SEIU (The Service Employees International Union)
Job Title: LAW FELLOWSHIP- FIGHT FOR $15 Grad LF1: $64,895/YR
Location: Washington, D.C.
2018 SEIU FIGHT FOR $15 LAW FELLOWSHIP
The Legal Department of the Service Employees International Union will have an opening for a law fellow, starting in mid-December 2018. The SEIU Law Fellowship Program was established to introduce recent law graduates to a broad range of legal work within an international union, and offers an excellent opportunity for new lawyers to work with experienced union-side lawyers on a variety of cutting-edge issues related to the advancement of workers’ interests.
SEIU is a progressive and dynamic labor organization representing over 2 million workers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, principally in the building service, public service, and healthcare fields. Attorneys in SEIU’s Legal Department engage in innovative lawyering to further the union's interests in organizing new workers, improving working conditions, engaging in political action, and achieving social justice.
The 2018 Fight for $15 Law Fellow will provide legal support for SEIU’s campaign in support of the Fight for $15 movement. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to be involved in many areas of the legal department’s work. While each fellowship experience varies according to the work of the department, the Fellow can expect to be involved in at least some of the following types of work: litigation to enforce the labor and employment rights of union members; handling matters before the National Labor Relations Board; drafting amicus briefs in support of workers’ rights issues before the NLRB and appellate courts; advice and assistance to staff organizers on organizing campaigns; involvement in policy and legislative initiatives; and participation in SEIU’s political program.
The Fellowship is based in Washington, D.C, and has a one year term, with an option to renew for a second year (with the mutual agreement of the Fellow and SEIU). Full vacation and health benefits are provided, and salary is commensurate with experience. Recent law graduates, judicial clerks, and third-year law students are welcome to apply. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights, and a desire to practice union-side labor law.
To apply for the Fellowship, please go to www.seiu.org/jobs and include in your application a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript and two letters of recommendation.
The application deadline is November 23, 2018.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer