Legal Volunteers/Interns

The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice legal department
provides legal support to our grassroots organizing projects and our
members to force employers and federal, state, and local agencies to
comply with existing laws, to build worker power, and to protect
workers’ rights to organize.  Our current work includes federal impact
litigation and law reform cases, strategic immigration and detention
work, administrative advocacy, policy analysis and advocacy reports,
and campaign research and support.  Practice areas include workers’
rights, housing, civil rights, and immigration.

LAW CLERKS

NOWCRJ seeks law students for term, winter, and summer law clerk
positions to support its work.  Law clerks must have experience and
coursework related to the areas in which NOWCRJ works and a
commitment to using legal tools in the context of community lead
justice campaigns.    Applicants with language skills in Spanish,
Portuguese, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu are especially
encouraged.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and
two references, by email to legaldepartment@nowcrj.org

INDEPENDENT FELLOWSHIPS/ DEFERRED HIRES

The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice seeks law firm
associates, deferred new hires, and other applicants with independent
funding to apply for volunteer placement as a research and writing
fellow at NOWCRJ.   We will consider applicants who desire to work out
of the Workers’ Center in New Orleans or who desire to telecommute.

The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice is dedicated to
organizing workers across race and industry to build the power and
participation of workers and communities. We organize day laborers,
guestworkers, and homeless residents to build movement for dignity and
rights in the post-Katrina landscape.  NOWCRJ will work closely with
the selected applicants to ensure that the volunteer’s skills are
matched with a project that is integral to NOWCRJ’s priorities and
meets a core need of our grassroots membership groups.

To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter describing your
interest and experience in issues affecting low-income immigrants and
in social and economic justice, in policy work in general, and your
preferred area of work, if you have one.  Your cover letter should
also address your likely start and end date.  Please send the cover
letter, résumé, transcript, a list of three references, and a writing
sample to legaldepartment@nowcrj.org

For General Contact information for the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice please click here.

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