The internship is open to first, second, and third year law students. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, an interest in immigration law, an ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced work environment, and a commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees. Spanish-bilingual applicants are strongly preferred.
NWIRP’s Seattle Office serves low-income immigrants and refugees in Western Washington. The office provides direct legal representation, referrals to pro bono attorneys, pro se assistance, and workshops on immigration matters ranging from asylum, citizenship, family petitions, and protections for immigrant children and victims of crimes. The Seattle office consists of the following units:
- Asylum: Helps persons who face persecution in their home countries in applying for asylum, and assists asylees and refugees in applying for permanent resident status and petitioning for their family.
- Children & Youth Advocacy: Helps children and youth seek Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, & DACA
- Family Services: Promotes family unity and stability by assisting with family visa applications.
- Impact Litigation: Works for systematic change through individual and class-action lawsuits.
- Naturalization: Assists immigrants and refugees, particularly elderly and/or persons with disabilities, obtain citizenship, including seeking disability waivers from the required English and civics tests.
- Removal Defense: Represents individuals in immigration court proceedings against deportation.
- VAWA: Assists immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes in obtaining U & T visas and other immigration benefits derived from the Violence Against Women Act.
The internship is unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.
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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.
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