Joan Fitzpatrick Summer Stipend, Paid Summer Internships, and other Public Service Employment Opportunities

2019 Joan Fitzpatrick Fellowship in Human Rights ($5,000 Summer Stipend)

Planning to spend your summer working in human rights and/or international law? Consider applying for the 2019 Joan Fitzpatrick Fellowship! All rising 2 and 3Ls are eligible to apply.

Application instructions: Submit a resume, unofficial transcript, two letters of recommendation and a 2-3 page proposal outlining your proposed work. Applications should be emailed to Ann Spangler at

Application Deadline: Friday, May 24 by 5pm PST. Contact Sara Jackson at with questions.

NWIRP Seeking Summer Interns (paid positions in Granger or Wenatchee offices; Spanish fluency required)

NWIRP LogoThe Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is still accepting law student applications for summer internship positions in its Granger and Wenatchee offices. One internship in each of the Granger and Wenatchee offices are eligible for a $6,000 stipend (before tax). Wenatchee’s stipend is funded by NWIRP and Granger’s stipend is funded by the Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Fellowship. NWIRP will work with all summer interns to secure outside funding or academic credit if needed. Spanish fluency required. For more information, please visit NWIRP’s jobs and internships page:

Summer Positions still available with EJW AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps

Through the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps (formerly AmeriCorps JD), Fellows and law students provide legal services that enable low-income and homeless veterans and their families to rebuild their lives. Law students, referred to as “Student Members” are hosted at legal services organizations across the country where they: provide legal assistance to veterans and their families on issues related to housing, employment, consumer and medical debt, government benefits, child support, and other family law matters; build relationships with community partners; and deliver presentations on veterans’ rights and benefits.

To Apply: visit Application deadline is May 15, 2019. 

Davis Wright Tremaine seeks Pro Bono Specialist

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking an energetic Pro Bono Specialist to join its Seattle team. As a member of the firm-wide Pro Bono and Social Impact Department, this position supports DWT pro bono program initiatives, matters, and case-sourcing across all 8 offices.

Apply online using this link. Position open until filled.

LCCR of the SF/Bay Area Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Fellowship

The Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights fellowship for attorneys is a signature endeavor of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, which lasts for a three-year term, with possible extension. This fellowship is designed for an attorney who has practiced for a minimum of three years and has a demonstrated commitment to civil rights law. It is our hope that the fellowship will enhance the Fellow’s understanding of civil rights law and prepare the Fellow for a career of promoting social justice.

Application deadline is June 1, 2019, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. $65,000 annual salary plus a competitive benefits package. For additional information and to apply visit here.

Good news from Washington’s Equal Justice Coalition — the legislative session has ended with major gains for civil legal aid!

The WA Legislature recently approved a biennial budget that will significantly expand access to justice in Washington. Thanks to the many equal justice champions who raised their voices at our Lobby Day and throughout the session, legislators increased funding for the Office of Civil Legal Aid by more than $7 million. The increase includes:

  • 20 new civil legal aid attorney positions around the state, as part of the Civil Justice Reinvestment Plan to reach the “minimum access” standard of service delivery. We are now more than halfway toward closing the justice gap since the CJRP began in 2017.
  • Compensation equity for pro bono programs. The $300,000 funded by the state will be leveraged with additional investment from the Legal Foundation of Washington to retain vital staff and increase service capacity.
  • Stabilization funding to protect previous gains and maintain client service at the Northwest Justice Project.



Pro Bono Honors Society plus new Scholarships, Jobs, and Fellowships!

UW Law 2019 Pro Bono Honors Society – Submit Pro Bono Hours by May 1 at NOON!

pro bonoDid you do any of the following during the 2018-2019 academic year?

  • Volunteer for IFAP, PFJP, SYLAW, CHRJ App Help, MMP, or an ELS research project?
  • Do pro bono work for a community-based public interest organization or student-led project?
  • Intern last summer for a public interest organization and didn’t receive funding or academic credit?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you are likely eligible to be recognized as a member of the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society! All class levels are eligible for Pro Bono Awards and graduating students will be recognized in the graduation program.

Report hours via Google Form by May 1:

LCCR seeks 2020-2021 Lindsay Fellow

Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights LogoThe Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s foremost civil rights legal organizations, annually sponsors the one-year George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellowship. The Lindsay Fellowship provides an opportunity for recent law school graduates to become familiar with civil rights practice by working with many of the nation’s leading civil rights experts at the national office of the Lawyers’ Committee in Washington, D.C. The Fellowship pays a stipend of $57,500, supplemented by a loan forgiveness payment of $2,000. The yearly stipend is also supplemented by payment of bar review and fees. Fellows have the opportunity to gain legal experience in one or more of the following areas: Voting Rights, Employment Discrimination, Criminal Justice, Education, Stop Hate, Public Policy, Special Litigation and Advocacy, or Fair Housing and Community Development.

Applicants can have, at most, two years of practice by the time the fellowship starts (clerkships excluded). Current law students who expect to graduate in the spring of 2020 (i.e. students who are currently in their second year of law school) are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 7. For complete application and instructions visit here.

SABA 2019 Scholarships – Call for Applications!

SABAW LogoThe South Asian Bar of Washington (SABAW) is an organization of South Asian legal professionals in Washington State dedicated to providing access to legal resources and support for issues relevant to the South Asian community. SABAW offers an annual $1,000 Student Stipend to a current law student, and a $4,000 scholarship award to a public interest law student.

For descriptions and application instructions please visit here.

WA Women Lawyers 2019 UW Law Scholarship

Washington women Lawyers LogoThe King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL) is pleased to provide a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00 to one second year law student at University of Washington School of Law. The scholarship is intended to promote individualism and courage within the profession and to support women who have the potential to make a significant contribution to the community and/or have demonstrated an ability to overcome significant obstacles, including financial obstacles, in their lives.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

WA House of Representatives OPR Public Affair Internship Program (Olympia, WA)

The Office of Program Research in the Washington House of Representatives is seeking candidates for a legislative public affairs internship.  Candidates must be graduate students in public administration or related programs emphasizing public policy.  They must have exceptional policy research and analysis skills and strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to a career involving the analysis and management of public policies and programs.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

Legal Voice seeks Staff Attorney

Legal Voice LogoLegal Voice believes that all women and LGBTQ people should be able to live their lives with dignity, safety, and autonomy. To this end, we work in the Northwest’s courtrooms, legislatures, and communities, creating and enforcing strong, equitable laws and empowering people to know their rights.

Legal Voice seeks a Staff Attorney who will work to advance women’s and LGBTQ people’s
legal rights in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, through impact litigation,
legislative advocacy, and public education.

For additional information and application details please visit here. Application deadline is May 31, 2019.



Upcoming Events & Opportunities!

UW Law NALSA Salmon Bingo Dinner!

When: Friday, April 19, 6-9pm
Where: Waterfront Activities Center, 3710 Montlake Blvd NE

Join the Native American Law Students Association for a great dinner of salmon, fry bread and other delicacies. After dinner, get out your bingo cards and dabbers and start playing for prizes and fun. Details available here.

Social Justice Tuesday: How I landed a Job in Criminal Justice

When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 127

Interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice? Wondering how to leverage your coursework and summer internships towards securing a postgraduate position? Come hear from current 3Ls and recent alums working at regional defender and prosecutor offices about how they landed their jobs, and what advice they have for you!

Environmental and Land Use Law Professional & Law Student Mixer

When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Optimism Brewing, 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA

You are cordially invited to attend a networking mixer with Seattle University and University of Washington law students interested in environmental and land use legal careers, as well as attorneys practicing in the field! Co-Hosted by: WSBA Environmental Law and Land Use Law Section, KCBA Environmental and Land Use Section, ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, Seattle University Environmental Law Society, UW Environmental Law Society. Additional information available here.

Webinar on 2019 AG Honor’s Program and Summer Law Intern Program at the US DOJ

DOJ - Attorney's OfficeWhen: Wednesday, April 24, 9am-12pm (PST)

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is hosting a webinar on the 2019 Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program at the U.S. Department of Justice. The webinar will give an overview of the programs, updates, applications, and answer questions about the upcoming season. To participate, log into: and use Passcode: 10200.

Volunteers Needed for Citizenship Day! Saturday, April 27 in Yakima, Vancouver, and Tacoma, WA

When: Saturday, April 27, 8:30am-5:30pm (if you cannot make the whole time you are still welcome to volunteer! Just indicate your hours when signing up).
Where: Yakima (Yakima Valley Community College); Vancouver (Clark College)

Citizenship Day is a free, one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship hosted by OneAmerica and the American Immigration Lawyers Association of Washington. Volunteers will meet one-on-one with clients to help complete the 20-page naturalization form.  Please join us in either Yakima or Vancouver, WA, for the day, and help hundreds of legal permanent residents take the first step towards becoming a US citizen. Travel reimbursement available for law students.

Sign up here to participate!

Racism and White Supremacy in Algorithms

When: Monday, April 29, 5-7pm
Where: University of Washington, Kane Hall 110

Algorithmic and information technologies can replicate racial bias and perpetuate White supremacy. This panel brings policy advocates,community organizers, and tech experts to discuss how structural inequality is manifested tech.

Additional information available here.

Columbia Legal Services seeks Law Student Board Members!

Columbia Legal Services is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for a law student from WA to join its Board to serve a one-year term (7/1/19 – 6/30/20). CLS investigates and documents harm, pursues class action and impact litigation, and performs policy advocacy, with a focus on community, race equity, and justice. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about civil legal aid, provide oversight of a respected nonprofit organization, and give back by being a champion for CLS and its values.

The CLS Law Student Board Member application is available here. Interested students should submit their application to by May 8, 2019 (sooner the better!).

Postgraduate Fellowships & Job Opportunities; Diversity Fellowships

National Juvenile Defender Center seeks 2019-2020 Gault Fellow (Washington, DC)

Recent law school graduates and current 3L/4LEs (Class of 2018 or 2019) are invited to apply for a one-year juvenile defense fellowship at the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington, DC, which will begin immediately or no later than September 2019.

NJDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense. The Gault Fellowship is in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court case In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), which extended to youth many of the same due process protections afforded adults accused of crimes, including the right to counsel.

Application instructions: Application deadline is May 6, 2019 and additional details and application instructions are available here.

2019-2020 Narver Policy Fellowship

The Washington State Budget & Policy Center is now accepting applications for it’s 2019-2020 Betty Jane Narver Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to expand the diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences that influence state policy. WSBPC is 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.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is April 26, 2019.

Center for Public Representation seeks Policy Associate (Washington, DC)

The Center for Public Representation is a national advocacy organization that uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. The Center is seeking a public policy associate to continue to build, expand and help lead the D.C. office’s public policy work. For additional details and to apply, please visit here. Position will be open until filled.

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarships

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work.

Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student’s third year of law school. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices.

To Apply: All applications must be submitted via the online application tool. You will first need to register to use Baker Donelson technology. After registering, you can begin the application process or save the information and return to the site at a later point. Application Deadline is June 16, 2019.

Lewis Brisbois Summer Diversity Fellowship (Seattle)

The Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firms, is seeking a rising diverse second, or third year law student with strong academic records, interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team setting for the Firm’s Summer Fellowship Program.

Applicants should be highly motivated, have excellent writing skills, intellectual curiosity and have plans to live in Seattle after law school. If selected, this law clerk will have challenging and real world responsibilities and opportunities including shadowing one or more attorneys to client conferences, depositions, court or other proceedings beyond the office. The Summer Fellowship Program will begin in late May or early June 2019 and is a paid opportunity.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.



Postgraduate fellowships, summer internships, bar scholarships, and more!

Postgraduate Fellowship with LCYC focused on Race Equity and Youth Homelessness in Seattle

Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) improves the well-being of youth and children by advancing their legal rights through holistic direct services, community partnerships, and systemic advocacy. LCYC is looking for a 3L or recent law school graduate with a demonstrated commitment to public interest or public defense advocacy work to join them for a two-year fellowship focused on race equity and youth homelessness. The fellow will provide direct civil legal aid services to youth ages 12-24 years who are or are at risk of homelessness in King County, Washington. The fellow will work on expanding LCYC’s partnerships with community organizations providing services to youth and families of color. This is a full time, two year position, with an annual salary of $58,000 plus benefits.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to For strongest consideration apply ASAP (position open until filled). The fellowship will run from fall 2019-summer 2021.

Looking for a chance to work with clients? The UW Law Moderate Means Program seeks spring and summer interns!

The UW Law Moderate Means Program (UW MMP) is the flagship pro bono program for students at UW School of Law. This program provides legal referrals for low- and moderate-income individuals as part of the statewide WSBA Moderate Means Program. The goal of the program is to increase access to civil legal services for people of moderate means who cannot afford an attorney but make too much money to qualify for traditional free legal aid services. The program is focused in the areas of Family, Housing and Consumer law.

The UW MMP is currently recruiting interns for spring and summer 2019. Time commitment is 2-4 hours/week spring quarter, and a minimum of 6 hours/week during the summer. This position is open to all students (JD, MJ, LLM, LLLT, PhD) and training will be provided. Time volunteering for MMP also qualifies for Pro Bono Honors Society.

To apply: Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Ann Spangler at
Application Deadline: April 8, 2019.

WSBA Administrative Law Section $5,000 Summer Grant

WSBA LogoThe Administrative Law Section of the WSBA will award a $5,000 summer grant to one law student who is working in an unpaid public service capacity in the area of administrative law. Applicants must submit a current resume and a two-page or shorter, double-spaced essay describing the applicant’s summer work and how the work will promote diversity in administrative law. The selection committee will considering the extent to which each applicant’s internship relates to the practice of administrative law, whether the applicant demonstrates a continued interest in administrative law, and whether the internship will promote diversity in the practice. After completing the summer job, the recipient must be willing to write a short description about the experience for the Administrative Law Section’s newsletter and give a report about it at a future Administrative Law Section meeting.

Application Deadline: Applications are due by Friday, May 3, 2019.
Submission Instructions: Please submit application materials as a single PDF file to

JustLead Washington seeks Deputy Director

JustLead Washington is now hiring for a new Deputy Director position. We are seeking an experienced manager and relationship-builder who can help drive our leadership development and organizational change work forward. We are seeking someone who is deeply committed to Washington’s equity & justice community and who is passionate about helping advocates and organizations develop their capacity to lead, listen, and learn.

For additional information and to apply please visit here. The position will be open until filled but priority consideration will be given to those who apply by April 15.

Loren Miller Bar Foundation Memorial Scholarship (Bar Exam Scholarship)

The Loren Miller Bar Foundation provides the Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship to deserving third-year law students of African/African-American descent and/or law students who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving the African-American community. The scholarship funds are provided expressly to offset the recipient’s Washington State Bar Exam preparation course expenses. The amount of the award varies from year to year.

For additional information and to apply please visit here. The 2019 Application deadline is May 5th.

Columbia Legal Services Legal Fellow – Working Families Project (2 year position in Yakima, WA)

Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Legal Fellow to work in our Working Families Project for a two-year fellowship, located in our Yakima office. This position will provide systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy to advance a broad range of legal issues affecting farm and other low-wage workers and their families in Washington. This position will focus primarily on employment, as well as related civil rights matters and access to equal opportunities in our communities.

For complete job description and application instructions please visit here. Position open until filled.