Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

With an office located at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Left Forum is the largest annual progressive conference in the country. Each spring thousands of conference participants come together to discuss pressing local, national and global issues; to better understand commonalities, differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; or to share ideas to help build social movements to transform the world.

Whether your interest is in engaging exciting speakers and innovators in their fields (past keynote speakers include: Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Frances Fox Piven, Michael Moore, Cornel West, Slavoj Zizek, and Grace Lee Boggs) or helping out with state of the art event planning, media organizing, editorial work and graphic design, website and database administration, fundraising, or program development and outreach — conference volunteering opportunities offer empowering, applied work, scholarly, and life learning experience.

About Volunteering or Interning

We're a small organization with a dedicated group of organizers, leaving lots of room for your creativity. You'll have the opportunity to work in an interesting (and relaxed) office in the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, where you'll be interact with scholars and people who are involved with grassroots social justice movements.

Internships are unpaid although academic credit is available. Hours are flexible—we ask for 15-20 hours a week—and can be adapted to fit your schedule. Internships begin immediately. For more information, including info on responsibilities and desired skills, click links below.

Volunteer positions: While any amount of volunteer time will help, we encourage 10 or more hours per week, and three to six month commitment. A modicum of computer skills is desired. Volunteer opportunities begin immediately. For more information, including info on responsibilities and desired skills, click links below.

Please send a cover letter and/or resume to volunteer@leftforum.org

Volunteer and Intern positions include:

Volunteer  Intern 
Media and Publicity Media and Publicity
Video and Social Media Video and Social Media
Event Planning Event Planning
          Fundraising and Development                     Fundraising and Development          
Program and Outreach Program and Outreach
Website and Database Website and Database
Editorial and Graphic Design Editorial and Graphic Design
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