American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

Ann Arbor (with some regional travel required), MI

We are pleased to announce that the AFT will support a new field fellowship based in Ann Arbor, Michigan with the Great Lakes Region Organizing Project. This is the 2019 fellowship description for this mentor organization. This fellowship has been awarded to Summer Flowers from George Washington University Law School.

This position is a unique opportunity that combines front-line, labor-related public interest legal work with grassroots organizing in ongoing union organizing campaigns. The fellow will work directly with a team organizing in the healthcare sector in the state of Michigan. In collaboration with organizers, and under the direction of the AFT Legal Department, the Peggy Browning Fellow will assist with a wide variety of tasks to support organizing campaigns including, for example, interviewing workers, collecting evidence, monitoring worksite activity, conducting legal research, crafting legal arguments, and other writing assignments.

The Peggy Browning Fellow will be based out of the Great Lakes Region Organizing Project organizing office in Ann Arbor, Michigan and work closely with local organizing staff in Michigan. The Fellow will be supervised by the Legal Department of the AFT, located in Washington, DC. Some travel will be required.

Preference for 1L applicants with a demonstrated interest in labor but will consider 2L students interesting in law and organizing as well.

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

Address cover letter to:

American Federation of Teachers
Legal Department
Attn: Sam Lieberman
555 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001