021. Interns need to be hard-working, dependable, detail-oriented, and must possess good editing and writing skills.

Position Description

This is a one semester position, meant to meet the needs of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) as an organization, and the Labor Management (LM) office. Specifically, the intern will be working at AFSA’s LM office at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). We also look forward to meeting the educational needs of our future intern. The position will report to the AFSA USAID Labor Management Advisor and will work closely with the AFSA USAID Vice President as needed.

Key Job Duties and Responsibilities

This internship will give the intern a wide perspective on what a union does to protect the interests of its bargaining unit, and what labor relations look like at USAID.

  • Labor Management: Assist with on-going projects in the office, attend recurring meetings between AFSA and USAID, assist with editing and drafting correspondence, and assist with client intake.
  • Administrative Assistance: Assist with routine administrative functions in the office, update union correspondence folders, review and dispose of documents in accordance with internal document retention practices, and update and organize the labor management server.

Application

Interested applicants should submit a cover, resume, transcript, and writing sample to AFSA@state.gov, specifying “Labor Management Internship” in the subject line. Interviews will be offered to short-listed applicants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.