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

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) attorney or law graduate to join theDefender Referral and Representation Unit (DRRU) as a full-time staff attorney in Tacoma, WA. The attorney will provide legal representation to individuals in removal proceedings held at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration center where up to 1,575 community members are detained by immigration authorities. 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.

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  • Staff Attorney: Seattle

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to provide direct representation to survivors of human trafficking, primarily, and to individuals pursuing various forms of immigration relief. The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through direct representation, individual consultations, and community education. The attorney will focus on providing representation on cases involving T and U visa petitions, and other forms of humanitarian immigration relief. The attorney will also provide representation in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

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  • Staff Attorney: Seattle

    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 various forms of immigration relief. Initially, this position will be based in the asylum unit of NWIRP’s Seattle office, with a focus mainly on providing assistance to individuals seeking asylum and related forms of immigration protection. The position may shift to another unit within NWIRP’s Seattle office, and the staff attorney will continue to provide immigration representation to NWIRP clients specific to the particular unit’s focus.

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  • Summer 2020 Legal Internships: Granger + Wenatchee

    NWIRP seeks law student applicants for summer legal internships in its Granger and Wenatchee offices. Positions are 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 fluency is required. One internship in each of the Granger and Wenatchee offices are eligible for a $6,000 stipend (before tax). Wenatchee’s stipend is funded by NWIRP and Granger’s stipend is funded by the Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Fellowship. NWIRP will work with all summer interns to secure outside funding or academic credit if needed. For more information, please click here.

  • Summer 2020 Legal Internship: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for summer internship positions in its Tacoma office. These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit. For more information, please click here.

  • Spring 2020 Legal Internship: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for spring internship positions in its Tacoma office. These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit. For more information, please click here.

  • Spring 2020 Undergraduate Internship: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking student applications for spring undergraduate internship positions in its Tacoma office. These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure academic credit where available. For more information, click here.