Summer Legal Intern

· New York, New York
Employment Type Intern

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for 2.2 million domestic workers who work as nannies, home care workers, and cleaners in private homes. Powered by 60+ affiliates, chapters, and individual workers across the country, NDWA organizes domestic workers to raise industry standards and guarantee workplace rights and dignity by waging policy (legislative and administrative) campaigns at the municipal, state and federal level and elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for racial, economic and gender justice. 


Responsibilities


  • Research existing and proposed federal, state, and municipal policies affecting domestic workers, immigrants, and low-wage workers
  • Conduct Legal research and analysis 
  • Draft policy briefs and facts sheets in support of policy campaigns
  • Assisting with crafting and advocating for federal, state, and municipal policies
  • Provide support to local, state and federal campaigns to advance the rights and protections of domestic workers, immigrant communities and low-paid workers. 
  • Legislative bill tracking and analysis


Qualifications


  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to take initiative, assess priorities, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Commitment to racial and economic justice and an understanding of issues facing low‐wage workers, immigrant and Black communities, and other communities of color
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.


Application Instructions


Interested candidates should submit the following:


  • Cover letter 
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample (no more than 9 pages)


Interested candidates should send their materials as soon as possible, but no later than October 31, 2020, to the following Bamboo link: https://domesticworkers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=126 

 

For more information, please contact Tovia Siegel, tovia@domesticworkers.org.


Compensation


NDWA requires internship candidates to seek funding from their school or other programs.  NDWA does not permit unpaid internships and encourages students to apply to the Peggy Browning Fund, which offers resources and summer funding to law students interested in workers’ rights. 


Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply.

 

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Employment Type
    Intern