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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.

NWIRP seeks a full-time HR Generalist to help run the daily administrative function of the HR department including, but not limited to, benefits, leaves, onboarding processes, HR system administration, recruiting support, and explaining and ensuring compliance with organization policies and practices.

The anticipated hours of work are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with a 30-60 minute unpaid lunch break. Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption). Staff may choose to wear a face mask in the workplace, but it is not currently required. At the time of this posting, NWIRP is operating in a hybrid model, and some in-office work will be expected of this position (at least two full days per week).

We welcome candidates with an interest in working from any of our four offices in Granger, Seattle Tacoma, and Wenatchee. This role will support our other offices remotely and may travel to other NWIRP offices as needed. A valid driver’s license will be required to meet these expectations.


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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time bilingual legal advocate to provide direct representation and community outreach and education to immigrant community members in Washington State. The applicants must be fluent in English and Spanish. The selected candidate must be able to start the position as soon as possible.

The legal advocate will be placed in the Detained Immigrant Advocates Unit, working as part of a team providing direct immigration legal services to those detained at the detention center. The position will include assisting in case preparation and evidence gathering for high-volume workloads, as well as gathering data and tracking case progress for grant reports. The advocate will also coordinate an outreach program to provide legal information and resources to immigrants incarcerated in Washington State Department of Corrections who may be at risk of deportation.

The anticipated hours of work are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, with a 30 – 60 minute unpaid lunch break. Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption). Staff may choose to wear a face mask in the workplace, but it is not currently required. At the time of this posting, NWIRP is operating in a hybrid model, and some in-office work will be expected of this position (at least two full days per week). A minimum two-year commitment to this position is preferred. This position is expected to travel regularly to the ICE detention center in Tacoma and occasionally to other locations as needed, including (but not limited to) the Seattle Immigration Court, state Department of Corrections facilities and regional USCIS offices in Seattle, Spokane, Yakima, and Portland. A valid driver’s license will be required in order to meet these expectations. The position may occasionally involve evening and weekend work hours.


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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 fluent in English and Spanish (additional languages spoken are a plus) and must start the position as soon as possible. Additionally, 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, as well as the office’s staff members.

The anticipated work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 4:45 pm, with a 30–60 minute unpaid lunch break. Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption). Staff may choose to wear a mask in the workplace, but it is not currently required. While at the time of this posting NWIRP is operating in a hybrid work model, this position is required to be in the office full-time, five days a week.

A minimum two-year commitment to this position is preferred.


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NWIRP seeks a temporary full-time Bilingual Social Services Advocate to join an interdisciplinary legal team. As a Social Services Advocate, you will work closely with NWIRP’s legal staff across the organization, primarily in the coordination of social services available to NWIRP clients. This position has a focus on helping immigrants and refugees to apply for public benefits. This position is funded by a grant that ends on June 30, 2025. While NWIRP plans to reapply for funding, this funding is not guaranteed to continue.

The applicant must be fluent in English and one other language (please indicate in your application materials), and must be able to start the position as soon as possible. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred. Additional languages spoken are a plus.

This position will be based in one of NWIRP’s Eastern Washington offices, either Granger or Wenatchee, depending on the applicant’s preference. The NWIRP Social Services Unit (SSU) is supervised from the NWIRP office in Tacoma, but the unit serves all four NWIRP offices (Granger, Seattle, Tacoma, and Wenatchee), and the Social Services Advocate will be expected to do the same. Regardless of the position’s location, you will occasionally travel within the State to each office. A valid driver’s license will be required to meet these expectations. The position may involve evening and weekend hours.

This position is ever-evolving, based on the needs of the communities NWIRP serves, and will require someone who excels at initiating and leading delivery of services, works well independently as well as in a team, is highly adaptable, and able to build rapport with a diverse community of clients, partner organizations and internal staff. The anticipated hours of work are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with a 30-60 minute unpaid lunch break. Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption). Staff may choose to wear a face mask in the workplace, but it is not currently required. At the time of this posting, NWIRP is operating in a hybrid model, and some in-office work will be expected of this position (at least two full days per week).


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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 to 35-40 hours per week for a period of 10-12 weeks. Applicants with additional language skills are strongly preferred. Internships may be hybrid, in-person, or remote, subject to office COVID policy and capacity. Select positions in NWIRP's Eastern Washington 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.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled, so early submission is recommended.


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Are you interested in working with NW Immigrant Rights Project but don’t see a current opening that fits your skills? We’d love to hear from you! Please use this link to submit a cover letter addressing the questions below, your resume, and 3 references. Our HR team will review your information and reach out if a new position becomes available!


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