Job and Internship Opportunities

Kingston Opportunity

2015  SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP

The Worker Justice Center of New York (WJCNY) provides access to justice for low wage and agricultural workers who have experienced labor and human rights violations. We open avenues of justice through legal representation, advocacy, rights education and worker organizing. Our goal is to bring about systemic labor justice by empowering workers to take leadership roles in demanding dignity in their work.

WJCNY’s Kingston office is currently recruiting legal interns for Summer 2015. Interns will work directly with WJCNY attorneys and staff on a variety of legal matters, with a strong focus on wage and hour litigation.

Responsibilities

  • Issue-spotting and conducting legal research to determine available meritorious claims.
  • Investigating claims of potential clients through fact development and damages assessments.
  • Drafting legal documents, including memoranda, demand letters, discovery documents and court filings.
  • Assisting clients through the administrative agency process.
  • Conducting outreach to farmworkers and low-wage workers.
  • Assisting with educational workshops and organizational events.

 

Qualifications

  • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to economic and labor justice or other related social justice issues through their coursework or extracurricular activities.
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish is strongly desired.

To apply, please send via email a cover letter, resume and recent writing sample to Thomas Feeney at tfeeney@wjcny.org. Please indicate “Summer 2015 Intern Program” in the subject line of your email.

Internships

The Worker Justice Center of New York’s Kingston and Rochester offices are currently recruiting college, graduate, and law interns for spring and summer 2015 and beyond. Internship positions require a flexible weekly commitment, based on the needs of the organization and your availability. Interns will work directly with the Worker Justice Center staff on a variety of legal and non-legal matters. Assignments may include:

  • assisting with outreach to farmworkers and other low-wage workers
  • assisting with educational workshops, events, and fundraisers
  • conducting client intakes
  • assisting with investigations
  • translating documents and materials
  • assisting with communications
  • conducting general administrative tasks
  • assisting with worker advocacy efforts
  • conducting legal tasks including research and drafting (legal interns only)

While not required, preference will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to public service through their coursework or extracurricular activities. Spanish speakers preferred. To apply please send a resume via email to Lew Papenfuse at lpapenfuse@wjcny.org, along with a brief statement of your interest. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

 

Seeking Volunteers

The Worker Justice Center of New York’s Kingston and Rochester offices are currently seeking volunteers to work directly with the WCJNY staff on a variety of legal and non-legal matters. Scheduling is flexible, depending on the needs of the organization and your availability. Assignments may include:

  • Assisting with outreach to farmworkers and other low-wage workers
  • Assisting with educational workshops, events, and fundraisers
  • Conducting client intakes
  • Assisting with investigations
  • Translating documents and materials
  • Assisting with communications
  • Conducting general administrative tasks

Volunteers should demonstrate a commitment to public service and social justice. Spanish speakers strongly preferred. To apply please send a resume via email to Lew Papenfuse at lpapenfuse@wjcny.org, along with a brief statement of your interest. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.