Dan Hinton
Political Science
New York University

I started a communications internship with UCOMM in February 2015. I learned how to use digital communications like CRM (e.g., Constant Contact), CMS (e.g., Drupal), and audio editor (e.g, Audacity) for the purposes of union activism and member engagement. I also did field reporting and interviews for UCOMMBlog.com and their weekly radio show on 770 WABC.

After completing my internship in November 2015 and a few years in organizing and advocacy work, I stayed connected to UCOMM as a Contributing Writer for UCOMM Blog. In July 2019 I was hired by Local Union No. 3, IBEW as a Communications Liaison. I now manage Local 3’s social media, write and take photos for their Rank & File e-newsletter and Union World newspaper, and coordinate media plans with UCOMM, NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, IBEW, and other unions and coalitions. I continue to apply lessons and skills learned from my UCOMM internship in my current role within one of the nation’s largest local unions.