Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities
The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit with a mission to secure, protect and promote workplace justice in the D.C. metropolitan area. Through a combination of strategies, including legal services, education, policy advocacy and community organizing, the EJC works to protect the rights of low-wage workers, focusing on particularly vulnerable populations.
Social Media and Communications Volunteer
The EJC is looking for a committed volunteer to help us maintain a strong social media presence and assist, as needed, with blogging for our website. The volunteer will be responsible for posting relevant articles, updates, pictures and videos to the EJC facebook page and the EJC’s campaign Facebook page, Paid Sick Days for All, in an eye-grabbing way. The volunteer will also be responsible for tweeting on a regular basis on behalf of EJC and expanding our Twitter presence by growing our number of followers. The volunteer should be interested in EJC’s work and committed to advancing our mission through expanding and strengthening our social media and communications program.
The Social Media and Communications Volunteer should expect to volunteer a total of 5-6 hours per week for the EJC.
Volunteer should have:
training or experience working with facebook and twitter for campaigns or non-profits
strong writing skills
experience writing blogs for advocacy purposes
a general interest and commitment to the mission of the EJC
ability to create memes a plus
- proficiency in video editing a plus
Interested applicants please contact Niser@dcejc.org
Summer 2014 Law Clerks
EJC seeks 2-3 full-time law clerks to work with us for ten weeks over the summer.
The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) protects and promotes the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area. To ensure that all workers receive fair treatment in the workplace, the EJC uses experienced employment law attorneys and policy advocates to provide high-quality, free legal advice and assistance to low-wage workers and to push for changes in workplace fairness laws. With our combined focus on legal services, advocacy and education, there is no stronger voice for the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area.
The law clerks will support the EJC attorneys in any ongoing litigation in which they are engaged, interview clients, conduct legal research, and prepare legal memoranda on novel issues of law. Law clerks will also participate in the EJC’s weekly Workers’ Rights Clinics, in which they will interview workers regarding their individual workplace legal problems, discuss these issues with experienced employment lawyers, convey legal advice to the client from the attorneys, and, under the supervision of the attorneys, assist clients in drafting letters and/or any other legal documents necessary for them to pursue their claims.
Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
The law clerks will be supervised by one or more of the EJC attorneys and will receive one week of formal orientation and training.
EJC will cooperate with each student to secure funding.
Interested students may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Laura Brown, EJC Director of Legal Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The positions are open until filled.
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The EJC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to racial equity and will hire without regard to applicants’ race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial responsibilities, marital status, veterans status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, receipt of public benefits, or any other characteristic that is protected under D.C. or federal law.