Jobs and Internships
The Litigation Coordinator is responsible for developing, conducting, and managing litigation aimed at reforming systemic abuses in agricultural employment and violations of law by federal agencies. As most cases are co-counseled, the Coordinator develops and maintains relationships with legal services organizations and private law firms. The Coordinator also assists in litigation and advocacy in administrative agencies. The Litigation Coordinator reports to FJ’s President and collaborates closely with other staff, including the Director of Occupational and Environmental Health and the Director of Immigration and Labor Rights. The Litigation Coordinator heads a litigation team that includes a Staff Attorney, a Law Graduate Fellow, and interns. The position is in Washington, D.C.
Health Policy Attorney
The Health Policy Attorney is responsible for analyzing federal and state law and policy affecting safety and access to healthcare, and representing farmworkers and their families in administrative agencies. The Health Policy Attorney supports FJ's legal team in litigation and legislative advocacy efforts to ensure healthy and secure living and working conditions for workers and their families. The Health Policy Attorney disseminates policy analyses through written and oral presentations, including reports and policy briefs, website and blog postings, and conference and webinar presentations. The Attorney also provides legal and technical assistance to farmworkers, farmworker organizations, legal advocates and healthcare providers. This position reports to Director of Occupational and Environmental Health and collaborates closely with other FJ staff. The position is in Washington, D.C.
About Farmworker Justice
Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice. Using a multi-faceted approach, Farmworker Justice engages in litigation, administrative and legislative advocacy, training and technical assistance, coalition-building, public education and support for union organizing. Our staff collaborates with talented, dedicated people all over the country to empower farmworkers to improve their working and living conditions.
Our volunteers and interns as well as our employees, find Farmworker Justice to be a warm, invigorating, intellectually stimulating work environment. Our location in the nation's capital guarantees a lively, educational experience. Washington, D.C. is a diverse city, filled with history, offering tremendous opportunities to enjoy cultural, sports, political and other activities, as well as beaches, forests and other opportunities to enjoy nature within a short distance away. We offer competitive salaries and benefits for a small not-for-profit organization.
Farmworker Justice was founded in 1981. In 1996, FJ became a subsidiary corporation of National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest constituency-based Hispanic civil rights organization. Farmworker Justice maintains an independent Board of Directors and 501(c)(3) status as a charitable corporation.