Looking for an Internship Experience Abroad? Consider Working in Dublin with FLAC

Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) Hiring Summer/Fall Quarter Fellow, Paid Position, Due TODAY

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The IFAP Fellow would have the opportunity to work with attorneys at NWIRP, connect with the greater legal community in the area, and gain some valuable project management experience.  The responsibilities of the Fellow will continue through the Fall 2014 quarter, and Fellows are encouraged to remain involved in IFAP on the Steering Committee even after all tasks have been completed.

Student will work with the IFAP Steering Committee, the Faculty Supervisor, the IFAP Advisory Council, and staff at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) to coordinate IFAP activities and provide general administrative support to the organization.  The position will correspond to Summer and Autumn Quarters 2014.

For a full description of the fellowship and application instructions, click here.

Attention 1Ls & 2Ls! The Northwest Justice Project in Bremerton Seeks Summer Legal Intern, Apply Now!

NJP LogoThe Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a publicly funded legal aid program in Washington.  Each year NJP provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.
NJP’s mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities. As a dynamic statewide law firm, we pursue our mission through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms.

NJP’s satellite office in Bremerton is seeking a 1L or 2L law student to intern with the office this summer.  The legal intern will have the opportunity to work with the Tacoma office and gain exposure in the field of legal aid work.  If you are interested in learning more about the position, contact Jennifer Brugger (staff attorney for NJP) directly.  The office is flexible with the work schedule in light of the commute.

Attention Recent Grads & Post Grads! Perkins Coie Seeking Pro Bono Manager

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Perkins Coie LLP is looking for an experienced, detailed and self-motivated professional to join the team as a Pro Bono Manager.  This position will  help foster, plan and support the exciting pro bono legal work the firm provides across 19 offices.  The firm has a long, rich history of serving low-income individuals and nonprofit organizations in need, including veterans seeking disability compensation, domestic violence victims seeking protection from abuse, immigrants seeking various legal protections, tenants facing unlawful eviction, microentrepreneurs, and much more.  Last year a majority of our lawyers provided pro bono service and contributed more than 54,000 hours of time.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated superior ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex operations or projects simultaneously, with continual attention to detail and accuracy with numbers. An ability to work well under pressure in a deadline driven environment is crucial. 

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

William Sampson Fellowship Opportunity in Dublin with the Free Legal Advice Center, Position Eligible for Externship Credits

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The Free Legal Advice Center (FLAC) is an independent human rights organisation dedicated to the realization of equal access to justice for all. To this end it campaigns on a range of legal issues but also offers some basic, free legal services to the public.  FLAC currently concentrates its work on four main areas: Legal Aid, Social Welfare, Credit & Debt and Public Interest Law.

If you are still looking for an internship/externship, this would be a great opportunity. Students interested in receiving externship credits would be able to do so, as we have faculty available to conduct a site visit. You could potentially team this up with the KU/UW Law study abroad in Ireland. You may also seek financial aid for your travel costs to Ireland.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Professor Anita Ramasastry for more information. 

Attention 1Ls & 2Ls! AGO’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Seeking Summer Interns in Olympia

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The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Washington Attorney General’s Office has an available summer law clerk (internship) position for a current 1L or 2L.  It is a volunteer position in Olympia.  The start date is negotiable. 

In order to be considered for the position, please forward a letter of interest, application, resume, and one letter of reference to the AGO recruitment office at:

Washington Attorney General’s Office
Attorney and Law Clerk Recruitment
800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000
Seattle, WA   98104

Further information is available at the general AGO recruitment page, click here

Interning/Externing in DC this Summer? Want to make a little extra cash? PSJD is Hiring a Summer Project Assistant

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If you answered yes, the good folks at PSJD.org want to hear from you! PSJD is looking to hire a summer PSJD Project Assistant. It is a great way to supplement unpaid or low-paying public interest work in DC. Students will learn the basics of website management and get the chance to do some social media marketing and blogging!

Click here for the full job description. (Log in required- free registration) Any questions? Email PSJD Fellow Ashley Matthews.

Attention Recent Grads! Children’s Alliance Seeking Health Policy Associate

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The Health Policy Associate supports the Children’s Alliance’s goal to ensure that all children in Washington have access to the health coverage and care they need to grow and thrive. The Children’s Alliance is guided by a deep commitment to enhancing equity and erasing health disparities faced by children in low income families and children of color. Working with the Health Policy Director, this position will combine public policy analysis, research, and advocacy. Focus areas are maximizing the benefits of coverage through Apple Health for Kids, and effectively implementing the Affordable Care Act in a manner that will improve children’s health.

This 25-37.5 hour per week position is based in our Seattle office. Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule is required. Health, dental, and other benefits included. The position reports to the Health Policy Director and is a member of the Children’s Alliance policy staff. Salary is based on a full time salary of $42,000/yr. People of color and women are encouraged to apply. Desired starting date is June 1 or earlier if possible.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Attention Post Grads! Access to Justice Board Seeking Board Manager

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Established by the Washington Supreme Court in 1994, The Washington State Access to Justice (ATJ) Board, through its justice system partners and standing committees, works to achieve equal access to the civil justice system for those facing economic and other significant barriers. To assist in the fulfillment of this mission, the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) is seeking an ATJ Board Manager who shares in the fundamental belief that, “Justice involves the determination and realization of legal needs, rights and responsibilities and the fair resolution of disputes.”   Functioning as a driving force in support of this effort, the ATJ Board Manager works to preserve and protect the integrity of the ATJ Board and its capacity to work effectively and independently in service of the mission and objectives that created the ATJ Board, and consistent with WSBA policies and the ATJ Board-WSBA Memorandum of Understanding.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Exciting Post Grad Opportunities in the NW & California Spice Things Up

Attention 2013 Grads! ACLU of Washington Hiring Policy Advocacy Fellow: Project to Protect Health Care Choices

ACLU WAThe ACLU of Washington is working to advance a comprehensive, strategic and effective education and advocacy campaign to safeguard access to medical care free from restrictions based on others’ religious doctrine. Increasingly, secular hospitals are merging with religiously affiliated ones and coming under their religious restrictions to care. The ACLU of Washington believes that no patient should be refused access to lawful health care because of the religious doctrines of the institutions running hospitals, clinics, or other medical facilities. Health care facilities open to the general public should not refuse to provide reproductive health care and end-of-life care services; nor should they discriminate against LGBT patients and families. Religious ideology should not dictate which health care services a patient may choose.

This is a one to two year, full time position to provide legal and policy research on health care mergers in Washington and to coordinate implementation of the campaign plan. The position will work with an inter-departmental team of staff lawyers and advocates and will report to the Deputy Director.

Apply today. Applications reviewed upon receipt. For complete job description and application instructions please click here.

National Juvenile Defender Center Announces Gault Fellowship Application for 2014 & Recent Law Grads

NJDCLaw students graduating in 2014 are invited to apply for a two-year juvenile indigent defense
fellowship at National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington, D.C. starting in
September 2014.

The Fellow will perform extensive legal work for NJDC and assist with the provision of training and technical assistance to the juvenile defense community. The Fellow will work closely with juvenile defense attorneys, public defender offices, law schools, legal clinics, and nonprofit law centers to improve access to counsel and the quality of representation for all children. The Fellow will collaborate with NJDC staff to develop legal and policy work around a broad range of juvenile defense issues. The Fellow will write reports, articles, issue briefs, and fact sheets to inform the field. The Fellow will assist in the research, writing, and crafting of amicus briefs. The Fellow will engage in public speaking and juvenile defender trainings. The Fellow will proactively initiate projects to improve the provision of justice in the juvenile delinquency system. This is not a project-based fellowship. It is internally funded.

Applications are due no later than October 15. For full job description and applciation instructions please click here.

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Law Foundation  Announces Public Interest Project Based Fellowship for 2014 & Recent Grads

VABANCThis Fellowship Program will fund one law graduate who will work for one year to provide legal services to and advocacy for the Vietnamese American community and/or other underserved, under resourced communities. This year, the fellow will receive $50,000.

Qualifications for applicants:

  • J.D. in hand at the beginning of the grant period (Fall 2014), awaiting bar results, or planning to take the bar exam the following summer;
  • Strong demonstrated interest and desire in working with the Vietnamese American community and/or social justice work with subordinated communities;
  • Unique life experience or other experiences in overcoming personal adversity/challenges;
  • Overall academic excellence

Application due no later than October 31. For fellowship announcement details and application instrucitons please click here.

Attention 2013 Grads! Office of Public Defense Services in Salem, OR Hiring Entry-Level Appellate PD

PDofficeAPPELLATE CRIMINAL LAW. The Appellate Division of the Office of Public Defense Services represents financially eligible persons in criminal and parole appeals before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and, on occasion, the US Supreme Court. The division is accepting applications for the Deputy Defender 1 position.

The monthly salary range is $4,858 to $6,209 plus full state employment benefits.

Applicants must be members of the Oregon State Bar in good standing or taking the July 2013 bar examination.

Applications will only be accepted via the State of Oregon Employment website. Applications accepted through August 9.

Contact info: Laura Kepford, Operations Manager, Office of Public Defense Services, 1175 Court Street NE, Salem, OR  97301 or email Laura.Kepford@opds.state.or.us

Disability Rights Advocates Announces 2-Year Post Grad Fellowship for 2014 & Recent Grads

DiDRAsability Rights Advocates (DRA) accepts applications each year from third-year law students, judicial law clerks, or recent law school graduates for the DRA Fellowship. The DRA Fellowship is regularly awarded to an exceptional candidate who is passionate about disability, civil rights, and public interest law. This is a two-year fellowship that begins in September 2014. The deadline for applying for the DRA Fellowship is January 15, 2014.

DRA evaluates candidates for DRA Fellowship opportunities in DRA’s central office in Berkeley, California, and DRA’s branch office in New York City.

For complete fellowship description and application instructions please click here.

Gates Foundation’s New UW Law Summer Internship, IFAP Hiring Summer Fellow, New Summer Internship at NJP, Post Grad Fellowships with NWLC and More!

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Paid Legal Summer Internship for UW Law Students

icon_small_bill_melinda_gates_foundation_logoThe Legal Team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks a highly motivated 1L or 2L student to join their  2013 Summer Associate Program. “Guidance, Solutions, Integrity” describes the Legal Team’s approach to providing comprehensive legal guidance supporting the implementation of the foundation’s strategies. The Legal Team offers creative solutions that accomplish programmatic objectives, develops and implements efficient legal processes to streamline the foundation’s investment making practices, and applies preventive legal strategies and compliance policies to minimize risks and safeguard the foundation’s reputation.

For complete information about the internship, and to submit an application, use the Job Posting/Resume Collection tab in SymplicityDeadline to apply is Thursday, April 25, 2013.

IFAP is Hiring Summer/Fall Work Study Fellow

IFAP 2The IFAP Fellow will have the opportunity to work with attorneys at NWIRP, connect with the greater legal community in the area, and gain valuable project management experience.

The responsibilities of the Fellow will continue through the Fall 2013 quarter, and Fellows are encouraged to remain involved in IFAP on the Steering Committee even after all tasks have been completed.

Please take a look at the job description and application attached. Any questions can be directed to Maria Manza (manzam2@uw.edu). Note that the deadline to apply is Monday, April 29th @ 7pm. (Please see the attached application for additional information.)

NJP Seeking  Summer Intern for the New Foreclosure Consequences Action Team

NJPjustice-250The Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team at the Northwest Justice Project works on issues involving loan origination; scams involving mortgage rescue and credit repair; barriers to housing and employment; remaining debt issues post-foreclosure; issues with credit, education, health and transportation stemming from foreclosure; eviction from foreclosed homes; neighborhood blight; promoting occupation of foreclosed homes; and discriminatory or otherwise improper marketing of bank-owned properties. The Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team conducts outreach to minority communities and collaborates with community organizations.

All law clerks will be expected to bring the maturity and commitment to their work necessary to participate as members of a comprehensive, statewide equal justice delivery system.

The law student will aid attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Students 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. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For complete application info please click here.

ABA Division for Public Services Summer Clerkship

div_public_services_430x250 The American Bar Association Division for Public Services is offering a unique opportunity to spend the summer focusing on a substantive legal topic. Their Summer 2013 ABA Public Services Clerkship is open to incoming 2Ls and 3Ls at ABA-accredited law schools. The successful candidate must be a member of the ABA Law Student Division by the time the internship begins.

The Public Services law clerk spends the summer researching and writing a publishable monograph on a substantive public interest law topic of concern to the Division and its committees. If of suitable quality, they will release the monograph as a downloadable document from their web site. The application deadline for Summer 2013 is MAY 31, 2013. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and a complete application is required in order to be considered. For details, visit their web site.

San Francisco-based Immigrant Rights Legal Aid Org Seeks Summer Intern

Immigrant_rights_FellowsPangea Legal Services stands with immigrant communities and to provide services through direct legal representation, especially in the area of deportation defense. Their clients who are in removal or deportation proceedings are largely eligible for Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, DACA, or a U-Visa. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of clients in immigration court, they advocate on behalf their our community through policy advocacy, education, and legal empowerment efforts.

Pangea seeks a law interns with some experience in immigration or refugee rights work and a passion for immigrant and human rights. Interns will become well-trained and efficient at performing intakes, taking statements and drafting declarations, research human rights abuses, preparing applications and forms, drafting and filing motions, observing hearing, participating in policy and legislative advocacy. Proficiency in Spanish and/or French preferred. For complete info please visit Symplicity.

National Women’s Law Center Seeks Education & Employment, Health Policy & Reproductive Health Law Post Grad Fellows

Rosie& childThe NWLC has worked for 40 years to expand, protect, and promote opportunity and advancement for women and girls at every stage of their lives—from education to employment to retirement security, and everything in between.

The Center’s research, analysis, and advocacy take place when legislatures are enacting or amending laws, the executive branch and its agencies are writing regulations or otherwise enforcing laws and policies, and the courts are reviewing actions. The Center also conducts campaigns and public awareness efforts to educate and mobilize the public to press for policy changes to improve women’s lives.

Post grad fellowship positions range between one to two years. All start no later than September 2013. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For complete info visit their website here.