IUE-CWA Mentorship Program

Applications Now Open

Application deadline: The deadline is past for this year and we will begin taking applications for 2018 in December 2017.
All applications must be received by email, mail or fax.
Download the application here.

The IUE-CWA Mentorship Program has been created to build the next generation of union leadership within our organization. The goal of this program is to identify future activists and provide them with awareness of union history and issues, as well as concrete skills training.

About the Mentorship Program

Over the past two years, our program has experienced tremendous success. We have provided valuable training and leadership skills to two exceptional groups of younger members, and we look forward to continuing our work into 2016.

IUE-CWA is currently seeking the next class of younger members to become participants in this exciting program.

Benefits of this program include:

  • Invaluable one-on-one training from experienced union leaders
  • A national-level view of union democracy in action
  • Participation in exciting union events held throughout the country

Each month, these future leaders will engage with labor’s past, its present, and its path forward using tools like labor movies, speakers, Facebook, and discussion groups. On four occasions, the union will bring the participants together at one of IUE-CWA’s many national meetings or trainings. Ultimately, they will learn to become active in their own Locals and in their own communities. More importantly, they will have the opportunity to take part in shaping the future of the IUE-CWA and the broader labor movement.

Application Guidelines:

There is no set age requirement, but we are looking to identify new members who might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a program of this kind. More information on the requirements of the program is below.

Applicants must be endorsed by their Local (locals may endorse more than one applicant). We look forward to this opportunity to meet the best and brightest future leaders from our Locals, and to ensure that the future of our movement is in good hands.

Application deadline: September 18th by 5pm, 2015.

For those who wish to apply:

  1. There is no set age limit, but applicants should be among our “next generation” members, Applicants must have been a union member for at least one year.
  2. Applicants must be willing to travel four times over the next year for meetings, with plenty of advanced notice to schedule.
  3. Applicants must be willing to spend four to six hours per month of uncompensated personal time on the program.
  4. Applicants must have regular access to email (locals may help provide this).
  5. Preference will be given to members who are not officers, and who have never attended a national meeting or training.
  6. Women and members of color are especially encouraged to apply.
  7. Applications must include an endorsement from the applicant’s local (see page 3 of application).

Locals may endorse more than one candidate.

All applications must be received by email, mail or fax by 5pm on September 18th, 2015.