Liberal Arts Career Services
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Workers Defense Project, Workers Right Advocate, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10369

Sat, May 30, 2015

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10369 

Workers Defense Project (WDP) is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to ensure fair employment through education, direct services, community organizing, and strategic partnerships.

Intern Opening: Workers Rights Advocate in Dallas and Austin, TX 
Internship Period: June 8-August 7
Last day to apply: May 20th, 2015

The Intern will work with WDP staff and volunteers to protect the rights of low-wage Latina/o workers who face workplace violations. The intern will learn important skills in community organizing, policy advocacy, non-profit administration, and case management. 

Requirements: 
→ 3.0 GPA 
→ Strong written and verbal communication skills
→ Fluent in Spanish 
→ Computer literate: Word, Internet, and e-mail 
→ Ability to work independently
→ Commitment to social justice
→ Able to work hours a week including some nights and weekends. 

Responsibilities: Intern will work with WDP staff and volunteers to:
→ Assist in planning and carrying out public pressure campaigns to protect workers rights
→ Help Coordinate weekly clinics to address issues of workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers
→ Assist with weekly intake of wage claim cases and other employment violations
→ Assist in negotiation with employers who violate workers’ rights
→ Create "know your rights materials" in Spanish and English
→ Inform Latina/o immigrant workers of their rights
→ General Office Admin support, answering phones, case data entry, etc. 

Compensation:
→ Life-long experience and skills 
→ Weekly stipend of $150 to cover costs associated with travel and food 
→ Referrals for future employment 
→ Possible class credit 

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