Paid Summer Fellowships and Public Interest Law Jobs!

Rural Summer Legal Corps – Various Locations ($5,000 Stipend)

In partnership with LSC, Equal Justice Works is accepting law student applications for the 2019 Rural Summer Legal Corps application. This summer, 30 law student Fellows will work with host organizations in rural locations for 8-10 weeks to provide legal services to underserved and low-income individuals. Participants will develop valuable skills and gain hands-on training through direct involvement with results-driven community projects. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend for their service. View the organizations hosting students here and apply for this opportunity here.

Application deadline: February 11, 2019
Direct application questions to: ruralcorps@equaljusticeworks.org

QLaw Foundation Sher Kung Summer Fellowship, Trans in Prison Justice Project ($7,500 Stipend)

QLaw LogoThe Trans in Prison (TIP) Justice Project is a project of Disability Rights Washington’s Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities Program. TIP is excited to serve as the host organization for the 2019 QLaw Foundation Sher Kung Summer Fellowship, which offers a 10 week, full-time, paid ($7,500) opportunity for a graduate or law student. TIP seeks a fellow who is passionate about working at the intersections of disability and trans justice. TIP works out of both the Seattle
and Olympia offices of Disability Rights Washington. While both locations are available to the
fellow, a strong preference will be given for applicants willing to be primarily based out of the
Olympia office.

Application Deadline: January 25, 2019
Additional details and application instructions available here.

Bilingual VAWA Staff Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (Seattle, WA)

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and others who qualify for humanitarian protections.
The staff attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; and (3) community education. The attorney will focus on providing representation on cases involving U-visa petitions, VAWA self-petitions, adjustment of status applications and other forms of immigration relief. The attorney will also provide representation in removal proceedings before the immigration court. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
Additional details and application instructions available here.

Staff Attorney (two-year position), ACLU of Washington (Seattle, Washington)

ACLU of WAThe American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an experienced attorney for a two-year term (may be extended, subject to funding) to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians.

The ACLU-WA has increased its level of operations in order to fight the current administration’s broad attacks on civil liberties while continuing to vigorously move forward  the work of our existing projects—much of which will also be affected by the actions of the Administration: protecting the rights of immigrants; criminal justice reform; the school to prison pipeline; using religion to oppose LGBT rights and reproductive freedom; and privacy, surveillance, and technology.  Our goal is not just resistance; it is progress.

This new attorney position will give the ACLU the capacity to push forward its affirmative agenda as well as engage in fast-moving, defensive battles against the current administration’s policies.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Additional details and application instructions available here.

Prisoners’ Rights Litigation Attorney, Disability Rights Washington (Seattle, Spokane, Olympia)

DRW’s Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Program seeks a full-time prisoners’ rights litigator with a demonstrated interest in conducting impact litigation to enforce the legal rights of incarcerated individuals enduring abuse, neglect, or other human and civil rights violations. This position will require a licensed attorney with the ability to conduct systemic investigations, develop complex advocacy strategies, and represent both classes and individuals. The AVID Program enjoys DRW’s unique access authority, which will allow the attorney the ability to see firsthand the conditions in Washington prisons and jails, even in the most secluded and segregated parts of those facilities.

Additional details and application instructions available here.