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The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship

Fair Work Center will Host the 2021 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship

Fair Work Center and Working Washington joined forces in 2018. bringing together two organizations with strong track records and histories full of victories for workers. Together, we fight for new rights for working people and make those rights real through community-based education and legal services, all while building a powerful movement of working people. Full internship description.

Student Applications

2L and 3L Law Students

Application deadline
Applicant interviews
Winner announced
Summer internship

November 6, 2020
November 20, 2020
early December 2020
June – August 2021

Applicants must submit ALL of the following:

  • Current resume
  • Registrar-provided official transcript reflecting Fall 2020 enrollment.
  • Cover letter or essay, minimum 500 words, describing your interest in the internship host program.

Send via email to Kristin Parker, Goldmark Internship Coordinator.

 History of the Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship

“Chuck believed that it is the responsibility of each of us, in our own way to try to improve some aspect of our society beyond ourselves. To leave our society just a little bit better than when we found it when we arrived here. He believed that, as a lawyer, he could accomplish this. Chuck practiced what he believed.”
-Kevin F. Kelly, LFW Board President, 1997

The Legal Foundation of Washington’s Board of Trustees created the Goldmark Internships in 1992 with a $50,000 gift from the Charles and Annie Goldmark Family Foundation. The Internship honors second LFW president, Charles A. Goldmark, a revered advocate for equal access to the justice system. The internship was created as a tribute to Chuck and to encourage young lawyers to emulate his ardent commitment to provide civil legal aid to under-served populations.

Charles Goldmark played a pivotal role in the creation of Washington State’s IOLTA program and is remembered through two LFW programs: the Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award and Luncheon and the Goldmark Equal Justice Internship Program. Since 1993, Goldmark Interns have worked to provide equal access to justice across Washington State.