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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  • Development Director: Seattle

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project seeks a talented and seasoned Development Director to lead the fundraising program during one of the most dynamic times in the organization’s history. NWIRP is on the frontlines of protecting and defending immigrant rights and has seen a dramatic increase in the need for client services. Due to the changing political landscape and the impact on immigrant rights, NWIRP is also experiencing heightened visibility and substantial growth. To respond to the increasing client need, NWIRP is launching a multi-year fundraising initiative to raise $8 million over the next 3 years. During this dynamic time, NWIRP seeks an experienced Director with a deep commitment to values-based fundraising who can galvanize philanthropy from our diverse, engaged donor community.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Bilingual Legal Advocate: Tacoma

    The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a legal advocate to work in its Tacoma office. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. The advocate will work mainly with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1575 detainees. The advocate will be part of a team providing direct immigration legal services to those detained at the detention center and will play a key role in gathering data, tracking case progress and creating monthly status reports on detailing services provided to individuals at the Northwest Detention Center. This position will also include assisting in case preparation and evidence gathering for high-volume workloads.

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  • Rural Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney: Granger or Wenatchee

    NWIRP seeks a Spanish-speaking third-year law student, law graduate (including those pursuing a judicial clerkship) or attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of immigration matters. This position would begin after the February or July 2018 bar exam. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish.

    This position is expected to be based in Eastern Washington, in either NWIRP’s Granger or Wenatchee Office. These offices serve a client base consisting largely of farmworkers and their families. The successful candidate will be informed of the placement by May 1, 2018.

    The staff 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 representation and legal assistance on a wide range of immigration cases including defending clients in removal proceedings and representing clients in applying for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) petitions and applicable state court custody matters, asylum applications, protections for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes (including U visas), and citizenship applications. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

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  • Law Student Internships: 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.

  • Staff Attorney: Wenatchee

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project seeks a Bilingual Staff Attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington. Fluency in Spanish is required.

    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 victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas, T visas and other forms of relief); and 3). representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Law Student Internships: Tacoma

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

    Interested applicants should apply to each office individually by sending a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed below with “2018 Summer [or Spring] Internship - NAME” in the subject line.

    Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2018.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Legal Internship: Granger

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for two internship positions in its Granger office. These internships are paid (see Laurel Rubin flyer for details), and 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.

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