Student Legal Services

Employment Opportunities

Legal Interns

**SLS is currently hiring Rule 9 Legal Interns for the 2018 – 2019 academic year, see below**

Applications for legal intern positions may be found on the law school’s Symplicity site.

Legal interns must be law students at the University of Washington who are authorized by the Washington Supreme Court to practice law under Rule 9 of the Admission to Practice Rules. They work around 10 – 12 hours per week at Student Legal Services (SLS) during their last year of law school. SLS employs seven interns during the school year. One intern is hired to work full-time during the summer before her or his third year. They may choose to be regularly paid, work-study, or externs receiving academic credit. SLS begins hiring 2Ls winter quarter to start work in the next academic year.

Legal Assistants

Applications for legal assistant positions may be found on HuskyJobs when openings are available.

SLS employs two legal assistants. Legal assistants must be UW undergraduates with freshman or sophomore standing who are committed to staying at SLS until they graduate. Ideal candidates will have prior experience in a law office, legal setting, or confidential environment. Legal assistants work part-time during the school year and may also work summers. They may choose to be regularly paid, work-study, or as externs for academic credit.

Current Opportunities

Rule 9 Legal Intern (Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018) 

Position Type

Student Position – Paid, Student Position – Unpaid Internship, Student Position – Work Study (must be approved by UW Work Study Office)

Job Description

Student Legal Services (SLS) provides a safe and confidential space for UW students to get answers to their legal questions. We advise and represent students on a variety of issues such as landlord/tenant, protection orders, estate planning, name and gender marker changes, criminal law, discrimination, immigration, and more.

As a Rule 9 Legal Intern, you will be responsible for conducting one-time consultations with students, which includes researching and advising students on their legal matters. You will also have an ongoing caseload that may require you to draft documents, interact with opposing parties, and even appear in court under the supervision of an attorney, among other tasks. Finally, you may have the opportunity to give presentations on legal issues to student groups.

One intern will work full-time during summer quarter 2018. This intern, plus six other incoming interns, will work 10 -12 hours per week from autumn quarter 2018 to spring quarter 2019. The internships provide terrific opportunities to work on real cases with experienced practitioners.

Interns often say that working at SLS was where they learned the unwritten rules of legal practice. Come join our collaborative legal team!

Hiring Criteria

Must be “Admission to Practice Rule 9” eligible by beginning of employment.

Class Level


Practice Area(s)

Negligence & Personal Injury, Housing, Estate Planning & Probate, Employment, Education/School, Criminal Defense

Compensation Type


Compensation Notes

Options are to work for pay or credit: $24.00 per hour (with or without work-study) or 30 hrs per credit (as public service externship).

To apply, please submit the following: 

  1. A one page resume
  2. Contact information for three references
  3. A cover letter of less than 200 words on why you want to work at SLS and what you can offer. Please also indicate whether or not you are work study eligible.

These documents can be submitted through Simplicity or by email to If emailing, please include your name in the subject line.

**Deadline to apply is Friday, February 23, 2018**