Communications Intern

Internships
JOB OPENING: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN   Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) are seeking a part-time Communications Intern to support the Communications department and amplify our message with the public. The ideal candidate has excellent writing and interpersonal skills, is highly organized, and has an interest in social justice and the communications field. The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization. About Workers Defense Project Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights and advocacy, chiefly aiming to build power among Texas construction workers. Its mission – to empower low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships – is accomplished through a network of dedicated…
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Summer Organizing Institute Internship

Internships
Apply for Workers Defense Project’s Summer Organizing Institute! The institute offers an opportunity for aspiring organizers to get hands on experience with grassroots community organizing! Participants will learn a wide range of organizing skills such as worksite organizing, planning direct actions, public speaking and media relations, grassroots mobilization, lobbying, and policy research. These internship opportunities are available in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Internship Period: June 10, 2019 – August 9, 2019   The organizing intern will work with the Campaign Manager to provide support to strategic campaigns that are building power for immigrant workers in the city. WDP’s campaigns engage members to fight back against attacks on the immigrant community and advocate for policies that seek to create just working conditions…
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Summer Law Clerk

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Internship Announcement: LAW CLERK (HOUSTON, DALLAS, AND AUSTIN)   About Workers Defense Project Workers Defense Project is a statewide membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization with offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin that builds power for construction workers in Texas. Since its founding in 2002, the organization has gained notoriety for its ability to translate direct services and grassroots organizing into concrete policy wins. The New York Times named WDP as “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country”. WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better working conditions in the construction industry, which is one of the largest industries, and consequently most powerful special interest groups, in Texas. Because nearly half of the Texas construction workforce is undocumented, WDP actively engages in legal work, community education, policy…
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Executive Administrative Assistant

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT in Austin, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) are seeking a full-time Executive Administrative Assistant to support the Executive Director and provide additional administrative support for the HR and Operations department. The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience in an active and complex executive support role. This position will require you to work independently while juggling multiple projects with tight deadlines—excellent time management and organizational skills are necessary.   The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, high energy and flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization. This individual will need to work well in a team environment and be able to represent WDP with…
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Workers’ Rights Advocate

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WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCATE (HOUSTON, DALLAS, AND AUSTIN)   About Workers Defense Project Workers Defense Project is a statewide membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization with offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin that builds power for construction workers in Texas. Since its founding in 2002, the organization has gained notoriety for its ability to translate direct services and grassroots organizing into concrete policy wins. The New York Times named WDP as “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country”. WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better working conditions in the construction industry, which is one of the largest industries, and consequently most powerful special interest groups, in Texas. Because nearly half of the Texas construction workforce is undocumented, WDP actively engages in legal work, community education, policy…
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