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IWJ Summer Student Internships

Interfaith Worker Justice Summer Internship

The Interfaith Worker Justice Summer Internship is a 10-week program for graduate and undergraduate students who want to be active in the worker justice movement. Through hands-on experiences, interns advocate for the right of all people to be treated with dignity in their work.

Interns are placed at local unions, interfaith committees or workers' centers across the country, where their responsibilities include outreach to the religious community on labor issues to involve them in local and national campaigns, and  organizing workers who want a voice on their jobs.

The internship will begin June 15 with a week of training and conclude August 12 after debrief sessions.

Paid Postions

Paid internship positions are available in local unions. Students are assigned to paid positions based on skill level and the availability of those positions at the time of application.

Unpaid Positions

Many schools provide grants and stipends to students who particpate in Summer Programs like IWJ's internship program. Students are encoureaged to seek funding from their schools and graduate programs fo stipends and other Internship related expense. 

Undergraduate students who particpate in the program will have to cover the administravtive fees associated with the program. ( See Application form)

Past Interns Say:

"Few Internship opportunities provide the theological reflection and the opportunities for practical application as the IWJ Summer Internship Program!"

"The Internship Changed my life, the way I understood my faith and my vocational interests"

" I am forever changed because of my particpation in IWJ's program"

Deadline for applying is April 1, with applications considered as space allows until April/May.

Download an application.

Please contact Sung Yeon Choi-Morrow  for more information.




2009 Summer Internship participants during training in New Orleans

Read the 2009 Summer Intern blog!



Want to help promote IWJ's summer internship? Contact Keron Blair and ask him to send you some postcards with details about the undergraduate and graduate program.


Interfaith Worker Justice Summer Postcard (front)     Seminary Summer & Islamic Internship for Worker Justice (front)