Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Steelworkers Summer Sudents 2009

Great summer opportunity for sons and daughters of Steelworker members!

PAID Internships are open to young adults, 16 years of age or older who are children of members of the United Steelworkers International Union and actively enrolled in school. The program will run for 3-4 weeks and begin in July. Participants will receive a stipend of $600 per week.

Steelworker Summer is an opportunity for children of Steelworker members to learn about workers’ rights, and engage in activities to educate, organize and mobilize for progressive change. It is also designed to give participants an understanding and appreciation of the positive impact the union has had on their parents’ working lives.

Steelworkers’ Summer is committed to uniting students, workers, and community activists to bring about social justice through work place and community organizing.

Participants need to be people-oriented, enthusiastic, energetic, flexible and willing to work long hours on an unpredictable schedule. A college degree is not required. Previous union experience is not necessary. Volunteerism or activism is a plus. MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.usw.ca/district3 (click on Steelworkers’ Summer 2009 logo in the right hand column.)

NOTE: Applications for Steelworkers’ Summer should be submitted no later than June 19, 2009.

Currently, we are hoping to employ Steelworkers Summer Interns in the District headquarters in Burnaby, BC, and at the sub-District offices in Langley, BC and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Due to the short time-frame to promote this program, we are asking you to distribute this information to your activists and members and encourage eligible applicants to download the registration form available online at
www.usw.ca/district3 and e-mail their applications to steelworkersummer@usw.ca, or fax to (604) 688-6416.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Education Coordinator in the District 3 office, Sister Rebecca Cooper (
rcooper@usw.ca / 604-683-1117).

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