The NLRB 2015 Honors Program

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is soliciting applications for its Honors Program, through which the Agency hires highly qualified individuals for attorney positions in its Headquarters and Regional offices. The Agency is seeking to enhance the diversity of its employees so that they represent the public that they serve.

The NLRB is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve their wages and working conditions. The Board has five Members and primarily acts as a quasi-judicial body deciding cases on the basis of formal records in administrative proceedings. Board Members are appointed by the President to 5 year terms, with Senate consent, the term of one Member expiring each year. The General Counsel, appointed by the President to a 4 year term, is independent from the Board and is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of unfair labor practice cases and the general supervision of the NLRB Regional offices in the processing of cases.

The Agency Honors Program is limited to applicants who achieved a law school GPA of 3.2 or greater, and currently are third year law students, full-time graduate law students, judicial law clerks, or attorneys who are serving in a full time labor law fellowship begun immediately following graduation from law school or completion of a judicial clerkship. The Agency maintains three completely separate Honors Programs, one for the Headquarters offices on the General Counsel side, one for the Headquarters offices on the Board side, and one for the specific Regional offices.

The application period for the 2015 Honors Program is open during the period of August 15, 2014 12 AM EDT to October 15, 2014 11:59 PM EDT. Please click here for more information.