RAICES Summer 2018 Internship; Environmental Law Institute Summer clerkship; Peter Greenfield Senior Advocacy Internship

Due February 15: RAICES Summer 2018 Internship Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services

( RAICES ) is offering ten week unpaid summer internships with our Family Detention program

based in San Antonio, TX. The Family Detention program coordinates the Karnes Pro Bono

Project , which provides pro bono legal services to detained families as they navigate the

expedited removal process. Because the process moves so quickly, many families suffer from

serious procedural and due process defects. The goal of the Project is to ensure that families have

a fair chance to present their stories and have an opportunity to apply for asylum.

More info and apply here.

Due November 30: Open Society Public Health Program: Sex Work, Health, and Human Rights in Europe

Submission deadlines: Concept forms November 30, 2017

The Open Society Public Health Program invites concept forms from civil society organizations and networks that seek to advance the health and human rights of sex workers in Europe.

Marginalized by stigma and criminalization, sex workers face enormous obstacles to realizing their human rights, and oppression has led to extreme levels of violence, disease, and exploitation. Justice and health systems routinely fail sex workers, and at times compound their marginalization through harmful law enforcement practices and insurmountable barriers to health care. Sex worker organizing is sometimes vilified, further exacerbating problems related to workplace health and safety. The myriad of health challenges sex workers face cannot be addressed squarely within the health system, and the structural—and often political—determinants of sex worker health extend far beyond health care.

Complete application information and further description here: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/sex-work-health-and-human-rights-europe-20171101?utm_source=Open+Society+Foundations&utm_campaign=94a26d354e-Grants_RSS_email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d16374add2-94a26d354e-49882949

Due January 8: JustLead Washington 2018 Leadership Academy

Applications due by: Monday, January 8, 2018

JustLead Washington seeks applications for its 2018 Leadership Academy, a nine-month cohort-based experience designed to build a broad network of community leaders who can effectively and collaboratively work towards equity and justice throughout Washington State.

Further information and application materials here.

ACLU Hiring Staff Attorneys

Qualifications vary for each position, but generally the ACLU seeks attorneys with litigation experience and superior analytic, research and writing skills, and demonstrated commitment to public interest and civil liberties

Staff Attorney for the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project (RFP-23) will litigate constitutional and statutory cases on a wide range of reproductive rights related issues in the trial and appellate courts; analyze legislation for potential litigation and conduct legal research/write legal memoranda.   Apply here: https://www.aclu.org/careers/staff-attorney-rfp-23-acluf-reproductive-freedom-project-ny

Two Staff Attorneys, for the Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP-01/IRP-20) will help challenge:  The President’s Muslim ban; the unconstitutional use of mandatory and prolonged immigration detention; the lack of due process in the deportation system; unconstitutional state of anti-immigration laws; abusive immigration detainer practices; federal and state anti-sanctuary measures; and violations of the rights of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.  Apply here: https://www.aclu.org/careers/staff-attorney-irp-01-irp-20-immigrants-rights-project-new-york-ny-or-san-francisco-ca.

A Staff Attorney National Security Project (NSP-12)  will further litigation and advocacy related to: government surveillance, targeted killing, unlawful detention, accountability for torture, discrimination, censorship and secrecy.  Apply here:  https://www.aclu.org/careers/2-year-staff-attorney-nsp-12-acluf-national-security-project-ny

Due November 30: The Northwest Consumer Law Center Staff Attorney position

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

The Northwest Consumer Law Center (NWCLC) is a young, innovative, nimble, and unique 501(c)(3) social profit (more commonly known as “nonprofit”) legal services organization that focuses exclusively on consumer law, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, debt collection, credit reporting, automobile fraud, and student loans. Based in Seattle, we fight for economic justice and prosperity, financial stability, and stable homeownership for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities across Washington State.

Application information here.

Due December 1: Environmental Law Institute Summer clerkship

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1

In accord with our mission to build the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders, the

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) provides opportunities for law students to join us at the

Institute. The University of Washington School of Law, with the generous sponsorship of Marten

Law, is providing funding for one UW Law student to participate in our summer clerkship program with a stipend.

Complete job description and application information here.

Due December 15: Peter Greenfield Senior Advocacy Internship

Application Deadline: Second year law student applications due December 15, 2017

All other law student applications due February 2, 2018

The Peter Greenfield Senior Advocacy Internship is a 10-12 week, full-time, paid internship ($5,000 stipend for the summer) funded by the Elder Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association and University of Washington School of Law. The intern will work in the Seattle office of Columbia Legal Services. This internship is open to students at University of Washington School of Law. The Peter Greenfield Senior Advocacy Internship is intended as a way to increase awareness of, and interest in, the practice of elder law on behalf of low-income clients and to support systemic reform that was the hallmark of Peter Greenfield’s work. The position offers the opportunity to advocate for low-income seniors through legal research and writing, community education, and other types of advocacy

Complete information and application here

UC Berkeley School of Law Pro Bono Program Coordinator

Application Deadline: January 1, 2018

The University of California School of Law invites applications for the position of Pro Bono Program Coordinator expected to begin on January 1, 2018.  This is a one-year, full-time appointment, subject to renewal. The Coordinator for the Pro Bono Program will continue to build, coordinate and supervise the Pro Bono Program and the Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects, working closely with the Pro Bono Program Faculty Co-Directors.  The Coordinator will operate as part of a team that focuses on public interest and service learning at the law school, and works to raise the profile of pro bono both within the law and in the larger community.

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 20, 2017.  For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit:  https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01548 .  If you have questions about the position, please contact:  academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu, or you are welcome to reach out to Sue Schechter, sschechter@law.berkeley.edu.