AFSCME Local 449- Stipend offered!

Sponsor Organization

AFSCME Local 449


AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union. AFSCME’s 1.4 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families. AFSCME is comprised of a diverse group of people who share a common commitment to public service. An important part of our mission is to advocate for the vital services that keep our families safe and make our communities strong. We also advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all of America’s working families. We not only stand for fairness at the bargaining table — we fight for fairness in our communities and in the halls of government. We currently represent members at the City of Tucson, TUSD, Pima County, Pima Community College, El Rio Health Center, and PimaCare at Home.

Internship Available

  • Summer - Yes
  • Fall - Yes
  • Spring - Yes


Summer: March 15

Fall: June 15

Spring: October 15

Internship Description: Stipend offered

  • Organizing – produce materials, assist with lunch & learns, and member assessments.
  • Media – assisting with social media outreach; working with AFSCME members to write letters and op-eds.
  • Research– conducting research on topics related to pay and working conditions, unfair discipline, health and safety, and collective negotiations.
  • Office Assistance-filing, data entry, updating records, phone banking.
  • Event Planning– arranging logistics and outreach for events.

Agency Minimum Qualifications

  • A commitment to helping workers gain power and justice on the job.
  • An ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • A strong interest in union organizing
  • An ability to empathize with workers and move others to action

Agency Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience that involves research, organizing, phone calling, creative actions and/or writing is helpful.
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking a plus.

Purpose of the Internship

This is a valuable work experience for those interested in future paid positions in the labor movement.

How to Apply

Email your resume and references to Maritza Broce, AFSCME Organizer at For any questions, please contact us at 520-571-8884.