Adult Education and Training Programs Intern


Applications accepted until filled.

About Workers Defense Project: Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide membership-based workers rights organization that builds power for construction workers in Texas. WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas working to address workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers. One of the most established worker centers in the South, WDP is a national leader in the movement of worker centers fighting for fair conditions for working people. WDP has won numerous awards and accolades for its cutting edge organizing work in one of the toughest climates for workers in the country. The organization was named “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country” by the New York Times.

Internship Description: WDP’s Adult Education and Training (AET) is dedicated to providing the tools low-wage workers need to lead social justice movements. Because low-income workers are often excluded from decision-making processes that most affect their lives, WDP develops grassroots community leaders through ESL courses, Safety Trainings and Know your Rights presentations.

This is an internship program for college students who are currently working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $150. WDP is also happy to work with interns to access class credit or funding through their educational institution.  


  • Strong proficiency both writing and speaking in Spanish;
  • Commitment to racial, economic, and social justice, and to community empowerment;
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail;
  • Interest in using educational strategies creatively to fight for systemic change;
  • Ability to work and communicate well with diverse groups of people;
  • Available to work 30-40 hours a week, including some nights and weekends


How to apply: While there is no firm application deadline, it is recommended that candidates not delay in submitting their materials as positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Maria Vanegas

WDP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

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