New Summer Funding Resource plus Job & Internship Opportunities

New Summer Funding Sources Resource available in SCS Online!

Are you seeking funding sources for an unpaid public service position this summer? SCS’s new Summer Funding Sources Chart will help alert you to opportunities, and keep track of upcoming application deadlines and submission requirements.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) seeks Deputy Director for Legal Services for Western Office

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is the leading national organization working to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone. KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also engages in programming in Central America and Mexico to promote the best interests and protection of migrant children throughout the region.

KIND seeks a Deputy Director for Legal Services for its Western Office. The Deputy Director directly supervises the Managing Attorneys for KIND’s four Western field offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Fresno, and Houston. Together with the other deputies, this position works to ensure excellent and consistent legal services operations nationwide and plays a critical role in KIND’s mission of ensuring that unaccompanied children have high quality legal representation in their immigration proceedings. This is a full-time position based in any of the following: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Houston, and may include a telecommuting component.

For additional details and to apply please visit here. Position will be open until filled.

Term Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge Theresa L. Fricke (Tacoma, WA)

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington seeks qualified candidates for the position of Term Law Clerk for United States Magistrate Theresa L. Fricke. The Term Law Clerk will be appointed for a two-year term and will begin in March 2019. There is a possibility that the position could be extended for a duration of up to four years.

Qualifications: Candidate must be a law school graduate from an accredited law school by the position start date. The ideal candidate will be a well-organized, accurate, and efficient researcher and writer. The ideal candidate will have experience in civil litigation or federal court experience.

Full position and application details available in Oscar or PSJD (law students are eligible to set up free accounts in either database).

Staff Attorney opening at Home Base (San Francisco, CA)

HomeBase seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to join its San Francisco-based team of highly experienced public policy lawyers, policy analysts, and management professionals. HomeBase is a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to the social problem of homelessness. Its mission is to end homelessness, prevent its recurrence, and decrease its effect on communities. HomeBase works at the state and national level to support communities in implementing responses to homelessness while fostering collaboration in addressing the political and economic causes of homelessness.

For complete job description and to apply visit here.

Legal Internship with the LGBT Bar

The national LGBT Bar is currently accepting applications for 2019 summer legal interns. As a legal intern you’ll be tasked with assisting with legal research and policy work, and with program development for LGBTQ+ and ally law students and attorneys. You’ll experience the nonprofit world while interacting with pro bono counsel at Am Law 100 firms and attorneys with years of experience in the LGBTQ+ advocacy realm. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference on the issues you care about.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Please include “Summer 2019 Legal Internship” in the subject.

Community Action of Skagit County seeks Part-Time Staff Attorney (Mt. Vernon, WA)

Community Action of Skagit County is a community-based organization working to move local families and Skagit County communities from poverty to prosperity.

Community Action of Skagit County seeks a part-time Staff Attorney to work under direction of the Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program Manager. The Staff Attorney will manage and expand the mentoring program; recruit volunteer attorneys to participate in the mentoring program as well as other volunteer lawyer program activities; coordinate and supervise remote legal clinics as designated (specifically, the Will Clinics and the clinic in Concrete); and perform administrative functions in support of the Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program.

For additional details and to apply please visit here.