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: Tacoma, WA

    The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish‐speaking attorney to work with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1575 detainees. The attorney will be providing legal representation to individuals in removal proceedings.

    The attorney will provide direct representation to detained persons in removal proceedings, including representation at the Tacoma or Seattle Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit court of appeals. Attorneys will be managing a high‐volume workload with complex legal issues in immigration and criminal law.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Litigation Attorney Position: Seattle, WA

    The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual attorney for a staff attorney position focusing on impact litigation in federal court and direct representation on individual cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is anticipated that the attorney’s time will be split evenly between federal litigation and direct representation on cases before the agencies.

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  • Development Associate: Seattle, WA

    NWIRP is seeking a mission-driven, detail-oriented development professional to join our Development Unit as a Development Associate.

    We are looking for a team player to grow the organization’s fundraising success by entering and tracking donations in our donor database, providing timely gift acknowledgment, executing donation reconciliation with the Finance Department, developing fundraising reports, assisting with fundraising events and activities, overseeing donor research, and providing administrative support for the executive director and development and communications director.

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  • 2017 QLaw Summer Intern Fellowship: Wenatchee, WA

    The fellowship is open to all law students able to commit to at least 10 weeks, full time during the summer of 2017. Applicants must have a commitment to advancing and defending the rights of low-income immigrants, excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced environment. Fluency in Spanish is required.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Vanessa Gutierrez via email – vanessag@nwirp.org with “QLAW Summer Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications must be received by February 15, 2017 for full consideration.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Summer Legal Internship: Wenatchee, WA

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

    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.