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Internship Database

Recent LSJ 401 Internship Placements

This list is only a starting point; your internship site does not have to be on this list. Think as broadly as possible by considering all the various topics faculty have covered in LSJ classes. If you can see yourself writing a paper that ties together things you discussed in class with any organization you are considering, then it might work for LSJ 401. Feel free to email the LSJ adviser if you are unsure about whether or not a certain possibility will work for LSJ 401.

Note about Interning at Private Law Firms:

Students wishing to intern with private law firms are encouraged to do so for experience, connections, and to understand the daily practice of lawyers. However, private law firms are often seeking interns who have finished the first year or two of law school. Therefore, as an undergraduate student, you should make sure that you will be able to actually participate in an experience that will not be limited to basic clerical duties like: filing, answering phones, running for coffee, and making copies. Remember that you are looking for an experience that you can analyze at an academic level and put into conversation with the ideas explored in your LSJ classes.

Note about Background Checks:

Many internships–especially those with police departments, detention centers, and prisons–will require background checks. Some background checks are simple and some require months to complete. Plan accordingly.

Courts and Probation Services

Adams County Juvenile Court

City of Bellevue Probation

Des Moines Office of the City Attorney

King County Drug Court

Seattle Community Court

Seattle Municipal Court

Seattle City Attorney

Snohomish County Juvenile Courts

Unified Family Court of King County- Superior Court

United States Probation Office

Columbia Legal Services 

Eastside Legal Assistance Program

Elder Justice Center

Family Law CASA

Federal Public Defender-Western District of Washington

Human Rights Defense Center 

King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics

King County Prosecuting Attorney

King County Protection Order Advocacy Program

Legal Action Center

Northwest Defenders Association

Snohomish County Public Defender Association

Unemployment Law Project

United States Attorney’s Office-Seattle

Washington State Bar Association

Coast Guard Investigative Service

Jefferson County Police Department

King County Correctional Facility

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Sheriff

Naval Criminal Investigative Service- Bremerton

Renton Police Department

Seattle Police Department

Seattle Police Victim Support Team

Shelton Police Department

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

University of Washington Police Department

US Secret Service

Washington State Patrol


Casa Latina

Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services

Chinese Information Service Center

Colectiva Legal del Pueblo

Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Council of American-Islamic Relations- Washington

Horn of Africa Services

International Rescue Committee

Mil Mujeres

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project


Southern Sudanese Community of Washington

Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice

Government and Law

Consulado de México en Seattle

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission--Seattle Field Office

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (CourtWatch)

King County Office of Civil Rights and Open Government

King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight

Port of Seattle

Seattle City Council

Seattle Human Rights Commission

Seattle Mayor’s Office

US Senator Maria Cantwell Seattle Office

US Senator Patty Murray Seattle Office

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

US Department of Energy- Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

Washington State Children's Administration Child Protective Services

Washington State Democratic Party

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind

Washington State Republican Party

Non-Governmental Organizations- Social Service and Rights

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services


American Civil Liberties Union- Washington State

Bellevue LifeSpring

Books to Prisoners

Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST)

Circle of Friends for Mental Health

Corporate Accountability International

Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)

Downtown Emergency Service Center

Disability Rights- Washington


Equal Rights Washington

Victim Support Services


Food Lifeline

Friends of the Children- Seattle

Fuse- Washington

Elizabeth Gregory Home

Habitat for Humanity

Housing Justice Project


League of Education Voters

Literacy Source

Mary's Place

Navos- Coalition for Drug Free Youth

Naral Pro-Choice Washington

New Beginnings, Ending Domestic Violence

Northwest Network for Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse

People's Harm Reduction Alliance

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest

Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence

Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Resource Center for Pierce County

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Seattle Indian Health Board

Social Justice Fund Northwest

Street Youth Ministries

Union Gospel Mission

Unite Here! Local 8 Union

University Beyond Bars 

Urban Rest Stop

Freedom Education Project Puget Sound

Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Washington Bus

Washington CeaseFire

Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Washington Community Action Project

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

World Affairs Council

World Association for Children and Parents 


Seattle Clemency Project

Internship Resources

In addition to speaking with the LSJ Adviser, LSJ alumni, and LSJ Peers, these search engines can be helpful places to look. Remember that the best approach is to start by locating specific locations that interest you rather than immediately searching for posted internship openings.

United Way of King County (

VolunteerMatch (

Idealist (

UW Handshake (

UW Carlson Center’s Public Service Opportunity Bulletin (

Looksharp (InternMatch) ( list of agencies (