Jobs & Internships

NWIRP is the only organization in Washington State providing comprehensive immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees. Our exciting and dynamic organization serves more than 10,000 individuals from more than 100 countries and 40 language groups each year.

We seek to hire individuals with a demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and a passion for serving immigrants and refugees in need of legal services. If you feel that your qualifications fit the description for a position listed below, we invite you to send us a résumé and cover letter for review.

 

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  • Bilingual Legal Advocate: Tacoma, WA

    NWIRP seeks a bilingual legal advocate/paralegal to work in its Tacoma office. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. The advocate will work mainly with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1,575 detainees. The advocate will be part of a team providing immigration legal services to those detained at the detention center and will play a key role in collecting robust data, conducting case tracking, and producing evaluations of outcomes. This will include assisting in case preparation and evidence gathering for high-volume workloads.

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  • Bilingual Staff Attorney: Seattle, WA

    NWIRP seeks a bilingual attorney to work with individuals in removal proceedings in Seattle, Washington. The attorney will provide direct representation in removal proceedings, including representation at the Tacoma or Seattle Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit court of appeals. Attorneys will be managing a high-volume workload with complex legal issues in immigration and criminal law.

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  • Bilingual Legal Advocate: Seattle, WA

    NWIRP seeks a full-time bilingual legal advocate to work in our Removal Defense unit. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. The Removal Defense unit provides direct representation, outreach and education throughout the state of Washington to immigrants in removal proceedings. The unit screens individuals in removal proceedings for various forms of relief, including but not limited to, asylum, cancellation of removal, waivers, various forms of humanitarian relief under VAWA and TVPRA, and termination of proceedings. The legal advocate will also work with other staff members on different types of immigration cases as needed.

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  • Accountant: Seattle, WA

    NWIRP seeks an Accountant to join our Finance Unit in Seattle. The Accountant will be responsible for general non-profit accounting functions on an accrual basis.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job posting will be removed from this page.

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  • Bilingual Staff Attorney: Tacoma, WA

    NWIRP seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney to work with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1,575 detainees. The attorney will be providing legal representation to individuals in removal proceedings.

    The attorney will provide direct representation to detained persons in removal proceedings, including representation at the Tacoma or Seattle Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit court of appeals. Attorneys will be managing a high-volume workload with complex legal issues in immigration and criminal law

    For more information, please click here.

  • Law Student Internships:Tacoma

    The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for spring and summer internship positions in its Tacoma office. These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

    Interested applicants should apply to each office individually by sending a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed below with “2018 Summer [or Spring] Internship - NAME” in the subject line.

    For summer, full consideration will be given to applications received by December 11, 2017. No applications will be accepted after March 1, 2018.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Legal Internship: Granger, WA

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for an internship positions in its Granger office. This internship is unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

    The internship is open to first, second, and third- year law students. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, an interest in immigration law, an ability to work in a diverse and challenging work environment, and a commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees. Willingness to live in a rural community. Some travel is required. Applicant must be fluent in oral and written Spanish.

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