Jobs & Internships

 

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.

Founded in 1984, NWIRP is a nationally-recognized legal services organization on the front lines of defending and advancing the rights of immigrants. Each year, NWIRP provides direct legal representation and assistance in immigration matters to thousands of people with low incomes who come from over 160 countries and speak over 60 different languages. NWIRP challenges unjust policies through high-impact lawsuits and advocates for laws and policies that respect the rights of immigrants. NWIRP is also a trusted provider of immigration-related community education for immigrant communities and social service providers. NWIRP has a staff of over 120 and an annual budget of over $13 million. NWIRP serves the community through four offices in Washington State (Granger, Seattle, Tacoma and Wenatchee), but the impact of our work is felt nationwide.

 

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  • Staff Attorney: Seattle

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full time Spanish-speaking attorney to provide community outreach, education, and direct representation to individuals eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and to provide other services to immigrant youth and their families. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. The applicant must be able to start the position by February 2021

    While the staff attorney will join the Children and Youth Program (CYAP) team in NWIRP’s Seattle office, the staff attorney will work closely with other staff members across NWIRP’s four offices and community partners in Washington State, conducting outreach and community education, and providing individual consultations to persons who may be eligible for relief under the DACA program. The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: individual consultations, selfhelp assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics, community education, and direct representation in priority cases. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters. The role is currently mostly remote due to COVID-19, but will resume to work out of NWIRP’s Seattle office once operations return to in office.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Summer Legal Internship 2021: Seattle

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is the only nonprofit organization providing comprehensive immigration legal services to immigrants with low income across Washington State. NWIRP promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. At NWIRP, law students will gain exposure to immigration law and have the opportunity to improve their legal writing and research skills in a fast-paced environment.

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for full-time summer internship positions in its Seattle office. Legal interns will be asked to commit at least 35 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. We currently have availability for 1-2 interns per unit listed below.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Bilingual Staff Attorney: Granger

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of immigration matters. The applicant must be able to start the position by February, 2021.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Bilingual Legal Advocate: Granger

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking legal advocate to work in our Granger office, which provides direct representation and community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of affirmative and defensive immigration matters.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Winter/Spring 2020-21 Undergraduate Internship (Remote): Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking six undergraduate student applications for part-time winter/spring 2020-21 internship positions with 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), Defender Referral and Representation Unit (DRRU), 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.

  • Fall/Winter/Spring 2020-21 Undergraduate Internship: Seattle

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks 3 undergraduate student applications for part‐time fall/winter/spring intern positions to join the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Unit in Seattle, WA. Undergraduate interns will be asked to commit at least 10 hours per week for these virtual internships. Additional languages spoken are a plus but not required. This Intern position (unpaid) will directly assist the VAWA Unit’s growing intake process and is a great opportunity to learn more about immigration and working with survivors of abuse.

    The VAWA unit currently provides direct services, outreach and education throughout the state of Washington to immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes. The unit processes the following case types: Self-petitions under VAWA, U visas, T visas, VAWA applications for adjustment of status, and removal defense for survivors of violence. The undergraduate intern will also work with other staff members on different types of immigration cases as needed.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Spring 2021 Legal Internship: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for full-time summer internship positions in its Tacoma office. Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is the only nonprofit organization providing comprehensive immigration legal services to immigrants with low income across Washington State. NWIRP promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.

    NWIRP’s Tacoma office provides legal services to the up to 1,575 immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC), 85% of whom are unrepresented. At NWIRP’s Tacoma office, law students will gain exposure to immigration law and have the opportunity to improve their legal writing and research skills in a fast-paced environment while working with detained and non- detained clients.

    Legal interns will be asked to commit at least 25-35 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. Wecurrently have availability for one non- detained work intern and one detained work intern.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Summer 2021 Legal Internship: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for full-time summer internship positions in its Tacoma office. Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is the only nonprofit organization providing comprehensive immigration legal services to immigrants with low income across Washington State. NWIRP promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education

    NWIRP’s Tacoma office provides legal services to the up to 1,575 immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC), 85% of whom are unrepresented. At NWIRP’s Tacoma office, law students will gain exposure to immigration law and have the opportunity to improve their legal writing and research skills in a fast-paced environment while working with detained and non- detained clients.

    Legal interns will be asked to commit at least 35 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. We currently have availability for 1-2 non- detained work interns and 2-3 detained work interns.

    For more information, please click here.