Mobilization Canvass Organizing Internship (MCOI) Job Description
SEIU Healthcare 775NW, Washington and Montana’s long-term care union, is recruiting for our two-month, paid member leader intern program.
SEIU Healthcare 775NW represents 43,000 home care and nursing home workers in Washington state and Montana and is the region’s fastest growing union. Interns participate in an eight-week campaign, in selected areas of Washington State, to help us engage even more caregivers in our campaigns to ensure quality long-term care programs, to bring caregivers out of poverty and to hold politicians accountable.
The next internship will be held May 22 – July 16. We are accepting applications from everywhere in Washington State. Initial training will be held in SEIU Healthcare 775NW’s Seattle office, 215 Columbia St.; interns will then return home, and work in their own county. The deadline for applications is May 13.
Mobilize members to become involved in union activities.
These are paid internships are for a specific period of time; they are not permanent jobs with SEIU Healthcare 775NW. Interns will be supervised and developed by Javier Cruz, team manager of the internship program.
Interns commit to continuing their leadership skill development and building our union in their community once they return to their caregiver job.
As a leadership development opportunity, SEIU Healthcare 775NW members are not applying for permanent employment. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply for internships.
You’ll be compensated with the salary equivalent of wages lost or the salary equivalent of a 40-hour week, whichever is more. You’ll also receive: a $100 gas card and reimbursement for 80 percent of your gas receipts, after you use up the gas card; a prorated car allowance of $400/month; reimbursement of up to $25/week of cell phone use or we will provide a cell phone; and health, dental and vision health care benefits will be provided if you will not have health insurance during your internship.
Yes. You cannot participate in the program if you do not have a reliable, working car, a valid drivers license and current auto insurance.
Yes. You will be paid your regular wage for your eight-week internship.
Generally not, though we will have lunch and coffee during the MCOI Boot Camp Training, and other all day in-office trainings. You will eat lunch and take breaks during the day.
It is your responsibility to find coverage and respite care for your client during the times you will be a MCOI intern. We encourage you to consider having your client contract with home care agencies whose workers are in our union. We can provide a list for you.
You’ll participate in regular trainings and one-on-one work with your team lead and experienced interns. With this training, you’ll learn to effectively engage these caregivers in conversations so they understand the connection between what they dream about seeing changed in their lives and how they can win those changes through involvement in our union.
For house visits, you’ll be provided with a list and material that will allow you to locate their homes easily. You will share your story and listen to members’ stories, encourage them to get involved and to join our Political Accountability Fund. You’ll also do this at agency check pickups and shift changes.