Paid Fellowship Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project, CLS Externships/Internships, Washington State Labor Council, and more!

Paid Fellowship ($6000): Available through Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project, 2019 Summer Internship in Yakima and/or Wenatchee

The Northwest Justice Project Farmworker Unit seeks summer interns to assist experienced attorneys in serving migrant farm workers through farm labor camp outreach, community education and legal work. Summer law students form an outreach team to share resources and legal information with migrant farmworkers throughout the state of Washington.

Law students will work with attorneys on ongoing cases and projects, including farmworker sexual harassment cases and community education, pesticide safety, wage theft, and advocacy related to the H-2A temporary visa program for farmworkers.  Northwest Justice Project is the LSC funded staffed Legal Services program for Washington State.  The positions are focused full –time on farmworker advocacy.

More info here.

Northwest Justice Project:  Medical Legal Partnership Summer Internship (c) University of Kansas - Medical Legal Partnership

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.

The Medical Legal Partnership works in partnership with providers at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation to address patients’ health-harming legal needs, including accessing Medicaid-funded care and therapy, reducing the length of hospital stays, obtaining guardianships for disabled adults and a variety of other issues.   More information available at http://www.washingtonmlp.org/.

More info here. 

Columbia Legal Services 2019 Externships/InternshipsCLS Logo

We offer internship and externship opportunities for law students throughout the year, on an as-needed basis, with the most capacity in the summer.

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.

We are only able to offer unpaid positions that are self-supported, generally through school credit, work-study, or through fellowships and public interest grants.

Examples of the types of cases and projects that CLS advances to cause systemic change in Washington State include:

Protecting the health and safety of farm workers and their families working in Washington orchards

Improving access to and quality of healthcare for prisoners, disabled individuals, seniors, and low-income people from public housing and mobile home communities

Working on legislation to improve the situations of thousands of unaccompanied youth and young adults living in homelessness.

More info here.

Washington State Labor Council, 2019 Legislative Intern

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is seeking a full-time legislative intern beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, for the 105-day legislative session that begins the following Monday, Jan. 14 to help develop and coordinate legislative advocacy for Washington working families. This is a fun and challenging opportunity to learn more about issues important to working families, our labor movement, public policy and the legislative process. Plus, there are many opportunities for interns to pursue and develop their own policy interests and to build relationships with affiliated unions, legislators and coalition partners.

More info here.

Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark, Paid Student InternUS Patent and Trademark Office Seal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, the agency has over 12,000 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. dedicated to accomplishing the mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles.  Please visit the USPTO Careers Website.

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Want to be a movement lawyer? Law for Black Lives 2019 Summer Internship

Law for Black Lives is partnering with Ayuda Legal Puerto RicoCommunity Justice Project, and The Detroit Justice Center to host a summer internship next year. We’ll have an opening retreat and cross-organizational exchanges, so interns can learn about varied approaches to Movement Lawyering across Detroit, Miami, Puerto Rico, Memphis, and NYC.

1L applications are due on December 15th!

More info here. 

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.

The AIF Clinton Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening civil society in both the U.S. and India.

Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows, mentors, and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Fellows serve on an annual basis from September to July with development organizations across India.

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Immigrant Law Group, PC Summer Clerk Program

Each summer, ILG sponsors a summer clerk to work with the firm in advancing the human rights of immigrants and refugees.  The clerkship provides an opportunity for law students to work directly with clients and get hands-on experience with impact litigation.  Past clerks worked on nationwide-precedent setting cases, engaged in civil rights litigation on detainers, represented asylum-seekers and special immigrant juveniles, and provided inspiring community-education workshops on going beyond just knowing one’s rights.

More info here.