Division of Judges

National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judges hear and adjudicate unfair labor practice complaints issued by the General Counsel, an independent prosecutor, against unions and employers. The judges also are involved in settlement discussions in cases pending before other administrative law judges. Judge’s decisions may be appealed to the Board in Washington, the US Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.

Students assist judges by performing legal research and writing, reading transcripts of hearings and drafting legal memoranda analyzing the facts of cases and applicable law for use by judges in developing legal analysis. Students assigned to the Washington, D.C. office are assigned to work with judges located throughout the United States.  Internships, which are unpaid, require a minimum of 12 to 15 hours of work per week for semester periods and 35 hours for summer periods.  Judicial interns must have excellent skills in legal writing and analysis.  A background in or knowledge of labor law is not necessary. Internships for Fall 2021, as of right now, will be remote.

Students interested in a judicial internship with the Division of Judges Fall 2021 should submit the following materials to Judge Michael A. Rosas at michael.rosas@nlrb.gov:  a cover letter, which should include a statement regarding the student’s writing and analytical skills; a resume; unofficial copy of law school transcript; and a writing sample.