The IEU recently played host to two interns participating in the Unions NSW Union Summer program, which allows graduates or students to get a taste of life in trade unionism.
Damien Lee is a graduate from the University of Sydney with an Honours degree in International Government Relations.
He saw the advertisement for Union Summer on line and got through the rigorous interview process.
“I think they chose a union for us where they think we will thrive,” Damien said.
“My social justice work revolved around education and I am a music tutor too.”
Damien is interested in the role of a union industrial officer and is thinking about a postgraduate law degree.
“Unions allow you to do something good for people while working within the framework of the law.
“I really enjoy having something concrete to work with and being able to use that to help others.”