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37 S. Wenatchee Avenue Suite C
Wenatchee, WA 98801
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Northwest Immigration Rights Project
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Position Description: 


Fellowship Description

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project's mission is to promote justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy and community education.

The QLAW fellow will be based in NWIRP's Wenatchee office and will provide crucial direct legal representation and outreach to LGBTQ immigrants and/or immigrants living with HIV in rural central Washington.

Many LGBTQ immigrants in the United States were forced to flee and are afraid of returning to their country of origin due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Others are persecuted, abused and discriminated within the United States because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status. Those in rural communities are especially vulnerable to abuse and discrimination because of a lack of support and resources in isolated areas.

The QLAW fellow will focus on providing direct legal services, under the supervision of attorneys. In addition to direct legal services, the fellow may help conduct outreach presentations to both community members and social service providers, such as other legal service providers, farmworker advocates, medical clinics, etc.

Wenatchee Office Description

NWIRP's Wenatchee office focuses on providing humanitarian based immigration services to low income asylum seekers, immigrant youth, people facing deportation, victims of crime and family based applicants.

Wenatchee is located in North Central Washington, 20 miles from Leavenworth on the banks of the Columbia River between the cascades and the high desert and offers a wealth of outdoor activities.



The fellowship is open to all law students able to commit to at least 10 weeks, full time during the summer of 2017. Applicants must have a commitment to advancing and defending the rights of low-income immigrants, excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced environment. Fluency in Spanish is required.

To apply: 

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Vanessa Gutierrez via email -- [email protected] with "QLAW Summer Fellowship" in the subject line. Applications must be received by February 15, 2017 for full consideration.

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Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017