Jobs: Office of Program Research,Udall Foundation, US DOJ Civil Rights Division

Paid Legal Intern Program 2019-2020 in Olympia: Washington House of Representatives Office of Program Research

The Office of Program Research in the Washington House of Representatives is seeking candidates for its legal intern program. Both first and second year law students are invited to apply. Candidates must have exceptional legal research and analysis skills and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

About the OPR: The Office of Program Research (OPR) provides nonpartisan legal, research, and support services to the standing committees of the Washington House of Representatives.

About the Legal Intern Program: Since 1974, the OPR’s legal intern program has provided law students with an opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process. Interns perform a variety of legislative work under the supervision of lawyers employed by the OPR, including general legal research; drafting bills, amendments, bill analyses/reports, legal memoranda, and other legislative documents; making presentations in front of House committees; and meeting with legislators and stakeholders. Work assignments vary depending on the needs of the office and the interests of the interns. Examples of committees for which past interns have performed work assignments include the Judiciary, Health Care and Wellness, Labor and Workplace Standards, Education, and Public Safety Committees.

The program is divided into two parts: summer and legislative session. Interns are expected to serve full time during the summer of 2019 and during that portion of the 2020 legislative session coinciding with the first academic period (quarter or semester) in 2020. The summer portion is considered a training period, during which interns acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform well during the legislative session. During the summer, compensation is $3,038 per month.

Externship Credit/Stipend Information: For the legislative session portion of the program, the student must make arrangements with the student’s law school to obtain academic credit; stipends are not permitted, but the student may be granted reimbursement for travel or Olympia room expenses.

More info and apply in SCS Online.

The Udall Foundation: Native American Congressional Internship; Deadline: January 31

The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship program offers Native American and Alaska Native law students a unique opportunity to gain professional experience in Washington, D.C.

Our fully-funded ten-week summer internship offers distinctive opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students to gain an insider’s view of the governments unique trust relationship with tribes. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they research legislative issues important to tribal communities, hone their legal research and writing skills, and network with public offices and tribal advocacy groups.

The Foundation seeks candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities and an interest in working with Native American issues and policy. Interns are provided round-trip airfare, lodging, per idem and an educational stipend.

For further information and apply here. 

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

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.

The ideal candidate would have lived and/or professional experience relating to the AVID Program’s practice areas, which include, but are not limited to: addressing discrimination, improving conditions of confinement for people experiencing incarceration, supporting community reentry from institutionalization or incarceration, and ending abuse and neglect. The attorney for this position must have a commitment and capacity to produce high quality legal analysis and to provide effective advocacy through complex civil litigation as well as informal and alternative dispute resolution. All DRW attorneys must demonstrate dedication to DRW’s values of inclusion, diversity, and equity [1] as well as the values of individual autonomy, community integration, universal accessibility, freedom from restraint, and respectful language. DRW seeks applicants who have the ability to work independently in a team of supportive colleagues and are seeking to join in our mission to “advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities.”

For complete job information and to apply here.

US Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division-Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative, Summer 2019 Internship – 2L,3L, Joint Degree, LLMDOJ - Attorney's Office

Deadline:  Friday, January 18
Location: Washington, DC

The law student intern for the office will assist the directors of the initiative in prosecuting cases on behalf of servicemembers, researching cutting edge servicemembers-related legal issues, providing input on suggested legislation to assist servicemembers and veterans, and providing support for intergovernmental meetings and base visits organized by initiative. The intern will work directly with Assistant Director Andrew Braniff.

Applicants should email a resume and a cover letter indicating their skills and interest in the initiative to servicemembers @usdoj.gov by January 18, 2018. Candidates will be informed if an interview will be requested February 1, 2019. Further information on the initiative may be found here.

Entre Hermanos, Immigration Staff Attorney

Entre Hermanos is seeking a Staff Attorney to represent Latino LGBTQ/Latino immigrants in immigration proceedings. The ideal candidate is an excellent advocate with strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills who works well in a fast-paced collaborative environment and has experience providing immigration services to low-income people along with a demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQ community. The Staff Attorney will report to the Immigration Manager and Executive Director

More info here.

Jobs: Columbia Legal Services, Northwest Justice Project, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

Columbia Legal Services: LAUREL RUBIN FARMWORKER JUSTICE Summer 2019 INTERNSHIP (Yakima Office, Paid) and INSTITUTIONS PROJECT INTERNSHIP (Seattle Office, Unpaid)

Columbia Legal Services represents communities facing poverty and oppression, and we use every legal tool available on their behalf. CLS has a special responsibility to serve people whose access to free legal services is restricted, due to institutionalization or immigration status. Through impact litigation, policy reform, and innovative partnerships, our staff works together to further our mission to achieve social and economic justice for all, and to reveal and end actions that harm the communities we serve. We share a deep commitment to serve and advocate alongside our clients as we seek justice together.

Positions Available
Externs and Interns are given the opportunity to participate in systemic advocacy on behalf of low-income people by engaging in legal research and writing, policy advocacy, and community outreach and education. Our internships are full-time and require a 10-12 week commitment. This summer, we will offer three internships:

INSTITUTIONS PROJECT INTERNSHIP (Seattle Office)
The Institutions Project is seeking one law student intern or extern to assist with their litigation and policy advocacy. This position is unpaid and is generally self-supported through school credit, work-study, or through fellowships and public interest grants. Strong research and writing skills and interest in the criminal justice system are preferred. Institutions Project priorities include treatment of youth in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, conditions of confinement in Washington’s jails and prisons, and legal assistance for people reentering the community following incarceration.

LAUREL RUBIN FARMWORKER JUSTICE INTERNSHIP (Yakima Office)
The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice internship is funded at $6,000 (expected—final amount TBD) for the summer, and requires fluency in English and Spanish. Laurel Rubin Interns support litigation and policy efforts to improve wages and work conditions in concert with farmworker groups engaged in self-organizing, and to address systemic civil rights issues for immigrants in farmworker communities. Interns will engage in investigation, legal research and writing and community outreach, primarily to labor camps.

For complete information and to apply here.

Northwest Justice Project: Medical Legal Partnership Law Clerk Summer 2019NJP Logo

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities. With the Medical Legal Partnership, law clerks will aid three attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Law clerks may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for staff and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office.
More information and apply here.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ALLIANCE WORLDWIDE (ELAW), Summer 2019 InternshipELAW Logo

ELAW is a network of public interest environmental lawyers and scientists who use the law to protect the environment and human rights. We provide legal and scientific resources to grassroots advocates in approximately 70 countries. Legal interns assist the Staff Attorneys in responding to requests for assistance. These requests generate both short and long-term projects. Projects may include legal research (US and international law); identifying model statutes and regulations; or evaluating legal doctrines and theories. Interns prepare memoranda to send to overseas advocates and communicate directly with these lawyers. ELAW Staff Attorneys work with interns and oversee all projects.

Successful applicants generally possess excellent research and writing skills and a strong dedication to public interest environmental law. Proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred, but not required. ELAW actively seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds.

The internship is full-time on a volunteer basis during the summer of 2019 (approximately 10 weeks). Many students qualify for school credit or obtain public-interest stipends/fellowships.

For further information and to apply here.

Stanford Law School – Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Fall 2019 Immigrants’ Rights Litigation and Advocacy Fellowship

The Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (IRC) at Stanford Law School invites third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply for a new Immigrants’ Rights Litigation and Advocacy Fellowship. The Fellow will participate in all aspects of the Clinic’s litigation and advocacy docket, including representing immigrants facing removal and cutting-edge work to address recent enforcement practices, but will not participate in the supervision and teaching of law students. The fellowship will be for a two-year fixed-term period, starting in Fall 2019.

For complete job description and to apply here,  Job Number: 80840

Legal Services of New Jersey: Deborah T. Poritz Legal Fellowship Program, 2019 Summer Paid Internship 1L and 2L

Legal Services of New Jersey invites applications from first and second year law students for the Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program beginning in May 2019. Since inception, 30 years ago, this has been the premier opportunity for students committed to or considering public interest and poverty law to learn about the challenges and rewards involved.

Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as hiring decisions will be made on a continuing basis.

For more information and to download an application here.

Yakama Nation 2019 Summer Legal Fellowship Program (Paid).

$7,000.00, plus housing (or an additional housing allowance)

12 Weeks – June 2019 to September 2019 (start/end dates negotiable)

2L’s preferred, although 1L’s will be considered; Yakama/Indian preference

Up to three fellowships will be awarded

The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation is a federally recognized, sovereign Native Nation with inherent sovereign and Treaty-reserved rights and interests.  In the Treaty of 1855 (12 Stat. 951), the Yakama Nation reserved the exclusive use and benefit of its 1.4 million acre Reservation located in south central Washington State for its 11,000 enrolled members.  The Yakama People continue to live by their unwritten laws, customs, and traditions as they have done since time immemorial.

Position Description: The Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”) is excited to offer the opportunity for students to work alongside our in-house legal team for the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation (“Yakama Nation”).  Our seven staff attorneys provide high quality, cost effective, culturally competent civil legal services to the Yakama Nation Government and its departments and programs at the direction of the Yakama Nation Tribal Council.

OLC’s legal practice is broad in both scope and substance.  We litigate in Yakama, federal, state, and local forums, negotiate contracts, develop laws consistent with Tribal Council’s policy direction, facilitate government-to-government consultations, and provide other general civil legal services.  Our Staff Attorneys assert and defend the Yakama Nation’s inherent sovereign and Treaty-reserved rights and interests related to fish and wildlife, natural resources, cultural resources, healthcare, employment, taxation, economic development, and land use planning, to name a few.

We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated interest in advocating for the sovereign rights and interests of original, free, and independent Nations and Peoples.  Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast paced and collaborative team environment, and have established legal writing and research skills.  Applicants must also be willing and able to work daily from OLC’s offices at the Yakama Agency in Toppenish on the Yakama Reservation.

Application Requirements: Cover letter; resume; law school transcript; 5-7 page writing sample; list of three references. Apply via SCS online

City of Olympia,Contract Public Defender

The City of Olympia is accepting applications for two contract public defenders to represent indigent defendants in the Olympia Municipal Court. Position one is a 280 case credit max position with an opportunity to carry a misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor caseload.  Position two is a 300 case credit max position with primary focus on working as an attorney of the day in community court, appear on the out of custody arraignment calendar, and carry an adjusted misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor caseload.

Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association with a minimum of five years criminal defense experience. Experience handling public defense cases is preferred. Contract period for both positions run from January 1st, 2019 through December 31st, 2019, with a possible option to renew.

The flat rate monthly compensation for position one is anticipated to be based on the following scale:  280 case credits/year=$5,786.66/month.

The flat rate monthly compensation for position two is anticipated to be based on the following scale:  300 case credits/year=$6,200/month.

For a complete job description and to apply here. 

Council on American-Islamic Relations, 2019 Law Clerk (Winter/Spring)

Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Law clerks will gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and the opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students receive a $1750 stipend for the term of the internship. Apply for this position here.

ABA Business Law Section: Business Law Section, Diversity Clerkship Program, $3,000 Stipend

In order to apply for the ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program, sponsored by the Business and Corporate Litigation, Diversity and Inclusion, and Judges Initiative Committees, applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) be currently enrolled as a first or second-year student in good standing at an ABA accredited law school J.D. program; (2) be a minority group member (students of color, women, students with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students) or have overcome a social or economic disadvantage such as a physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to becoming a law student; (3) demonstrate financial need; and (4) be a member of the ABA Law Student Division and the Business Law Section.

Law students selected to participate in the program will receive a clerkship with a business court judge in one of several locations, including but not limited to Pennsylvania, Delaware, Michigan, North Carolina, and Illinois, and a stipend of $3,000. All application materials must be received no later than January 7, 2019. Selected clerks will be notified in March 2019.

The application deadline is January 7, 2019. This means that all materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by then. The application consists of six primary parts:

For further information and to apply here.

Out of State Internships

Organization: Fair Elections Center
Position: Spring 2019 Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Legal Interns will support the work of legal counsel to identify and respond to legal and administrative obstacles to voter participation and election administration. Interested students can learn more and apply here.

Organization: Constitutional Accountability Center
Position: 2019 Summer Intern
Location: Chicago, IL
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The legal interns will be immersed in all aspects of the Center’s substantive legal work and earn a $3,500 stipend for the 10-week internship. Apply for this opportunity here.

Organization: ArchCity Defenders (ACD)
Position: Summer Internship
Location: St. Louis, MO
Deadline: January 15, 2019

Interns will work with attorneys and staff to support ACD’s mission of providing holistic legal advocacy to indigent clients, and expand the reach of the ACD. Students interested in this internship can learn more and apply here.

Organization: Mountain State Justice, Inc.
Position: Legal Internship (Spring/Summer)
Location: Various in WV
Deadline: Not Specified

Legal interns will protect the rights of low-income West-Virginians in their internships. Accepting applications for both spring and summer internships. Students can learn more about these opportunities and apply on PSJD.org.

Organization: Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

Position: Summer Internship
Location: Eugene, OR
Deadline: February 22, 2018

Legal Interns assist the staff attorneys in responding to requests for assistance in protecting the environment and human rights. Learn more about this position and apply here.

Organization: Disability Rights NC
Position: Law Student Summer Internship
Location: Raleigh, NC
Deadline: Rolling

Interns will support representation of clients with all types of disabilities. If interested, please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in disability law to tadra.martin@disabilityrightsnc.org.

Organization: Juvenile Law Center
Position: Summer Law and Policy Internship
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: February 8, 2019

Interns assist attorneys in researching children’s rights issues, writing legal and policy memoranda, and supporting ongoing litigation and legislative initiatives. Learn more and apply for this position here.

2019 NW Public Service Career Fair; WSAJ Bar Prep Scholarships

2019 NW Public Service Career Fairs in Seattle and Portland

Student Registration NOW OPEN!

Seattle Career Fair: Friday, February 1, 2019 in LeRoux Center, Student Center at Seattle University

Portland Career Fair: Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Templeton Center at Lewis & Clark College

Cost: $15 for one fair / $25 for both fairs

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

November 5, 2018: Student Eventbrite Registration opens.

January 11, 2019: Student Eventbrite Registration closes for students planning to apply for job postings.

*NOTE: If you plan to apply for positions with employers who are interviewing at the fair or are collecting application materials, you must be registered via Eventbrite by this date.

January 15, 2019 @ Noon: Student Application Deadline for submitting materials to specific job postings.

January 16, 2019: Student Eventbrite Registration re-opens for students only planning to attend Table Talk.

More info here.

Washington State Association for Justice Bar Prep Scholarship Applications due on November 30

Applications for Women of WSAJ Bar Preparation Scholarship, Diversity Bar Preparation Scholarship, and LGBTQ Bar Preparation Scholarship are due on Friday, November 30.

More info here.

CALIFORNIA APPELLATE PROJECT – SAN FRANCISCO Summer Internship

CAP employs attorneys, caseworkers, and law student interns to accomplish its work. Their responsibilities involve working on issues of general importance to capital litigation: reviewing case records; preparing research memoranda, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents; client relations; case assistance to appointed panel attorneys; case investigation; preparing training and resource materials; digesting recent case decisions; and participating in the development of litigation strategies.

More info here.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Summer 2019 Legal Internships in Berkeley, California

The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (“DREDF”), located in Berkeley, California, offers summer internships for law students. The internships generally involve a 40-hour per week commitment for at least 5 weeks, and preferably 8 to 10 weeks. Individuals with disabilities, women, and other candidates who are members of historically marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

More info here.

Accountability Counsel, Summer Fellow in San Francisco

San Francisco-based Law Fellows will primarily support Accountability Counsel’s collaboration with communities around the world in filing complaints and the development of resource materials for communities and advocates. Law Fellows will work on legal research assignments and fact memos, and may participate in meetings with community members, international institutions, and NGO colleagues as opportunities arise.

More info here.

Open Society Post-grad FellowshipOSF Logo

Application Deadline:  February 4, 2019

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition:

New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.

Learn more and apply online.

Soros Equality Post-grad Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2019

The U.S. Programs’ Equality team seeks applicants for its Soros Equality Fellowship, which aims to support emerging mid-career professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders influencing the racial justice field. The fellowship award provides individuals with a grant of $100,000 to support production of an innovative racial justice project over the course of 18 months.

We seek a diverse cohort of applicants, including but not limited to activists, artists, journalists, and organizers, to produce a project with meaningful impact. This approach recognizes the power of individuals to use a variety of tools, from traditional advocacy to the arts, to impact change and uplift the mission and values of an open society.

Learn more and apply online.

University of Wisconsin Law School: William H. Hastie Post-grad Fellowship

The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks applications for the William H. Hastie Fellowship. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

For over forty years, the Hastie Fellowship has helped aspiring scholars from underrepresented communities in the legal academy prepare for a career in law teaching. Hastie Fellows devote the majority of their time to their own research agenda, researching and writing scholarly articles with support from a faculty advisor and the Hastie Fellowship Committee. During their residence, Hastie Fellows become part of the rich intellectual community at the University of Wisconsin, participating in workshops, symposia, and colloquia at the law school and broader campus community. Hastie Fellows participate in the entry-level law teaching market during the fellowship’s second year, and receive support and mentoring from the faculty. Most fellows also elect to teach or co-teach a course in an area of their interest during their second year in residence. Upon the successful completion of their work, typically involving the preparation of two publishable articles, fellows may elect to receive an LL.M.

More info here.

 

Paid Fellowship Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project, CLS Externships/Internships, Washington State Labor Council, and more!

Paid Fellowship ($6000): Available through Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project, 2019 Summer Internship in Yakima and/or Wenatchee

The Northwest Justice Project Farmworker Unit seeks summer interns to assist experienced attorneys in serving migrant farm workers through farm labor camp outreach, community education and legal work. Summer law students form an outreach team to share resources and legal information with migrant farmworkers throughout the state of Washington.

Law students will work with attorneys on ongoing cases and projects, including farmworker sexual harassment cases and community education, pesticide safety, wage theft, and advocacy related to the H-2A temporary visa program for farmworkers.  Northwest Justice Project is the LSC funded staffed Legal Services program for Washington State.  The positions are focused full –time on farmworker advocacy.

More info here.

Northwest Justice Project:  Medical Legal Partnership Summer Internship (c) University of Kansas - Medical Legal Partnership

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities. With the Medical Legal Partnership, law clerks will aid three attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Law clerks may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for staff and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office.

The Medical Legal Partnership works in partnership with providers at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation to address patients’ health-harming legal needs, including accessing Medicaid-funded care and therapy, reducing the length of hospital stays, obtaining guardianships for disabled adults and a variety of other issues.   More information available at http://www.washingtonmlp.org/.

More info here. 

Columbia Legal Services 2019 Externships/InternshipsCLS Logo

We offer internship and externship opportunities for law students throughout the year, on an as-needed basis, with the most capacity in the summer.

Externs and Interns are given the opportunity to participate in systemic advocacy on behalf of low -income people by engaging in legal research and writing, policy advocacy, and community outreach and education.

We are only able to offer unpaid positions that are self-supported, generally through school credit, work-study, or through fellowships and public interest grants.

Examples of the types of cases and projects that CLS advances to cause systemic change in Washington State include:

Protecting the health and safety of farm workers and their families working in Washington orchards

Improving access to and quality of healthcare for prisoners, disabled individuals, seniors, and low-income people from public housing and mobile home communities

Working on legislation to improve the situations of thousands of unaccompanied youth and young adults living in homelessness.

More info here.

Washington State Labor Council, 2019 Legislative Intern

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is seeking a full-time legislative intern beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, for the 105-day legislative session that begins the following Monday, Jan. 14 to help develop and coordinate legislative advocacy for Washington working families. This is a fun and challenging opportunity to learn more about issues important to working families, our labor movement, public policy and the legislative process. Plus, there are many opportunities for interns to pursue and develop their own policy interests and to build relationships with affiliated unions, legislators and coalition partners.

More info here.

Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark, Paid Student InternUS Patent and Trademark Office Seal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, the agency has over 12,000 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. dedicated to accomplishing the mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles.  Please visit the USPTO Careers Website.

More info here.

Want to be a movement lawyer? Law for Black Lives 2019 Summer Internship

Law for Black Lives is partnering with Ayuda Legal Puerto RicoCommunity Justice Project, and The Detroit Justice Center to host a summer internship next year. We’ll have an opening retreat and cross-organizational exchanges, so interns can learn about varied approaches to Movement Lawyering across Detroit, Miami, Puerto Rico, Memphis, and NYC.

1L applications are due on December 15th!

More info here. 

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.

The AIF Clinton Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening civil society in both the U.S. and India.

Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows, mentors, and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Fellows serve on an annual basis from September to July with development organizations across India.

More info here

Immigrant Law Group, PC Summer Clerk Program

Each summer, ILG sponsors a summer clerk to work with the firm in advancing the human rights of immigrants and refugees.  The clerkship provides an opportunity for law students to work directly with clients and get hands-on experience with impact litigation.  Past clerks worked on nationwide-precedent setting cases, engaged in civil rights litigation on detainers, represented asylum-seekers and special immigrant juveniles, and provided inspiring community-education workshops on going beyond just knowing one’s rights.

More info here.

Internships/Externships at ACLU, NWIRP, CLS; EPA Pacific Northwest 2019 Honors Attorney Fellowship

ACLU OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL YEAR INTERN/EXTERNSHIPS 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is pleased to offer unpaid school-year internships and externships to interested law school students for the upcoming winter and spring 2019 terms. A minimum commitment of 16 hours per week is required during the school year.

At the ACLU-WA, law students gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and the opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students work closely with staff attorneys conducting legal research, writing legal memoranda, and drafting correspondence to government agencies in response to documented complaints of civil liberties and civil rights violations. Students also assist ACLU attorneys in the development of cases for litigation, preparation of cases for trial, and submission of amicus curiae briefs in courts of appeal.

More info through PSJD here.

ACLU Human Rights Program, Summer 2019, New York

The ACLU Human Rights Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2019 legal internship positions. The internship posting is available here. 2Ls and 1Ls interested in domestic human rights work would make a perfect fit.

ACLU will begin interviewing 2Ls soon and will begin accepting 1L applications on December 1st.

NORTHWEST IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROJECT (NWIRP) Spring and Summer Law Internships 2019

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is the only nonprofit organization providing comprehensive immigration legal services to immigrants with low income across Washington State. NWIRP promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. We provide services to Washington State residents in affirmative and defensive immigration cases. We also serve persons detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.

Positions are available at offices in Granger, Seattle, Tacoma, and Wenatchee.

The internship is open to first, second, and third year law students. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, an interest in immigration law, an ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced work environment, and a commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees. Applicants proficient in Spanish are strongly preferred for Granger and Wenatchee offices. Internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

More info through PSJD here.

EPA PACIFIC NORTHWEST OFFICE OF REGIONAL COUNSEL 2019 HONORS ATTORNEY FELLOWSHIP 

The Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, is seeking applications for a two-year position in our Honors Attorney Fellowship Program in Seattle, Washington.  Applications are due by November 14, 2018, and the position will begin in August-September 2019.

The Honors Attorney Fellowship Program is designed for 2019 law school graduates and recent graduates completing judicial clerkships.  Candidates with excellent academic credentials, including strong research, writing, and verbal skills and a demonstrated interest in an environmental law career/public service are encouraged to apply.  The position provides an opportunity to practice law in a leading governmental environmental organization. Fellows will be given a challenging caseload that includes enforcement and counseling legal work and will receive training and mentoring from experienced colleagues with recognized expertise.

More info here.

Columbia Legal Services, Spring Internship
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: November 1, 2018

Externs and Interns are given the opportunity to participate in systemic advocacy on behalf of low-income people by engaging in legal research and writing, policy advocacy, and community outreach and education. Find out more about this position and apply here

National Institute for Reproductive Health, Legal Intern
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The legal intern will engage in policy analysis or key pieces of state legislation around the country and gain experience working in state and national coalitions working to advance reproductive rights. Law students can learn more and apply here.

Community Legal Services, Inc., Summer Law Student Internship 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Interns will work directly with clients, engage with communities, and contribute to systematic advocacy efforts to advance economic and racial equality. To learn more about this position and apply, click here.

National Employment Law Project (NELP), Summer Legal Internship
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Legal interns will assist NELP attorneys in all aspects of work including providing legal and policy assistance for campaigns, drafting reports, and preparing memos. Interested students can learn more and apply for this position here.

Sargent Shriver National Center of Poverty Law, Legal Internship (Spring)
Location: Chicago, IL

Legal interns will support the Advocacy team, and will provide legal research and writing in support of ongoing litigation, complete policy research, and attend community meetings to further the center’s mission to improve lives of people living in poverty. Apply here

Looking for a summer internship, academic year externship, or post-graduate job or fellowship?

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP): Spring and Summer 2019 Internships, Granger, Seattle, Tacoma & Wenatchee

NWIRP is the only organization in Washington State providing comprehensive immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees. Our exciting and dynamic organization serves more than 10,000 individuals from more than 100 countries and 40 language groups each year.

We seek to hire individuals with a demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and a passion for serving immigrants and refugees in need of legal services.

See complete job description and apply here.

ACLU of Maine, Legal Intern, Summer 2019
Application Deadline 1/31/2019

Practice Areas: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, LGBTQ Issues

The American Civil Liberties Union is the largest and oldest organization in the United States dedicated to protecting the civil liberties of all people in this nation through litigation, public education, advocacy, and organizing. The ACLU litigates impact cases addressing a wide range of constitutional issues, including free speech, religious freedom, police misconduct, post-9/11 issues, reproductive freedom, voting rights, privacy, drug policy, LGBT rights, and the rights of people of color, women, immigrants, and prisoners. The ACLU of Maine advances civil liberties through litigation, legislation, and public education. The organization has over 8,000 members statewide. The office is in Portland.

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Muslim Advocates, Spring 2019 Legal Internship in Washington DCStockvault- Nicolas Raymond _Washington DC Capitol

Practice Areas: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Litigation, Policy, Racial Justice

Muslim Advocates (MA), a national legal advocacy and educational organization, is seeking applications from law students for Spring 2019 internships in our Washington, DC office. MA interns will participate in a wide range of activities and will join an organization working on the frontlines of some of the nation’s most pressing civil rights issues. Interns will be expected to work at least ten hours per week for a period of ten weeks.

See complete job description and apply here.

Housing Works, HIV Law Project Law Student Intern
Location: Brooklyn, NY  Deadline: Rolling Basis

The law student intern will assist in the representation of indigent people living with HIV and AIDS in the areas of housing, immigration, and benefits. See the complete job description through PSJD and apply here.

Community Legal Services, Inc., Summer Law Student Internship
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling Basis

Interns will work directly with clients, engage with communities, and contribute to systematic advocacy efforts to advance economic and racial equality. See the complete job description through PSJD and apply here.

Earthjustice, Legal Externship, Internship Program
Location: San Francisco, CA
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Legal externs work under the direct supervision of attorneys in the development and implementation of legal strategies to combat some of the most pressing threats to the environment around the world. More info and apply here.

County District Attorney’s Office, Summer 2019 Prosecution Internship
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Deadline: December 21, 2018

Interns will gain invaluable opportunities for real practical prosecution experience by appearing court and observing trials and hearings. See the complete job description through PSJD and apply here.

Center for Popular Democracy, Internship in Lawyering & Policy Innovation, Summer 2019

Internship Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a high-impact national organization based in New York City and Washington, D.C. that promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy by partnering with grassroots organizations around the country to build community power and transform the state and local policy landscape. CPD provides legal and strategic policy and research support to movements, and on state and local legislative campaigns, that advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda.  We also collaborate with established and emerging grassroots groups as they develop and refine their community organizing methodology and internal management, fundraising, and communications infrastructure. We engage deeply with our 50 affiliates in 34 states and Puerto Rico on a wide range of policy, research, organizing, and campaign related projects.

More info and apply here.

Mercy Corps, Legal Internship (Spring)
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: Not Specified

Legal interns will conduct research, review contracts, participate in meetings, and interact with clients to further Mercy Corps’ mission of helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Learn more about this position and apply here

US Department of Labor, Full-Time Permanent Trial Attorney Position

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks two top-quality, experienced trial attorneys to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office. These are full time, permanent GS-0905 positions in the excepted service. These positions have promotion potential to the GS-14 level. The Trial Attorneys will handle all phases of litigation before federal courts and administrative bodies under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes enforced by the Department. Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment laws and/or vulnerable worker populations is desirable.

Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles

SALARY: For more information, refer to the 2018 OPM General Schedule Salary Tables for the locality areas of Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles, CA.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Requires a first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In addition to being a member of the bar, applicants must have had the amount of post-law school legal experience indicated below. An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

The qualifying experience must have been progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature that demonstrates the ability to perform the work at the grade level for which application is being made. At the GS-14 level, at least twelve months of the qualifying experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to the next lower grade in the federal service. Qualifying experience in military service shall be counted as a continuation of any legal position held immediately prior to such service. In any case, the experience of the applicant must be of sufficient recency to indicate that he/she is capable of performing the duties of the position.

EMPLOYMENT/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship or eligible for employment in the United States; must meet DOL investigation requirements.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and veteran’s documentation (if applicable) to Hoffman.Maryvette@dol.gov by October 15, 2018 (by 11:59 pm, Pacific Time).

City of Seattle: Office of Labor Standards, Senior InvestigatorCity of Seattle Logo

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
As a leader on workplace practices that promote equity, advance race and social justice, address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS).

This position will handle a complex investigation caseload including directed investigations, company-wide investigations involving numerous ordinances, and investigations requiring in-depth legal research and analysis. Responsibilities include research and planning for directed and complaint-based investigations, conducting investigations, and recommending resolutions to complaints of violations of the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST), Fair Chance Employment Ordinance (FCE), Minimum Wage Ordinance (MW), Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance (WT), Secure Scheduling Ordinance (SS), the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (HEHS), and other labor standards the City may enact in the future.

The Senior Labor Standards Investigator position is a full-time, hourly, over-time eligible position that will report to the Enforcement Manager.

See the complete job description and apply here.

ACLU: Technology and Liberty Project Attorney

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a multi-disciplinary and innovative Technology and Liberty Project Advocate who thrives in a collaborative organization and can skillfully handle diverse approaches to issues at the intersection of technology and the full spectrum of civil liberties.  This position joins our Technology and Liberty Project (one of three at ACLU affiliates), which leads cutting-edge advocacy, organizing, and litigation strategies to protect constitutional rights in the face of game-changing advancements in technology.  Our innovative approach centers race equity, fairness, accountability, and transparency, with a particular focus on disproportionately impacted communities.

This is a two-year position based at the ACLU of Washington office in Seattle and reports to the Technology and Liberty Project Director.

See the complete job description and apply here.

THE SINGER CONNECTICUT PUBLIC SERVICE POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Location: Harford, CT
Application Deadline: 12/03/2018

Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Childrens’ Rights, Disability Rights, Elder, Employment/ Labor, Family, Housing, Litigation, Public Benefits/ Social Security, Racial Justice, Veterans Issues, Women’s Rights

The Fellowship Program offers recent law school graduates the opportunity to engage in the practice of law with any of the Singer Qualified Host Employers. A Singer Qualified Host Employer (QHE) is a 501(c)(3) organization with at least one office in Connecticut and which provides legal services to the underserved population of Connecticut. Applicants are encouraged to research any potential host organization before seeking to obtain the unconditional commitment letter of sponsorship that is required as part of the Application process.

More info here.

THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Practice Areas: National Security, Policy

The Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution (“Brookings”) is accepting applications for a two year Fellow appointment in support of Lawfare, a high-impact, rapidly-growing, nonpartisan website examining issues at the intersection of national security and the law, published in cooperation with Brookings. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in in national security policy, a working knowledge of and strong interest in Congress and legislative politics, and experience reading and analyzing legislation.

More info here.

Northwest Justice Project is HIRING!

Click on the links below for the full job description and to apply:

Staff Attorney – Skagit Project

VOCA Staff Attorney Spokane

In addition, NJP is continuing to seek applicants for the following positions:

Staff Attorney – Vancouver

Assistant Senior Attorney – CLEAR

Human Resources Specialist

Social Justice Tuesday, UW Law JAG Panel and more!

Social Justice Tuesday – Fight to Win: Recent Social Justice Legal Victories

When:  Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:30-1:20
W.H. Gates Hall Room 127
Speakers: Malou Chavez, with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Janet Chung with Columbia Legal Service
David Ward with Legal Voice
Impact litigation is generally focused on changing law or on the rights of specific groups of people. Panelists will address recent legal social justice victories and provide insight on the planning, preparing and filing or defending cases that affect more than one individual. What strategies worked? What were some challenges and barriers? Join us for lunch and prepare to be inspired by advocates working on issues in immigration, women’s rights, and civil legal aid.
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JAG Day-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines

When: Thursday, October 4
12:30-1:20 pm
W.H. Gates Hall Room 127
Are you interested in a career with JAG?
How do I apply for a position with JAG?
Want to learn more about JAG and what it does?
Please join us for a panel discussion to have these questions answered and more.
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SABAW’s Annual Reception and FundraiserSABA Logo

When: Friday, September 28
6:30-9:30 PM
Noble Room at Washington Athletic Club
Join the South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) at its annual fundraiser reception.
For tickets and complete information here

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington-14th Annual Banquet

When: October 4, 2018
5:30-8:00 pm
Triple Door
Please join VABAW at the 14th annual. This event will consist of a fashion show Gustave Apiti’s designs, a keynote presentation by the Honorable John Chun, a raffle drawing and a scholarship fundraiser.
For tickets and complete information here

Washington Women Lawyer’s 4th Annual Event – Our Time is Now

When: Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00-9:00 pm
Fairmont Olympic – Spanish Ballroom
WWL’s Fourth Annual Event will feature a keynote panel moderated by the Hon. Faye Chess, recently appointed to Seattle Municipal Court Bench.
For tickets and complete information here

Filipino Lawyers of Washington Annual Banquet

When: Saturday, October 13
5:00-10:00 pm
Filipino Community Center

Our annual Barrio Fiesta brings together over 250 attorneys, judges and community leaders to celebrate the year’s achievements and to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to our communities.  This is also the premier fundraising event for the FLOW Foundation, which provides monetary scholarships to local law students.

In keeping with our tradition, we will be transforming the Filipino Community Center into a magical venue for our Barrio Fiesta.  Of course, the evening will feature an authentic Filipino buffet, cultural presentations, dancing, and highlights from our last ten years.  This is the most unique, entertaining, and fun-filled minority bar event, bringing together attorneys, judges, and community leaders to have a good time and to celebrate FLOW’s achievements.

For tickets and complete information here

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association Twelfth Annual Banquet

When:  Wednesday October 17
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel

MAMA Seattle’s Twelfth Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. MAMA Seattle is proud to present Kellye Testy and Annette Clark with the MAMA Seattle 2018 Betty Binns Fletcher Leadership and Justice Awards.  Washington State Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens, friend and colleague of Kellye and Annette, will moderate a discussion with the honorees.

For tickets and complete information here

Washington State Coalition for Language Access

When:  Friday, October 19
8:30-5:00
Lacey Community Center
Lacey, WA

Registration is still open for the 2018 WASCLA Summit, and slots are filling up fast.
Register now and don’t miss out!

At the 2018 WASCLA Summit, we’ll delve into identifying the essential components needed to create high-quality language access services into our programs statewide. We invite you to become part of this effort to make language accessibility work for everyone. Together Everyone Achieves More –TEAM–is this year’s Summit theme. TEAM up with us to learn about what’s in place now, new efforts underway, and to work on action plans to move language access services in Washington forward

To register here

Asian Bar Association of Washington Annual Gala

When: Friday, October 19
5:30-8:00
The Sanctuary
Keynote Speaker:
Frank H. Wu
Distinguished Professor, University of California Hastings
For tickets and further information here

Washington Attorneys with DisabilitiesWSBA Logo

When:  Wednesday, October 24
4:00-6:00 pm
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101
Disability and Ableism in the Legal Profession

A panel of legal practitioners will discuss the experience of disability and ableism through a variety of lenses.  Panelists will share their personal experiences of entering and excelling in the legal profession. This program is for everyone who cares about achieving equity in the legal profession.
To register here

Free Training: What Advocates Need to Know about Representing Immigrant Survivors of Violence

When: December 4
9:00 am – noon
Seattle Central Library – Level 4 Room 1

Part I is now full and registration has been closed. Registration for Part II is still open. Part II, experienced NWIRP legal staff will provide training on: – Writing declarations for VAWA Self-Petitions, U visas, and T visas – Writing Advocate Letters of Support – How VAWA, U visa, and T visa applications are put together

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is hosting a FREE training for advocates working with immigrant survivors of violence. The session is free to attend, and will be held at Seattle’s Central Library.

To register and complete information here

The Brookings Institute- Governance Studies Program Fellowship

Job Description
The Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution (“Brookings”) is accepting applications for a two year Fellow appointment in support of Lawfare, a high-impact, rapidly-growing, nonpartisan website examining issues at the intersection of national security and the law, published in cooperation with Brookings. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in in national security policy, a working knowledge of and strong interest in Congress and legislative politics, and experience reading and analyzing legislation.
For complete job description and to apply: Application Instructions:
Apply at here
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Applicants must submit the following documents:
CV with a list of publications
Cover letter describing research interests
Writing sample
Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by November 1, 2018 is strongly preferred.

Mercy Corps – Spring 2019 Internship

Portland, OR
Job Description
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Legal Services advances the mission of Mercy Corps by ensuring that it is carried out in compliance with ethical standards, laws and regulations, and by providing creative solutions. Recognizing that our work is done within the context of limited resources and fast-paced decision-making, Legal Services does not attempt to eliminate all risk or problems, but simply to make decision-makers aware of issues and minimize the risk as much as practicable.

For complete job description and to apply here

Immigration Counseling Services – Staff Attorney

Portland, OR
Job Description
The Staff Attorney provides legal services to individuals in a wide variety of immigration matters.
For complete job description and to apply here

Oregon Law Center – Staff Attorney Farmworker Program

Job Description
Position: Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income farmworker clients on matters related to their status as farmworkers. The position is based in Hillsboro, Oregon and serves farmworkers statewide.
for complete job here

Legal Aid Services of Oregon-Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager

(LASO) is seeking a Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager to be based in its central administrative office in Portland.

For complete job description and to apply here