DOJ Civil Rights Division hiring school-year externs

Due May 24: AGO hiring for Agriculture and Health Division

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, and the Attorney General’s Office serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice and criminal prosecution.

Apply and learn more here.

Due June 2: Texas Civil Rights Project hiring staff attorney

Application Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017

The Texas Civil Rights Project (“TCRP”) seeks a passionate, talented attorney based in our Austin, Texas office. While the position will focus on impact litigation and other advocacy on behalf of immigrants and their communities, the attorney will also be staffed on matters within TCRP’s Criminal Justice Reform and Voting Rights programs.

Apply and learn more here.

Opening June 28: Equal Justice Works Fellowship applications

Application Deadline: Open from June 28 to Sept. 27, 2017

The 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will open June 28 and close September 27, giving law students more time to draft a standout application! Students should start to prepare for the 2018 Fellowship application now by reaching out to non-profit organizations they may want to partner with on an innovative proposal.

Check out where Fellows have been hosted in the past for some ideas, but keep in mind that any non-profit in the country is eligible! Please refer any non-profit organizations interested in hosting to Sarah Lilly at SLilly@equaljusticeworks.org for questions and assistance.

Read more and prep your application here.

Due June 30: Apply for a fall externship with SAM

Application Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017

SAM is a nonprofit corporation operating three museum venues in Seattle. These locations are the Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle, Olympic Sculpture Park on the central Seattle waterfront, and the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. As the leading visual art institution in the Pacific Northwest, SAM draws on its global collections, powerful exhibitions, and dynamic programs to provide unique educational resources benefiting the Seattle region, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: KCBA seeks Pro Bono Services Director

KCBA LogoApplication Deadline: Open until filled

KCBA seeks a fulltime director to lead and manage the bar’s pro bono programs.  The director works to leverage and grow the commitment of the local bar to provide effective representation and counsel in targeted areas of legal need.  Areas of responsibility include management of KCBA’s existing pro bono programs; volunteer recruitment, mentoring, and oversight; and coordination of KCBA activities with local, state, and national pro bono networks.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline: Internship Opportunities in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section

DOJ LogoApplication Deadlines: Deadlines differ based on which term

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Special Litigation Section is one of several sections in the Civil Rights Division. We work to protect civil rights in the following areas:

1) the rights of people who interact with state or local police or sheriffs’ departments;
2) the rights of individuals with disabilities to receive services in their communities, rather than in institutions;
3) the rights of people in state or local institutions, including: jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, and health care facilities for persons with disabilities;
4) the rights of youth involved in the juvenile justice system;
5) the rights of people to have safe access to reproductive health care clinics; and
6) the rights of people to practice their religion while confined to state and local institutions.

Read more here.

Entry-level civil legal aid positions, paid internships, externships- Oh, My!

Entry-Level Staff Attorney Position at Legal Services for Children in San Francisco

Attention recent grads! Don’t delay! Applications are due no later than Friday, November 8.

Legal Services for Children (LSC) was founded in 1975 as one of the first non-profit law firms in the country to provide free legal representation and social work services to children and youth.

LSC’s mission is to ensure that all children and youth in San Francisco Bay Area have an opportunity to be raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and the services and supports they need to become healthy and productive young adults. LSC pioneered a unique interdisciplinary approach to legal services, employing teams of attorneys and social workers to comprehensively meet the needs of our clients.

LSC’s team advocacy approach enables us to provide a wide spectrum of services. We represent children and youth in cases that include legal guardianship, dependency, school discipline, immigration, emancipation, and restraining order proceedings.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here.

Paid Consumer Protection/ Anti-Trust Internship with State Attorney General’s Office

Attention 1L and 2Ls! Experience a career-making internship opportunity through the ABA Antitrust Law Janet D. Steiger Fellowship. Work in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state Offices of Attorneys General and other governmental offices throughout the US. Applications are due December 13, 2013. Submit an Online Application

About the Steiger Fellowship: The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship gives law students hands-on, practical experience by placing them in offices of State Attorneys General or other state/territorial government offices for 8 weeks, with a $5000 stipend.
Fellowship Details: Each Fellowship is part of the Consumer Protection Outreach Initiative of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

Students will be placed in the Consumer Protection Departments of each state office and more than 50% of each student’s time will be devoted to consumer protection matters. The remainder of each student’s time, at the option of each state, may be devoted to antitrust matters.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for a Janet D. Steiger Fellowship, applicants must currently be first or second year law students at an ABA accredited law school. Each Steiger Fellow will receive a gross stipend of $5000 for the eight week period.  Each Steiger Fellow will be responsible for all taxes and other required deductions.

Fellowships Available for: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware*, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico,  New York, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,  Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

*will only consider 2Ls.

The Northwest Justice Project Foreclosure Consequences Action Team Seeks Winter and Spring Legal Externs

NJP_LogoAttention 2L and 3Ls interested in poverty law and civil legal aid!

The 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.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

General Counsel for Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Art Museum Seeks Winter, Spring & Summer Externs Seattle_Art_Museum_logo

The general counsel of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Art Museum is looking for two exceptional externs for Winter, Spring and Summer 2014. Duties include shadowing general counsel, reviewing and revising a multitude of eclectic contracts, addressing intellectual property rights and a multitude of other legal issues, researching and preparing memos, meeting with internal staff clients, and assisting with risk management in general for these two Seattle icons. Extern must have top credentials and research and writing skills; previous in-house or law firm experience a plus, as is experience with the arts. Copyright experience/class a plus. Extern must be organized, focused and a self-starter — extern will have plenty of freedom/discretion to address workload. Hours may be part-time or full-time; minimum of 8 hours/week. 2Ls and 3Ls may apply for any quarter. 1Ls may apply for summer quarter.

Application Instructions: Candidate should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript. Candidate must pass criminal history background check.

Cover letters should be addressed to: Bernel Goldberg, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Applications should be emailed to: extern@uw.edu. For Winter Quarter, applications are due on November 15.

Institute for Justice Seeking Spring & Summer Interns

natnl-libertyFounded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. As the national law firm for liberty, we stick to a clear mission engaging in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government.  Our four pillars of litigation are private property, economic liberty, free speech and school choice. Simply put, we seek a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society.

The Institute for Justice is currently hiring for spring and summer clerkships.   Clerkships are a great way to get your foot in the door at IJ and make direct contributions to cutting-edge public interest litigation.  Clerks are an integral part of our team—we rely on them for help with our current casework in addition to legal research that will factor into our strategic litigation for years to come.

Our limited number of spring clerkships offer students the unique opportunity to work closely with our attorneys on a flexible schedule 15-20 hours per week.  We’re accepting applications now and will conduct interviews through early December. To apply, and for more information about all of our student opportunities, please visit www.ij.org/students.

We’ll begin interviewing for our highly-competitive summer clerkships in January, but the application is already here and students are encouraged to apply well before the January 10 deadline.  Summer clerkships are full time positions for 10 weeks.