Internships & Jobs

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. Women, people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Notice - Communications Associate (May 5, 2021):
AFT CT is seeking a dedicated individual to join the state federation’s communications department. The new position will provide support for coordinated political, policy, community, public relations, organizing and internal membership efforts, with a focus on the needs of nurses and allied health professionals.
The grant-funded position, subject to annual renewal, reports to AFT Connecticut’s Chief of Staff or designee and receives daily guidance from the state federation’s Communications Coordinator.
  • Duties and responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):
  • Assist in the coordination, development, and distribution of print and digital media and other forms of internal membership and external organizing communications material; 
  • Identify, recruit and support AFT Connecticut-affiliated members, non-union workers and community allies for variety of communications activities, including labor meetings, public hearings and press briefings; &
  • Train and support members and workers in coordinating communications for their individual union/organizing committee.
Qualifications and Experience (preferred but not required):
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent personal organizational and time-management skills;
  • Experience effectively presenting both in one-on-one and large group settings;
  • General knowledge of digital word processing, spreadsheet, website maintenance, e-mail/text and social media programs;
  • Access to personal vehicle and ability to travel throughout Connecticut regularly; &
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends.
Per collective bargaining agreement between the Staff Union of CT and AFT CT: $60,000 per year, plus employee health insurance coverage, retirement plan, and additional fringe benefits.
Click here to submit your cover letter and résumé.

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.
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.