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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 full time English-Spanish bilingual attorneys 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, and must be able to start their position as soon as possible.

Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption) and must wear a face mask while in all common areas at the job location. At the time of this posting, NWIRP staff is operating in a hybrid model, and some in-office work will be expected of this position (at least two days per week). The position may also be eligible for the choice of a full-time in-person work model. A minimum two-year commitment to this position is preferred.

Staff Attorney (General): NWIRP is looking for English-Spanish bilingual staff attorneys to be placed in NWIRP’s Granger and Wenatchee offices. Additional languages spoken are a plus. As a staff attorney, you will provide direct representation, individual consultations, and community outreach and education to immigrant community members seeking immigration protections before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the immigration courts. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters, including cases of people in immigration detention.

This position is expected to travel to immigration courts in Seattle or Tacoma and USCIS offices in Seattle, Spokane or Yakima in Washington State (and occasionally in Portland, Oregon). A valid driver’s license will be required in order to meet these expectations. The position may involve evening and weekend work hours.


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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time Spanish-speaking 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 serving unaccompanied children and youth in removal (deportation) proceedings. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish, and must be able to start the position as soon as possible. Additional languages spoken are a plus.

The position is supervised out of the NWIRP office in Tacoma, Washington, however the Social Services Associate will serve all four NWIRP offices (Granger, Tacoma, Wenatchee, and Seattle). We anticipate you will work from NWIRP’s Seattle office, but we welcome candidates with an interest in working from any of the four NWIRP offices. Regardless of the position’s location, you will occasionally travel within the State to each office. 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. Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption) and must wear a face mask while in all common areas at the job location. At the time of this posting, NWIRP staff is operating in a hybrid model, and some in-office work will be expected of this position (at least two days per week). The position may also be eligible for the choice of a full-time in-person work model. A minimum two-year commitment to this position is preferred.


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NWIRP seeks an organized, detail-oriented individual with bilingual Spanish/English skills to assist our team with communications and tasks related to our Annual Gala on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Previous event experience is a plus. This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary position guaranteed through May 31, 2023 with a chance to extend the position through August 31st, 2023. This position will be based out of NWIRP’s Seattle office.

The Temporary Development Associate will work closely with the Communications Manager, Development and Events Manager, Development Database Administrator, and other development staff. This position will be responsible for Spanish translations of event-related emails, social media content, and other communications to our community of support, and assisting in several areas of event coordination related to our Annual Gala on April 20, 2023. In addition to translation, this position will help with Gala tasks involving our guest process, volunteer coordination, and data management. This position will also assist with Gala donor acknowledgment, data entry, mailings, and other tasks as needed.

This is an entry-level role where training is available for the right person. Through various assignments, this role will have the opportunity to learn about nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and event planning. This role is seasonal and will not continue as a permanent, year-round position.

Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption) and must wear a face mask while in all common areas at the job location. The position will have a hybrid model of work, with an expected two days in the office 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.


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