A Better Balance Summer Internship 2014
Current law students with their own funding are invited to apply for a 2014 summer internship at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center (“ABB”).
ABB is a 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. Partnering with the law firm, Outten & Golden LLP, we run the Families @ Work Legal Clinic, which provides free legal advice and counseling to low-income New Yorkers who face employment law issues because of their caregiving responsibilities. ABB also conducts trainings for low-income New Yorkers and their advocates. Finally, ABB pushes for public policy reform on a range of issues, such as parity for part-time workers, 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.
How to Apply:
ABB is an equal opportunity employer.