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NJP welcomes law students to apply for externships/internships anytime during the year. Currently, NJP will only be able to offer positions to those students whose internships are totally or partially self-supported, whether it be through a law school public interest program, an externship for credit, work-study, or a willingness to volunteer. Summer internships are generally available in most of NJP’s offices. Other opportunities are listed below. When applying, please specify the location(s) you are interested in pursuing. NJP starts accepting summer internship applications in the fall. We will accept letters/emails of interest in externships or fellowships anytime during the year. Please email cover letter and resume to Human Resources at attorneyresume@nwjustice.org   

Fluency in Spanish is helpful in all positions and may be required for specific positions. Read our Law Student informational brochure for more information.

The Northwest Justice Project is committed to non-discrimination in employment.

NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. It strives to foster an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its clients, Board and staff.  NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to the principle that an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities makes it stronger 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. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application process should contact Human Resources Department by calling (206) 464-1519.

SUMMER 2021 NATIVE AMERICAN UNIT INTERN

Under the supervision of the Native American Unit staff attorneys, the intern will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively with other providers in bringing high quality representation to Washington State's low-income Native American individuals and communities, on- and off-reservation. 

2021 Elder Law Summer Internship

Paid Internship
Seattle, Washington

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) seeks a summer intern to assist seniors (60+) through civil legal advocacy, including assisting clients with health care benefits appeals, advance health care planning, housing preservation, abuse prevention, and community education. The internship is a 10-week, full-time, paid internship starting approximately one week after law school final exams. 

2021 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.
 

RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE SUMMER INTERNSHIP SUMMER of 2021

Under the supervision of highly experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to the State's indigent population.  

SUMMER of 2021 LAW CLERKS

Work-study, Unpaid or Externship Opportunities
Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, and Spokane

Under the supervision of highly experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to the State's indigent population. 

Veterans Benefits Externship (Remote)- Winter 2021

Northwest Justice Project’s (NJP) Veterans Benefits Clinic seeks 2-4 law student externs who are interested in assisting veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, including disability compensation, survivor benefits, and non-service connected pension. The Veterans Benefits Clinic is an 8-week seminar with weekly 90-minute trainings and assigned cases for students to work on as a team throughout the session. Although the formal seminar only runs for 8 weeks, NJP asks that students commit to serve as an extern for the full quarter or semester. In winter 2021, the clinic will be remote due to COVID-19. Law students will be supervised by Veterans Project staff attorneys with significant veterans benefits experience.