Legal Voice; Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship; If/When/How Fellowship; KIND

Rolling Deadline: Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic University of Washington School of Law

Application Deadline: Rolling

We at the University of Washington Clinical Law Program are excited to announce that we will be hiring a clinical teaching fellow to work in our Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic this year, with the likely possibility of extension for a second year.

Candidates must have earned a JD at an accredited law school. An ideal candidate has experience working with vulnerable populations, specifically homeless youth, and has demonstrated a commitment to public interest lawyering. An ideal candidate will be prepared to start the position on at the beginning of Autumn Quarter 2017.

Recent law school graduates may apply, but preference will be given to candidates with 1-5 years of experience and candidates who have passed the Washington State Bar Exam and/or are members of, or eligible for membership in, of the Washington State Bar Association, or are eligible for membership within the first contract year.

Application requirements:

Applications should be sent in electronic form to and should include:

A statement describing applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practical experience and career goals (may be included in a cover letter)

A copy of the Applicant’s resume

A law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Contact information for three references

A writing sample (15 pages or less)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received on or before September 15, 2017.

Due September 18:  Gonzaga University School of Law: Assistant Director for its newly created Center for Civil and Human Rights

Application Deadline:  Monday, September 18, 2017

Gonzaga University School of Law is seeking to hire an Assistant Director for its newly created Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights to create a nationally-recognized Civil and Human Rights program that enriches the educational experience of students, furthers the common good, and contributes substantially to the theory, policy, and practice of Civil and Human Rights in a local, national, and international environment. This is a three-year, fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal.

For further information here.

Due September 29: 2018 Pathways Summer Legal Internship In Health Law And Health Care Fraud And Abuse

Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) Pathways Summer Legal Internship Program offers PAID opportunities for students that have completed two years of law school and have a demonstrated interest in health law. Although program dates are flexible, selected applicants must commit to working a minimum of 35 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks, in OCIG’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted from September 11 to September 29, 2017 through USAJobs.

Apply here.

Due October 6: Legal Voice, Staff AttorneyLegal Voice Logo

Application Deadline: October 6, 2017

Position Summary: Work to advance women’s and LGBTQ people’s legal rights throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska and Montana, through litigation, legislative advocacy, education, coordination with community organizations and activists, and outreach to communities. Responsibilities include maintaining legal expertise and overseeing Legal Voice litigation, policy advocacy, and education work in the following issue areas: gender equity in employment, education, or athletics; economic justice; and health care policy, although additional subject matter expertise of the applicant could affect the assigned subject matter.

Apply here. 

Due October 6:  2L/3L Goldmark 2018 InternshipLogo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

Application deadline: October 6, 2017

The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship is a 10 week, paid summer internship for 2Ls and 3Ls created in honor of the Legal Foundation of Washington’s second president, Charles Goldmark. The Goldmark Internship provides hands-on experience in providing legal aid through research, writing, casework, and client services. In addition to gaining valuable experience in public interest law, the Goldmark Intern receives an $8,000 stipend. The 2018 host site for the Goldmark Internship is Seattle Community Law Center.

About Seattle Community Law Center:

Seattle Community Law Center’s mission is to provide accessible legal advocacy to people living with physical and mental disabilities so that they may obtain the resources necessary to overcome barriers to financial and medical stability. We further our mission through targeted advocacy projects that help people with Social Security disability problems. We believe that advocacy to address our constituents’ short term problems must be accompanied by advocacy for long term changes to address the root of the problem.

Apply here.


Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

If/When/How seeks applications from current 3Ls and recent law school graduates to work for one year as a Reproductive Justice Federal, State, or HIV Fellow at selected placement organizations across the country. Placement locations include: Atlanta, GA; Oakland, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Seattle, WA; and Washington, D.C.

The Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP) is a policy-focused fellowship designed to create entry points into the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields and to enhance legal and advocacy capacity at organizations working to advance reproductive justice for all people. Reproductive Justice (RJ) Fellows gain hands-on policy advocacy experience and work on cutting edge reproductive health, rights, justice issues, particularly as they affect people of color and other marginalized communities. Placement organizations benefit because Fellows bring legal knowhow and an intersectional approach to legal and policy advocacy.

Each RJ Fellow will receive a $51,000 stipend and be placed at a selected organization from September 2018 through August 2019. As a law school graduate with an understanding of the reproductive justice framework, the RJ Fellow will assist in research, interpretation, and application of law to aid the placement organization’s organizing, publication, and policy pursuits. Thus, the RJ Fellow will play an integral role in helping to influence public opinion, shape laws, and advance policy, aiming to ensure the future of reproductive justice for all people – irrespective of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, income, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. In addition, the RJFP provides rich opportunities for professional development, training, and networking in a supportive atmosphere. The RJ Fellows will be mentored by the If/When/How Director of Academic & Professional Programs and will participate in monthly workshops and attend conferences and other events with their cohort.

Apply here. 

Rolling Deadline: KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND) Legal Intern

Application Deadline: Rolling.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.

KIND’s Seattle field office is seeking volunteer legal interns who want to develop their lawyering skills while assisting KIND’s Seattle office’s direct representation and pro bono programs, which matches volunteer lawyers with unaccompanied children needing representation in immigration court.

Apply here.