Jobs and Internships
Law Clerk (Spring 2017)
The EJC seeks a law clerk for the spring 2017 semester (starting January or February 2017). The law clerk’s time will be divided among direct legal services, research, and it may include community education and outreach. For legal work, the fellow will support the EJC attorneys and assist with the EJC’s in-house litigation by doing legal research and writing, preparing for hearings, and preparing pleadings and court filings. EJC cases run the gamut of employment law issues, including wage and hour violations, discrimination and harassment, on the job injuries, and leave and disability issues. The fellow will attend the EJC’s weekly Workers’ Rights Clinics and conduct intakes for individual workers. The intakes involve conducting detailed interviews with the worker client, followed by a consultation with one of the EJC attorneys who will provide legal advice and assistance. The law clerk may also support the legal department by distributing flyers, attending community meetings, and conducting “Know-Your-Rights” trainings. The law clerk will be supervised by one or more of the EJC attorneys and will receive formal orientation and training.
Characteristics and skills needed for this position:
- A commitment to working for workers’ rights and social justice
- Ability to work with diverse communities of low-wage workers
- Desire and ability to conduct intake interviews with workers and to develop relationships with them to engage them in EJC’s advocacy and volunteer opportunities
- Strong research, writing, and computer skills
- Excellent organizational skills in order to manage multiple projects
- Patience and perseverance
- Willingness to take initiative
- Good attention to detail
- Flexibility and cooperative spirit
The EJC is unable to pay any portion of the intern’s salary or provide assistance securing housing. However, we encourage students to seek out academic credit or outside funding for their work.
If you are interested in a fall Law Clerk position, please send a resume and a cover letter (by email preferably) expressing why you are interested in the work of the EJC to:
1413 K St. NW, 5th floor
Washington, DC 20005
The deadline for applications is January 6, 2016.