2019 Winter/Spring Legal Externships Washington, D.C., or New York City (option to work remotely)

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) seeks one 2019 winter/spring semester extern to conduct research into the treatment under state law of workers as employees or independent contractors. The position is paid. Students will work under supervision of NELP attorneys in New York City and Washington, D.C., but may work remotely.

About NELP:

The National Employment Law Project is a non‐profit research and advocacy organization that fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed. We collaborate with national, state and local allies—including worker centers, community groups, immigrant advocacy organizations, unions, faith-based organizations, policy makers and think tanks—to create good jobs and enforce hard-won worker rights.  NELP is one of the country’s leading workers’ rights organizations, developing innovative policy models, conducting research, educating the public and other advocates, supporting worker organizing, and engaging in strategic communications. All of NELP’s work is built upon a strong commitment to eliminating structural racism. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.nelp.org.

The Externship:

With a staff of lawyers, researchers, and policy experts, NELP works in close partnership with lawyers, grassroots organizing groups, and reformers to test new policy models in the states and cities and translate them to the federal level, and to enforce long-fought legal rights and protections, in order to respond to the key problems of the U.S. labor market in the twenty‐first century.

NELP seeks a law student to work in a paid externship position during the 2019 winter/spring semester for 10 hours/week over a ten-week period. The externship will focus on our work researching and developing policies to address the rise of outsourcing, the “gig economy,” and contingent work structures (“the fissured economy”) to ensure fair wages and job quality.

To Apply:

Interested students should fill out our application form at https://www.tfaforms.com/4713877. Please select “2019 Spring Semester Work Structures Extern” as the position you are applying for and attach a resume and cover letter.

Compensation for this externship position is $20 per hour, with a maximum of 15 hours per week (during a 10 week period). Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis but no later than March 31, 2019. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

NELP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

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