Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position and a PDF job announcement to

Udall Foundation

Native American Congressional Internship, Washington D.C. This fully funded, ten-week summer internship offers distinctive opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students who are interested in learning more about the federal legislative process while gaining an insider’s view of the government’s unique trust relationship with tribes. The application deadline is January 31, 2019. Please visit the job description for more information.

Waséyabek Development Company, LLC

Administrative Assistant, Grand Rapids, MI. WDC is a legal entity, created and wholly owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi. The position is responsible for providing administrative support to WDC and subsidiary companies. Assist with scheduling and calendaring of meetings, travel arrangements and expense reports. Provide graphics and formatting for presentations and provide a broad variety of administrative duties. Please see the job description for more information.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute

(2) Program Specialists, West Hollywood, CA. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is a Native American operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples. Responsibilities will primarily focus on the Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program. Submissions should be sent to Jessica Harjo, Operations Director, at Application deadline: October 26, 2018 5:00pm PST. Please see the job description for more information.

World Intellectual Property Organization

2019 Indigenous Fellowship Program. WIPO has launched a Call for Expressions of Interest to be the next WIPO Indigenous Fellow. In line with the WIPO Indigenous Fellowship Program, the new WIPO Indigenous Fellow will be appointed for one year, renewable once for another year. Please note that the deadline for submitting expressions of interest has been extended until October 8, 2018.

Northwest Justice Project

Staff Attorney, Mount Vernon, WA. The Skagit Justice Project is a collaboration between NJP and Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (SDVSAS) in an innovative program to provide legal services and advocacy to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking throughout Skagit County. Provide outreach, legal representation, and collaboration with DVSAS and community agencies to improve victim services to underserved Skagit County communities, including immigrants, tribal members, migrant workers and isolated rural residents. Work closely with a DVSAS legal advocate and community groups to lower challenges to access such as language barriers and lack of information about legal rights. The position is funded by a 3-year grant. Please see the description for more information.

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, Office of the Attorney General

2019 Summer Law Internship, Valley Center, CA. Seeking one or two law students who have completed at least one year of law school in an ABA accredited institution.  This internship will offer the opportunity to obtain practical knowledge and experience regarding both tribal and federal Indian law.  The selected law student(s) will assist the Attorney General with preparing legal memoranda on a wide-variety of legal matters handled by the office, and researching and drafting Tribal ordinances, policies and resolutions.  This position is full-time, working remotely from home with some scheduled on-reservation attendance required.  Application closes November 19, 2018. Please see the full description for application details.

Frederick Peebles & Morgan LLP 

Associate Attorney, Sacramento, CA. FPM has developed a reputation as aggressive litigators, advocates, and accomplished negotiators. Our dynamic team offers a diverse skill set and are able to tackle the toughest and most complex issues facing tribal governments, tribal corporations, and Native Americans. Candidates must possess strong academic credentials as well as excellent organization, research, writing, and analytical skills. In addition, membership to the California State Bar is required. To be considered, please provide a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript to: Ann Hacker, Director of Human Resources, Accepting applications through October 31, 2018.

Berkey Williams LLP

Indian Law Fellowship, Berkeley, CA. Our Indian Law Fellowship Program encourages recent law graduates to work in the field of Indian law and provides the Fellow with an opportunity to pursue a wide variety of projects in Indian country. The Fellowship intends to contribute to the development of the Indian law leaders of the future, whatever their career paths in the field might be. Please see the description for more information. The deadline to apply is October 12, 2018.


2019 Summer Law Clerk Program, Washington D.C. Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for over 35 years to realize positive change in Indian Country. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending tribal rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Please see the job description for more information.

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Litigation Associate, Green Bay, WI. This business law firm provides legal solutions to clients ranging from privately-held businesses to Fortune 500 companies. We seek an attorney with a minimum of two years of commercial litigation experience (trial experience a plus). Most importantly, we are looking for individuals who bring a positive attitude and team-focused approach to their work. Talented, creative, entrepreneurial, trust-worthy attorneys with a sincere commitment to living in Northeastern Wisconsin are encouraged to apply. In addition to an excellent compensation and benefit package, we offer an award-wining work environment and the opportunity to work with clients doing business both locally and around the globe. Interested candidates should submit their resumé via our website at

The Environmental Law Institute

Intern, Washington D.C. ELI seeks individuals to support the research and publications departments of the Institute. Substantive areas of focus include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, environmental health, environmental enforcement, and mining law. Applications for the spring internship will be accepted until 11:59 pm Thursday, November 15, 2018. Please direct all inquiries to Phone calls are not accepted. Please see the description for more information.

Blackfeet Tribe

In House Staff Attorney, Browning, MT. Seeking full time in-house attorney to represent the Tribe in administrative and civil proceedings in federal, state, and tribal forums. The staff attorney will primarily be responsible for general ligation matters, employment relations, legislative advocacy, and assisting tribal programs. Please see the job description for more information.


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