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Seattle - Legal Intern

Department: Legal Services
Location: Seattle, WA

Background:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also assists children who are returning to their home countries through deportation or voluntary departure to do so safely and to reintegrate into their home communities. In addition, we work to ensure the voices of these children are heard and we help them become their own advocates. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States. 

About the Position: KINDís Seattle field office is seeking volunteer legal interns who want to develop their lawyering skills while assisting KINDís Seattle officeís direct representation and pro bono programs, which matches volunteer lawyers with unaccompanied children needing representation in immigration court.  Projects may include:

 

 

Qualifications:

Interested applicants must be:

 

A minimum of 10 hours per week is required, though a commitment of 16-20 hours is preferred.  KINDís Seattle office is located in downtown Seattle, Washington.  The office is accessible via public transportation.  This position is unpaid, but we are happy to assist you with externship credit, work study, or securing funding from external sources.  Close mentoring and feedback to allow for professional growth is provided.

Applications should include a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references.

KIND is an EOE committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work.

The selected applicant will be asked to undergo a background check before acceptance of the final offer.

 


 

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