The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship

The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship is a 10-week paid summer internship for 2nd and 3rd year law students. Created in honor of LFW’s second president Charles Goldmark, the Goldmark Internship is a hands-on training program for law students that focuses on research, writing, casework, and client services, and is hosted by a legal aid organization in Washington State. In addition to gaining valuable experience in public interest law, the Goldmark Intern receives an $10,000 stipend. There is little or no cost to the host program.

Apply to Host the 2020 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship

The Legal Foundation of Washington’s Board of Trustees is pleased to invite legal aid providers across Washington State to apply to host the 2020 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Intern. The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship is a 10-week, paid summer internship for 2nd and 3rd year law students.

To Apply
To apply to host the 2020 Goldmark Intern complete the 2020 Goldmark Equal Justice Internship Host Program application via LFW’s Grant Portal. The deadline for host applications is July 17, 2019. If you have questions or need assistance with the application please contact Kristin Parker.

Student Applications

2L and 3L Law Students

Application deadline
Applicant interviews
Winner announced
Summer internship

October 11, 2019
November 22, 2019
early December 2019
June – August 2020

Applicants must submit ALL of the following:

  • Current resume
  • Registrar-provided official transcript reflecting Fall 2019 enrollment (online student accessed print outs not accepted)
  • Cover letter or essay, minimum 500 words, describing your interest in the internship host program.

Send via email to Kristin Parker or by mail to:

Goldmark Internship Committee
1325 4th Avenue #1335
Seattle, WA 98101

 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.