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Family Law/Victim of Crime Unit– Seattle /Kent - Paid Internship Opportunity

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission to combat injustice, strengthen communities and protect human dignity.  NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities through legal representation, community partnerships, education, and other advocacy.


NJP seeks applications from law students who will be Rule 9 eligible by summer of 2023.  Under the supervision of experienced attorneys, the Rule 9 intern will provide culturally sensitive and trauma informed civil legal services to immigrant clients referred by Refugee Women’s Alliance (REWA) in the areas of family law and civil protection orders.


The internship will last 10 weeks and will be based in either the Seattle or the Kent satellite office.  The intern may work a hybrid schedule with a minimum of at least three days onsite.  All interns 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.


Desired Qualifications

  1. Interest in serving low-income survivors of gender-based violence as demonstrated by past internships, volunteer work, coursework and/or lived experience;
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills;

3.   The ability to work independently and cooperatively with other team members;

4.   Technologically independent: possess dependable computer skills in word processing   and computerized legal research;

5.   Attention to detail;

6.    Rule 9 eligible by summer 2023.


The internship is paid an hourly rate of $18.69 per hour.


APPLICATIONS: Application materials should include cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.  We request that the cover letter include specific interest in this opportunity, commitment to serving low income individuals and communities, and any connection to the communities NJP serves.


Application deadline: February 17, 2023


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