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Northwest Justice Project: Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team Summer 2018 Internship/ExternshipsNJP Logo

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, the student will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities.  The law student will aid attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning.  Students may also help develop self-help materials for pro se litigants, develop training materials for staff and clients, work on outreach to minority communities, and work on other special projects, depending on the needs of the team.

More info here.

Northwest Justice Project: Medical Legal Partnership Summer/Fall 2018 Law ClerkNJP Logo

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities.  With the Medical Legal Partnership, law clerks will aid three attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Law clerks may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for staff and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office.

More info here.

Due April 13: The Betty Jane Narver Policy FellowshipWashington State Temple of Justice

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Narver Fellow. The application deadline is April 13, 2018.

The Betty Jane Narver Fellowship is a graduate level policy position within the Washington State Budget & Policy Center. The goal of the fellowship is to expand the diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences that influence state policy.  We are seeking candidates with experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates who have an interest in working on policies that impact people with low and moderate incomes and communities of color. The fellowship is open to any currently enrolled graduate student in a college or university, and to recent graduates with a master’s degree or Ph.D.

To achieve our goal of training and supporting new voices in the policy arena, we’re especially interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds. Bilingual and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The fellow will receive a stipend to total $6,000 over 6 to 9 months for a minimum of 360 hours, which can be scheduled around the fellow’s classes or other commitments. This position is not eligible for benefits.

More info here.

Due April 16: 500 Summer Opportunities & Funding Available Nationwide through AmeriCorps JDAmeriCorps Logo

Equal Justice Works is still looking for 1Ls and 2Ls to be part of a summer of service with AmeriCorps JD. While serving in communities across the nation, student AmeriCorps JD Service Members can apply their legal skills and knowledge to provide effective representation for low-income and underserved populations. This year, we’re looking for roughly 500 students to serve on projects focused on veterans, elder abuse, immigration (in NY only) and on civil legal aid generally.

All AmeriCorps JD service members will receive a $1,200 Segal AmeriCorps Education award upon successful completion of the program and are eligible to seek funding from the host or another source up to $4,422. The priority deadline is April 15, 2018.

More info here.

 Peggy Browning Fund: SEIU Healthcare 1199NW 2018 Summer FellowshipPeggy Browning Fund

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is a statewide union of more than 29,000 nurses and healthcare workers across Washington State. We believe that healthcare works best when healthcare employees have a strong voice in decision-making. We are also part of the 2.1 million member Service Employees International Union, the largest, most united union of healthcare workers in the United States.

We’re a small legal team (two attorneys, one legal assistant) that services the diverse needs of an ambitious and dynamic labor union. In a typical moment, we have 50+ active legal matters ranging from grievances and ULPs, to advice on contract negotiations, campaign strategy, and internal union matters.

More info here. 

Crime Victims Justice Corps Application Opens Next Month – Interested Students Should Continue to Sign Up to Receive Updates

Equal Justice Works is finalizing host organization recruitment for the Crime Victims Justice Corps, a new initiative designed to increase access to civil legal assistance and enforce the rights of crime victims. The program will consist of 62 Fellows and 34 law students over a two-year period. Participants will provide legal services, outreach, and education to address legal needs resulting from human trafficking and a variety of civil legal issues arising from victimization, such as family law, education, employment, immigration, and consumer protection, as well as enforcing crime victims’ rights.

Any student interested in receiving further information about the program, including open Fellowship positions, should complete this form to receive updates. The Fellow and law student recruitment will begin in April/May 2018. Law students will begin their 8-10 week service on June 1.

AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Hiring Announcements 

The Veterans Legal Corps program, provides direct representation to veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless and with eligible military families on issues including landlord tenant matters, problems with disability and other income maintenance benefits, child support, consumer and medical debt, drivers’ license reinstatement, and expungement issues.

The Equal Justice Works VISTA Affordable Housing and Preservation Project (VAHPP) is looking for legal fellows focused on preserving, maintaining, and improving project-based Section 8 affordable housing across the United States. The program is currently looking for legal Fellows at the following location(s):

The VISTA Tenant Engagement and Community Economic Development (TECDev) TECDev Legal Fellows provide capacity building services to their host sites to assist, inform, educate, and engage tenants of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) properties regarding their rights, responsibilities and options. The program is currently looking for legal Fellows at the following location(s):