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: Wenatchee

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney, or law graduate taking 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. This position will be based in NWIRP’s Wenatchee Office. 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. For more information, click here.

  • 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.

  • VAWA Legal Advocate: Seattle

    NWIRP seeks a full time Spanish-speaking legal advocate to join the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) unit in Seattle, WA. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. The VAWA unit currently provides direct services, outreach and education throughout the state of Washington to immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes. The unit processes the following case types: Self-petitions under VAWA, U visas, T visas, VAWA applications for adjustment of status, and removal defense for survivors of violence. The legal advocate will also work with other staff members on different types of immigration cases as needed. For more information, please 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.

  • Litigation Staff Attorney: Seattle

    NWIRP seeks a staff attorney who will work closely with the Legal Director managing NWIRP’s federal litigation caseload. The caseload focuses primarily on affirmative litigation in federal district court and work before the Court of Appeals. In addition, the staff attorney will be required to provide direct representation to individuals in removal proceedings and in other focus areas as needed. NWIRP’s federal litigation targets systemic change in priority areas. The attorney will work on tasks as assigned by the legal director in managing the casework, primarily in federal district court and the Court of Appeals. The attorney will be responsible for collaborating on a high-volume of work on several cases in federal court while maintaining an individual caseload before USCIS and EOIR. The attorney must be flexible in juggling litigation responsibilities with their direct representation caseload. Attorneys with prior relevant legal experience, specifically with regard to complex federal litigation and removal defense are strongly preferred, but all applicants with the qualifications listed below are welcome to apply.

    For more information, click here