Community Justice Project

Pittsburgh, PA

This is the 2019 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

Community Justice Project is an unrestricted legal services program providing services throughout Pennsylvania, except Philadelphia. A Summer Legal Fellow will have the opportunity to work in Pittsburgh on a variety of employment law related projects focusing on immigrant workers. CJP is located in downtown Pittsburgh, several miles from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Duquesne University.

At CJP, we are using a variety of tactics to force employers to pay workers legal wages, including suits in federal and state court, mechanic lien filings, and complaints to the state and federal agencies charged with protecting worker rights. Many immigrant workers fail to receive the wages they have been promised or work in conditions of servitude as undocumented or temporary visa workers.

The Summer Fellow will assist our employment law attorney with research and litigation tasks. A Summer Fellow will have the opportunity to represent clients in administrative hearings for unemployment compensation benefits. Strong Spanish language skills, while not required, would be very helpful.

COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROJECT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. CJP CONSIDERS ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGIOUS CREED, DISABILITY/HANDICAP, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE OR SEX.

The total ten-week stipend for this fellowship will be $6,000.

Address cover letter to:

Megan Lovett, Staff Attorney
Community Justice Project
100 Fifth Avenue  Suite 900
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

www.communityjusticeproject.org