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.
Staff Attorney: Seattle
NWIRP seeks a full-time bilingual staff attorney to work with individuals in removal proceedings in Seattle, Washington. The attorney will provide direct representation in removal proceedings, including at the Seattle and Tacoma Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The attorney will be managing a high-volume workload with complex legal issues in immigration and criminal law. The attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.
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Staff Attorney: Wenatchee
NWIRP seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney, or law graduate that took the July 2019 bar examination to provide direct representation and community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of affirmative and defensive immigration matters. 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 provide legal representation in various matters, but will focus on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing victims of crime 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 attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.
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Human Resources Director: Seattle
We seek a Human Resources Director who is eager to administer and lead the varied aspects of NWIRP's human resources needs across all employee classifications at all four of our Washington State offices in Granger, Seattle, Tacoma, and Wenatchee. In this role, you will work closely with the unionized staff and management team to support NWIRP’s culture of justice, equity, diversity, and representation during one of the most dynamic times in our history.
You will thrive in this position if you are deeply committed to justice, equity—especially racial equity—diversity, inclusion, representation, and staff wellness when fulfilling the job's responsibilities. Above all, you must have significant and deep experience with the communities NWIRP serves and be committed to immigrant rights and our social justice mission, vision and values. You demonstrate cultural competence and cultural humility when working with underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We anticipate you will work from our Seattle office, but we welcome candidates with an interest in working from any of our offices. Regardless of the position’s location, you will occasionally travel within the state to each office.
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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.
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.