International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART)

Washington, DC

We are pleased to announce that SMART is joining our fellowship program in 2019. This is the 2019 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) represents around 216,000 members in more than 700 local unions and councils across the United States and Canada. SMART’s membership consists of sheet metal workers, service technicians, bus operators, engineers, conductors, sign workers, welders, production employees, and more.

The SMART Legal Department, located in Washington, DC, provides legal advice and guidance to SMART officers and staff, as well as its affiliated local unions and councils. The Department also assists the union with organizing, representational matters, formulating and carrying out its policies and programs, and a wide variety of internal union matters.

The fellowship with the SMART Legal Department will provide the fellow with unique insight into working as in-house counsel at an International Union. The fellow will have an essential role in the day-to-day activities of SMART’s Legal Department by performing legal research and writing on a wide variety of labor and employment issues, assisting with the 2019 SMART General Convention, and performing other substantive work to support SMART and its members.

Applicants should possess a demonstrated interest in the labor movement and worker advocacy. 2Ls who will have taken a labor law class by the end of their 2L year are strongly preferred. In addition to the basic application requirements, applicants for this fellowship must also submit a legal writing sample and law school transcript.

The fellowship is a summer position that will last 10 weeks, with a total ten-week stipend of $8,000.

Address cover letter to:

International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART)
Legal Department
ATTN: Donna Silverman, House Counsel
1750 New York Ave, N.W. Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006

www.smart-union.org