Summer 2017 Internship- Northwest Justice Project’s Veterans Project

 

Northwest Justice Project’s Veterans Project collaborates with local healthcare and social service providers to identify and address the civil legal needs of our area’s low-income veterans. Interns will collaborate with the two Veterans Project attorneys, who provide direct legal assistance to veterans, engage in community and provider outreach, attend events with local service providers, and attend weekly and monthly legal clinics in the Seattle area. More information about the Veterans Project and the work we do is available on our website, RepWAVets.org.

 

Internships during the summer are full-time, for a minimum of ten weeks. The internship is unpaid, but Northwest Justice Project will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit. This internship is open to 1Ls or 2Ls. Two positions are available for the summer; one intern will primarily work with homeless and women veterans referred through the Medical-Legal Partnership for Vets and one intern will work with veterans referred by a local social service provider or the Kent Regional Justice Center. Applicants with a particular interest are asked to state that in their cover letter. Student work plans are designed collaboratively based on student goals, interests, and Veterans Project needs.

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Mariah Hanley at mariahh@nwjustice.org. Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Women, people of color, LGTB people, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.