Jobs and Internships

 

FARMWORKER JUSTICE HEALTH FELLOWSHIP

 

Farmworker Justice (FJ), a national non-profit farmworker advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks a highly qualified, motivated individual for the one-year Farmworker Justice Health Fellowship. The individual will support FJ’s health promotion and occupational safety and health projects.

The Health Fellowship will provide an exciting opportunity to assist farmworkers and their organizations with technical and program support and to assist FJ professional staff on health promotion and occupational safety and health projects. The fellow will:

  • Assist in the development of health and occupational safety and health educational materials for farmworkers, advocates, and community service providers/organizations
  • Provide  research, analysis and logistical support for FJ’s health promotion and occupational safety and health projects
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting of project activities
  • Support general organizational activities, including writing articles for newsletters and website content, assisting the Board of Directors, attending and coordinating coalition meetings, and organizing resource materials

 

Qualifications:

  • A. required, Master’s degree in Public Health or similar field preferred
  • Excellent research and writing skills, including ability to synthesize information from different sources and present information in a variety of written formats and styles
  • Strong commitment to the mission of Farmworker Justice and to improving the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently on multiple projects
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred, proficiency in Haitian Creole a plus
  • Prior experience in training, data collection and research, and material development a plus

The Health Fellowship is a one-year, paid, full-time position for one year, starting in September 2021. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the position will be remote until it is deemed safe to return to the office.

Salary: $45,000

Application Deadline: Position open until filled. Interested applicants please email cover letter, brief writing sample and resume to aguild@farmworkerjustice.org with the subject line: “Health Fellowship Application”

Farmworker Justice is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Information about our organization is available at www.farmworkerjustice.org.


FARMWORKER JUSTICE LAW CLERK POSITION

 

Farmworker Justice (FJ), a non-profit advocacy, litigation and education organization based in Washington, D.C. and serving farmworkers across the country, seeks a highly qualified, motivated law student for the part-time position of law clerk.  The individual will support FJ’s work on immigration and labor rights.

The law clerk’s activities range, including to:

  • Provide legal research and analysis for FJ’s policy analysis, advocacy and litigation on immigration, labor rights, and occupational health and safety
  • Monitor developments on immigration, labor, and health issues (including COVID-19) affecting migrant and seasonal farmworkers
  • Engage in electronic discovery review and analysis and provide feedback to attorneys on review of electronic documents and communications exchanged in the course of litigation.

Qualifications:

  • Law student seeking a law degree (J.D.), in second or third year
  • Excellent research and writing skills, including ability to synthesize information from different sources and present information in a variety of written formats and styles
  • Strong commitment to the mission of Farmworker Justice and to improving the living and working conditions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently on multiple projects
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Proficiency in Spanish a benefit but not required
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the rules of evidence and civil procedure
  • Course work or experience with immigration, labor, environmental and/or health policy a benefit.

The law clerk position is intended to last one calendar year but a one-semester clerkship is possible.  This position may be performed remotely.

Compensation/Academic Credit

As a non-profit organization which represents low-income working people and their families at no charge, Farmworker Justice has limited resources.  It therefore seeks applications from law students who could obtain law school credit by participating in an externship program.  Legal interns at Farmworker Justice obtain valuable experience working on interesting legal topic and enjoy FJ’s collaborative work environment.

Application: Position open until filled. Interested applicants please email cover letter, brief writing sample and resume to connect@farmworkerjustice.org, with the subject line: “Law Clerk Application”

Farmworker Justice is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Information about our organization is available at www.farmworkerjustice.org.