API Chaya Seeking Legal Intern for Fall/Winter Quarters, Paid Position, Open Until Filled
API Chaya is seeking a legal intern committed to a minimum of six months with our organization. The intern will work approximately 10-20 hours/week and will be required to complete extensive training on domestic violence and sexual assault before working with survivors.
A $2500 stipend is provided, funded by the South Asian Bar Association of WA. Applicants must be pursuing degrees or career paths in legal work or currently enrolled in law school. If students make a commitment of 2 quarters/semesters, they may independently explore the possibility of receiving a stipend for one quarter/semester and arrange for school credit for the other.
American Civil Liberties Union Seeking Voter-Engagement Advocate, Full Time Position, Limited Term
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a Yakima-based Voter Engagement Advocate.
Voting among Latinos in Yakima has been low because the system of voting for the City Council did not provide Latinos an opportunity to elect individuals of their choosing. As a result of a recent lawsuit brought by the ACLU-WA, the election of Yakima City Council members has been restructured into seven single member districts, two of which are largely Latino. The ACLU-WA wishes to help the community educate Latino voters about the importance of voting, voter eligibility, and how to register to vote. The Voter Engagement Advocate is part of the Field Department, and is supervised by the Field Director based in Seattle. The Voter Engagement Advocate will be responsible for implementing our non-partisan voter education campaign to engage new voters in the upcoming 2015 City of Yakima elections.
Attention 2Ls & 3Ls! Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal Seeks UW Law Interns for Fall or Winter, Position Open Until Filled
Litigation Interns are a vital part of our mission to ensure universal access to civil representation for everyone in San Francisco’s highest need neighborhoods. We operate as a general counsel for the neighborhood, helping people with legal issues in over three dozen practice areas.
In our litigation program, you will assist our senior staff attorney in litigation cases that impact many community members. Currently, we are looking for help in a potential suit against a housing provider for fraudulently embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars owned by low-income residents. Possible assignments include interviewing clients and witnesses, investigation and analysis of records and legal documents, drafting memoranda, drafting pleadings and motions, obtaining declarations, and propounding and responding to discovery. We value interns who are passionate about access to civil justice, self-motivated, and have strong client service and project management skills.
Human Rights First Seeking Advocacy Counsel
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. The Advocacy Counsel, Refugee Protection is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance Human Rights First’s objectives to protect the rights of refugees. S/he will develop plans to persuade policy makers to adopt the Human Rights First’s proposals drawing on resources from across the organization including Human Rights First’s experts in refugee policy, the organization’s communications team, other members of the government relations department, the refugee representation team, and the organization’s leadership. The Advocacy Counsel will be Human Rights First’s lead liaison on refugee protection issues to the Department of State, Justice, and Homeland Security, the corresponding Congressional committees, Congressional leadership, and other decision makers as necessary, working with other team members.
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Seeking Government Relations & Public Affairs Intern for Fall 2015, Paid Position
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 134 independent non-profit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
LSC is accepting applications from current undergraduate, graduate, and law school students. Ideal candidates can work independently, will have excellent research and writing skills and an interest in public service, government or congressional affairs, public affairs or communications. Should have a good understanding of social media and working knowledge of Microsoft Office projects (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint). The internship will run from September – December 2015.
State of Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services Seeking Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (Contested Case Representative), Due 8/7
The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon’s consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The successful candidates will represent the division throughout the contested case hearing process, including making recommendations to the administrator and boards for handling of cases, preparing appropriate filings and notices, conducting alternative dispute resolution and coordinating with respondents and the Office of Administrative Hearings. In certain instances the individual represents the division during a contested case hearing.
East Bay Community Law Center Seeking Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor, Due 8/9
The Health & Welfare Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to provide representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income individuals and families assisted through our medical-legal partnerships with East Bay hospitals and our weekly Public Benefits Clinic, and to assist with the training and supervision of law student interns. The ideal candidate is a strong legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills; experience in public benefits advocacy; interest in training law students; and a passion for working with low-income people.
EBCLC is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide high quality legal services to low-income clients and educational opportunities for law students and community volunteers. As UC Berkeley Law School’s community-based clinic, EBCLC is currently the largest provider of free legal services for low-income residents in the East Bay, with a staff of 40 and an annual roster of 150 law student interns providing services to 5,000 clients each year.
City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment Seeking Food Access Planner, Due 8/11
The Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) was established as an executive office in 2000 to develop and coordinate environmental policies and programs. As the Food Access Planner, you will strategically grow the Fresh Bucks program to increase access to healthy food for low-income families. Through strategic planning and partnerships, project management, communication and outreach, and collaboration with internal and community partners, you will increase use of the program, expand locations where affordable healthy food is available, and develop leading-edge strategies to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income households. You will lead OSE’s Fresh Bucks work and also be responsible for managing OSE’s role as the lead partner for Seattle and King County in a recently awarded federal grant, including oversight of federal and matching funds, working closely with the grant lead (Washington State Dept. of Health) and other statewide sub-awardees, and managing implementation and evaluation activities. This is a key opportunity to develop and manage a program to increase equitable outcomes in our City.
Snohomish County Public Defender Association Seeking Level I Attorney, Due 8/14
Under general supervision, the Level 1 Attorney represents indigents in criminal cases filed in Snohomish County District Court and Mental Health Civil Commitments. The Level 1 Attorney must have experience or demonstrated commitment to defending and working with indigent people.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sara Wilson. Applicants selected for interviews will also need to submit references and a writing sample.
City of Seattle Seeking Deputy Director for Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs, Position Open Until Filled
The Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) was established in 2012 with the mission to facilitate the successful integration of immigrants and refugees into Seattle’s civic, economic, cultural, and linguistic life. To realize our goals and objectives, we have an opportunity to bring in an innovative and experienced Deputy Director who will help OIRA build equity for immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle and establish Seattle as a leader in immigrant integration.
You will develop an innovative growth plan for OIRA to ensure the equitable inclusion of immigrant and refugee needs across all City programs and policies, including preschool, employment, economic development, transit, parks, public safety, and the protection of civil rights, among many others. You’ll use your policy analysis, political judgment and legislative advocacy to address the existing and emerging needs of immigrants and refugees. You will have the opportunity to lead engagement strategies across all OIRA programs and build strong relationships with stakeholders across the City, helping to create an environment that welcomes the participation and engagement of immigrants and refugees in all areas. You will work with the Mayor’s Office and City Council to advance the mission of OIRA.
US Department of Justice is Hiring Paid Summer Interns & Entry-Level Attorneys!
The online application for the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and the Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) opens July 31, 2015. The deadline for law students and eligible graduates to apply is Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Honors Program information and a link to the application is here. SLIP information and a link to the application is here. Details regarding the participating components, program eligibility guidelines, and application instructions can be found here.