Internships & Jobs

Internship Opportunities
 
AFT Connecticut’s political, legislative, community engagement, and communications departments offer internship opportunities with academic credit and work experience for students enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university. Participants support the state federation’s legislative, political, and organizing agendas and their efforts have a meaningful impact on affiliated union members as well as their workplaces and communities.
 
For the Spring 2019 semester, the communications department will seek candidates for AFT Connecticut’s internship program. The position will be based out of the state federation’s Rocky Hill headquarters and approximately four months in duration.
 
Click here to send e-mail to our communications coordinator regarding internship opportunities.
 
AFT additionally offers internship opportunities in the research department at our national union headquarters in Washington, DC. 
 
Click here to access information for candidates interested in applying for an AFT Research Internship.

Employment Opportunities
 
AFT Connecticut will post notices of job openings as they are available. Positions qualifying for union representation will include contractual wage scales, healthcare and retirement benefits set by collective bargaining agreement.
 
AFT Connecticut is an equal opportunity employer and all are encouraged to apply.
 
Notice — September 5, 2019
AFT Connecticut has an opening for an experienced Field Representative who is intelligent, self-motivated, and willing to work hard for social justice and the labor movement. This position will support local leaders and with member and community organizing, grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, workshops and related work as directed by the AFT Connecticut President.
 
The position will be based in Rocky Hill Connecticut. Experience with private sector unions is a plus. 
 
Qualifications/Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Experience in working with and speaking before workers and labor leaders;
  • General knowledge of the union movement, union structure, the collective bargaining process, and current issues facing unions;
  • Experience in negotiations, arbitration, contract administration, and organizing;
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, and self-manage time and priorities;
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout CT regularly and out of state occasionally;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekend;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team of union staff and elected member leaders;
  • Strong listening, speaking, and writing skills;
  • PC-based computer literacy; &
  • Automobile and valid driver’s license required.
Compensation:
Salary schedule and benefits set by negotiated agreement. Salary schedule starting at $70,000, may be higher based on experience. Generous benefits include full family insurances, 401K, and paid time off.
 
Application Instructions:
E-mail a cover letter, résumé, and letters of reference to Chief of Staff, Stuart Savelkoul at ssavelkoul@aftct.org.