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Medical Legal Partnership Law Student Internship


Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, law students will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities. With the Medical Legal Partnership, law students will aid three attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Law students may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for staff and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office. 
The Medical Legal Partnership works in partnership with providers at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation to address patients’ health-harming legal needs, including accessing Medicaid-funded care and therapy, reducing the length of hospital stays, obtaining guardianships for disabled adults and a variety of other issues.   More information available at
All law students 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 positions to those students who can totally, or partially, support their internships, whether it be through a law school public interest program, an externship for credit, work-study (if available this year), or a willingness to volunteer. 
We are currently seeking applications for fall 2019. In your cover letter, please include the timeframe for which you are seeking a position, and the days and times you are available to work. If you are not sure of the exact days and times, please indicate the number of hours you intend to work.
Send:   Resume & Writing Sample to Catherine West, Northwest Justice Project, 401 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 407, Seattle WA 98104 by mail or email 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.