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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  • Legal Internship: Granger, Seattle, Tacoma, & Wenatchee

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for spring and summer internship positions in all four offices. One internship in each of the Granger and Wenatchee offices are eligible for a $6,000 stipend (before tax). Wenatchee’s stipend is funded by NWIRP and Granger’s stipend is funded by the Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Fellowship. Internships in the Seattle and Tacoma offices are unpaid. Please note NWIRP will work with all summer interns to secure outside funding or academic credit if needed.

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  • Legal Fellowship: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) will host a fellow over 17 months as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship will begin on or about March 1, 2019 and end on July 31, 2020. The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime survivors. A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation to survivors of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant survivors of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief, and outreach and education to community partners. All fellows will incorporate crime survivors’ rights enforcement into their practice and will receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other training and technical providers. This program is supported by an award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, Award Number 2017-MU-MU-K131, and private funding. The fellow will be supervised by NWIRP and based in Tacoma, Washington.

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  • Staff Attorney: Seattle

    NWIRP seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and others who qualify for humanitarian protections. The staff 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 U visa petitions, VAWA self-petitions, adjustment of status applications and other forms of 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.

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  • Request For Proposal - Graphic Designer: Seattle

    NWIRP plans to expand its marketing and graphic design capacity and seeks the services of a contract graphic designer in 2019 to produce a variety of marketing materials to better support NWIRP’s mission of defending and advancing immigrant rights.

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  • Gift Officer: Seattle

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks an ambitious and talented Gift Officer to join our Development and Communications Unit.

    To secure funds for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project by qualifying and managing a donor portfolio, assuring that as many donors as possible are retained and upgraded in their giving and involvement with NWIRP. This position will also assist the Director of Development and Communications in firmly establishing an Individual Giving Program at NWIRP.

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  • Staff Attorney: Granger

    NWIRP seeks a Spanish speaking bilingual staff attorney, or law graduate, taking the July 2019 bar examination, to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of immigration matters. The staff attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on providing representation and legal assistance on a wide range of immigration cases including matters involving removal proceedings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) petitions and applicable state court custody matters, asylum applications, protections for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes (including U visas), and citizenship applications. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

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  • Litigation Staff Attorney: Seattle

    NWIRP seeks a staff attorney who will work closely with the Legal Director managing NWIRP’s federal litigation caseload. The caseload focuses primarily on affirmative litigation in federal district court and work before the Court of Appeals. In addition, the staff attorney will be required to provide direct representation to individuals in removal proceedings and in other focus areas as needed. NWIRP’s federal litigation targets systemic change in priority areas. The attorney will work on tasks as assigned by the legal director in managing the casework, primarily in federal district court and the Court of Appeals. The attorney will be responsible for collaborating on a high-volume of work on several cases in federal court while maintaining an individual caseload before USCIS and EOIR. The attorney must be flexible in juggling litigation responsibilities with their direct representation caseload. Attorneys with prior relevant legal experience, specifically with regard to complex federal litigation and removal defense are strongly preferred, but all applicants with the qualifications listed below are welcome to apply.

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