We’re Hiring a Paid Political Intern for Fall 2020!

Help us win victories for North Carolina’s working families this November!

North Carolina’s labor federation is looking for young people with imagination, smarts, energy, grit, and the skills and drive to learn more about the labor movement and to help us build power for working people in this state as our paid intern. Pay is $16/hour. The Fall 2020 internship period runs September 1st through November 13th, depending on job performance and budget. We encourage women and people of color to apply. The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 is Friday, July 31.

Political experience preferred

This is a critical election year, so ideally our fall intern will have some familiarity with and interest in North Carolina politics. Additional experience in these areas are all assets:

  • large data sets,
  • phone/text-banking,
  • recruiting/managing volunteers, and
  • relating to individuals with a broad spectrum of political beliefs

Depending on current projects and your own skill set, you may find yourself:

  • phone-banking,
  • recruiting labor activists,
  • writing articles,
  • drafting or proofreading publications and website content,
  • doing online research, or
  • developing social media content – and
  • performing various administrative tasks as needed


Qualified applicants will:

  • be in the process of completing their postsecondary education, or
  • be a recent college graduate,
  • have reliable transportation, and
  • be able to work 10 hours a week out of our office in Raleigh (if conditions around the pandemic allow it).

Well qualified applicants will be familiar with Microsoft Office, G-Suite, Canva, and/or Adobe Creative Cloud.

Minimum requirements:

  • live in the Triangle and able to work 10 hours/week in Raleigh,
  • have dependable transportation,
  • be enrolled in or in the process of completing a degree or recently graduated from college or technical school
  • be willing to sign an employment contract

How to apply

To apply, email your cover letter explaining why you want to intern for the labor movement and your resume to Jeremy Sprinkle at jeremy@aflcionc.org, and be sure to put “internship” in the subject line by the deadline, Friday, July 31. Feel free to include samples of your work that you reference in your cover letter or on your resume. No calls, please!

More info:

This is a well-established, historic, and dynamic workplace where projects evolve and develop continually. If you are flexible and adventurous and if you want to learn new skills while honing existing ones, we welcome you into our congenial family of change makers.

Come grow yourself with us! We’re dedicated to helping you thrive, too!