Service Employees International Union SEIU Law Student Program / Law Clerks and Externs (Summer 2017) in Washington, District Of Columbia
SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
Job Title: SEIU Law Student Program - Externs and Interns (Summer 2017)
Location: Washington , D.C.
SEIU LAW STUDENT PROGRAM
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has openings for full-time clerks and externs during the Summer of 2017. Duration of the clerkship is 10 weeks from May through August 2017.
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 fall 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.
Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, short writing sample, references, and law school grades. No telephone calls please.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.