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 spangler@uw.edu.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 24 by 5pm PST. Contact Sara Jackson at sjacks@uw.edu 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: https://www.nwirp.org/join-us/jobs-internships/.

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 https://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-students/part-time-summer/vlc/. 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.