2017 MIGRANT FARM WORKER JUSTICE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Yakima and/or Wenatchee, Washington

 

Paid Fellowship ($5500) Available through Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project.

 

The Northwest Justice Project Farmworker Unit seeks summer interns to assist experienced attorneys in serving migrant farm workers through farm labor camp outreach, community education and legal work. Law student outreach is an essential component in helping workers in their efforts to enforce their labor rights and obtain access to needed services.

 

Law students will work with attorneys on ongoing cases and projects, including farmworker sexual harassment cases and community education, pesticide safety, wage theft, and advocacy related to the H-2A temporary visa program for farmworkers.  Northwest Justice Project is the LSC funded staffed Legal Services program for Washington State.  The positions are focused full –time on farmworker advocacy.

 

                  

SPECIFICATIONS:

 

1.     Commitment to advocacy for farmworker communities.

2.     Excellent oral and written communication skills.

3.     The ability to work independently and cooperatively with different types of people.

4.     Spanish language proficiency.

 

SALARY:

 

·       Fellowship funding ($5500) may be available for the Yakima and Wenatchee  positions through the Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Fellowship. (Please contact us for updated information.)

·           NJP will only be able to offer positions in other offices to those students who can totally, or partially, support their internships, whether through a law school public interest program, an externship for credit, work-study, or a willingness to volunteer.

 

APPLICATIONS:  Email cover letter, resume and & writing sample to:

 

Attn.: Karen Holland, Director of Human Resources

               Northwest Justice Project

               karenh@nwjustice.org