International Affairs Intern

American Federation of Teachers
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    May 05

Position description

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do. The work of the International Affairs Department furthers AFT’s mission through global campaigns, projects, and partnerships, as well as by identifying best practices for around the world for promoting education quality and social justice at home and aboard.


  • Assist in developing civic education teaching materials and website resources
  • Application of international research on student achievement to state legislation
  • Use social media tools to promote awareness of AFT international campaigns
  • Assist with logistical and substantive briefing materials for international trips
  • Coordinate programs for international visitors
  • Participate in staff meetings and mobilizations
  • Other duties as assigned


The intern will gain knowledge in the various areas of work in which the International Affairs Department is engaged such as protecting the rights of teachers and students, best practices and policies in countries with high performing education systems, global campaign for education, promoting worker rights and democracy in the global economy, child labor and related issues.


  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and creative ideas for using them
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Graduate student (or equivalent) interested in education, international relations, human rights
  • Solid research qualifications
  • Must be available 20-35 hours a week in Washington. A one year commitment preferred


The hourly wage is $13-$15

Application instructions

To apply, send a cover letter, writing sample and resume to:

American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

International Affairs Department

555 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC20001

Fax: 202-879-4502

Email: [email protected]

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