Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)

Legal Department
Washington, DC

This is the 2022 fellowship description for this mentor organization.This position has been filled.

The Laborers’ International Union of North America (“LIUNA”) represents nearly 500,000 members in more than 400 Local Unions across the United States and Canada. LIUNA members work in a variety of fields, from construction and mail handling to government service and health care. The Legal Department collaborates with elected officers and other departments to formulate and carry out Union policies and programs including organizing and representational matters, handles issues arising under a number of federal statutes, and plays a role in a variety of internal union quasi-judicial matters. The Department also provides leadership training and collaborates with other unions to build a stronger labor movement.

The fellowship program in the LIUNA Legal Department provides law students with a unique insight into the practice of union-side labor law at the institutional level, and the labor movement generally. Law students often play an essential role in the day-to-day activities of the Legal Department and conduct research and writing on a wide range of labor and employment law topics. The Legal Department is accepting applications from law students with a strong interest in labor relations and employment law for a full-time paid summer fellowship. Excellent research and writing skills a must.

The stipend for this fellowship will be $20.00 per hour.

LIUNA generally hosts fellows for in-person work at our headquarters in Washington, DC, but during the COVID pandemic we have accommodated remote work to varying degrees, depending on public health and office policy. Remote work options for summer 2022 fellows will be determined at a later time.

In addition to the basic application requirements (cover letter, application form, essays, resume), applicants for this fellowship must also include a legal writing sample and transcript (when available).

Address cover letter to:

Lisa Pau, Associate General Counsel
Laborers’ International Union of North America
905 – 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006