Jobs, fellowships, and scholarships!

Due December 6:  Columbia Legal Services, Temporary Research Attorney

Columbia Legal Services is looking for a temporary, part-time Research Attorney. The Research Attorney will report to the Advocacy Director and will work with our project teams to conduct discrete legal research projects relating to their litigation and policy efforts. The Research Attorney’s duties may also include assisting with individual case work, such as factual investigation, drafting memos and pleadings, client outreach, and litigation support. Desired qualities include proficiency with legal research and writing consistent with experience.

Open until filled:  Columbia Legal Services, Policy Analyst, Children and Youth Project

Columbia Legal Services is looking for a temporary, part-time Policy Analyst for our Children and Youth Project. The Policy Analyst will work with a team of attorneys, paralegals, and staff to develop policy options to improve education outcomes and housing options for Washington’s 32,494 homeless students. The Policy Analyst will work closely with staff to collect and evaluate all relevant research and data that will be used to create a compelling public policy narrative to address student homelessness. The position is available for 20 hours per week and concludes on February 16th, with a possible extension.

More info here.

Due December 31: The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Staff Attorney in Wenatchee, WashingtonNWIRP

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Bilingual Staff Attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington. Fluency in Spanish is required.

The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas, T visas and other forms of relief; and 3). representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

Priority December 10:  The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Staff Attorney in Tacoma, Washington

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and others who qualify for humanitarian protections. The staff attorney will be a member of the Tacoma Survivors’ Unit (TSU), which provides legal services to immigrants in the South Sound area, including the Olympic Peninsula and Southwestern Washington.

Priority December 11:  The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Internship in Tacoma

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for spring and summer internship positions in its Tacoma office. These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit. Interested applicants should apply to each office individually by sending a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed below with “2018 Summer [or Spring] Internship- NAME” in the subject line.

For summer, full consideration will be given to applications received by December 11, 2017. No
applications will be accepted after March 1, 2018.

More info and apply here.

Due February 12:  Attorney General’s Office, Law Clerk Opportunities – All Offices

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite qualified first and second-year law students to apply for summer 2018 volunteer or externship positions. Volunteer law clerks and externs glean worthwhile, enriching and educational experiences working for what we believe to be the best public law firm in the country.

In addition to fully completing a profile and responding to all supplemental questions, you

must upload the following materials by Monday, February 12, 2018. (If you are only interested in our Spokane office, you must apply to the “2018 Spring Law Clerk Recruitment Program – Spokane Office” posting by January 28th.)

More info here.

Due December 15:  Center for Constitutional Rights, Ella Baker Summer Internship Program, 1Ls Only

We are now seeking applications from 1Ls until December 15, 2017.

CCR created the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program in 1987 to honor the legacy of Ella Baker, a hero of the civil rights movement, and to train the next generation of social justice lawyers. Through our program, interns gain practical litigation experience and sharpen their theoretical understanding of the relationship between social change, organizing and lawyering. Ella Baker Interns also become connected to a global community of social justice law students and lawyers through our Ella Baker Alumni Network.

Ella Baker interns work at the Center for Constitutional Rights’ office in New York City on cases in CCR’s three docket areas: Government Misconduct/Racial Justice, Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative and International Human Rights. Students at CCR experience the unique opportunities and challenges of doing social justice lawyering at a national organization.

More info here.

Due February 9: Access to Justice Tech Fellows program 2018.

The deadline for applications is February 9, 2018.

Each tech fellow will receive a $4,000 stipend in consideration for the ten weeks that she or he spends with their designated host organization over the summer. Fellows may also seek additional outside funding in addition to the stipend provided by the fellows program.

To be considered for the ATJ Tech Fellows program you must submit a completed application including 1) responses to personal statement questions; 2) a resume; 3) an official letter of academic good standing from a ABA-accredited law school; and 4) a contact list of two references, which should be included with your attached resume document.

Training followed by a 10-week host placement, where fellows work with some of our nation’s most dynamic legal services organizations in the country, working on innovative projects and initiatives that leverage technology to improve the delivery of legal services for low-income Americans.

More info and apply here.

Due January 23: Steiger Fellowship Project legal internship in Seattle, WA

The Steiger Fellowship Project is a ten-week (paid) legal internship in the Seattle office of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Divisions of the Washington Office of the Attorney General.  Applications are due on January 23, 2018.

More info and apply here.

Rolling: Center for Reproductive Rights, U.S. Human Rights Summer 2018 Law Student Internship

The Center’s U.S. Human Rights team is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and highly organized intern with a commitment to reproductive rights and reproductive justice issues to engage in a variety of projects related to our work. The internship will provide the successful candidate with experience in researching, analyzing, and developing human rights strategies to advance the full spectrum of reproductive rights in the United States, and will include work focused on maternal  health and assisted reproductive technologies.

More info and apply here.