Inspiring Local Internship and National Post Grad Opportunities

Northwest Justice Project’s Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team Seeking Fall Intern/Extern

NJPjustice-250Under the supervision of experienced staff attorneys, the student will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities. The law student will aid attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Students may also help develop self-help materials for pro se litigants, training materials for staff and clients, and work on other special projects, depending on the needs of the office.
The Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team works on issues involving loan origination;scams involving mortgage rescue and credit repair; barriers to housing and employment;remaining debt issues post-foreclosure; issues with credit, education, health and transportation stemming from foreclosure; eviction from foreclosed homes; neighborhood blight; promoting occupation of foreclosed homes; and discriminatory or otherwise improper  marketing of bank-owned properties. The Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team conducts outreach to  minority communities and collaborates with community organizations. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For complete application information please click here.

Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights in the Bay Area Seeking Asylum Program Coordinator

LCCR-logoCombining direct legal services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation strategies, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area advances the rights of immigrants, refugees and communities of color, with a specific focus on low income communities and a long-standing commitment to African Americans. We provide leadership and expertise in identifying legal issues and cases that are critical to the advancement of minority and immigrant communities, and we marshal the resources of the private bar to help effect structural change.

In the area of asylum and related immigration matters, the Asylum Program Coordinator is responsible for: Conducting client intake interviews, country conditions research, and case assessment and screening; Recruiting, training, and supervising other intake specialists; Recruiting pro bono attorneys, volunteer immigration specialists, and volunteer interpreters for cases; Coordinating work of volunteers; Conducting community outreach; Planning legal workshops and volunteer trainings; Developing and updating written program and training material; and Case and volunteer tracking and related data management functions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basisClick here to learn more.

Sierra Club in DC Seeking Environmental Law Staff Attorney

Sierra ClubThe Staff Attorney litigates key Sierra Club cases, helps implement national strategic litigation campaigns, and helps build the Sierra Club’s in‑house litigation component of its Law Program.  As part of a team of attorneys, the Staff Attorney is involved with ongoing in‑house legal duties, including evaluation and supervision of the entire docket of Sierra Club environmental litigation, strategic planning with a range of Sierra Club leaders, fundraising, media work, and general supervision of the Law Program. The position involves daily contact with Sierra Club volunteer activists, staff, and attorneys throughout the nation. 3 + years of lawyer experience desired. Applications accepted on rolling basis. For complete application info please click here.

Latino Justice Seeking to Sponsor Rising 3L or Recent Grad for 2014 Public Interest Fellowship

LatinoJusticeLatinoJustice PRLDEF is one of the foremost Latino civil rights organizations in the country, serving a pan-Latino constituency.  Since 1972 we have brought precedent-setting impact litigation that has profoundly improved the treatment of Latinos in our society.  Current areas of focus include constitutional rights, immigrants’ rights, redistricting, voting rights, housing, education, language and job discrimination, workplace justice issues, freedom of movement and treatment of day laborers, criminalization of Latinos, unlawful police practices, and all forms of bias that adversely affect Latinos.

LatinoJustice seeks applications from rising law students entering their third year of law school or recent graduates who will be engaged in a judicial clerkship for the coming year who will be eligible for a fellowship commencing in September 2014.  We are seeking energetic, motivated candidates with a record of commitment to social justice issues, and who have excellent legal research, writing and communications skills.  Bilingual Spanish/English fluency is required. Applications due no later than July 26. For complete application instructions please click here.

Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Center Seeking Staff Attorney

immigrationPIRC is a non-profit agency that provides education and direct legal representation to vulnerable immigrants, including individuals detained by the Department of Homeland Security in Pennsylvania detention facilities. PIRC provides on-site group legal orientations, individual consultations, self-help workshops, and pro bono attorney referral services under its Legal Orientation Program (LOP), a DOJ/EOIR-funded program. Services for the LOP program are currently provided in York, Pennsylvania and at the Berks Family Shelter, Berks County, Pennsylvania. PIRC also provides free legal assistance to torture survivors and other vulnerable immigrant populations who are isolated in immigration detention and facing removal from the United States. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 26, 2013 or until the position is filled. Early submission highly encouraged. The Hiring Committee will begin screening resumes upon receipt. For complete application instructions please click here.