Exciting Internships and Jobs for Post-Grads

Attention 1Ls

Internship with Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands

N_Mariana_IslandsThe Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands is recruiting 1Ls for its Summer Intern Program.  Sean Lowe, law clerk to the Honorable John A. Manglona, will be at UW Law on Friday, January 4, 2013, to conduct interviews.  To apply, please submit an application to extern@uw.edu by Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at 3:00p.m.  Additional interviews may be conducted via telephone or Skype, so interested students should apply even if you will not be in Seattle on January 4. Externship approval is pending.

Job Information: The Supreme Court Summer Intern Program generally hosts three, outstanding, rising second-year law students (current 1Ls) for a minimum of eight weeks, with flexible start and end dates. The Supreme Court is unable to offer compensation of any kind. However, the Supreme Court offers its interns a remarkable combination of opportunity, supervision, and work variety, all in an incredible location. Moreover, low-cost (and possibly no-cost) housing is available. The Court is willing to work with an intern’s educational institution if the intern seeks academic credit.

Job Duties: Interns may assist law clerks in all aspects of opinion drafting, if interns demonstrate the requisite ability. Law clerks are willing to spend extra time reviewing and improving the legal writing of interns. Interns will also participate in court activities involving the Justices of the court. That has included drafting public speeches and attending important public functions. Interns are expected to work between 8 AM–5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Applications should include an interesting cover letter, resume, legal writing sample (reflecting actual skill, not extensive editing), undergraduate and law school transcripts (law school transcripts are only required if they are available), and three references.

Attention 2Ls

Summer 2013 Law Clerkship at EarthJustice

EJThe Northwest office of Earthjustice is currently accepting applications from second year law students for full-time paid summer internships.

Earthjustice’s Northwest office focuses on preserving the unique natural resources of the Pacific Northwest.  The Northwest office’s campaigns include protecting old growth forests, promoting salmon recovery, improving water quality, protecting the public and the environment from dangerous pesticides, and reforming federal and state land management practices.  Although the primary focus of the Seattle office is representing environmental and citizens’ groups in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and northern California, we often take cases with national and international scope.

Our office is located in the heart of downtown Seattle near the federal and state courthouses, the waterfront, and historic Pioneer Square.  Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a supportive and cooperative environment.

Summer interns are recruited from law schools across the country. Interns will have an opportunity to work with several attorneys on case development and litigation.  Students may draft pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents; perform legal research and prepare legal memoranda; develop strategy and legal theories; and attend court proceedings, meetings with clients, and conferences with opposing counsel.

In addition to direct involvement in ongoing litigation, the summer program offers seminars with attorneys in the office and guest speakers on current environmental issues, as well as opportunities to interact with other local and regional groups active in the Northwest environmental community.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent as soon as possible. Although we anticipate that hiring will be completed by late November or earlier, offers are extended on a rolling basis. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and a list of references. E-mail is preferred.  Please send documents to Intern Coordinator, Earthjustice eajuswa@earthjustice.org. or Intern Coordinator, Earthjustice, 705 Second Avenue, Suite 203, Seattle, WA  98104-1711.

Attention 1Ls and 2Ls

Public Counsel Summer Internships for 1Ls and 2Ls

Public_CounselPublic Counsel will begin accepting applications from 1Ls interested in participating in our distinguished 10 week 2013 summer internship program. We are presently accepting applications from 2Ls and hope you will encourage them to continue to apply.  The internship exposes law students to one of nation’s largest and most diverse public interest law practices. The link to to apply is here.

Attention Grads!

How to Support Yourself While Looking for a Permanent Position

work-from-homeThe Center for Professional & Leadership Development (CPLD) is hosting a workshop next week for recent graduates in the Seattle area who are interested in doing contract legal work and/or doing some solo work while looking for a more permanent position. (Photo: 365 pix.)

Workshop Details: Wednesday, December 5th, from 3:30—5:00pm in Room 119 at the Law School; please RSVP to Kari Dady (snowkari@uw.edu).

We will have Pete Roberts here from WSBA’s Law Office Management Assistance Program and Clay Wilson from WSBA’s Moderate Means Program to speak and answer questions that you have about the logistics of finding contract work and how to set up a work-from-home office. Additionally, Associate Dean Michelle Gonzalez and Career Coach Kari Dady will be on hand to answer questions about next steps to take in your career search.

New Job Leads with Upcoming Deadlines

1. In California—the US Department of Labor ALJ’s Office is hiring a Law Clerk/Associate Attorney. View the job posting and application procedure on Symplicity. You do not need to have passed the CA bar to apply.

2. Labor Negotiator Position for King County. Application deadline is Dec. 5. Pay is $86K to $110K. This might be of interest if you would like to go into employment law or litigation.

4. Associate attorney position in Arlington with a Plaintiff’s Firm.

Technology and Liberty Director Position at ACLU in Seattle

ACLUThe ACLU of Washington invites applications for the full‐time position of Technology and Liberty Director to lead its work at the intersection of civil liberties and technology. The Technology and Liberty Director identifies and addresses civil liberties issues arising from the use and development of new technologies. The position works closely with senior legal, legislative, and communications staff and has significant interaction with its national ACLU counterparts. The position reports to the Executive Director through the Deputy Director.

ACLU-WA is a fast-­paced,  friendly and professional office in downtown  Seattle. The  ACLU-WA  is  a leader in state-­level  policy advocacy on privacy, free speech and access issues. It  has participated  in law reform and policy advocacy related to  geolocation devices, RFID, data aggregation, surveillance, and online free speech. The ACLU­‐WA is among the top  affiliates of the national ACLU.

A law degree or another relevant advanced degree is required, as is expertise in policy analysis in the areas of privacy, technology, or a closely related field. For more information on responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, please see online description here.

Application  procedure:  To  apply, email a letter of application and resume to Jobs@aclu-­wa.org and include in the  subject line of the email:  your last name and Technology & Liberty Director. Learn where you learned of the posting in your letter. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Part-Time Legal Consultant: U.S. Temporary Visas Project

GJAGlobal Workers Justice Alliance seeks a Legal Consultant to lead the completion of a 6-month project on U.S. temporary visa programs and their impact on migrant workers. This is a temporary, contracted position that will commence in January 2013 and end in July 2013. Pay is competitive, D.O.E., and is roughly based on 20 hours/week. Benefits will not be provided.

Global Workers combats worker exploitation by promoting portable justice for transnational migrants through a cross-border network of advocates and resources. Global Workers believes that the concept of portable justice, the right and ability of transnational migrants to access justice in the host country even after they have departed, is a key, under-addressed element to achieving justice for today’s global migrants.

Global Workers seeks a Legal Consultant with excellent legal research and writing skills to (1) research and analyze temporary worker visa programs; (2) draft comprehensive summaries of each visa program for online publication; and (3) supervise the online dissemination of the visa program summaries to government officials and non-governmental advocates.

The Consultant will work closely with Global Workers’ staff, including the Executive Director in drafting the visa summaries, and Communications Coordinator for the online publication and dissemination. We prefer that the Consultant be in New York City, though we are willing to consider outstanding candidates in other locations in the Northeastern U.S., as much of the work can be done remotely.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include: Conduct research; analyze data on temporary visa programs, visa regulations, labor abuses occuring in visa programs, and key policy issues; and draft and finalize written summaries of visa programs for publication on Global Workers’ website.

A law degree is required, as well as at least 2–5 years experience working on legal issues related to U.S. immigration law and regulations or labor rights for migrant workers, especially temporary visa programs. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references to apply@globalworkers.org. In the subject line of your email, please write “LEGAL CONSULTANT – [Your Name].” Responses will be sent to qualified candidates.