Get Ready for January Jobs and Internships

Seattle City Attorney’s Office Seeking Summer Law Externs for Employment Law Section of Civil Division

SeattlelogoThe Employment Section in the Civil Division of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office has externship opportunities available throughout the year for  2L and 3L law students, and also for 1L students during the summer after their  first year. The Employment Section provides labor and employment advice to all  City of Seattle departments (for example the Fire Department, Seattle City  Light, and the Parks Department) and it also represents City departments in  labor arbitrations, in administrative hearings and in federal and state court.
The legal issues within the Employment Section’s area of expertise include: wage  and hour issues, disability accommodation, anti-discrimination laws, employee  discipline, and collective bargaining issues. Externs would work directly with  Assistant City Attorneys in the Employment Section, to provide legal research assistance, to draft briefs, motions and witness declarations, and to perform
other functions according to case needs and the extern’s interests. In addition,  externs would be provided with opportunities for client contact and for  observation of depositions, hearings and/or court proceedings. The externship  provides the opportunity to work closely with an enthusiastic and experienced  group of labor and employment attorneys in a public sector environment, and so
would be a good fit for students interested in labor and employment law and/or public sector work.

Applications accepted through March 4. For complete description and application instructions please visit Symplicity.

Legal Intern Program 2014-2015, Washington State House of Representatives – Office of Program Research

WA State SealApply via Symplicity by Jan. 9th at noon; Interviews will be Jan. 10th on campus

Since 1974, the OPR’s legal intern program has provided law students with an opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process. Interns work under the supervision of lawyers employed by the OPR and are expected to perform general legal research and to assist in drafting bills and bill amendments.

The program is divided into two parts: summer and legislative session. Interns are expected to serve full time during the summer of 2014 and during that portion of the 2015 legislative session coinciding with the first academic quarter of 2015. The summer portion is considered a paid training period, during which interns acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform well during the legislative session. Whereas the summer portion is compensated at $2730 per month, the intern is required to receive externship credits during the legislative session (winter quarter).  Financial assistance for housing and/or commuting during the legislative session is available.

WomensLaw is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.  WomensLaw aims to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence and/or sexual assault. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse and assault. Our website ( publishes state-specific legal information about domestic violence and sexual assault and is visited by more than 1.1 million people per year. We also provide help through an Email Hotline  directly to victims and advocates throughout the U.S.

National Network to End Domestic Violence Seeks Summer Interns for WomensLaw Project

NNEDVLaw student interns at WomensLaw have the unique opportunity to produce information and materials that will be viewed by millions of survivors.  Currently, over 100,000 different people visit our site per month; we also answer over 250 emails from survivors monthly.

The intern will assist our organization by:

  • preparing and updating plain-language legal information for publication on the website;
  • interpreting statutes to be translated into plain language;
  • responding to some emails from survivors; and
  • other related tasks.

Topic areas include:

  • State-specific restraining order information,
  • State-specific custody information,
  • State-specific divorce information,
  • Federal immigration information,
  • Information on stalking and other crimes,
  • Other legal and non-legal areas affecting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

For complete description and application instructions please click here (must be registered with PSJD). Applications due no later than May 9.  

Center for Science in the Public Interest Announces One-Year Post Grad Litigation Fellowship


The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition and food safety.  CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation’s largest circulation health newsletter.  CSPI provides valuable, objective information to the public, represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies, and ensures that advances in science are used for the public’s good.  CSPI is supported largely by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.

CSPI is offering a one-year fellowship in the Litigation Project.  The Litigation Project uses state and federal courts, as well as filings before federal agencies, to help correct corporate misbehavior.  The project brings its own advocacy lawsuits, working with private lawyers across the country.  CSPI’s legal filings have produced binding settlements resulting in more honest labeling of artificial ingredients and halting deceptive marketing.  In addition, the Litigation Project files a variety of complaints and rulemaking requests before the FDA and other federal agencies.

Act fast! Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. For complete description and application instructions please click here.

ACLU San Diego Seeks Summer Interns for Voting Rights Project

ACLU SDFull-time summer position working with the voting rights project to reduce barriers to voting and expand opportunities for broader participation in the electorate. Second or Third year law students with an interest in voting rights and election law may apply. Strong research, writing, organizing and project management skills. Spanish-speaking a plus!

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. For complete description and application instructions please click here.