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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  • Staff Attorney: Seattle, WA

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time bilingual staff attorney to work in our Family Services Unit (FSU) in Seattle, Washington.

    The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: direct representation; individual consultations; self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings, and 2) representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Donor Relations and Events Coordinator: Seattle, WA

    NWIRP is at a unique moment in its history, in which both the demand for its services, as well as the groundswell of support for and interest in its work are at an all-time high.

    NWIRP is expanding its Development Unit and seeking a seeking a detail-oriented, mission-driven, and experienced events and donor relations professional to advance NWIRP’s fundraising efforts during this particularly pivotal time for immigrant rights. This position will focus on acquiring, retaining, and engaging donors in NWIRP’s mission by planning and executing large and small events for donors, as well as assisting in strategies to cultivate, solicit, steward, and build relationships with donors.

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  • Legal Advocate / Paralegal: Seattle, WA

    The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time bilingual legal advocate/paralegal to work in our Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) unit. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish.

    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 legal advocate will also work with other staff members on different types of immigration cases as needed. This position will be based at NWIRP’s Seattle office.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Staff Attorney: Granger, WA

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish speaking bilingual attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of immigration matters.

    This position is based in NWIRP’s Granger Office, which is located in Granger, WA, a city of over 3,000 people located in a rural area 25 miles southeast of Yakima. From this location, the office serves clients from across Central and Eastern Washington. The office has a staff of nine and serves a client base consisting largely of farm workers and their families.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Legal Internship: Granger, WA

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for an internship positions in its Granger office. This internship is unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

    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 challenging work environment, and a commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees. Willingness to live in a rural community. Some travel is required. Applicant must be fluent in oral and written Spanish.

    For more information, please click here.