Internships/Externships at ACLU, NWIRP, CLS; EPA Pacific Northwest 2019 Honors Attorney Fellowship


The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is pleased to offer unpaid school-year internships and externships to interested law school students for the upcoming winter and spring 2019 terms. A minimum commitment of 16 hours per week is required during the school year.

At the ACLU-WA, law students gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and the opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students work closely with staff attorneys conducting legal research, writing legal memoranda, and drafting correspondence to government agencies in response to documented complaints of civil liberties and civil rights violations. Students also assist ACLU attorneys in the development of cases for litigation, preparation of cases for trial, and submission of amicus curiae briefs in courts of appeal.

More info through PSJD here.

ACLU Human Rights Program, Summer 2019, New York

The ACLU Human Rights Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2019 legal internship positions. The internship posting is available here. 2Ls and 1Ls interested in domestic human rights work would make a perfect fit.

ACLU will begin interviewing 2Ls soon and will begin accepting 1L applications on December 1st.

NORTHWEST IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROJECT (NWIRP) Spring and Summer Law Internships 2019

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is the only nonprofit organization providing comprehensive immigration legal services to immigrants with low income across Washington State. NWIRP promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. We provide services to Washington State residents in affirmative and defensive immigration cases. We also serve persons detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.

Positions are available at offices in Granger, Seattle, Tacoma, and Wenatchee.

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. Applicants proficient in Spanish are strongly preferred for Granger and Wenatchee offices. Internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

More info through PSJD here.


The Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, is seeking applications for a two-year position in our Honors Attorney Fellowship Program in Seattle, Washington.  Applications are due by November 14, 2018, and the position will begin in August-September 2019.

The Honors Attorney Fellowship Program is designed for 2019 law school graduates and recent graduates completing judicial clerkships.  Candidates with excellent academic credentials, including strong research, writing, and verbal skills and a demonstrated interest in an environmental law career/public service are encouraged to apply.  The position provides an opportunity to practice law in a leading governmental environmental organization. Fellows will be given a challenging caseload that includes enforcement and counseling legal work and will receive training and mentoring from experienced colleagues with recognized expertise.

More info here.

Columbia Legal Services, Spring Internship
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: November 1, 2018

Externs and Interns are given the opportunity to participate in systemic advocacy on behalf of low-income people by engaging in legal research and writing, policy advocacy, and community outreach and education. Find out more about this position and apply here

National Institute for Reproductive Health, Legal Intern
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The legal intern will engage in policy analysis or key pieces of state legislation around the country and gain experience working in state and national coalitions working to advance reproductive rights. Law students can learn more and apply here.

Community Legal Services, Inc., Summer Law Student Internship 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Interns will work directly with clients, engage with communities, and contribute to systematic advocacy efforts to advance economic and racial equality. To learn more about this position and apply, click here.

National Employment Law Project (NELP), Summer Legal Internship
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Legal interns will assist NELP attorneys in all aspects of work including providing legal and policy assistance for campaigns, drafting reports, and preparing memos. Interested students can learn more and apply for this position here.

Sargent Shriver National Center of Poverty Law, Legal Internship (Spring)
Location: Chicago, IL

Legal interns will support the Advocacy team, and will provide legal research and writing in support of ongoing litigation, complete policy research, and attend community meetings to further the center’s mission to improve lives of people living in poverty. Apply here