Mobilization Canvass Organizing Internship (MCOI) Job Description, FAQs, & Application

SEIU 775, the Long-Term Care Workers Union, represents 44,000 home care and nursing home workers in Washington State and Montana and is the region’s fastest growing union. Interns participate in an eight week paid internship program in selected areas of Washington State, going door to door and doing house visits with members.

The next internship session is October 17 - December 12, 2016. We are accepting applications from everywhere in WA State. The initial training will be in SEIU 775 Settle office. Interns will then return home, and work in their own county.

The deadline to apply is September 14, 2016.


  • Engage members to be part of the movement
  • Increase membership participation by IP and AP homecare workers
  • Expand Political Accountability Fund Membership
  • Recruit new members to participate in our union
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Mobilize new members to become involved in union activities
  • Continue to develop leadership skills by building our union in your turf with other active leaders and organizer after your internship is over

What are MCOI duties?

  • Attend three days of SEIU 775 MCOI Boot Camp at the Seattle HQ Office
  • Participate Daily conference call and Debriefing
  • Participate in Training, local turf meeting and events
  • Build power for Caregivers by going door to door and doing house visits with members so they become card signing members.  
  • SEIU 775 Political Accountability Fund (Monthly volunteer member contribution of $10-$20)
  • Identify potential activist and leaders you meet during house visit

Do I need a car?
Yes. You MUST have a reliable car, current driver’s license and current insurance. You cannot participate in the program if you do not have a car, license and auto insurance.

How many hours per week will I get paid?
This is a temporary internship program for eight weeks and not a permanent job with SEIU.  You are assigned to work 40 hours per week, however the “work week” may include a weekend day. You will get two paid breaks (30 mins) a day.

Will meals be provided?
Generally not, though we will have lunch and coffee during the Boot Camp, and other all day in-office trainings. You will provide your own lunch on most days. 

What about my client and homecare duties? Can I continue to work with my client?

It is your responsibility to find coverage and respite care for your client during the times you will be a MCOI intern.  We encourage you to consider having your client contract with home care agencies whose workers are in our Union.

Will all materials be provided for house visit?
For house visits, you will be provided with all materials which will allow you to locate their homes easily.  You will share your story and listen to members’ stories, encourage them to get involved, and to join the Political Accountability Fund.

What is the next step after I submit my application online?
MCOI lead will contact you within one week via phone after you submit your application.  

SEIU 775
215 Columbia St, Seattle WA 98104 | 1.866.371.3200