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We seek to hire individuals with a demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and a passion for serving immigrants and refugees in need of legal services. If you feel that your qualifications fit the description for a position listed below, we invite you to send us a résumé and cover letter for review.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Bilingual (Spanish / English) Receptionist / Front Desk Coordinator in its Seattle, WA office.

The Receptionist / Front Desk Coordinator is one of two individuals serving side-by-side as the faces and voices of NWIRP’s Seattle office, serving thousands of callers and in-person visitors per year. The two people in this position equally coordinate all aspects of the front desk, working directly with clients as well as taking on certain administrative duties, such as overseeing incoming and outgoing mail. Applicants must be able to handle a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and be eager to work closely with the other Receptionist / Front Desk Coordinator. A minimum two-year commitment to this position is preferred. Proof of vaccination is required, or a health or religious accommodation is required in lieu of vaccination.


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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full time bilingual legal advocate to join a new project serving the Afghan community residing in Washington State. Under attorney supervision, the legal advocate will provide community outreach, education, and direct representation. The applicant must be fluent in English and a second language–either Pashto or Dari, or with extensive experience serving the Afghan community through interpreters. The applicant must be able to start the position by early February 2022. The role is currently mostly remote due to COVID-19, but will resume to work out of NWIRP’s Seattle office once operations return to in office.

The legal advocate will work closely with other staff members across NWIRP’s four offices and community partners in Washington State, providing individual consultations and direct representation to members of the Afghan community in Washington State through various forms of immigration protection, including asylum and family-based adjustment of status.


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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks law student applications for full-time summer internship positions in its Granger, Seattle, Tacoma, and Wenatchee offices. Interns will be asked to commit 35-40 hours per week for a period of 10-12 weeks. Applicants with additional language skills are strongly preferred. Internship will be remote, but there may be voluntary opportunities for in-person service. Select positions in NWIRP's Eastern Washington and Tacoma offices are funded; all other positions are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit when possible. Interns will have direct exposure to a fast-paced work environment centered on immigration law and advocacy.


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