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About American Federation of Teachers

Started in 1916, the American Federation of Teachers is a labor union that supports public school staff members at all levels, from pre-kindergarten to university.  AFT represents the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers.  Its 1.4 million members across 43 states include teachers, school and university employees, state and local government employees, and nurse and health professionals.

Interns research worker and professional issues that pertain to AFT constituents, learning the general issues of labor unions.  Internships are available in several departments, including accounting and finance, human rights and community relations, organizing and field services, legal and communications, among others.  Interns may also work on American Educator, the AFT’s quarterly professional magazine.  Tasks usually involve one or two long projects and several short assignments.  Interns also represent AFT at education events and conferences in the D.C. area.  Duties can involve research, writing and attending meetings and conferences.


Open to all college students, as well as recent grads and grad students.

American Federation of Teachers

Internship Coordinator
American Federation of Teachers
American Federation of Teachers
555 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC