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A Better Balance Summer Internship 2015—NYC Office 

Current 1L and 2L law students with their own funding are invited to apply for a 2015 summer internship at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center (“ABB”) in our New York City office.

Organization Description:

ABB is a national legal advocacy organization that is a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce.  ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security.  ABB works on the national and local level employing a wide range of strategies — legislative advocacy, litigation, direct services, grassroots organizing, research and public education — to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers, and support family caregiving.

Since its founding in 2005, ABB has been at the forefront of a movement to fight for family-friendly laws and policies.  We focus on a variety of issues, such as: family leave insurance, paid sick leave, and fairness for working families. We support paid sick leave campaigns at the state and local level around the country, and are at the center of efforts for family leave insurance in New York State.  Our program to end discrimination against pregnant women and those with caregiving responsibilities focuses on national and local advocacy as well as individual representation.   We run a free legal advice and counseling hotline for low-income New Yorkers who face employment law issues because of their caregiving responsibilities or because of a violation of New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act.

Finally, ABB pushes for public policy reform on a range of issues, such as parity for part-time workers, predictable scheduling, workplace flexibility for employees across the economic spectrum, and valuing the work of all family caregivers, whether they care for a newborn, a sick child, an aging relative, or a family member with a disability.

Intern Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to work/family law and policy, reproductive justice, women’s rights, civil rights, or advocacy for low-income individuals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, research, and analytic skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to: Jake McDonald, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Januaray 16, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABB is an equal opportunity employer.

 

A Better Balance Summer Internship 2015—Southern Office 

Current 1L and 2L law students with their own funding are invited to apply for a 2015 summer internship at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center (“ABB”) in our Southern office, based in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Organization Description:

ABB is a national legal advocacy organization that is a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce.  ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security.  ABB works on the national and local level employing a wide range of strategies — legislative advocacy, litigation, direct services, grassroots organizing, research and public education — to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers, and support family caregiving.

Since its founding in 2005, ABB has been at the forefront of a movement to fight for family-friendly laws and policies.  We focus on a variety of issues, such as: family leave insurance, paid sick leave, and fairness for working families. We support paid sick leave campaigns at the state and local level around the country, and are at the center of efforts for family leave insurance in New York State.  Our program to end discrimination against pregnant women and those with caregiving responsibilities focuses on national and local advocacy as well as individual representation.  We run a free legal hotline for low-income workers who face employment law issues because of their caregiving responsibilities.  ABB also conducts trainings for low-income workers and their advocates.  Finally, ABB pushes for public policy reform on a range of issues, such as parity for part-time workers, predictable scheduling, workplace flexibility for employees across the economic spectrum, and valuing the work of all family caregivers, whether they care for a newborn, a sick child, an aging relative, or a family member with a disability.

The ABB Southern Office opened in 2014 and focuses on the plight of working families in the Southeastern United States, where poverty rates are some of the highest in the country and progressive legal protections are scarce. The Southern Office has a particular focus on fairness for pregnant workers and breastfeeding mothers, as well as other uniquely Southern issues affecting families in the workplace.

Intern Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to work/family law and policy, reproductive justice, women’s rights, civil rights, or advocacy for low-income individuals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, research, and analytic skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to: Elizabeth Gedmark, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 16, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABB is an equal opportunity employer.

 


A Better Balance Term-Time Internship, Spring 2015—NYC Office (work can be done remotely)

Current 2L law students with their own funding are invited to apply for a Spring 2015 term-time internship at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center (“ABB”) in our New York City office.  Interns will assist with an exciting, ongoing public education project.  Our new online resource, babygate.abetterbalance.org, provides clear, accessible legal information for parents and parents-to-be as they navigate the complex web of state, local, and federal laws that govern their workplace rights.  The webpage is designed to empower individuals so they will not be forced out of the workplace when they engage in family caregiving.  Interns will provided vital assistance by identifying and researching newly passed or enacted laws to add to this webpage.  Interns will also translate the legal information into digestible language for a lay audience.  This internship is done remotely.

Organization Description:

ABB is a national legal advocacy organization that is a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce.  ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security.  ABB works on the national and local level employing a wide range of strategies — legislative advocacy, litigation, direct services, grassroots organizing, research and public education — to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers, and support family caregiving.

Since its founding in 2005, ABB has been at the forefront of a movement to fight for family-friendly laws and policies.  We focus on a variety of issues, such as: family leave insurance, paid sick leave, and fairness for working families. We support paid sick leave campaigns at the state and local level around the country, and are at the center of efforts for family leave insurance in New York State.  Our program to end discrimination against pregnant women and those with caregiving responsibilities focuses on national and local advocacy as well as individual representation.   We run a free legal advice and counseling hotline for low-income New Yorkers who face employment law issues because of their caregiving responsibilities or because of a violation of New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act.

Finally, ABB pushes for public policy reform on a range of issues, such as parity for part-time workers, predictable scheduling, workplace flexibility for employees across the economic spectrum, and valuing the work of all family caregivers, whether they care for a newborn, a sick child, an aging relative, or a family member with a disability.

Intern Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to work/family law and policy, reproductive justice, women’s rights, civil rights, or advocacy for low-income individuals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, research, and analytic skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.
How to Apply:

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter with “term-time internship” in the subject line to: Jake McDonald, jmcdonald@abetterbalance.org by January 9, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABB is an equal opportunity employer.


 

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