Staff Attorney & Postgraduate Fellowship Opportunities: TeamChild, ACLU, NWIRP, EDF, and More!

TeamChild seeks Staff Attorney

Team Child LogoTeamChild upholds the rights of youth involved, or at risk of being involved, in the juvenile justice system to help them secure the education, healthcare, housing and other supports they need to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

TeamChild seeks a full-time Staff Attorney in its King County office. Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. For a complete job description and application instructions please visit here. Priority application deadline is September 16, 2019. 

ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project seeks Applicants for Legal Fellowships

The Reproductive Freedom Project of the ACLU’s national office in New York invites third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply for a sponsorship opportunity to work with ACLU as a Legal Fellow to begin in the fall of 2020. The Reproductive Freedom Project strives to secure a world that respects and supports everyone’s right to form intimate relationships and to decide whether and when to have a child and where all people have the resources and tools to access the health care they need to effectuate these decisions.

For additional details and to apply please visit here.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project seeks Staff Attorney (Wenatchee, WA)

NWIRP LogoThe Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney or recent law school graduate (2019 bar taker) to provide direct representation and community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of affirmative and defensive immigration matters. The staff attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance; and (4) community education. The attorney will provide legal representation in various matters, but will focus on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing victims of crime in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas, T visas, and other forms of relief); and 3) representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Priority application deadline is September 16, 2019.

BPI Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship now accepting Postgraduate Fellowship Applications (Fall 2020 start)

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a Chicago-based nonprofit law and policy center, seeks law or public policy graduates to serve as the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for one year, beginning in Summer or Fall 2020.

The Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship offers Fellows the opportunity to develop the experience, skills and network critical to a rewarding career in public interest advocacy. Fellows have gone on to pursue successful careers in affordable housing law, legal aid, civil rights advocacy, non-profit leadership and government.

For additional details and to apply please visit here. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through October 11, 2019. 

Oregon DOJ 2020 Honors Attorney Program – Now Accepting Applications

State of Oregon SealThe Oregon Department of Justice is accepting applications for its 2020 Honors Attorney Program.  Placement will begin September 2020 following a comprehensive recruitment and evaluation process.   Depending on assignment, selected candidates may be located in the DOJ’s Salem or Portland offices. For additional information and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is September 27, 2019.

Environmental Defense Fund seeks U.S. Clean Air Legal Interns

The EDF’s U.S. Clean Air team envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We are dedicated to achieving that vision in our work, helping achieve clean air for all. The U.S. Clean Air team works out of the Washington, D.C., and Boulder, CO offices.

Legal interns on the U.S. Clean Air team contribute meaningfully to the team’s work securing clean air and climate protections. We aim to make our interns’ experience relevant, challenging, and rewarding. Our interns have directly contributed towards landmark cases over the years and have supported activities including: U.S. Supreme Court litigation, D.C. Circuit litigation over greenhouse gas regulation under the Clean Air Act, major international agreements and guidelines regarding trans-boundary pollution control programs in the U.S./Mexico border region, and projects that work towards ensuring protections for low-income and vulnerable communities from air pollution.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.