2023 Paid Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Summer Fellowship
Yakima and Wenatchee, Washington
Paid Fellowship ($6,300) Available through Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project
Northwest Justice Project Farmworker Unit seeks summer interns to join a team of experienced attorneys and outreach specialists in serving migrant farm workers throughout the state of Washington. Interns will join labor camp outreach, community engagement and legal advocacy efforts to further farmworker justice in the State.
Law students will work with attorneys on ongoing cases, which include claims of farmworker sexual harassment, discrimination, pesticide safety, wage theft, labor rights and the H-2A temporary visa program. Northwest Justice Project is the LSC funded staffed Legal Services program for Washington State. The internship runs for 10 weeks.
Interns may also have the opportunity to work on cases or campaigns associated with the Campesina Digna project. The Campesina Digna project builds capacity for individual farmworkers and their communities to combat rampant workplace sexual violence and harassment affecting farmworkers in Washington. Campesina Digna integrates legal education, litigation, and increased access to victim services to secure justice for survivors of sexual harassment, create a safe work environment for all farmworkers, and ultimately change the culture of the agricultural industry in rural Washington communities by ending tolerance for sexual violence in the workplace.
- Commitment to farmworker and racial justice.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- The ability to work independently and cooperatively with different types of people.
- Spanish language proficiency.
- Fellowship funding ($6,300) will be available for several positions in Yakima and Wenatchee through the Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Fellowship.
Application materials should include cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. We request that the cover letter include specific interest in this opportunity, commitment to serving low income individuals and communities, and any connection to the communities NJP serves.
NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Human Resources Department by calling (206) 464-1519.Y