RURAL SUMMER LEGAL CORPS APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 11:59 PM EST!
The Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) program will connect 30 law students with different civil legal aid sites across the country this summer to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Students will gain valuable experience and will earn a $5,000 stipend for their summer service.
Each site has a different project focus and students can select up to three sites that they’re interested in with one application. The following sites in particular are seeking additional applications: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Northeastern New York, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Find out more about this program and apply here.
Wildlands Network Summer Interns
To achieve our mission of continental-scale conservation, Wildlands National Network employs a diverse team of scientists, advocates, policy experts, and other talented professionals who share a passion for wild nature. Our summer intern will be counted among these professionals. Wildlands Network is looking to employ 1 to 2 summer interns in our Seattle Office.
For complete job description, apply here.
Kids in Need of Defense, Children’s Coordinating Attorney
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis
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 also engages in programming in Central America and Mexico to promote the best interests and protection of migrant children throughout the region. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States.
KIND seeks a Children’s Coordinating Attorney to provide representation to unaccompanied immigrant children in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties.
Due February 21: Tacoma Community College, Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion.
Responsibilities of the Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion
The Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the Leadership Team. This position provides leadership in the college’s efforts to create an environment that values and demonstrates its commitment to equity and inclusion. The Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with appropriate staff or units will ensure the development of diversity awareness and training, collaboration in the design of educational materials that enhance awareness of equity and inclusion, and facilitation of initiatives designed to enhance the college’s climate for faculty, staff, and students of all backgrounds. The Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion serves as a strategic forward-thinking leader. The position is responsible for aligning and integrating a range of new and existing initiatives at TCC into a cohesive platform of services that will foster a more inclusive, diverse community and to guide the college community to extend the values of diversity and equity broadly through teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.
Due March 16: The Family Advocacy Center, Summer Internship
The Family Advocacy Center is a joint pilot project between Northwest Justice Project, the Center for Child and Youth Justice, and the King County Superior Court Parents for Parents Program developed to address civil legal issues that could either avoid or end a family’s involvement with the child welfare system. The FAC is comprised of a multidisciplinary team made up of an Attorney, a Social Worker, and a Parent Ally. The team provides legal services, social services, and peer mentorship that help stabilize families with the goal of keeping children out of foster care.
The FAC assists clients with family law, domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and limited consumer law issues. Our intern will assist primarily with family law issues, with options to expand scope of cases based on individual interests and will be based out of NJP’s Seattle office. The internship is open to 1Ls and 2Ls and is unpaid. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication, attention to detail, compassion, and a sense of humor. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 16, 2018.
Due February 25: YWCA Sexual Violence Legal Services, Staff Attorney
Sexual Violence Legal Services (SVLS) aims to improve the legal response to survivors of sexual violence through (1) holistic legal representation in King and Snohomish Counties; (2) consultations for survivors, attorneys and advocates assisting survivors statewide; (3) trainings and education for legal professionals and advocates statewide; and, (4) brief services and resources for survivors, attorneys and sexual assault advocates statewide.
This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work we are doing through the intersectional lens of racism and poverty. Knowing the core principles of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.
The Staff Attorney implements the core services provided by SVLS. The ideal candidate will be a solutions-oriented, multi-tasking social justice advocate who is adept at facilitating creative and strategic trauma-informed legal representation and assistance for victims of sexual violence.
This is a temporary position with funding through December 31, 2018, with the possibility of becoming permanent dependent upon continued funding.