United Food and Commercial Workers

United Food and Commercial Workers

Internship – Law Clerks

Based in Washington, DC


As the largest private sector labor union in North America, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents more than 1.3 million workers in the United States and Canada. Our members work primarily in retail food stores; food packinghouses and processing plants; department and drug stores; chemical facilities; and distillery and cannabis industries.

Washington DC, near Metro (on-site)

Position Description:
The Law Clerk will work closely with attorneys to produce legal research and writing on important worker issues, including labor and employment laws and related legal proceedings and legislation. The work of law clerks supports the goals of the union’s officers and staff, including to further organizing and bargaining campaigns and engage in legislative advocacy at the federal and state level. Law clerks also assist in developing potential litigation and counseling decision-makers, including affiliate local unions and the UFCW’s regional and program-level staff. We involve law clerks as much as possible in discussions with attorneys and staff so that clerks may understand how their work fits into the union’s wider mission, and how unions develop strategies for organizing workers and advancing worker interests.


  • Completion of one year of law school.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to progressive social change, worker rights, the labor movement, and/or economic justice.

$20.00 per hour.

Fall Semester 2023.

Vaccination Requirement:
UFCW policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, consistent with applicable law. Any requests or questions may be submitted to: hrcovid@ufcw.org.

To Apply:
Please submit a résumé, cover letter, a writing sample/excerpt: http://jobs.localjobnetwork.com/j/72541416    

We believe our success rests on recruiting and retaining a diverse staff. UFCW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to applicable state and federal laws.

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