Externship at First Shift

August 5, 2016

First Shift Justice Project is a public interest organization with a mission to empower low-income pregnant women and parents to safeguard the economic security and health of their families by asserting their workplace rights.

To accomplish this mission, we educate the staff and patients of organizations who provide prenatal care to pregnant women and infant care for their babies, as well as the staff and clients of other social service organizations who support low-income families. We counsel women in low-wage jobs to facilitate communication with doctors and employers about their family-related workplace rights and to help them assert those rights. Finally, we refer or represent women whose family-related rights have already been violated.

We are happy to work with bright and motivated students and recent law grads who are passionate about our issues! Our law clerks conduct legal research; draft legal memoranda; meet with clients; and help us reach out to organizations and their clients who might benefit from our services.

For fall semester we are hiring a law clerk to work 10-15 hours per week. Our ideal candidate has demonstrated interest in strengthening women and families, strong writing skills and experience working directly with clients. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Law clerk positions at First Shift Justice Project are unfunded; however, we will work with our law clerks to secure any funding available from other sources.

Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Laura Brown, lbrown@firstshift.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

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