Goldmark Internship, California DOJ Attorney General’s Honors Program, National Trans Bar Association Seeking Board Applicants

Goldmark Internship deadline extended to Monday, October 23, 2017Logo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

Legal Foundation of Washington Board of Trustees holds a competitive process each year to select a legal aid program in Washington State to host the Goldmark Intern during the following summer. The 2018 host program is the Disabled Homeless Advocacy Project (DHAP) http://seattlecommlaw.org/projects/disabled-homeless-advocacy-project/ a program of the Seattle Community Law Center .   Internship applicants should review the position description and qualifications here.

Due October 20:  The National Trans Bar Association is Seeking Applicants to Serve on Our Board of Directors!

Application Due:  Friday, October 20, 2017

As a new and growing organization, Board members have an exciting opportunity to shape the direction of NTBA and direct its mission and programs moving forward. NTBA has been many years in the making and was recently founded with the following core mission:

  • Recruit, support and develop the skills of trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) legal professionals and law students;
  • Increase access to affordable, legally and culturally competent legal services for TGNC communities;
  • Work in partnership with existing organizations to foster bold, inclusive, and creative legal strategies to expand formal legal protections for TGNC people and meaningfully address issues of equity; and
  • Elevate intersectional work and cross movement collaborations

More info and apply here.

Due October 23: California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Honors Program

Application Due:  Monday, October 23, 2017. 

***ATTENTION THIRD YEAR LAW STUDENTS AND RECENT LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES***DOJ & OAG Seal for California

The Office of the Attorney General is now accepting applications for the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to launch your legal career with the State of California’s top law agency!

Apply here.

Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

By Timothy Williams, The New York Times.

“One homeless man has been arrested or cited 270 times on the same charge, trespassing. He has never been represented by a lawyer.”  In a profile focused on South Carolina, the New York Times called attention to how defendants facing misdemeanor charges often go without court-appointed representation. The ACLU is challenging the practice in South Carolina, and also in Florida.

Read full articles in the links above.

North Carolina Justice Center Fellow; Disability Rights Scholarship; ACLU; WA State Labor Council Intern

Due November 15:  North Carolina Justice Center, Leslie J. Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellow

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a Leslie J. Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellow.  The Winner Fellowship provides the opportunity for a recent law school graduate to spend two years as a staff attorney at the North Carolina Justice Center-the state’s leading private, nonprofit, anti-poverty organization. The Fellowship is generously funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in honor of Leslie Winner.

More information here.

Due December 1: Disability Rights Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Learn more and apply here.

ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project, NY: Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity

ACLU of WADue Date: Rolling Basis

The Criminal Law Reform Project of the ACLU’s national office in New York City seeks legal interns for the Summer of 2018. A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit.  Arrangements can also be made with the student’s law school for work/study stipends or course credit.

More information and apply here.

Due November 30:  $5000 Labor and Employment Scholarship for 2Ls and 3Ls; Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Scholarship Program

Application Due: November 30, 2017

The Jackson Lewis Scholarship program is designed to provide support to law school students, pursuing a career in Labor or Employment Law, who are from underrepresented groups. All applicants will be considered but diversity is “a plus”.  As part of its on-going commitment to the advancement of a diverse legal community, Jackson Lewis hopes the scholarship program will encourage and reward law students from underrepresented social and economic background to pursue legal careers in the areas of Labor and Employment law. Through the program, Jackson Lewis awards $5,000 to a second or third year law student from the University of Washington School of Law. Full details including eligibility, application requirements and selection criteria can be found on the attached one-sheet. The submission deadline is Thursday, November 30.

More info here.

Due November 17:  Washington State Labor Council Legislative Intern for ’18 session.

Application Due: November 17, 2017

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is seeking a full-time legislative intern beginning Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, for the 60-day legislative session that begins the following Monday, Jan. 8 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.

Our fast-paced internship is open to anyone with an interest in public policy and a passion for the labor movement. We are looking for people with excellent writing and research skills, a positive attitude, a willingness to tackle a variety of tasks and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

More info and apply here.

WSBA MentorLink Mixer; Qlaw Mentorship Kick-Off Event; Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship

MentorLink Mixer: Pro Bono and Public Service in King CountyWSBA Logo

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time:  Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Where: WSBA Offices (1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle)

Celebrate Pro Bono Week through this mentoring opportunity! WSBA Mentorship brings together a diverse mix of attorneys to support each other in the interest of advancing and thriving in the legal profession. This MentorLink Mixer is an opportunity for attorneys who are interested in pro bono and public service work, in King County, to gain insight from attorneys who have experience serving the public through pro bono and public service organizations.

RSVP here.

QLaw Mentorship Kick-Off Event: Participation Forms due Friday, October 27QLaw Logo

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time:  5:30-7:30 pm

Where: Aluel Cellars, 801a E Thomas Street, Seattle, WA

If you are a law student or new lawyer, the QLaw Mentorship Program is great opportunity to create a meaningful relationship with an experienced attorney to gain helpful insights into practice, and to make those important networking connections. Whether you would like to be a mentor or a mentee, or just would like to come learn more about the program,

To participate in the program, please complete the appropriate participation form here and email to Josh Treybig at treybig@gmail.com  by Friday, October 27, 2017.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health: Policy Analyst For Immigrant Women’s Health and Rights

Application Due:  Open until filled.

Founded in 1994, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) builds Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity and justice. We elevate Latina leaders, mobilize our families and communities, transform the cultural narrative and catalyze policy change.

POSITION Description:  NLIRH seeks a Policy Analyst to help promote a national policy agenda designed to protect the reproductive health and rights of Latinas, while supporting the policy needs of the state-based Latina Advocacy Networks (LANs). The Policy Analyst will lead and be responsible for the immigrant women’s health and rights portfolio.  As such, the Policy Analyst must be able to evaluate complex public programs, projects and studies, proposed federal and state legislation and current law in order to promote NLIRH’s policy and advocacy work in the area of immigrant women’s health and rights. The Policy Analyst will be supervised and report to the Senior Director of Government Relations in our Washington, D.C. office. The person in this position will work as part of a dynamic team and in coalition with movement partners.

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

Apply here.

Nisqually Indian Tribe:  General Tribal Attorney

Assist and advise the Nisqually Tribal Council, Legal Department Director, and tribal departments in the legal matters related to the management, affairs, and interests of the Tribe. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and services to Tribal Council.
  • Coordinate with Director to provide legal advice and assistance to tribal law enforcement; tribal court; the Indian child welfare department; the tribal health clinic; and other administrative departments (social services, education, personnel, accounting, planning, etc.)
  • Coordinate with Director in the negotiation of agreements with other state and local governments.
  • Advise Tribal Council regarding compliance with applicable federal, state, and tribal laws, grant and contractual obligations, internal policies.
  • Review, advise and coordinate execution of contracts entered into by Nisqually Tribe.
  • Collaborate with Tribal Council to create, modify, and facilitate enforcement of tribal laws, codes, and policy.
  • Provide legal advice to Tribal Council related to employment classification and dispute resolution.
  • Review contracts and draft ordinances, legal briefs, memorandums, policies, codes, resolutions, and other legal documents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Apply here.

Rolling Application: All of Us or None National Organizer

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position filled.

The National Organizer will assist in planning, coordinating, and organizing All of Us or None chapter activities nationwide. The person holding the position will work in close cooperation with staff organizers and volunteer leaders to promote the development of AOUON and support the establishment of chapters nationwide.

Full job description here.

Due December 6: Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship

The Soros Justice Fellowship application is due on December 6, 2017.

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) seeks third year law students and recent law graduates to sponsor for a Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship. Qualified law students and recent law graduates interested in applying for a fellowship with LSPC are invited to submit a brief project proposal and application as soon as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Advocacy Fellowships are 18 months in duration, and may begin anytime between July and October 2018.

Full Fellowship description here.

New Study Finds That LGBTQ Youths and Youths With Disabilities Suffer Most Under Solitary Confinement

By Angela Helm, The Root

“The report found that despite progress at the federal level and in a growing number of states, solitary confinement of youths remains widespread (two-thirds of the public defenders surveyed reported that their clients spent time in “punitive segregation”), with a disproportionate impact on youths of color, girls, LGBTQ youths and young people with disabilities (and any intersection thereof) because these populations are overrepresented in the criminal-justice system, and there are few to no resources for them.”

Read the full article here.

Goldwater, National Resources Defense Council, NAACP, Equal Justice Works Fellowships and more!

Due October 13: Summer 2018 Law Clerk Goldwater Institute

Application Deadline: October 13, 2017

The litigation center at the Goldwater Institute is currently accepting applications from law students for law clerk positions available during the summer of 2018. We are looking forward to reviewing applications and conducting interviews until all the open summer clerk positions are filled.

More info and apply here. 

Due October 13: National Resources Defense Council: Charles Koob Litigation Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 13, 2017

This two-year fellowship is available starting in September 2018 and is open to those who have received their Juris Doctorate within the past three years. The Fellow will focus on litigation to redress environmental and public health harms, including air and water pollution, climate change, threats to endangered species, environmental injustice, and exposure to toxic chemicals. The Fellow will represent NRDC and its members in federal or state court litigation, and may work closely with other environmental, labor, and public health groups. The position is a two-year placement, and will likely be based in San Francisco or Washington, DC, depending on candidate preference and NRDC’s needs.

The application deadline for the Charles Koob Litigation Fellowship is October 13, 2017. We will review applications and schedule interviews for this position on a rolling basis.

More info and apply here.

Due October 12:  NRDC Environmental Law Fellowship

Application Deadline  October 12, 2017

The two-year fellowship is available starting in September 2018 and is open to those who have received their Juris Doctorate within the past three years. For the first year, through August 2019, the Fellow will work at NRDC in one of our US offices, depending on candidate preference. During that time, the Fellow will focus on litigation or policy efforts to redress environmental and public health harms, including air and water pollution, climate change, threats to endangered species, environmental injustice, and exposure to toxic chemicals. The Fellow will work closely with, and be supervised by, experienced NRDC attorneys.

For the second year, the Fellow will work at Yale in New Haven, CT, providing support for environmental law clinics, dual degree students, and events and activities relating to environmental law and policy. The Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate and co-teach the Environmental Protection Clinic (EPC) along with NRDC experts and a Yale faculty member. Projects include litigation support, administrative advocacy, legislative drafting, strategic and communications planning, network building, scientific literature reviews, and more. In addition to being the primary coordinator of the EPC, the Fellow will also have substantive supervision responsibilities for particular EPC student projects. Those projects will include matters that the Fellow has already worked on during the first year of the Fellowship at NRDC.

The application deadline for the Environmental Law Fellowship is October 12, 2017. NRDC and Yale will review applications and schedule interviews for this position on a rolling basis.

More info and apply here.

Applications September 29 through February 23, 2018:  NAACP Office of the General Counsel: 2018 Law Fellow ProgramNAACP Logo

Applications from September 29, 2017 to February 23, 2018

The NAACP Law Fellow Program is designed to give individuals who have completed at least one year of law school the opportunity to work for the summer at NAACP Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. The NAACP Law Fellow Program is made possible through the generous support of the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, which has funded the program since its inception in 2003. This year, the NAACP Law Fellow Program celebrates its 16th Anniversary. The Law Fellow Program is contingent upon continued funding.

Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, September 29, 2017 – Friday, February 23, 2018. Materials requested: Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript, Writing Sample and two (2) Letters of Recommendation via email to Human Resources at legal@naacpnet.org. Questions concerning the program should be directed to Anson Asaka at legal@naacpnet.org.   Please use the subject line of 2018 Law Fellow Program.

Due October 24: Municipal Court of Seattle, Relief BailiffCity of Seattle Logo

Application Deadline: October 24, 2017

Relief Bailiffs play a critical role in the courtroom and act as a liaison between the Judge, jurors, attorneys, outside agencies and other areas of the court. They review dispositional documents with defendants, coordinate with the Marshals the transport of in-custody defendants and independently prepare and processes all documents required for jail commitments and release

More info and apply here.

Equal Justice Works VISTA Affordable Housing and Preservation Project (VAHPP) Fellowships

The Equal Justice Works VISTA Affordable Housing and Preservation Project (VAHPP) is looking for legal fellows focused on preserving, maintaining, and improving project-based Section 8 affordable housing across the United States. The program is currently looking for legal Fellows at the following locations:

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (Chicago, IL)

More info here.

Legal Assistance of Western New York (Rochester, NY)

More info here.

The VISTA Tenant Engagement and Community Economic Development (TECDev) TECDev Legal Fellows provide capacity building services to their host sites to assist, inform, educate, and engage tenants of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) properties regarding their rights, responsibilities and options.

More info here.

Maryland Legal Aid (Baltimore, MD)

More info here

WSAJ, Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program; Earthjustice clerkship summer 2018; Procopio’s Summer 2018 Native American Law Internship Program

Due October 6: Washington State Association For Justice, Trial Advocacy Fellowship ProgramWSAJ Logo

Application Due:  Friday, October 6, 2017

The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to WSAJ specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program.  Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a four week period.  They will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors.  They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

The program will run for 12 weeks – May 14 – August 3 for Seattle University and Gonzaga University students; June 11 – August 31 for University of Washington students. Fellows will be asked to commit to a minimum of 40 hours per week. They will be given a stiped on $7,200 for the 12-week program. They will be assigned to three different Mentor Firms, spending four weeks with each.

More info and apply here.

Earthjustice Law Clerkship, Summer 2018EarthJustice Logo

Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Earthjustice’s work is currently divided into three major areas:

  • Lands, Wildlife, and Oceans focuses on cases that protect endangered species, national forests, national parks, other public lands, water resources, and the oceans.
  • Healthy Communities focuses on cases that protect public health, prevent air and water pollution, and curb exposures to toxic chemicals, particularly in disproportionately impacted communities. Recently, our healthy communities work has also begun to promote sustainable food and agriculture and the rights of farm workers.
  • Climate and Energy focuses on cases that encourage clean energy and energy efficiency while challenging the reliance on coal, oil and other dirty fuels.

The Earthjustice Summer Clerkship position includes a weekly stipend of $880 a week, with the average clerkship lasting 10 weeks. The total stipend amount will be dependent on the extent of a clerk’s ability to secure outside funding. Earthjustice will pay $880 a week less the total amount received from other sources.

More info and apply here.

Due 10/19:  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Legislative and Regulatory Development Specialist

Application Due:  Thursday, 10/19/2017

This position reports directly to the Global Security Technology & Policy Technical Group Manager, with responsibilities as assigned by project/program managers working NNSA and other programs. Other responsibilities will be determined based on candidate skills and available programmatic activities.

It is anticipated that the candidate will undertake an array of assignments within NNSA programs. Expertise in legislative and regulatory analysis for nuclear security and safeguards, project management, and working with multidimensional teams (both internal and external), will be essential. The candidate will be directly involved in regulatory cooperation activities with international partners, including national governments and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In this capacity, the candidate will utilize his or her own technical expertise, supplemented by management and staff from PNNL, as well as other vendors or contractors.

More info on PSJD.

Due October 31: NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PROCOPIO’S SUMMER 2018 NATIVE AMERICAN LAW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Application Due:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“Procopio has a long-standing tradition of providing growth opportunities to the communities we serve.  Procopio’s Native American Law Practice Group extends this tradition by actively investing in the future leaders of Indian Country through offering paid internships for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law.  Please join us in identifying qualified legal students within Native American communities that may be interested in being part of this engaging opportunity.

The Native American Law Internship provides an opportunity for two Native American law students to gain hands-on experience dealing with everyday legal issues facing Native American communities.  Interns are involved in matters that deal with specific Indian law-related legal practice matters and other legal problems facing tribal governments and Native entities.  Procopio Interns reach out to local Native American youth to provide guidance and inspiration regarding educational direction and opportunities.”

More info here.

Columbia Legal Services: Charity Care Report; Washington Leadership Institute; WSAJ & ELAP fellowship deadlines.

Columbia Legal Services: Washington Hospitals Fall Short of Serving Patients Most in Need

“Hospitals across Washington State are falling far short of meeting their legal requirement to provide free or reduced cost of care to thousands of eligible patients, a new report reveals. The report, “Access Denied: Washington’s Charity Care System, its Shortfalls, and the Effect on Low-Income Patients,” includes original research and analysis by Columbia Legal Services (CLS) and provides recommendations for changes in law, policy, and practice aimed to ensure that charity care fulfills its original purpose – guaranteeing that those in greatest need are able to obtain critical health care services.”

More here.

Application Deadline for the Washington State Leadership Institute: September 15, 2017

The deadline for submitting applications is September 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.  The mission of the WLI is to develop and enhance the leadership skills of Washington State attorneys from underrepresented segments of our profession. We target attorneys who have practiced for three to ten years and those with diverse backgrounds (racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, varying physical abilities, cultural and geographic diversity). In August 2017, the WLI has graduated over 150 Fellows from the Program who will serve in various leadership roles in WSBA related committees, sections, and organizations, as well as leadership roles in various community organizations.

More here.

National Center of Philanthropy and the Law: Open Society Presidential Fellowship

The Open Society Presidential Fellowship is awarded yearly to recent, JD, MPA, MPP and MBA graduates from accredited US law, public policy and business schools. Based in New York City, Fellows pursue work related to human rights good governance, and justice through a one-year residence within the Office of the President at the Open Society Foundation.

The term of the Open Society Presidential Fellowship is 11 month months. The 2018 Fellowship will commence in September 2018 with the term ending in July 2019. Fellows will receive a salary of $65,000.00 plus benefits.

For complete information and to apply here.

Due October 6:  Washington State Association for Justice: Trial Advocacy Summer Fellowship ProgramWSAJ Logo

The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to WSAJ specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program.  Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a four week period.  They will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors.  They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

To apply by October 6, 2017 and further info here.

Due October 13: Eastside Legal Assistance Program: ELAP Family Law Fellowship

 Application Deadline October 13, 2017

The ELAP Family Law Fellowship is a year long program that focuses on training new attorneys on family law and law office management.

Fellows will receive hands-on courtroom experience securing Domestic Violence Protection Orders and family pre trial Family Law Orders. ELAP provides liability insurance, office space and supplies.

For additional information or to apply, contact: Juanita Cope Call 425-747-7274 x206 or Juanita@elap.org

Legal Voice; Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship; If/When/How Fellowship; KIND

Rolling Deadline: Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic University of Washington School of Law

Application Deadline: Rolling

We at the University of Washington Clinical Law Program are excited to announce that we will be hiring a clinical teaching fellow to work in our Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic this year, with the likely possibility of extension for a second year.

Candidates must have earned a JD at an accredited law school. An ideal candidate has experience working with vulnerable populations, specifically homeless youth, and has demonstrated a commitment to public interest lawyering. An ideal candidate will be prepared to start the position on at the beginning of Autumn Quarter 2017.

Recent law school graduates may apply, but preference will be given to candidates with 1-5 years of experience and candidates who have passed the Washington State Bar Exam and/or are members of, or eligible for membership in, of the Washington State Bar Association, or are eligible for membership within the first contract year.

Application requirements:

Applications should be sent in electronic form to lawjobs@uw.edu and should include:

A statement describing applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practical experience and career goals (may be included in a cover letter)

A copy of the Applicant’s resume

A law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Contact information for three references

A writing sample (15 pages or less)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received on or before September 15, 2017.

Due September 18:  Gonzaga University School of Law: Assistant Director for its newly created Center for Civil and Human Rights

Application Deadline:  Monday, September 18, 2017

Gonzaga University School of Law is seeking to hire an Assistant Director for its newly created Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights to create a nationally-recognized Civil and Human Rights program that enriches the educational experience of students, furthers the common good, and contributes substantially to the theory, policy, and practice of Civil and Human Rights in a local, national, and international environment. This is a three-year, fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal.

For further information here.

Due September 29: 2018 Pathways Summer Legal Internship In Health Law And Health Care Fraud And Abuse

Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) Pathways Summer Legal Internship Program offers PAID opportunities for students that have completed two years of law school and have a demonstrated interest in health law. Although program dates are flexible, selected applicants must commit to working a minimum of 35 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks, in OCIG’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted from September 11 to September 29, 2017 through USAJobs.

Apply here.

Due October 6: Legal Voice, Staff AttorneyLegal Voice Logo

Application Deadline: October 6, 2017

Position Summary: Work to advance women’s and LGBTQ people’s legal rights throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska and Montana, through litigation, legislative advocacy, education, coordination with community organizations and activists, and outreach to communities. Responsibilities include maintaining legal expertise and overseeing Legal Voice litigation, policy advocacy, and education work in the following issue areas: gender equity in employment, education, or athletics; economic justice; and health care policy, although additional subject matter expertise of the applicant could affect the assigned subject matter.

Apply here. 

Due October 6:  2L/3L Goldmark 2018 InternshipLogo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

Application deadline: October 6, 2017

The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship is a 10 week, paid summer internship for 2Ls and 3Ls created in honor of the Legal Foundation of Washington’s second president, Charles Goldmark. The Goldmark Internship provides hands-on experience in providing legal aid through research, writing, casework, and client services. In addition to gaining valuable experience in public interest law, the Goldmark Intern receives an $8,000 stipend. The 2018 host site for the Goldmark Internship is Seattle Community Law Center.

About Seattle Community Law Center:

Seattle Community Law Center’s mission is to provide accessible legal advocacy to people living with physical and mental disabilities so that they may obtain the resources necessary to overcome barriers to financial and medical stability. We further our mission through targeted advocacy projects that help people with Social Security disability problems. We believe that advocacy to address our constituents’ short term problems must be accompanied by advocacy for long term changes to address the root of the problem.

Apply here.

Due November 1: IF/WHEN/HOW (FORMERLY LAW STUDENTS FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE), 2018-19 REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

If/When/How seeks applications from current 3Ls and recent law school graduates to work for one year as a Reproductive Justice Federal, State, or HIV Fellow at selected placement organizations across the country. Placement locations include: Atlanta, GA; Oakland, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Seattle, WA; and Washington, D.C.

The Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP) is a policy-focused fellowship designed to create entry points into the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields and to enhance legal and advocacy capacity at organizations working to advance reproductive justice for all people. Reproductive Justice (RJ) Fellows gain hands-on policy advocacy experience and work on cutting edge reproductive health, rights, justice issues, particularly as they affect people of color and other marginalized communities. Placement organizations benefit because Fellows bring legal knowhow and an intersectional approach to legal and policy advocacy.

Each RJ Fellow will receive a $51,000 stipend and be placed at a selected organization from September 2018 through August 2019. As a law school graduate with an understanding of the reproductive justice framework, the RJ Fellow will assist in research, interpretation, and application of law to aid the placement organization’s organizing, publication, and policy pursuits. Thus, the RJ Fellow will play an integral role in helping to influence public opinion, shape laws, and advance policy, aiming to ensure the future of reproductive justice for all people – irrespective of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, income, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. In addition, the RJFP provides rich opportunities for professional development, training, and networking in a supportive atmosphere. The RJ Fellows will be mentored by the If/When/How Director of Academic & Professional Programs and will participate in monthly workshops and attend conferences and other events with their cohort.

Apply here. 

Rolling Deadline: KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND) Legal Intern

Application Deadline: Rolling.

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’s Seattle field office is seeking volunteer legal interns who want to develop their lawyering skills while assisting KIND’s Seattle office’s direct representation and pro bono programs, which matches volunteer lawyers with unaccompanied children needing representation in immigration court.

Apply here.