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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  • Social Services Coordinator: Seattle

    NWIRP seeks a social services coordinator to join an interdisciplinary legal team. As the social services coordinator, you will work closely with NWIRP’s legal staff across the organization, primarily in the coordination of social services available to NWIRP clients. The position will be located in Seattle, Washington.

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  • ADI Staff Attorney: Tacoma

    NWIRP seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney or law graduate to join the Advocacy for Detained Immigrants (ADI) Unit 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. For more information, click here.

  • Legal Orientation Program Legal Advocate: Tacoma

    NWIRP seeks a Spanish-speaking legal advocate to join the Legal Orientation Program as a full time legal advocate in Tacoma, WA. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. The legal advocate will work mainly with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1,575 community members. The applicant must be able to start the position by August, 2019. Beginning salary for candidates with no experience is $45,833 ($25.18/hr) and is higher depending on years of directly relevant experience. For more information, please click here.

  • Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Legal Internship: Tacoma

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for fall and 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, click here.