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Have a union summer at ANMF

Have a union summer at ANMF

Past ANMF Union Summer participants

Are you aged 30 years or under and passionate about learning more about your union, activism and social justice?

Union Summer is a paid three-week internship program run by Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) during February (dates to be confirmed).

The program aims to develop your activist, advocacy and organising skills through a placement with ANMF (Vic Branch), training days at VTHC with other activists, and a research project.

This is a great opportunity for an ANMF member nursing or midwifery student or graduate member to learn how the Branch provides industrial and professional support and representation to our 95,000 members.

In 2021, nursing student Rosie Raftellis and graduate nurse Alice Wood participated in the program. Both say the program provided them with valuable insight into the branch, and also participated in a promotional video.

‘Union Summer was a great way to see what ANMF does behind the scenes. We got to meet a broad range of teams and learn what they do’, says Alice.

‘It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be surrounded by powerful and inspiring women who work every day to change the nursing world, and doing this program lets you be a part of it.’, says Rosie.

What to expect

  • Visit an ANMF work site (e.g. hospital/facility) and meet delegates
  • Learn how to have an organising conversation
  • Attend a hearing at Fair Work Commission
  • Participate in a campaign event
  • Guest speakers from the union movement
  • Be given an overview of Branch organisational and structure, including rules
  • Exposure to VTHC Young Workers Centre
  • Conduct a research project of a topic of your choosing

Pay and conditions

  • Approximately $700pw (adult minimum wage)
  • You must be an ANMF member aged 30 years and younger
  • You must be available for the full three weeks 9am-5pm, (expected first three weeks of February TBC). NB: some outside hours may be required.

Complete the online application form and upload a recent resume by 5pm, Friday 3 December 2021.