Fellowship Sponsorship Opportunities & Volunteering

Fellowship Sponsorship Announcement & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

November 2016


The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) is currently accepting applications from qualified third-year law students, recent law school graduates and judicial law clerks who are interested in applying to Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Soros or other post-graduate public interest fellowships sponsored by NDLON. We seek creative, motivated applicants interested in joining our dynamic legal department.

About NDLON:

NDLON is a national network composed of 46 member organizations dedicated to improving the lives of day laborers and their families in the United States. Collectively, NDLON and its member organizations operate over 50 worker centers in 18 states across the country. Together, we strengthen and connect organizations to advance immigrants' workplace, civil, and political rights. In addition to negotiating and developing a landmark partnership with AFL-CIO, NDLON has recently led efforts to turn the tide on the criminalization of immigrant workers, through a combination of litigation, organizing, and policy advocacy. Our growing legal department works in service of NDLON's mission to empower immigrant workers, and we continue to innovate integrated law and organizing strategies to advance social justice.

NDLON has offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington DC, and has staff working in remote locations. As the host organization, NDLON will work with fellowship applicant(s) to develop a project proposal that supports NDLON’s organizing efforts of low-income immigrant communities. Proposals addressing the intersection of immigration & criminal justice and workers rights & economic justice are of particular interest for this application cycle.

Qualifications:
NDLON is seeking fellowship applicants with:

    • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of low-income, people of color, and/or immigrant communities
    • Excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills
    • Strong ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies and ability to work collaboratively to develop partnerships and coalitions
    • Self-direction and initiative
    • Bilingual skills in Spanish

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit an application packet that includes the following:

    • Cover letter that describes commitment to and experience in issues affecting low-income immigrants and to social and economic justice. Cover letter should also include fellowship project proposal or outline that describes how the proposed idea(s) fit within NDLON’s mission and priorities.
    • Resume
    • Two brief legal writing samples
    • Law school transcript (unofficial is okay)

Please submit application packets electronically to Chris Newman, Legal Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using “Fellowship 2016” as your subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with strong preference given to those received by September 9, 2016, in order to ensure sufficient time to develop strong proposals.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s Los Angeles office is looking for individuals dedicated to labor and immigrant rights to serve as Interns/Volunteers beginning immediately for a term of 3 months.

NDLON is seeking (4) interns/volunteers to support NDLON’s Communications & Media team. These interns/Volunteers will work as part of NDLONs Communications & Media team to increase internal capacity and produce multimedia for ongoing campaigns. This is a temporary unpaid internship/ volunteer opportunity, which would report to NDLONs Communications Manager currently based in Los Angeles, CA.

About NDLON:
NDLON is a national network composed of 46 member organizations dedicated to improving the lives of day laborers and their families in the United States.  Collectively, NDLON and its member organizations operate over 40 worker centers in 18 states across the country.  Together, we strengthen and connect organizations to advance immigrants' workplace, civil, and political rights.  

Video Production
Description: Will focus on creating and producing videos to be used for new and ongoing campaigns to stop deportations, to support wage theft issues and to highlight the work and contributions of day laborers around the country.

Graphic Design
Description: Will focus on creating and producing flyers, digital artwork, and web based graphics (memes, infographics, etc…) to be used for new and ongoing campaigns to stop deportations, to support wage theft issues, and to highlight the work and contributions of day laborers around the country.

Editorial
Description: Will focus on creating and producing written material for new and ongoing campaigns to stop deportations, to support wage theft issues, and to highlight the work and contributions of day laborers around the country. The intern will publish drafts for op-eds, articles, and propose ideas for potential articles.

Web Development
Description: Will focus on assisting the growth and development of web based campaign and action platforms. The intern will assist in beginning to advanced Wordpress development, website maintenance/security, installing plugins, researching tools to interface with online advocacy software, increasing the web-based capacity for NDLON’s growing online/web presence.

How to Apply:
Please send your resume, 2 references and letter of intent detailing your experience and why/how you would like to support the work of NDLON to Armando Carmona This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Intern.”

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