Jobs & Internships
Northeast Justice Center: Immigration lawyer and legal assistant jobs
Northeast Legal Aid (NLA), with offices in Lynn, Lawrence and Lowell, MA, provides free legal aid to indigent and to elderly clients. NLA’s subsidiary, Northeast Justice Center, seeks a staff attorney to work on immigration matters. The job is based in Lawrence. Fluency in Spanish is essential.
Northeast Legal Aid also seeks a bilingual (English-Spanish) entry-level receptionist/intake worker/legal assistant to respond to high-volume telephone and walk-in requests for legal services. The position will be based in the Lawrence office, but the selected candidate will move between offices to cover for absent employees. Duties include: greeting walk-in clients, answering intake phones, screen clients for eligibility, accurate data entry into client case management system, other clerical duties as assigned by attorneys and paralegals including typing client correspondence, organizing case files, copying, faxing, and scanning. Must have excellent customer service skills and experience with MS Word, Outlook email/calendars. Strong preference for candidates with bilingual ability in Spanish and experience working with diverse low-income populations.
MIRA Coalition: Legislative policy intern
MIRA is seeking a legislative policy intern for the fall 2017 semester or the full 2017–18 academic year. MIRA advocates at the local, state and federal levels for legislation and policies that protect immigrants' rights and advance immigrant integration. The legislative policy intern will report to the Director of Legislative Affairs and will work primarily on campaigns surrounding state-level legislation and policies, including budget advocacy, with some opportunities for local and federal advocacy.
Applicants should be able to commit to at least 2 days per week (or equivalent) for the term of the internship. This is an unpaid position, but provides extensive hands-on experience in policy research and advocacy. MIRA will gladly assist in fulfilling any requirements to qualify an intern for academic credit.
Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers: Director of policy & organizing
The Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers (MCDW) seeks a director of policy and advocacy to advance our mission to bring justice and dignity to all domestic workers in our state. Founded in 2010, MCDW was the driving force in passing the MA Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which established important labor standards and granted basic protections to nannies, housekeepers, and other in-home caregivers.
With the passage of the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights behind us, our focus now is the implementation of the new law and continued advocacy on behalf of domestic workers. The Coalition is currently made up of five organizations: the Brazilian Women's Group, the Dominican Development Center, Matahari Women Workers’ Center, the New England Jewish Labor Committee and the Boston Center for Independent Living. MCDW is housed at the Matahari Women Workers’ Center.
Founded in 2002, Matahari Women Workers’ Center, a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England (TSNE), is a Greater Boston social justice organization of women of color, immigrant women and families who organize as sisters, workers, and survivors for personal and societal transformation, justice and human rights. We build leadership and organize communities impacted by gender based violence and exploitation, provide survivor advocacy, and fight for the rights of those who suffer domestic, workplace, systemic, and state violence.
Muslim Justice League: Deputy director
The Muslim Justice League (MJL) is seeking a candidate with extraordinary judgment, well-honed people skills, and passion for human and civil rights to join its team as Deputy Director. This is a unique and rewarding opportunity to advance the mission of a locally driven non-profit already recognized for making a strong impact in its start-up phase.
The Deputy Director will manage MJL’s operational functions and also collaborate with the Executive Director to advance community education and organizing objectives. This position reports to the Executive Director, oversees interns and volunteers and, as MJL grows, may supervise additional staff. It is based at MJL’s office in Boston.
MJL is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization defending human and civil rights against erosion under national security pretexts, through community education and organizing and legal and policy advocacy. It was founded in 2014 by four Muslim women in response to a need for locally driven advocacy by directly impacted communities to protect rights threatened in the name of counterterrorism. Its advocacy engages and advances the rights of people of all faiths and none. It is committed to critical analysis of the structural causes of rights violations and to promoting understanding of the connections among policies and practices that target various “suspect communities”.
Health Imperatives Job Openings
Health Imperatives is a non-profit community-based agency, predominantly serving families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts. We accomplish this mission through administering both health and violence intervention and prevention programs and services.
Open Positions include:
- Sexual Assault Program Manager - Masters-level, bi-lingual preferred (Brockton)
- Part-time Medical Advocate - Bilingual highly desirable (Brockton, w/ South shore travel)
- Bilingual Sexual Assault Counselors (2 positions) - 1 Spanish speaking, 1 Cape Verdean Creole speaking (Brockton with south shore travel, especially Plymouth and Quincy)
- Part-time Clinical Supervisor - (Brockton)
- Registered NurseRegistered Nurse - (Taunton)