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Note to Our Readers: To serve you better, the format of the Common Good blog is changing slightly. We will post to the blog at least three times per week. Jobs on Monday; Announcements on Wednesday; and Events on Fridays. Today’s post is on jobs.

Current Law Students

1. International Development Graduate School Fellowship for Entry into the USAID Foreign Service

Application due January 23, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced the launch of a new fellowship program designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development. The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship seeks to prepare young people for careers in international development as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities leading to employment in USAID.

Information and application materials for the program is available online at The application deadline is January 23, 2013.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.

2. 1Ls: Environmental Legal Internships, Trustees for Alaska

Application due January 15, 2012

For almost 40 years, Trustees for Alaska has been working to protect Alaska’s environment. Trustees for Alaska is offering Summer 2013 environmental legal internships to first-year law students who have a demonstrated consistent commitment to the public interest and environmental causes and who have the support of outside funding or are willing to work on a volunteer basis. Interns will work full-time for ten weeks; individual start and end dates are flexible.

To apply, send: (1) a cover letter; (2) resume; (3) transcript (unofficial is fine); (4) short writing sample, and (5) a list of three references to Brittany Hales at:


1) Associate Director, American Rivers

Application due October 31, 2012

American Rivers is recruiting for an Associate Director, WA Conservation Programs.  This position is located in the Seattle, Washington, office. The Associate Director is responsible for developing and implementing projects to protect wild rivers in Washington State, including but not limited to, campaign strategy development and oversight, coalition building, outreach to local and congressional elected officials, securing strong public support and media and communications work.

Please see the online job announcement for more information. If you have questions please contact Jill Wasberg at

2) Attorney, Northwest Justice Project

Application due November 9, 2012

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) seeks a qualified attorney to work on its statewide legal aid “hotline” CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral) to provide legal advice, limited assistance, and referral on civil legal problems. CLEAR attorneys serve as part of a statewide team of legal aid advocates who work cooperatively to provide legal assistance to the State’s indigent population. Litigation experience is a plus, though this is not a litigation position. Opportunities for extended representation work with NJP staff throughout the state are potentially available. All NJP attorneys work as part of a comprehensive, statewide equal justice delivery system to ensure that low income persons have access to the legal help they need.  Position is based in Seattle with occasional travel needed.

See online job description for more information. To apply, e-mail cover letter explaining your interest in this position along with resume, references and writing sample to: Bridgette Murphy at Or by mail: 401 2nd Ave. South, Suite 407, Seattle, WA 98104.

3) Spanish-speaking Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Application due November 12, 2012 (however applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled).

The Tacoma office of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project has a position open for a bilingual, Spanish-speaking staff attorney.  The staff attorney will work with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1575 detainees. The attorney will be providing legal representation and assistance to individuals in removal proceedings.

Please see online job description for more details. Questions? Please contact Hillary Richardson, Staff Attorney, at

To apply, send cover letter, resume and references to: with the subject “Tacoma Staff Attorney Application.”