This week we have jobs from education, to LGBTQ rights, to clean energy, and more!

Safe Schools Coalition – Summer internship/externship opportunity

Safe Schools Coalition, located in Washington State, is a public-private partnership, in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, queer and questioning youth, working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

 The primary project for the law student will be a combination of a Know Your Rights guide and resources for the Safe Schools Coalition Website that help students and parents address issues of discrimination within the K-12 educational setting.

There may also be opportunities for outreach and collaboration with organizations like ACLU, Legal Voice, Team Child, and more.

 To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jill@justiceandequalityls.com.

 Cover letters should be addressed to:

 Jill Mullins-Cannon

600 Winslow Way E, Suite 232

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

LAW Advocates – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR position is now open

Whatcom County’s award-winning volunteer lawyer program, LAW Advocates, is seeking an Executive Director. LAW Advocates is a nonprofit entity that provides free legal services to qualified low income residents in Whatcom County via direct referral to volunteer attorneys or a host of specialized legal clinics and programs.  LAW Advocates enjoys strong support and participation from the local bar association and works closely with state access to justice partners.

The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of LAW Advocates, implements policies and objectives established by and at the direction of the Board of Directors, and directs the operation of LAW Advocates in all areas, including program supervision, administration and development; finance; staff management; general administration; grant and fundraising efforts and event coordination; volunteer  management and recruitment; and community and public relations.

 Bachelor’s degree required, non-profit management experience, legal experience or JD with current license to practice in Washington strongly preferred. 30-40 hours per week. Salary/benefits $45,000-$55,000 DOE. For complete job description and a description of our programs, visit our website at www.lawadvocates.org. Send resumes to Hiring Committee, P.O. Box  937, Bellingham, WA 98227 or via email to: jill@lawadvocates.org.  No phone calls please.

Climate Solutions – Washington Director

 Climate Solutions is looking for a senior level person to provide leadership and cohesion to Climate Solutions’ Washington-based work to maximize the organization’s impact in statewide policy advocacy and in our programs.

 Climate Solutions is building the biggest campaigns and programs in the organization’s history, and seeks a hungry leader to accomplish ambitious objectives. The best candidate is inspirational, a strong manager, knowledgeable about climate and clean energy policy, and can build powerful partnerships with a diverse array of players across Washington.

 Climate Solutions’ mission is to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides. Since 1998, Climate Solutions has pioneered the vision and cultivated political leadership in the Northwest for the proposition that clean energy and broadly-shared economic prosperity go hand-in-hand. We are at the forefront of globally significant campaigns, including the West Coast Climate Campaign and Power Past Coal, in partnership with dozens of allies. Through our Business Partnership Program, New Energy Cities, and Sustainable Advanced Fuels programs, Climate Solutions builds a powerful constituency for local, regional, and national action on climate and clean energy. For more information about Climate Solutions, visit www.climatesolutions.org.

This is a full time, exempt position based in Seattle, Washington.

TO APPLY:

  • Email a résumé, cover letter and at least three professional reference contacts in PDF format to employment@climatesolutions.org.
  • Please put WASHINGTON DIRECTOR APPLICATION as the subject line of the email and address the cover letter to Gregg Small, Executive Director.
  • Please label the cover letter and resume with your last name.
  • In the body of the email, please let us know how you found out about the position.
  • This position is open until filled, but priority review will be given to candidates who have submitted their applications by June 4th.  Applications received after that date may be reviewed in a second round.

Due June 1: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – CRIMINAL DIVISION, CHILD EXPLOITATION AND OBSCENITY SECTION – Fall 2015 Legal interns

CEOS is currently looking for 5 to 6 law students to volunteer part-time in the Fall of 2015. Those selected will work directly with the Section’s trial attorneys and management on a variety of assignments, ranging from researching and drafting legal memoranda, motions, warrants, indictments and other court filings, to assisting in investigations and prosecutions of child exploitation and obscenity offenses.

Please send applications no later than June 1, 2015 for consideration.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please e-mail or fax a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and transcript to:

Email: ceos.interns@usdoj.gov

Fax: (202) 514-1793

Due June 1: AMERICANS UNITED FOR LIFE (AUL) – Summer 2015 Externship

Americans United for Life (AUL), a national public interest law and policy organization defending human life through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts, seeks highly-qualified and motivated law students to serve as legal externs for the Summer of 2015. The externship is unpaid and may be undertaken for credit (as approved by the extern’s law school) or to fulfill other graduation requirements.

Applications will be accepted and considered on a “rolling basis.” The deadline for the Summer 2015 program is June 1, 2015.  Students wishing to pursue an externship for law school credit should apply early to ensure that registration and other requirements are met. Send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references to Resumes@AUL.org with “Summer 2015 Externship” in subject line. For more information, email Resumes@AUL.org or call (202) 289-1478.

Due June 1: Northwest Justice Project – Development Director

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is the largest publicly funded civil legal aid organization in Washington. As a statewide non-profit law firm, NJP provides legal services to low-income persons and communities facing problems affecting basic human needs. Through legal advocacy, NJP addresses the harsh impacts of social and economic inequity, such as loss of housing, health care or family safety, in ways other human services organizations cannot.

Although NJP receives federal and state funding for civil legal aid, the amount is not sufficient to address or keep pace with the growing demand for legal assistance. In order to generate philanthropic revenue to fortify its long-term sustainability, NJP is undertaking a significant commitment to private fundraising. NJP seeks its first full-time Development Director to implement fundraising strategies in the areas of annual giving, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, grants, and special events.

The Development Director will work closely with NJP’s Executive Director, board, and staff to create and execute on achievable fund-raising goals. The Development Director is part of the leadership team at NJP and will implement and manage NJP’s comprehensive fund development and stewardship program. The ideal candidate is an experienced fundraiser, an excellent communicator, collaborative, highly organized, detail-oriented, and flexible enough to assume a range of roles: no task is too big or too small.

The successful candidate is passionate about fundraising to promote justice for low-income individuals, families, and communities, and has a proven track record as a successful fundraiser who can prioritize and manage multiple work streams simultaneously while meeting critical deadlines. Such a candidate is a self-starter who can work independently, and in collaboration with NJP partners and stakeholders. This individual will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional written and oral communication skills, navigate a complex statewide multi- location entity, engage with staff, external partners, and stakeholders, and work cooperatively with NJP’s leadership team

To Apply: Salary based on experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package. Submit a letter of interest, current resume, writing sample, and sample fundraising plan to Karen Holland, NJP Human Resources Director: karenh@nwjustice.org – Subject Line: Development Director Position.

Due June 19: LEGAL FELLOW – CLEAN ENERGY (2015-2016)

Help accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid! The Clean Coalition is looking for a full-time, paid legal fellow to make a one-year commitment (Summer 2015-Spring 2016) to assist with the following tasks:

  • Research, draft, edit, fact check, proofread, and file comments, testimony, motions, and other documents with public utilities commissions and other energy agencies in California and other states.
  • Develop proposals for local renewable energy programs and policies.
  • Participate in workshops, hearings, and energy policy events.

About the Clean Coalition: The Clean Coalition (www.Clean-Coalition.org) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid.

Application Instructions:

  • Please email your application to Brian Korpics at brian@clean-coalition.org.
  • Use “Legal Fellow 2015-2016” in the subject line of your email.
  • Attach your resume, a short writing sample (approximately 5 pages), law school transcript, and a list of references.
  • The deadline to submit is June 19th, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

More Sizzlin’ Jobs and Internships to Apply For!

Attention Class of 2016! NARF Announced Paid Summer 2015 Internship. Deadline: 9/29

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About NARF: Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide. NARF’s practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.

Summer Clerkships: NARF is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2015 Clerkships! Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C.

For complete info and application instructions please click here.

LAW Adovcates of Whatcom County Seeks New Executive Director. Act Fast! Rolling Deadline.

lawadvocateslogoLAW Advocates is a non-profit organization based in Bellingham that provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Whatcom and Island Counties, primarily through volunteer attorneys.

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the vision of the Board of Directors of LAW Advocates as laid forth in its strategic plan and directing LAW Advocates’ activities in all areas including the delivery of legal services, development and finance, personnel and administration, and community relations.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so act fast!

Washington State House of Representatives, Office of Program Research in Olympia Seeks Research Analyst or Committee Counsel. Deadline: Rolling thru 7/26WAstateleg

The Washington State House of Representatives’ Office of Program Research (OPR) is seeking candidates for a legislative committee policy staff position as a Research Analyst or Committee Counsel. This position is nonpartisan and exempt from civil service.

The person selected to fill this position will provide staff support to the House Early Learning & Human Services Committee. This committee considers issues relating to early learning from birth to kindergarten, as well as a broad array of issues affecting children and families, including parent education, foster care, dependency, child protective services, child welfare services, children’s mental health, and family reconciliation services. The committee also considers issues relating to family support programs, including TANF and Disability Lifeline, persons with developmental disabilities, adults in need of drug and alcohol treatment, vocational rehabilitation, at risk-youth, youth violence prevention, and juvenile offenders.

For complete job description and application instructions please visit Symplicity or click here.

 

US Department of Energy Seeks Entry-Level Attorney for Idaho Office. Deadline: Rolling thru 8/5

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The U.S. Department of Energy – Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) has an opening for an Entry Level Attorney looking for a challenging career. The Idaho Operations Office is located in Idaho Falls in southeastern Idaho. Our office has oversight responsibility for the Idaho National Laboratory. Our mission is at the forefront of helping the Nation meet our energy, scientific, environmental, and national security goals. These include developing and deploying new energy technologies and reducing our dependence upon foreign energy sources. Additionally, DOE-ID is responsible for the safe environmental cleanup of legacy contamination.

The Office of Chief Counsel within DOE-ID has six attorneys who assist an office of federal employees. This office has oversight responsibility for a contractor workforce of over 6,000 and a budget of over a billion dollars. Our practice areas are diverse, including Environmental, Government Contracts, Labor and Employment, Administrative Law, and wide-ranging Litigation.

This is a permanent position in the excepted service without time limitation and will not be filled by a competitive appointment. Service in this position may be fully creditable toward civil service retirement. Any selected applicant who is in the competitive service will be taken out of the competitive service when he or she occupies this position and will compete only with other excepted status employees in the event of a reduction-in-force.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here.

USDA Office of General Counsel Seeks Entry-Level Attorney for Juneau Office. Deadline: Rolling thru 7/31

USDA-logoUSDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.  Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation’s natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

Attorneys assigned to field offices in the Office of the General Counsel (offices physically located outside the Washington, D.C., Headquarters) provide legal advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture in administering USDA programs and activities within the defined geographic area. The incumbent serves as an attorney providing legal advice, research, analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws, as well as oral and written opinions, memoranda, pleadings, briefs and legal support of all USDA programs and litigation, and performs other legal services as assigned.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here.

 

Attention Current Judicial Clerks! The Public Justice Center in Baltimore Announces Post Grad Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellowship

MurnaghanfellowshipThe Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship is awarded annually to a recent law graduate who has completed a judicial clerkship.  The Fellow must have passed a state bar examination and be eligible for admission to the bar of that state by the commencement of the Fellowship.  Applicants should possess excellent research and writing skills and a demonstrable commitment to social justice.

To apply for the 2015-2016 Fellowship (beginning September 2015), applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, the names of three professional or academic references, and a brief statement of interest. We request this application by October 17, 2014.

For complete information please click here.

Attention Class of 2016! EarthJustice Seeks Summer 2015 Clerks for Offices Nationwide. Deadline: Rolling so Act Fast!

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Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.

Our work is currently divided into three major areas:

  • Protecting Our Natural Heritage focuses on cases that protect endangered species, national forests, national parks, other public lands, water resources, and the oceans.
  • Safeguarding Our Health focuses on cases that protect public health, in particular clean air and water, toxic chemicals, and mercury.
  • Promoting a Clean Energy Future focuses on cases that encourage clean energy and energy efficiency while challenging the reliance on coal, oil and other dirty fuels.

Summer law clerks work with attorneys on case development and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk’s primary responsibilities are to perform legal and factual research, and to develop case strategy and legal theories. Law clerks may also have the opportunity to assist attorneys with preparing briefs and motions, to meet with clients and experts, to participate in moots of oral arguments, and to attend court proceedings and conferences with opposing counsel. In addition to involvement in ongoing litigation, the summer program includes seminars with attorneys from across the organization on current environmental issues.

Complete information and application instructions please click here.