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: Seattle, WA

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time bilingual legal advocate to work in our Family Services Unit (FSU) in Seattle. The applicant must be fluent in both English and Spanish.

    The FSU provides direct services in family-based visa petitions in the Western part of the state of Washington. The FSU processes the following case types: Family-based petitions (Form I-130), applications for adjustment of status (Form I-485), assistance with consular processing, application for waiver of grounds of inadmissibility (Form I-601 and Form I-601A), petitions to remove conditions on residence (Form I-751), petitions for fiancé(e) (Form I-129F), and general removal defense. The legal advocate will also work in collaboration with other staff members on different types of immigration cases as needed. The legal advocate will also conduct and support community education and outreach activities in the greater Seattle area.

    For more information about this position, including how to apply, please access a flier by clicking here

  • QLAW Summer Fellowship: Wenatchee, WA

    The QLAW fellow will be based in NWIRP’s Wenatchee office and provide crucial direct legal representation and outreach to LGBTQ immigrants and/or immigrants living with HIV in rural central Washington.

    Many LGBTQ immigrants in the United States were forced to flee and are afraid of returning to their country of origin due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Others are persecuted, abused and discriminated within the United States because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status. Those in rural communities are especially vulnerable to abuse and discrimination because of a lack of support and resources in isolated areas.

    The QLAW fellow will focus on providing direct legal services, under the supervision of attorneys. The fellowship is open to all law students able to commit to at least 10 weeks, full time during the summer of 2016. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish. For more information, please click here

  • Spring & Summer Internships 2016: Granger

    Granger

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks an intern to work in its Granger office. Interns will directly represent residents, primarily Latino farm workers in this region, who seek immigration legal services. Duties include appearing in immigration court hearings, preparing clients for court or interviews with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), preparing witnesses, gathering supporting documentation and preparing correspondence on behalf of clients with affirmative applications before USCIS, drafting legal briefs and making oral arguments in court or before adjudicators at local USCIS offices. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish.

    For more information, please click here

  • Spring & Summer Internships 2016: Wenatchee

    Wenatchee

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks an intern to work in its Wenatchee office. Under the supervision of attorneys, interns will directly represent clients seeking immigration status in the U.S. Duties may include conducting intakes, identifying legal issues and potential forms of relief, gathering supporting documentation and preparing correspondence, legal research and brief writing, preparing applications, filing cases with USCIS and the Immigration Court, collaborating with local agencies to organize workshops, and conducting community outreach and education. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish.

    For more information, please click here

  • Spring & Summer Internships 2016: Tacoma

    Tacoma

    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 fast-paced work environment, and a commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees. Spanish bilingual applicants are strongly preferred.

    For more information, please click here

  • Spring & Summer Internships 2016: Seattle

    Seattle

    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 fast-paced work environment, and a commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees. Spanish bilingual applicants are strongly preferred.

    For more information, please click here