Farmworker Justice, Washington invites applications for fellowship for legal students.
About Farmworker Justice
Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice. It works with farmworkers and their organizations throughout the nation.
About the Opportunity
The Legal Fellowship will provide an exciting opportunity to assist farmworkers and their organizations with technical and program support and to assist FJ professional staff on litigation, policy advocacy, and health promotion. The Legal Fellowship is a paid, full-time position for one year, starting in July or August 2023. Based on available funding and performance, the fellowship may be extended for a second year. This position is based in Washington, D.C., and will be expected to work a hybrid schedule. FJ offers a generous benefits package, including health and dental insurance.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Provide legal research, analysis, and logistical support for FJ’s immigration, labor rights, health care, occupational health and safety advocacy, and project activities.
- Support staff attorneys in ongoing litigation matters.
- Monitor developments on immigration, labor, occupational safety, and health issues affecting migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.
- Help to develop educational materials for farmworkers, advocates, and service providers.
- Support general organizational activities, including writing articles for newsletters and website content, assisting the Board of Directors, attending and coordinating legislative and coalition meetings, and organizing resource materials.
- Law degree (J.D.)
- Excellent research and writing skills, including the ability to synthesize information from different sources and present information in a variety of written formats and styles.
- Strong commitment to the mission of Farmworker Justice and to improving the living and working conditions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
- Ability to work in a team as well as independently on multiple projects.
- Well-organized and detail-oriented.
- Proficiency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole preferred.
- Prior experience with immigration, labor, environmental, and/or health policy preferred.
Washington DC, Baltimore Area
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.