Thursday, March 12, 2015

United Food and Commercial Workers Union: Summer 2015 Law Clerk


Washington, DC
Application Deadline: 05/29/2015

Date Posted: 03/03/2015
Job Type: INTERNSHIP - Paid
Schedule Type: Internship
Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Employment/Labor

Job Description

Background:As the largest private sector labor union in North America, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents more than 1.3 million workers in the United States and Canada.Its members are employed principally in retail food stores; food processing, packing and manufacturing plants; department and drugs stores; and distillery and chemical industries.
Job Description:Law clerks provide legal writing and research support to in-house and outside attorneys on a wide variety of issues and cases, including labor, employment and related court and administrative proceedings.Law clerks work closely with attorneys.We endeavor to involve law clerks as much as possible in discussions with attorneys and union representatives so that they have an understanding of how their work fits into a particular case, or in the development of overall strategies for organizing and representing workers.Law clerks will be permitted to use papers they draft for writing samples where appropriate. 


Strong analytical abilities and effective oral and written communication skills. Commitment or interest in labor or employment law, or the labor movement, economic change, and social justice is preferred.Completion of one year of law school.


$20.00 per hour; Availability to work full-time hours (35-40 hours/week) preferred.

Application Instructions:

Summer 2015, with possible extension to work part-time through fall and beyond.**PLEASE SUMBIT A WRITING SAMPLE following your cover letter in the designated cover letter field when submitting your information on the following page.
Submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to:
UFCW is an equal opportunity employer.Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 
Application Deadline: 05/29/2015