Global Labor Justice/International Labor Rights Forum

Washington, DC

This is the 2023 fellowship description for this mentor organization. This fellowship position has been filled.

Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) is a newly merged organization bringing strategic capacity to cross-sectoral work on global value chains and labor migration corridors. GLJ-ILRF holds global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; advances policies and laws that protect decent work and just migration; and strengthens freedom of association, new forms of bargaining, and worker organizations.

GLJ-ILRF is seeking a fellow to work with its legal department during Summer 2023. Legal work at GLJ-ILRF supports worker-led campaigns to win power in the global economy. Current campaigns involve several sectors globally including garment manufacturing, agriculture, fishing, hospitality, and retail. Issues covered include freedom of association, living wages, racial and gender justice, and just migration. Our legal team works closely with our campaign staff and as well as partner unions and civil society organizations on building legal strategies that advance their organizing goals.

Roles and responsibilities

During Summer 2023, GLJ-ILRF will host law fellows who are currently JD students or enrolled in a joint JD program.

The 2023 internship program will be fully remote, though students in the Washington DC area may choose to come into work at our DC office.

Fellows will work on ongoing GLJ-ILRF campaigns as well as urgent case response as necessary, under the direct supervision of GLJ-ILRF attorneys and campaign staff. Responsibilities include drafting factual and legal memoranda, research reports, and external communications (letters to targets, press releases, etc.). Past Fellows have worked on cases involving advocacy with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Labor Organization (ILO), UN Special Rapporteurs and US Congress.

Fellows will be provided opportunities to attend educational sessions on movement lawyering as well as on ongoing work at the organization.


The summer fellowship program will run from Monday June 5 to Friday August 12, 2023, during which interns are expected to work 35 hours per week.

Stipend: $7,000 for 10 weeks.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:

Sahiba Gill
Staff Attorney
Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF)
1634 I Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006