Rural Summer Legal Corps; Wildlands Network; The Family Advocacy Center

RURAL SUMMER LEGAL CORPS APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 11:59 PM EST!EJW Logo

The Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) program will connect 30 law students with different civil legal aid sites across the country this summer to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Students will gain valuable experience and will earn a $5,000 stipend for their summer service.

Each site has a different project focus and students can select up to three sites that they’re interested in with one application. The following sites in particular are seeking additional applications: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Northeastern New York, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Find out more about this program and apply here.

Wildlands Network Summer Interns

To achieve our mission of continental-scale conservation, Wildlands National Network employs a diverse team of scientists, advocates, policy experts, and other talented professionals who share a passion for wild nature. Our summer intern will be counted among these professionals. Wildlands Network is looking to employ 1 to 2 summer interns in our Seattle Office.

For complete job description, apply here.

Kids in Need of Defense, Children’s Coordinating Attorney

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works 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.  Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

KIND seeks a Children’s Coordinating Attorney to provide representation to unaccompanied immigrant children in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties.

Apply here.

Due February 21: Tacoma Community College, Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion
The Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the Leadership Team.  This position provides leadership in the college’s efforts to create an environment that values and demonstrates its commitment to equity and inclusion.   The Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with appropriate staff or units will ensure the development of diversity awareness and training, collaboration in the design of educational materials that enhance awareness of equity and inclusion, and facilitation of initiatives designed to enhance the college’s climate for faculty, staff, and students of all backgrounds.  The Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion serves as a strategic forward-thinking leader.  The position is responsible for aligning and integrating a range of new and existing initiatives at TCC into a cohesive platform of services that will foster a more inclusive, diverse community and to guide the college community to extend the values of diversity and equity broadly through teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.

Apply Here.

Due March 16: The Family Advocacy Center, Summer InternshipeWomen Foundation Grants_Photo of Woman and Kids

The Family Advocacy Center is a joint pilot project between Northwest Justice Project, the Center for Child and Youth Justice, and the King County Superior Court Parents for Parents Program developed to address civil legal issues that could either avoid or end a family’s involvement with the child welfare system. The FAC is comprised of a multidisciplinary team made up of an Attorney, a Social Worker, and a Parent Ally. The team provides legal services, social services, and peer mentorship that help stabilize families with the goal of keeping children out of foster care.

The FAC assists clients with family law, domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and limited consumer law issues. Our intern will assist primarily with family law issues, with options to expand scope of cases based on individual interests and will be based out of NJP’s Seattle office. The internship is open to 1Ls and 2Ls and is unpaid. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication, attention to detail, compassion, and a sense of humor.  For consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to marjieh@nwjustice.org by March 16, 2018.

Due February 25: YWCA Sexual Violence Legal Services, Staff Attorney

Sexual Violence Legal Services (SVLS) aims to improve the legal response to survivors of sexual violence through (1) holistic legal representation in King and Snohomish Counties; (2) consultations for survivors, attorneys and advocates assisting survivors statewide; (3) trainings and education for legal professionals and advocates statewide; and, (4) brief services and resources for survivors, attorneys and sexual assault advocates statewide.

This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work we are doing through the intersectional lens of racism and poverty. Knowing the core principles of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

The Staff Attorney implements the core services provided by SVLS. The ideal candidate will be a solutions-oriented, multi-tasking social justice advocate who is adept at facilitating creative and strategic trauma-informed legal representation and assistance for victims of sexual violence.

This is a temporary position with funding through December 31, 2018, with the possibility of becoming permanent dependent upon continued funding.

Apply here

 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project; AGO’s Law Clerk Positions

Due March 16: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), Summer Internships 2018

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. Spanish-bilingual applicants are strongly preferred.

NWIRP’s Seattle Office serves low-income immigrants and refugees in Western Washington. The office provides direct legal representation, referrals to pro bono attorneys, pro se assistance, and workshops on immigration matters ranging from asylum, citizenship, family petitions, and protections for immigrant children and victims of crimes. The Seattle office consists of the following units:

  • Asylum: Helps persons who face persecution in their home countries in applying for asylum, and assists asylees and refugees in applying for permanent resident status and petitioning for their family.
  • Children & Youth Advocacy: Helps children and youth seek Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, & DACA
  • Family Services: Promotes family unity and stability by assisting with family visa applications.
  • Impact Litigation: Works for systematic change through individual and class-action lawsuits.
  • Naturalization: Assists immigrants and refugees, particularly elderly and/or persons with disabilities, obtain citizenship, including seeking disability waivers from the required English and civics tests.
  • Removal Defense: Represents individuals in immigration court proceedings against deportation.
  • VAWA: Assists immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes in obtaining U & T visas and other immigration benefits derived from the Violence Against Women Act.

The internship is unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

More info here.

Due February 12:  Attorney General’s Office, Law Clerk Opportunities – All Offices

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite qualified first and second-year law students to apply for summer 2018 volunteer or externship positions. Volunteer law clerks and externs glean worthwhile, enriching and educational experiences working for what we believe to be the best public law firm in the country.

In addition to fully completing a profile and responding to all supplemental questions, you
must upload the following materials by Monday, February 12, 2018.

More info here.

Robert Masur Fellowship; National Employment Law Project 2018 Summer Law Clerk, and more.

Due April 27: 2018 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties

Applications are now open for the 2018 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties at The Nation Institute. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018, to be eligible for the fellowship.

The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second years) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. The fellowship recipients each receive a $2,000 honorarium. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization, work on a law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.

Applicants should submit a proposal, no more than two pages, describing their intended summer project, along with a resumé, a brief letter of recommendation, and the name of their faculty or organizational sponsor HERE  https://nationinstitute.submittable.com/submit/103596/robert-masur-fellowship-in-civil-liberties or send a hard copy application to the address below:

Robert Masur Fellowship
The Nation Institute
116 East 16th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10003
For more information, visit www.nationinstitute.org,
or email annelise@nationinstitute.org with any questions

Due February 9: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Diversity Committee Summer Law Fellowship

Location: Various locations

Selected Fellows from historically underrepresented backgrounds will receive a $500 stipend weekly stipend for 8 weeks for work with selected criminal defense offices. Apply for this opportunity here.

National Employment Law Project (NELP), 2018 Summer Law Clerk
Location: Berkeley, CA
Deadline: Rolling

Law clerks will focus on NELP’s fair chance advocacy and assist NELP attorneys in all aspects of this work. Learn more and apply for this position here.

Due February 15: Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services, Staff Attorney-Family LawTacoma Pierce County Bar Association

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Salary: Full time, $50,000/year (grant funded and non-negotiable)

Benefits: Medical/dental insurance; vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, flexible schedule

Program Role: The mission of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLS) is to ensure meaningful access to justice for low-income individuals by providing clients with volunteer attorney advice, representation, self-help materials, and paralegal support.

This position will (1) provide legal assistance to clients eligible for services in Pierce County under the South Sound Immigrant Survivor Project (SSIP); will (2) develop and supervise a newly funded Client Follow-Up Program to provide improved access to resources and follow-up assistance for pro se clients.

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit BY E-MAIL ONLY a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to Laurie Davenport, Program Director, at vls@tacomaprobono.org

Due February 19: King County Public Defense Attorney

Salary: 65,109.41 – $98,162.48 Annually

Location: Dexter Horton Building – 710 Second Ave. #200 Seattle

Job: Full, 40 hours/week

Summary: The Department of Public Defense (DPD)  provides legal representation to indigent clients in several practice areas, including felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile offenders, dependencies, involuntary commitment, civil commitment of sexually violent predators, and contempt of court.

The Department is looking for talented, committed, hardworking advocates with excellent trial, research and writing skills. DPD is accepting applications from attorneys possessing between three to five years of experience in either criminal defense or family defense.

Apply online: http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs

Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps and Americorps JD Program; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, State Policy Fellowship Program.

Due February 11: Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps EJW Logo

The Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) program connects public interest law students with civil aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Thirty students will gain valuable experience and will earn a $5,000 stipend for their summer service.

The RSLC application is open now and closes February 11, 2018.
Apply here and direct questions to ruralcorps@equaljusticeworks.org.

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD ProgramEJW Logo

The AmeriCorps JD Program gives students the opportunity to join a network of more than 80,000 AmeriCorps members and receive invaluable experience in various legal areas. All participants will receive a $1,222 Segal AmeriCorps Education award with the successful completion of the program.

Program Issue Areas:

  • Veterans Legal Corps
  • Elder Justice AmeriCorps
  • New York State Family Security Project (immigration)

If you have already secured a position with a legal host organization for this summer, you can apply for the AmeriCorps JD program here. If you are seeking an organization to work with this summer, see a list of potential AmeriCorps JD host sites here.

Due February 9:  Cozen O’Connor 1L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

At Cozen O’Connor P.C., we understand the value of a diverse work environment and believe that such diversity adds to our firm’s successes and ability to provide better service to our clients. We seek to employ lawyers of diverse backgrounds, and also those committed to the furtherance of a more diverse and inclusive profession. Students in their first year of law school with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

  • Fellows will participate in the firm’s summer associate program beginning in May following their 1L year.
  • Fellows will spend two weeks during the summer associate program working on a pro bono project.
  • Fellows will participate in a diversity & inclusion mentorship program.
  • Fellows will be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses, paid in two phases:
  • $5,000 will be awarded upon completion of the Fellow’s 1L summer associate position, to be used toward the Fellow’s 2L year; and
  • If the Fellow receives and accepts an offer to join Cozen O’Connor’s summer associate program following his/her 2L year, $5,000 will be awarded upon completion of the Fellow’s 2L summer associate position and acceptance of an offer to return to Cozen O’Connor as an entry level associate, to be used toward the Fellow’s 3L year.”

More info here. 

Due February 12:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, State Policy Fellowship Program.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a leading national policy institute, is hosting several State Policy Fellowships across its network of State Priorities Partnership (SPP) organizations. The fellowship program is a two-year paid opportunity that will give fellows the chance to start their careers in a well-respected state policy organization, learn from professionals in the field, and make real contributions to public policy.

While they can’t guarantee placement in Seattle, the Washington State Budget & Policy Center is one of the hosting sites for a State Policy Fellow. They hope to have a fellow join our team to help us in our efforts to advance shared prosperity in Washington!

Eligible candidates must have received a graduate degree in public policy, public affairs, economics, law, social work, public health, or a related field in the past two years, or expect to receive a degree before August 1, 2018. Candidates must also have a strong academic record and be eligible to work full-time in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.

Completed applications must be submitted online by February 12, 2018. The fellowship is designed to:

  • Bring diverse perspectives to state policy debates. To expand the voices that speak with authority in state policy debates, the program identifies highly qualified candidates with a track record of working on public policies affecting low-income and diverse communities and policies that advance racial equity.
  • Make a difference for low-income families and communities. Working in independent, highly respected policy organizations across the country, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents, promote positive reforms, and collaborate with advocates to engage the public on the impacts of public policies on local communities.
  • Launch careers. State Policy Fellows spend two years developing expertise in issues such as state budget and tax policies, health care, education finance, family economic security, and criminal justice. Fellows will travel to Washington, D.C. for training and career development, work with mentors, and have access to ongoing training and opportunities for professional growth.

For complete program information, please visit www.cbpp.org/fellowship.

Knobbe Martens, 1L Diversity Scholarship Program

“As part of our commitment to diversity in the workplace, Knobbe Martens is proud to offer a 1L Diversity Scholarship Program which is open to qualified first-year law students interested in Intellectual Property Law.  Recipients of the scholarship will be awarded a paid summer associate position following their first year of law school and a grant of up to $10,000.  After completing the 1L Summer Associate Program, recipients will receive a grant of $5,000 and may receive an offer to return for the 2L Summer Associate Program.  After completing the 2L Summer Associate Program, recipients may receive an offer to join the firm as an associate.  If the offer is accepted, an additional $5,000 will be awarded. Applications for the 1L Diversity Scholarship Program will be accepted starting December 1. For more information, please click on the “Apply Here” link to access our informational flier and application.”

More info here.

Due April 9:  Q-LAW SHER KUNG SUMMER FELLOWSHIP – 2018 TACOMA/PIERCE COUNTY OFFICETeam Child Logo

TeamChild is seeking a full-time Summer Fellow for our Tacoma, WA office, located at 715 Tacoma Ave. South.  The fellow will work in partnership with Oasis Youth Center and be co-located at Oasis and TeamChild.  Under the guidance of TeamChild attorneys and in consultation with Oasis Youth Center the fellow will advise LGBTQ youth about their legal rights.  The fellow will be asked to research various legal issues frequently affecting LGBTQ youth in the community and develop policy responses to those issues.  The fellow will also be asked to develop sustainable policy options to create an ongoing TeamChild/Oasis legal clinic partnership. Duties also include community education, outreach to clients and potential referral sources and collaboration on community based projects that serve TeamChild’s and Oasis Youth Center’s client base.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  $7,500 for 10 week fellowship.

More info here.

Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships; NLRB Externship; Puget Soundkeeper Internship

Due February 26: Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships

The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships provide first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $10,000 each, to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school.

A guaranteed callback interview with a Goodwin office of their choice during the interview season after the student’s first year of law school, to allow the student to be considered for a position in our summer associate program during the summer after the student’s second year of law school;

·         As part of the callback interview process, fellows will also be considered for the Wayne A. Budd and Marian A. Tse Diversity Scholarships, providing selected recipients with a paid 2L summer position in one of Goodwin’s U.S. domestic offices during the 2019 summer associate program and an additional $10,000 toward tuition for the third year of law school, paid out upon completion of the summer program. In addition to the selection criteria listed below, those who have overcome obstacles in pursuing a legal career and have demonstrated the tenacity and talent to excel in the legal profession will be considered. Named in honor of diversity trailblazers and champions Wayne A. Budd and Marian A. Tse, these scholarships are designed to help make our workplace and profession more diverse.

The opportunity to participate in select summer associate events for 2Ls while working in their public interest law position during their first year summer; and
Attorney advisors to help fellows succeed in their public interest law position, and to help introduce them to Goodwin.

More info here.

Due March 16:  National Labor Relations Board, Law Student Extern PositionNLRB Seal

The purpose of this posting is to notify students of the Region’s decision to offer an extern position to a qualified law student for the 2018 (fall) – 2019 (spring) school year and to provide information regarding that position.

Aside from the extern position, the Board has not allocated, at this time, funding for a paid intern position in Region 19 for the summer of 2018. However, Region 19 will consider sponsoring a qualified law student who is awarded a grant (e.g., by a law school, bar association, and/or by other sponsoring entities) to work during the summer of 2018 with a governmental entity.

The extern will be trained in the Board’s administrative investigative and case handling techniques and procedures and then will be assigned primarily to investigate unfair labor practice charges. Following completion of the investigation, the extern will draft a report containing relevant and material evidence from the investigation, an analysis of applicable Board (labor) law, and a recommendation to Regional management regarding the appropriate disposition of the case (e.g., dismiss the charge, issue complaint absent settlement, etc.).

More info here.

Due May 4: Puget Soundkeeper, Summer 2018 Intern

Puget Soundkeeper seeks a motivated and passionate law student to serve as a summer legal intern in our enforcement program. The intern will perform in-depth legal research and analysis to support Soundkeeper’s Clean Water Act enforcement and assist with investigating potential litigation. Puget Soundkeeper’s mission is to protect and preserve Puget Sound by monitoring, cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering its waters. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to this work as well as an interest in environmental law and policy and a desire to work in a small, close-knit and collaborative setting.

This is a full-time, unpaid position based in Seattle, WA for 10-12 weeks (duration negotiable) during summer 2018 (approximately June-August). Candidates are to work out of Puget Soundkeeper’s office with the potential to work remotely as needed. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and short writing sample with the subject “Summer 2018 Legal Intern” to Sophia Ressler at sophia@pugetsoundkeeper.org. We kindly ask that applicant refrain from calling for further details regarding their application; please email with any questions. Deadline is May 4, 2018 (although applications will be accepted on a rolling basis before then as well).

Air Force JAG Corps 2018 Summer Externship

Due February 9: Air Force JAG Corps 2018 Summer Externship

The Air Force Judge Advocate General‘s Corps is currently seeking applications for our 2018 summer unpaid externship program. The Air Force JAG Corps provides full-spectrum legal advice to military commanders. As an extern, you will gain hands-on experience in diverse areas of legal practice while learning more about the Air Force and the JAG Corps. Our program is an excellent way to gain exposure to substantive legal work while serving alongside Active Duty Air Force Assistant Staff Judge Advocates. Positions are available, full-time, for 8-12 consecutive weeks during the summer of 2018.

More info here.

Office of Program Research; Gates Foundation Internship Info Session; WSAJ Speed Networking Event

Information Session: Washington State House of Representatives, Office of Program Research

Date:  Friday, January 5

Time: 12:30-1:20 pm

Location Room 119

The Office of Program Research (OPR) provides nonpartisan legal research and support services to the standing committees of the Washington House of Representatives. Come join us for an interesting conversation about this important office and how you can get involved.

If you have submitted your resume and application, please make sure that you attend this information session as it is required for the interview that day.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Internship Information Session

Date:  Monday, January 8, 2018

Time: 12:30-1:20 pm

Location: Room 119

A panel of Gates Foundation attorneys will join us to discuss their career paths from law school to their current roles with the Gates Foundation. They will also speak about their summer internships for 1Ls and the type of work they do at the foundation.  RSVP in SCS Online.

Washington State Association for Justice-Speed Networking with Civil Justice AttorneysWSAJ Logo

Date:  Tuesday, January 9

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Room 115

 Do you want a career that is rooted in Social Justice?

Do you want to advocate for real people against corporations and special interests?

Learn from real trial lawyers who stand up in the courtroom every day for the powerless, poor and disenfranchised against injustice!   RSVP information in SCS Online.