2015 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICEShttp://www.columbialegal.org
Job Type: INTERNSHIP - Unpaid
Schedule Type: Internship
|Seattle||Basic Human Needs||Preference given to Seattle|
|Seattle||Children and Youth Project|
| Yakima, Wenatchee,|
|Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Internship||Paid position|
|Olympia||Working Families Project|
Foreclosure Work Group
- BASIC HUMAN NEEDS PROJECT
Law student interns working with the Basic Human Needs Project will focus on legal research and writing related to safeguarding essential benefits and rights for all low-income people. This intern will undertake larger projects and individual case work, likely including factual investigation, legal research, drafting memos and pleadings, client outreach, and litigation support. Legal topics may include the basic human needs of undocumented persons, and access to food, health care, and emergency financial assistance. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred but not required.
- CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROJECT
Law student interns working with the Children and Youth Project will focus on legal research, writing, and advocacy related to children and youth who are homeless, in foster care, immigrants, as well as advocacy related to the collateral consequences of juvenile justice involvement. Strong research and writing skills as well as experience working with at-risk children or youth are preferred.
- INSTITUTIONS PROJECT
Law student interns working with the Institutions Project will focus on legal research and writing related to the treatment of youth in the adult criminal justice system, conditions of confinement in Washington’s jails and prisons, as well as participation in our efforts related to providing legal assistance to people reentering society after periods of incarceration. Strong research and writing skills as well as an interest in the criminal justice system are preferred.
- WORKING FAMILIES PROJECT: IMMIGRANT WORKER GROUP
Law student interns working with the Working Families Project Immigrant Worker group will assist in litigation and policy advocacy on behalf of farm workers and other low wage. Duties will likely include legal research, investigating, and assisting with discovery and motions. Desired qualities include proficiency with legal research and writing consistent with experience and proficiency in Spanish.
- Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Interns
Yakima, Wenatchee, or Olympia
The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice interns are $5,500 funded positions. Interns must speak Spanish. Interns will support litigation and policy efforts through research, writing and related assignments. Interns will also participate in outreach to the farmworker community in labor camps and migrant daycare centers.
- WORKING FAMILIES PROJECT: FORECLOSURE WORK GROUP
Columbia Legal Services (CLS) seeks a summer intern to work on foreclosure and consumer rights litigation in its Foreclosure Work Group. The work will involve factual investigation, client counseling, legal research and writing, pre-trial discovery and motion practice, appellate briefing, and legislative and policy work and advocacy. The intern will be supervised by a CLS attorney in Seattle, and may also work with CLS attorneys in Olympia.
- Policy Intern
Columbia Legal Services (CLS) seeks a summer intern to focus on policy work regarding consumers and housing.
Columbia Legal Services
101 Yesler Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104