Internship Opportunities






The Legal Department of the Service Employees International Union will have an opening for a law fellow, starting in September 2017. The SEIU Law Fellowship Program was established to introduce recent law graduates to a broad range of legal work within an international union, and offers an excellent opportunity for new lawyers to work with experienced union-side lawyers on a variety of cutting-edge issues related to the advancement of workers' interests. The program was renamed the Norm Gleichman Fellowship to honor the life of Deputy General Counsel Norm Gleichman, who was a dedicated mentor to SEIU law fellows.

SEIU is a progressive and dynamic labor organization representing over 2 million workers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, principally in the building service, public service, and healthcare fields. Attorneys in SEIU's Legal Department engage in innovative lawyering to further the union's interests in organizing new workers, improving working conditions, engaging in political action, and achieving social justice.

The 2017 Gleichman Law Fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in most areas of the legal department's work. While each fellowship experience varies according to the work of the department, the fellow can expect to be involved in at least some of the following types of work: litigation to enforce the labor and employment rights of union members; handling matters before the National Labor Relations Board; drafting amicus briefs in support of workers' rights issues before the NLRB and appellate courts; advice and assistance to staff organizers on organizing campaigns; involvement in policy and legislative initiatives; and participation in SEIU's political program.

The Fellowship is based in Washington, D.C, and has a one year term, with an option to renew for a second year (with the mutual agreement of the fellow and SEIU). Full vacation and health benefits are provided, and salary is commensurate with experience. Recent law graduates, judicial clerks, and third-year law students are welcome to apply. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated commitment to workers' rights, and a desire to practice union-side labor law. SEIU is an equal-opportunity employer.

To apply for the Fellowship, please go to and include in your application a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript and two letters of recommendation. The application deadline is November 30, 2016.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Local Internships - Various Locations

  • Summit, Bechtel Reserve: 
  • Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia
    • Address - CCCWV, 198 George Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801
    • Contact Person - Ruth Lanier, Human Resources
    • Phone:  304-254-9196
    • Fax:  304-254-0645
    • Email:
    • Web:
  • ​Chick-fil-A
    • Contact - Joshua McFarland, Marketing Director
    • Phone:  502-939-5865
    • Note:  There are currently two locations in the Beckley area – N Eisenhower Drive and Crossroads Mall with a third location scheduled for the Princeton/Bluefield area.  The corporation also sponsors significant scholarship opportunities for employees attending college.
  • Adventures On The Gorge
    • Contact: Andrea Cook, Accounts Payable Manager or Amber Bennett, HR Manager
    • Address:  219 Chestnutburg, PO Box 78, Lansing, WV 25862
    • Phone: Andrea, 304-574-4366, Amber, 304-574-4462
    • Emails:,


Internships with the Environmental Change and Security Program

Open/Close Dates: March 15, 2010 to December 31, 2016

The Environmental Change and Security Program is seeking interns to: Write for our award-winning blog; Network with leading experts in the environment, demography, and security fields; Work closely with the friendly, dynamic “Green Team” to explore new media while seeking a sustainable future.

Assignments may include: Drafting posts for New Security Beat and ECSP’s website; Assisting with events and conferences; Researching environment, demography, and security information; Assisting the preparation of publications and/or outreach materials; Updating contact databases
Performing administrative assignments in support of ECSP activities.

Requirements: Potential interns should be students and/or recent graduates with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on environmental and human security.

In addition, applicants should: Possess strong research, writing, and/or administrative skills; be detail-oriented; be able to work both independently and as part of a group; be enrolled in a degree program, recently graduated (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program within the next year.

ECSP offers both paid and unpaid internships. The number of paid internships is limited. We are looking for people who are willing to devote at least 20 hours per week, up to a maximum of 35 hours per week.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (between two and five pages in length). Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying for a paid or unpaid internship. Please submit application via e-mail to with “[Season] [Year] Internship” in the subject line (e.g., “Spring 2014 Internship”).

The deadline is rolling. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of resumes ECSP receives, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.