TWU International is excited to announce that we are relaunching an updated internship program. This will be an opportunity for actively involved members to gain valuable training and insight into the Union’s political and legislative work. It is our hope that this program will, over the years to come, develop a skilled set of union activists who can better support political work both within their local and on behalf of the larger union. We invite all TWU Local presidents to identify qualified candidates and to apply for these positions no later than Friday, October 20, 2023.
Interns will work at the International headquarters in Washington, DC for four weeks (specific dates to be determined). During this time, the International will cover the costs of lodging, per diem, and lost time. Interns will work in the Government Affairs and COPE department, but their duties may, at times, include supporting the Communications and Research & Analysis departments, as well as the Division Directors and the IAC, as assigned. Competitive candidates will be active COPE supporters, engaged politically on the local and state level, possess strong communication skills (both written and oral), and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
While working for the International, Interns will be trained to advocate on behalf of our members before high-level decision makers, including Members of Congress and administration officials. As those who participated in the previous internship program can attest, one of the greatest benefits of serving as a TWU International intern is the opportunity to meet many of the lawmakers that have a hand in making decisions in our government, as well as seeing firsthand how we effectively make policy changes in Washington, DC.
Applicants can apply HERE no later than Friday, October 20, 2023 for positions starting in 2024. All applicants must include a letter of recommendation from their local president to be eligible for this position (and a local president wishing to apply must include a letter of recommendation from another local president). No application will be considered for 2024 after this deadline. Please contact Heather Laverty (email@example.com) with any questions about the reinvented TWU internship program.