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Between the first and second years of the program, most students complete an internship. The internship is arranged to meet a student's particular area of interest, and is usually a paid position for the summer or during a semester. Students work with unions or workers' rights organizations all across the country and internationally, in a wide range of positions, working on campaigns, special projects, communications, research, or organizing. The internship allows students to explore possible careers or to try something that might be good experience for a short period. This opportunity also provides students with very practical experience that is important in the job placement process. Some recent examples of Labor Center student internships include:

Project Staff Organizer, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, Local 1008

Organizer, SEIU/ACORN Home Health Care Campaign, Phoenix, AZ; Indianapolis, IN; and Portland, ME


Field investigator and researcher, United Students Against Sweatshops, Istanbul, Turkey


Researcher, Discrimination Research Center, Berkeley, CA


Team member, Student/Farmworker Alliance, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Immokalee, FL


Researcher, New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Springfield and Worcester, MA


Intern, Center for Labor and Community Research, Chicago, IL


Researcher, Building Arizona Campaign, AFL-CIO partnership, Phoenix, AZ


Communications and Media, Justice at Smithfield Campaign, UFCW, Washington, DC


Labor Relations Intern, Civil Service Employees Association, Latham, NY


Writer/Intern, Labor Notes, Brooklyn, NY


Independent researcher, Wal-Mart, Ware, MA


Organizer, SEIU Child Care Providers Campaign, Boston and Springfield, MA


Researcher, Sweat-Free Communities, Northampton, MA

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