Some of what you’ll be doing:
This position meets the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers criteria for Washington State. During the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, most of this work can be performed remotely. Social distancing and personal protective equipment guidelines will be followed when required to work onsite.
The legal intern will support the Port’s Legal Department on a wide array of legal projects and tasks.
Some of your essential duties include:
- Carry out legal research projects, draft legal memoranda, assist in document production for litigation or public disclosure, perform other litigation assistance as necessary, and carry out legislative history research.
- If the intern is available and the Port deems it desirable, the internship may be extended through the intern’s third law school year, with the expected work at 10-15 hours per week.
Who you are:
- A student – You must be currently enrolled and have completed (or nearing) the second year of studies in an accredited law school.
- Critical thinker– You understand and know how to carry out legal research for state and federal issues in a proficient manner.
- A communicator – You have excellent writing ability and verbal presentation skills. You’re able to work collaboratively with other members of a legal staff.
- Desired – We hope you have knowledge and interest in port/maritime/aviation industry, municipal law, property law, and environmental law preferred but not required.
What else you need to know:
- Washington State Residency Requirement – As the successful candidate, you will need to maintain a residence in Washington State within 30 days of your first day of employment.
- Work Schedule – This is a full-time (40 hours/week) summer intern position and part-time (10-15 hours/week) during the school year. Normal work hours will be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Work Environment – You will generally work in an office environment, with Port of Seattle Headquarters at Pier 69 in downtown Seattle as your primary work location.
- Limited Duration – This is a limited duration position and is expected to last no longer than one year.
- Safety Requirements – You will be required to comply with all work rules, safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
Why you’ll love it here:
- Getting to Work – Fully subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to get you here.
- Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
- Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
- Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle:
Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here.