Civil & Human Rights Fellow
AFL-CIO - Washington, DC

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OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The purpose of the AFL-CIO Civil Human Rights Fellowship includes the following: To advance the priorities and programs of AFL-CIO from the vantage point of civil human rights;

To ensure that the issues, concerns, points of view, and voices of members who are people of color, women, LGBT, young workers, workers with disabilities and other underrepresented communities in the labor movement are heard and addressed in all aspects of the work, programs, campaigns, leadership and life of the AFL-CIO;
To assist in developing and executing programs that bring community organizations and labor unions together to build collective power. .

The fellow position is a full-time, year-long opportunity to explore the dynamic new labor movement while developing specific advocacy and leadership skills in the area of human rights.

Assist the Director, and the CHWR staff to drive major aspects of human rights work in the AFL-CIO;
Assist in the planning and execution of the Martin Luther King Jr. Conference and cultural events within the Federation;
Support and work with the Legislative and Government Affairs department to monitor and research civil, human, and women's rights issues, legislation, public policy and provide analysis;
Draft correspondence and responses to informational requests;
Write reports and summaries on issues relevant to the work of the Department;
Support and work with the Digital, Publications and Public Affairs Departments to move priorities of the department;
Assist in the development of the community partnerships program;
Support the Assistant Director to develop content for emails generated to Affiliates and supporters.
Other duties as assigned.

The Civil Human Rights Fellow should be a strong writer and communicator with a deep commitment and interest in human rights and issues affecting working people;
Experience with conference or event planning;
Previous experience with unions, student labor coalitions, community organizations allied with labor or other labor-related organizations is a plus, but not a requirement;
Excellent computer skills proficiency with Microsoft Office;
Strong working knowledge or, and experience with, web-based research;
Experience with social media platforms;
Excellent time management skills;
Demonstrated ability to positively adapt to fast-paced environments;
Well-organized with a strong attention to detail.

Temporary, one (1) year position.

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The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 61 national and...