Current opening at the National Right to Work Foundation:

  • Communications Associate
  • Law Clerk Positions



Communications Associate

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation seeks a self-driven Communications Associate to assist in its communications and development operations. Since 1968 the National Right to Work Foundation has provided free legal aid to workers in thousands of cases whose rights have been violated by coercive unionism, including 18 US Supreme Court cases.

The Communications Associate will be responsible for drafting a variety of material for different audiences including press releases, op-eds, newsletter articles, e-mail updates, grant requests and reports, and correspondence with donors. The position is part of a small communications team that works with the Foundation’s legal staff to convey to reporters, to supporters and to the public at large the important work undertaken by the Foundation’s team of 22 attorneys in defense of workers’ individual rights.


  • 0-3 years of relevant experience
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Ability to convey complex legal and public policies issues to a broad audience
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong commitment to individual liberty and limited government
  • Experience with web design (html/php), social media, web content management systems, e-mail marketing services, and InDesign or other publishing software are a plus

The National Right to Work Foundation operates out of a traditional office setting in its Springfield, VA headquarters located on the capital beltway. Due to the pandemic, temporary telework may be considered in the short-term, but the general rule and long-term expectation is that employees will work in the office.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Résumé
  • A cover letter detailing your experience, your interest in/passion for National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation’s mission, and your salary requirements
  • A writing sample(s) amounting to at least 800 words

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.


2020-2021 Fall, Spring, and Summer Law Clerk Positions

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation provides legal services to protect workers from the abuses of compulsory unionism, and law student clerks will be involved in a variety of tasks intended to serve that purpose. In the clerkship, law students will become familiar with issues under federal labor law and state Right to Work laws, authorized by Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act. Law clerks work directly with staff attorneys, experienced in protecting the legal rights of workers opposed to unionization, who are readily available for guidance, questions, and discussion of ideas regarding cutting-edge constitutional, labor and Right to Work issues.

The clerkship is research-intensive, but also involves other duties, such as drafting legal claims and defenses for staff attorneys’ clients in various forums, ranging from NLRB Regional Offices to U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and, interviewing and counseling, when appropriate, individual workers who seek information and guidance regarding their union-related problems. Ultimately, the law student will be serving the public cause of vindicating individual employee rights, while immersing himself or herself in federal and state labor laws and getting a glimpse at practice and procedure before the NLRB, federal courts, and state administrative agencies, among other forums.

The clerkship is unpaid, but the Foundation will work with a law student’s university so the student can obtain course credit and, when available, funding.

The Foundation is currently accepting applications for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 Law Clerk positions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample to Staff Attorney Frank Garrison at