Jobs and Internships

Are you interested in working or interning with AFSCME Ohio Council 8? Below are open positions at AFSCME Ohio Council 8. Please follow the link to apply. 

Regional Director - Columbus, OH 

Under the specific direction of the President of Ohio Council 8 and in the context of the Council's vision and culture statements, engages in various activities that mobilize, organize, represent, and educate the Council's local union affiliates, local union leadership, and local union membership and to build the union. Supervises and manages staff representatives and clerical staff. Also performs other related duties as assigned.

Assistant/Associate General Counsel - Columbus, OH

Represents Ohio Council 8 (“Council 8”) and its affiliate locals in civil lawsuits, administrative agency hearings, arbitration hearings, civil service hearings, labor disputes, and other similar types of hearings; prepares legal documents; advises Council 8 and its affiliates regarding legal rights and the law; and practices other phases of law as assigned and in performing the following duties.

Available Internships: 

AFSCME OHIO COUNCIL 8 is relaunching its four (4) weak internship program. The program was created to give AFSCME local union officers, stewards, and members who are interested in a career working for the union as a staff employee an opportunity to work with staff and observe them on the job.

Over the course of the month, interns will observe collective bargaining negotiations, labor management meetings with different employers, grievance hearings, witness preparations, and internal/external organizing campaigns. Depending on the business of the union, during the weeks of the internship, interns may also observe an arbitration, fact-finding hearing, or sit in on staff training opportunities.

The internship program is open to any local union officer, steward, and union member who is eligible for paid union release time through their employer.

The four (4) week period of the internship is flexible and the Council can work with qualifying individuals to determine when the internship will be completed. The council is seeking to initially grant one internship per region.

Please note that as permanent staff positions become open in the future, Ohio Council 8 will give extra consideration to officers, stewards, and members who have successfully completed the internship program for future employment.

If you or another AFSCME Ohio Council 8 member, steward, or leader is interested in becoming an AFSCME Ohio Council 8 intern please fill out the application. Click here to download the application.