TeamChild is seeking a full-time Summer Fellow for our Tacoma, WA office, located at 715 Tacoma Ave. South. The fellow will work in partnership with Oasis Youth Center and be co-located at Oasis and TeamChild. Under the guidance of TeamChild attorneys and in consultation with Oasis Youth Center the fellow will advise LGBTQ youth about their legal rights. The fellow will be asked to research various legal issues frequently affecting LGBTQ youth in the community and develop policy responses to those issues. The fellow will also be asked to develop sustainable policy options to create an ongoing TeamChild/Oasis legal clinic partnership. Duties also include community education, outreach to clients and potential referral sources and collaboration on community based projects that serve TeamChild’s and Oasis Youth Center’s client base.
QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking candidates who are respectful and open to working with people from diverse backgrounds, enjoy creative problem solving, value the creation of relationships across disciplines, have strong organizational and administrative skills, work well both independently and as a team member, and are enthusiastic about being a part of an innovative method of advocacy.
Additional qualifications include: • Rule 9 eligible law student or recent graduate. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Strong legal skills, preferably in the relevant areas of law. • Demonstrated interest in working with LGBTQ youth or young adults. • Demonstrated competence in working with diverse clients and client communities. • Connections to Pierce County a plus. • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with other advocates and client groups. • Sense of humor. • Willingness to work nights and weekend hours when Oasis Youth Center is open for programming. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex are particularly urged to apply.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $7,500 for 10 week fellowship.
TEAMCHILD: TeamChild is a Washington State nonprofit civil legal services program for youth with offices in King, Pierce, Spokane, and Yakima Counties. TeamChild works closely with public defenders, probation officers and others in the juvenile justice system, and provides legal representation to youth on Offices in King ♦ Pierce ♦ Spokane ♦ Yakima Counties 715 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, WA 98402 ♦ Phone (253) 274-9929 ♦ Fax (253) 274-1888 ♦ www.teamchild.org