Volunteer or Intern with Left Forum 
Join us in Organizing the 2019 Conference

Left Forum is the largest annual progressive conference in the country. Each year 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.

Internships are unpaid although academic credit is available. Hours are flexible—we ask appx. 15 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 8 or more hours per week, and a 3 - 6 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.

Not sure which volunteer or intern position fits you best?

No worries! Just reach out to us at and together we can figure out the best way for you to plug in and help us organize. It's a pivotal year and, more than ever, we need all the help we can get. A million "thank you"s, in advance and we are looking forward to hearing from you.