SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
Job Title: SEIU Law Student Program - Externs and Interns (Spring 2018)
Location: Washington, D.C.
SEIU LAW STUDENT PROGRAM
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has openings for part-time law clerks and full- and part-time externs during the Spring 2018 academic term. The duration of the internship is January 2018 through May 2018.
SEIU is a progressive, dynamic and growing labor organization representing over 2 million members in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, principally in the property service, public service, and health care fields. Attorneys in SEIU’s Legal Department engage in innovative lawyering to further the organization's interests in organizing new workers, improving working conditions, engaging in political action, and achieving social justice. This includes representation of SEIU in litigation before courts and administrative agencies involving the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, election campaign finance laws, and local and state labor relations statutes.
Law clerks and externs in the SEIU Legal Department conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda, work with attorneys on pending litigation, attend hearings and conferences, and meet with union leaders.
Generally, law clerks and externs are assigned to work in the Legal Department in Washington, D.C. However, a full-time law clerk may be assigned to work at a field location. One or more of the clerks will be selected through the Peggy Browning Fund (www.peggybrowningfund.org).
Law clerks are paid $22/hour. Externs receive credit from their law schools. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights and social change. The successful applicant will have a strong academic background with excellent writing and researching skills. Completion of the basic labor law course is not required, but applicants who have taken it should so note on the application.
NOTE: THESE POSITIONS ARE ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT LAW STUDENTS; LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
Special Applications Instructions: In order to be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, references and law school grades. You can upload your documents in the fields labeled ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS. If you are having technical difficulty in uploading your materials, please send an email to LalaFatima.Alaoui@seiu.org .
No telephone calls please.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.