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2019 Steve Fredrickson Fellowship Opportunity

With the support of many, the Northwest Justice Project (NJP) created the Steve Fredrickson Summer Fellowship to honor our former colleague’s lifetime service to meeting the civil legal needs of low-income persons in Washington. Steve Fredrickson is best known for his work in the areas of housing law and consumer protection. Steve’s work expanded tenants’ access to low-income housing through protections from displacement and discrimination. Steve mentored hundreds of lawyers and law students fighting for housing and consumer justice.
The Steve Fredrickson Fellowship funds a summer internship for a law student who has demonstrated commitment to redressing the housing and/or consumer rights of the poor.
The Steve Fredrickson Fellow will spend 10 weeks this summer at NJP working on important and exciting advocacy work in the field of housing or other consumer issues. The student will work with attorneys on ongoing cases and projects that continue to honor Steve Fredrickson. 
QUALIFICATIONS: The Fellowship is open to any law student who will have completed at least the first year of law school as of June, 2019. Rule 9 eligibility is not required. The successful applicant will have strong communication, research and analytical skills, including excellent writing ability; a demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy, with specific interest in work that addresses the fulfillment of basic human needs; cultural competence and appreciation for diversity and inclusion, racial equity and access to justice. This Fellowship is located in one of the following offices: Bellingham, Everett, Aberdeen, Longview, Olympia, Omak, Colville, Walla Walla, Kennewick, Port Angeles, or Yakima. The Fellowship stipend is $6000. 
APPLICATIONS: Email cover letter explaining how applicant’s interests and aspirations carry out the intent and goals of the Fredrickson Fellowship and background that demonstrates the relevant qualifications. Include resume, writing sample and at least one personal reference related to qualifications for this specific Fellowship to: Northwest Justice Project-Attn: Karen Holland, Director of Human Resources, no later than February 25, 2019.