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 Staff Attorney: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (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 1575 detainees.

    The attorney will provide legal services under the Legal Orientation Program (“LOP”), which is funded by the Executive Office for Immigration Review and managed by the Vera Institute. Through the LOP, NWIRP staff give detained individuals essential information about court procedures and available options for legal relief prior to their immigration hearing. The LOP consists of four primary components: (1) group orientations; (2) individual sessions; (3) self-help training in the form of pro se workshops; and (4) referral of cases to pro bono attorneys. Information about the LOP can be found at the Department of Justice website (http://www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/probono.htm) and the Vera Institute website (http://www.vera.org/project/legal-orientation-program).

    The attorney will also 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. Between the LOP and direct representation work, attorneys will be managing a high-volume workload with complex legal issues in immigration and criminal law.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Bilingual Staff Attorney: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual attorney to provide direct representation to survivors of human trafficking, primarily, and to individuals pursuing various forms of immigration relief.

    The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation (2) individual consultations; and (3) community education. The attorney will focus on providing representation on cases involving T and U visa petitions, and other forms of humanitarian immigration relief. The attorney will also provide representation in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Fall and Winter 2020-21 Law Student Internship (Remote): Seattle

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks law student applications for part-time fall (2020) and winter (2020-2021) internship positions in its Seattle VAWA Unit. Legal interns will be asked to commit at least 20 hours per week for these virtual internships, with a minimum 10-week commitment. The internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit when possible. Students will gain valuable exposure to immigration law and experience with direct client representation.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Undergraduate Fall Internship: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking six undergraduate student applications for part-time fall/winter internship positions in its Tacoma office. Undergraduate interns will be asked to commit at least 10 hours per week for these virtual internships. The internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit when possible. Interns will have direct exposure to a fast pace work environment centered around immigration law and advocacy, while collaborating with the Legal Orientation Program (LOP) and Advocates for Detained Immigrants (ADI) unit. All applications will be considered on a rolling basis, until the positions are filled.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Legal Advocate: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking legal advocate to join the Legal Orientation Program as a full-time legal advocate in Tacoma, WA. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. The legal advocate will work alongside a team of 8, comprised of legal advocates and staff attorneys. The LOP legal advocate works mainly with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1,575 community members. The applicant must be able to start the position by January, 2021.

    For more information, please click here.