Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2012 Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Internship

Columbia Legal Services seeks up to three farm worker justice interns who will work on farm worker advocacy cases and projects in one of the following offices: Olympia, Wenatchee, and Yakima. All applicants must have the ability to communicate effectively in verbal Spanish. The Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project funds successful applicants at $5,500 for the 10-12 week internship.

The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice interns will support the advocacy of the CLS Working Families Project as it relates to farm workers including community and economic development, legislation and litigation. Working as part of a statewide outreach team, the interns will participate in efforts to educate farm workers about their basic employment rights and other relevant topics through visits to farmworker housing, presentations and meetings with community groups, and radio advocacy. The interns will also do legal research, prepare written memoranda, and assist in case planning for litigation or administrative actions on behalf of low-wage workers. Every effort will be made to provide interns with the opportunity to work on an advocacy project on behalf of an individual worker or family and therefore the intern will likely have some opportunity to work on client interviewing skills.

Details on Symplicity.