King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight – Law Student Extern, open until filled

Position: Extern
Open to: All law students
Time commitment: Fall/Spring semester – 7.5 hours (min) to 20 hours (max)
Location: Seattle
Recommended Skills/Prerequisites: Legal Writing required. Criminal Procedure strongly preferred.
Application Process: Send cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and list of references to the contact below
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Externship deadlines for each semester apply.
Contact: Adrienne Wat,, 206-477-9468 

The Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) represents the interests of the public in its efforts to hold the King County Sheriff’s Office accountable for providing fair and just policing services. OLEO conducts outreach to the communities the Sheriff’s Office serves, issues public reports and makes recommendations to the Sheriff’s Office and the King County Council on policies and practices.

Although OLEO has various branches of work, an extern would assist with projects related to reviews of Sheriff’s Office policies, practices or training, which often result in recommendations for improvements. OLEO’s work covers a wide range of subject areas, including use of force, search and seizure practices, training programs, and hiring/recruiting. An extern will also have opportunities to attend King County Council hearings, community meetings, do ride‐alongs with officers, and potentially observe law enforcement training.

All externs are required to pass a criminal background check prior to working.

**Please note: For students interested in receiving academic credit, please contact the Externship Program Office and follow its program deadlines.