INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY The Organization Labor Notes is a non-profit organization committed to revitalizing the labor movement through increased union democracy and militance. We publish an independent monthly newsletter and other resource materials for workplace activists. We also sponsor educational schools and biennial national conferences to help build cross-union networks of labor activists. Using volunteer contributors and a small staff, Labor Notes fosters discussion of issues like the impact of labor-management cooperation programs, workplace discrimination against people of color and women, organizing across borders, the dual problems of contingent work and forced overtime, and building union democracy to deal with these issues. While we're 100 percent pro-union, we often criticize union officials' policies, including where progressive leaders don't include the ranks in decision-making. Recent Labor Notes publications include Democracy Is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up; Time Out: The Case for a Shorter Work Week; and Working Smart: A Union Guide to Participation Programs and Reengineering. About the Internship One former intern says, "There is no better way to put yourself in the center of all that is hopeful in today's labor movement." Internships last 3-6 months. Interns work 40 hours per week in our Detroit office, with some of that time reserved for one-on-one classes with experienced staff and self-directed education. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Interns receive a weekly stipend of $150; paid housing is available. In addition to routine administrative tasks--data entry, mailings, shipping, proofreading, errands, and other office support--interns write a regular monthly column for the magazine. They may also work on individual projects if desired, such as writing a feature article for Labor Notes or helping organize forums or schools. A commitment to social justice through workplace organizing is required. Experience in union or labor support is helpful, as are computer and writing skills. We sponsor one internship at a time, year round. Our next opening will be in January 2000. Please get in touch right away if you are interested. To Apply Send resume and letter of interest to Leah Samuel at Labor Notes, 7435 Michigan Ave, Detroit MI 48210. Fax 313/842-0227. You may email text to , but we won't open attached files. Include your postal address in your email.