United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Washington, DC

This is the 2020 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

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.  Our members work primarily in retail food stores; food packinghouses and processing plants; department and drug stores; chemical facilities; and distillery and cannabis industries.

Peggy Browning Fellows work closely with attorneys to produce legal research and writing on important worker issues, including labor and civil rights laws and related legal proceedings and legislation.  When possible, fellows will draft court documentsm, briefs, and research memoranda.  Fellows also assist in developing potential litigation and counseling decision-makers. We involve fellows as much as possible in discussions with attorneys and staff so that fellows may understand how their work fits into a case and how unions develop strategies for organizing workers and advancing worker interests.

Fellows will have opportunities to network with law clerks at other labor unions through AFL-CIO programs and with other UFCW summer interns. In addition, we encourage our fellows to attend workshops, lectures or similar programs relating to labor and employment law.

The total ten-week stipend for this fellowship will be $8,000. If fellows desire to work more than ten weeks, they will be paid $800 for each additional week.

Address cover letter to:

Joey Hipolito, Assistant General Counsel
UFCW Legal Department
1775 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006