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					                City of Boston Office of Jobs and Community Services
                            Living Wage Legal Internship
                        Duties and Responsibilities Description

Mission of Organization:

It is our purpose of the Mayor’s office of Jobs and Community Services (JCS), as an
innovative public agency, to promote economic self-sufficiency to ensure the full
participation of all Boston residents in the city's economic vitality and future. JCS is also
purposed to be an advocate, clearinghouse, and laboratory for "best practices" in literacy,
beginning at birth; lifelong learning; job training/placement; and support services so
Bostonians may fulfill their educational and employment aspirations.


Job Description:

The Living Wage Administrator is in need of a legal intern. The Living Wage Division
of the City of Boston is responsible for the oversight and compliance of the Boston Jobs
and Living Wage Ordinance. This internship will allow the law student to develop
expertise in the ordinance and its companion regulations, as well as special education law
and regulations. Legal research and writing, analysis and developing policy and legal
recommendations for the Living Wage Administrator will be the framework for this
internship. Supervisor, the Living Wage Administrator, has a Juris Doctor. Other specific
tasks shall include, but not necessarily be limited to:

      Task 1: Assist with promulgation of the Living Wage Regulations
      Task 2: Review waiver policies and procedures and provide recommendations for
       policy changes
      Task 3: Research and evaluate Special Education Living Wage matters and
       provide recommendations for policy change

Education
Applicant should be a second, third or fourth year law student. Candidate should have
research and writing skills. Administrative law and data analysis skills a plus.
Undergraduate coursework in economics or political science a plus.

Language Skills
High proficiency in written English

Dates
Fall semester 2011; Spring semester 2012

Time Preference
20 hours per week

				
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