WSAJ, Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program; Earthjustice clerkship summer 2018; Procopio’s Summer 2018 Native American Law Internship Program

Due October 6: Washington State Association For Justice, Trial Advocacy Fellowship ProgramWSAJ Logo

Application Due:  Friday, October 6, 2017

The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to WSAJ specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program.  Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a four week period.  They will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors.  They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

The program will run for 12 weeks – May 14 – August 3 for Seattle University and Gonzaga University students; June 11 – August 31 for University of Washington students. Fellows will be asked to commit to a minimum of 40 hours per week. They will be given a stiped on $7,200 for the 12-week program. They will be assigned to three different Mentor Firms, spending four weeks with each.

More info and apply here.

Earthjustice Law Clerkship, Summer 2018EarthJustice Logo

Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Earthjustice’s work is currently divided into three major areas:

  • Lands, Wildlife, and Oceans focuses on cases that protect endangered species, national forests, national parks, other public lands, water resources, and the oceans.
  • Healthy Communities focuses on cases that protect public health, prevent air and water pollution, and curb exposures to toxic chemicals, particularly in disproportionately impacted communities. Recently, our healthy communities work has also begun to promote sustainable food and agriculture and the rights of farm workers.
  • Climate and Energy focuses on cases that encourage clean energy and energy efficiency while challenging the reliance on coal, oil and other dirty fuels.

The Earthjustice Summer Clerkship position includes a weekly stipend of $880 a week, with the average clerkship lasting 10 weeks. The total stipend amount will be dependent on the extent of a clerk’s ability to secure outside funding. Earthjustice will pay $880 a week less the total amount received from other sources.

More info and apply here.

Due 10/19:  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Legislative and Regulatory Development Specialist

Application Due:  Thursday, 10/19/2017

This position reports directly to the Global Security Technology & Policy Technical Group Manager, with responsibilities as assigned by project/program managers working NNSA and other programs. Other responsibilities will be determined based on candidate skills and available programmatic activities.

It is anticipated that the candidate will undertake an array of assignments within NNSA programs. Expertise in legislative and regulatory analysis for nuclear security and safeguards, project management, and working with multidimensional teams (both internal and external), will be essential. The candidate will be directly involved in regulatory cooperation activities with international partners, including national governments and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In this capacity, the candidate will utilize his or her own technical expertise, supplemented by management and staff from PNNL, as well as other vendors or contractors.

More info on PSJD.


Application Due:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“Procopio has a long-standing tradition of providing growth opportunities to the communities we serve.  Procopio’s Native American Law Practice Group extends this tradition by actively investing in the future leaders of Indian Country through offering paid internships for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law.  Please join us in identifying qualified legal students within Native American communities that may be interested in being part of this engaging opportunity.

The Native American Law Internship provides an opportunity for two Native American law students to gain hands-on experience dealing with everyday legal issues facing Native American communities.  Interns are involved in matters that deal with specific Indian law-related legal practice matters and other legal problems facing tribal governments and Native entities.  Procopio Interns reach out to local Native American youth to provide guidance and inspiration regarding educational direction and opportunities.”

More info here.