AFSCME Internship & Scholarship Program

 Since 2003, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Harvard Labor and Worklife program on a scholarship program for students of color who are sophomores or juniors and interested in fighting for social justice.  This exciting program provides students the opportunity to gain real hands on experience with organizing workers while earning a lucrative scholarship.Participants of this program are:

  • Placed on an organizing campaign for 10 weeks during the summer
  • Paired with an experienced organizer
  • Provided a $4000 stipend
  • Eligible to receive up to $5000 in scholarship funds
  • Provided a rental car, housing, and travel expenses covered

Ideal candidates:

  • Demonstrated leadership and interest in social justice issues
  • Student in good standing
  • Considering a career in the labor movement when they graduate

The deadline for applying is February 28, 2011 and is quickly approaching. Please distribute this information widely to students, professors, and student organizations to help us find ideal candidates for the program.

For more information please visit To apply visit If you have any questions please contact Philip Allen at

Sincerely, Philip Allen, AFSCME Education Coordinator