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

  • Click Here to Volunteer On-Site at Left Forum 2018
  • 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 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.