Job and Internship Opportunities


Job Title:  Workplace Justice Intern (paid)

 Working Hours: 35 hours per week, May 29th-August 4th (Approximate dates.)

 Compensation: WJCNY will pay $15/hour for this paid intern position.  No fringe benefits will be included.

Job Summary: The Workplace Justice Intern will work directly with the Worker Justice Center staff on a variety of legal and non-legal matters. Assignments include assisting with outreach to farmworkers and other low-wage workers, educational workshops, community events, translating documents and materials, assisting with client communications, conducting general administrative tasks and assisting with worker advocacy efforts and conducting related research.

Internship Requirements:

  • Spanish language fluency
  • Experience with low-wage worker and immigrant communities, including life experience
  • A commitment to social justice issues
  • Driver’s license
  • Computer proficiency

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Lewis Papenfuse by email at by Tuesday May 12th.

WJCNY is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants regardless of race, sex, disability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. WJCNY is an affirmative action employer and encourages applicants from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.


Summer Legal Internship (unpaid)

Worker Justice Center’s Kingston and Rochester offices are currently recruiting legal interns for Summer 2017. It is our goal at Worker Justice Center to provide our legal interns with an academically enriching experience,
gaining real-world experience in the practice of law, with a focus on litigation. Interns will work directly with, and under the supervision of, the Worker Justice Center attorneys on a variety of legal matters. Assignments include but are not limited to:

• Researching a variety of legal issues related to employment law and low-wage worker advocacy;
• Drafting legal documents, including discovery demands and responses, initial pleadings and court correspondence; and
• Attending all court conferences, mediations and depositions (as available) for professional development.
While not required, preference will be given to law students who demonstrate a commitment to public service through their coursework or extracurricular activities. Bilingual preferred (Spanish).

Eligibility: The WJCNY Legal Internship is open to second and third-year students only.

How to Apply: To apply to the Kingston Office, please send a cover letter, resumé (including contact information for 2-3 personal and/or professional references), original writing sample, and a school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) via email to Laura Revercomb at To apply to the Rochester Office, please send all of the materials listed above via email to John Marsella at Only complete applications will be considered.Worker Justice Center legal internships are unpaid and do not guarantee a position with Worker Justice Center upon completion.