two women talking in a museum
Camille Coonrod ’15 at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha

The Weitz Fellows Internship Program will provides one-year jobs for Carleton grads at nonprofit organizations in Omaha and Lincoln, NE.  Positions are paid, include benefits and funding for professional development, and will provide exposure to all aspects of the organization. Learn more on the Career Center website.  

AFSCME Summer Internships

The Union Scholars Program is a joint program between AFSCME and Harvard University.  AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is one of the largest labor unions, fighting for workers’ rights, fighting against privatization, and fighting for equality.  AFSCME represents over 1.4 million public service workers.  We all have a family member who is: a child care provider, nurse, sanitation worker, emergency medical technician-these are all public service jobs that we fight to protect and provide every day.
The Union Scholars Program is a 10-week summer internship where students get a chance to gain hands-on organizing experience with our members.  Students get a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of and even work for a labor union.  Students will talk to workers about gaining a voice on the job, fair wages and benefits, and building power in the workplace.  
Responsibilities: Scholars will:

  • Organize on a campaign, under the direction of your Supervisor and mentor
  • Workplace visits
  • House visits 
  • Complete Weekly Reports (to be submitted to Program Coordinator)
  • Submit videography footage  (to be submitted to Program Coordinator)
  • Report to and take direction from Supervisor
  • Collaborate with mentor on projects


  • Undergraduate Sophomore or Junior
  • Person of Color (here for details)
  • At least a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • A valid driver’s license 


  • $4000 Stipend
  • Up to $6000 scholarship, based on financial aid need
  • Paid housing
  • Paid transportation

Look at what previous participants have said about the program here.
By participating in the Union Scholars Program, students can travel the world while earning money for college, as well as gain meaningful work experience to help them consider future opportunities.
For more information and to apply, visit