Union Summer Internship 2019

Applications are now open for the Union Summer Internship, 2019. Union Summer is a paid three-week internship run from Tuesday 29th of January – 15th of February 2018. Successful applicants will be placed with a trade union for the three weeks, and are provided not only with training, but a diverse experience of what it is like to work for a union.

About Unions NSW and its affiliates.

Unions NSW is the voice for working people across the state.

As the peak union body representing 60 affiliated unions and over 600,000 affiliated union members who work in an array of industries and occupations. Unions exist to represent the interests and workplace rights of union members.

Prerequisites and application process.

Union Summer has been designed for young people who are interested in workers’ rights and social justice, who would like to find out more about how unions work and how we campaign to make Australia a better place for working people and their families.

There are no specific prerequisites for the internship, however experience in union, community, social justice or student activism is desirable.

Important dates and other information.

Applicants who are selected for the next stage of the application process will be required to attend an interview in late October or early November.

The program will run from Tuesday 29th January 2019 – Friday 15th February 2019 and includes two days of training provided by Unions NSW. This will be followed by placement in a union and mentoring by a union official.

Successful applications will be paid the adult minimum wage + superannuation.

How to apply for this job

Application Questions

  1. Discuss your involvement in one of the union, community, political or social groups you have listed above explaining why you became involved and what you did for the organisation. (max 300 words)
  2. What do you believe to be the most pressing issue for young workers in Australia today? (max 300 words)
  3. What is your motivation for applying for the Union Summer Internship? What do you hope to achieve out of completing the Internship? (max 150 words)

Application Instructions:

All applications to be submitted through our online portal. Follow the link below to apply now:


Applications close 5pm on Sunday 21st October 2018.

If you have any problems with this application form or would like to discuss the internship in further detail, please contact Katie Summers at ksummers@unionsnsw.org.au (0414 316 839).

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Closing Date

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Closing Time

06:00 PM

Contact Name

Katie Summers

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