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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  • Administrative Associate: Seattle, WA

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a mission-driven, detail-focused and tech-savvy individual to join the organization as a full time Administrative Associate.

    The Administrative Associate provides support in a number of areas to NWIRP’s operations and legal staff. The Administrative Associate administers the grants and contracts supporting NWIRP’s critical programs and offers day-to-day IT troubleshooting and maintenance to all four of NWIRP’s statewide offices. In addition, the Administrative Associate covers the Seattle office’s front desk and provides administrative support to all NWIRP Legal Units. The Administrative Associate works closely with the Administrative Director to ensure all systems function effectively and efficiently. Candidates must be bilingual (Spanish/English).

    For more information, please click here

  • Staff Attorney, Asylum Unit: Seattle, WA

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual (preferably Spanish-speaking) attorney to provide direct representation and other forms of legal assistance to individuals pursuing asylum applications and related forms of immigration protection.

    The 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 legal representation in various matters, but will focus on 1) defending clients in removal proceedings; and 2) representing community members pursuing asylum and related forms of immigration protection. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

    This position will be based at NWIRP’s Seattle office and is not expected to begin until fall 2016. For more information, please click here

  • Staff Attorney: Wenatchee, WA

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington.

    The 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 legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions; and 3) representing victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas and other forms of relief). The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

    Applicants must be fluent in Spanish. For more information, please click 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