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King County Consumer and Housing Unit Intern/Externships


Internships for Fall 2019


Project Expectations

Under the supervision of experienced staff attorneys, the student will serve as part of a Seattle-based team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities in King County.  The law student will aid attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning.  Students may also help develop self-help materials for pro se litigants, develop training materials for staff and clients, work on outreach to our client communities, participate in debt clinics, and work on other special projects, depending on the needs of the team.
This unit within the King County office of NJP provides services in the areas of consumer, housing, education, and employment law.  Examples of cases might include defense of debt collection activities; foreclosure defense; defense of tenants in eviction; appeals of subsidized housing denials; protection of student’s right to special education and individualized education plans; and other legal issues affecting the civil legal needs of our clients in these substantive areas.  
All law clerks will be expected to bring the maturity and commitment to their work necessary to participate as members of a comprehensive, statewide equal justice delivery system.


  1. Interest in the provision of legal services to low income people.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  3. The ability to work independently and cooperatively with different types of people.
  4. Technologically independent: possess dependable computer skills in word processing and computerized legal research.
NJP will only be able to offer this position to those students who can support their internships, whether it be through a law school public interest program, an externship for credit, work-study (if available), or a willingness to volunteer.
Applications for fall will be accepted starting May 15th. E-mail cover letter, resume & writing sample to: Joseph Jordan at    
The Northwest Justice Project is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, and teamwork. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.