Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email

Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Spring 2018 Law Clerk, Washington, D.C. The Democratic staff of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is offering an unpaid legal clerkship to a current law student or recent law graduate for the Spring of 2018.  The law clerk will be responsible for performing legal research, preparing memoranda for professional staff, participating in preparation for hearings, and composing a variety of written materials.  Law Clerks must be able to write quickly and clearly, be flexible in adjusting to changing circumstances and legislative priorities, and be self-starters capable of taking responsibility for ongoing projects.  Applicants should have an interest in Federal Indian Law.  The clerkship provides an opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge on how a Senate Committee works to pass legislation and conducts oversight on federal agencies, programs and policy implementation. Full-time applicants preferred; part-time applicants welcome.  Interested applicants should apply by emailing a cover letter indicating availability (start date and hours per week), a resume, and brief writing sample to Indicate “Spring 2018 Internship” in the subject line.  All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on November 9, 2017. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

National Indian Country Training Coordinator

Behavioral Health Program Manager, Washington, D.C. Will work with the Director of Public Health Policy and Programs to implement project activities, conduct evaluation, prepare reports, identify and address areas for program quality improvement, and write grants to ensure the sustainability of current programs and advance the organization’s behavioral health/public health goals.

Chickasaw Nation

Assistant General Counsel, Ada, O.K. Provides legal advice and consultation to various departments, divisions, or programs of the Nation, participates in routine legal actions, may provide support and/or participate in major legal actions, prepares and reviews contracts and other documents for departments of the Nation.

Previous Friday Job Announcements10/27/2017

Free Prosecutor Training: National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in Indian Country

The National Indian Country Training Initiative, in partnership with AEquitas:  The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women, an Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) funded Technical Assistance provider, announces the National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in Indian Country (NIPSVIC).  The training will be held April 12-15, 2016, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.  Travel and lodging accommodations will be paid for by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education. There is no tuition charge for this training

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in Indian Country (NIPSVIC) is a 3 ½ day course designed to challenge participants to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting sexual violence crimes.  The NIPSVIC will explore the complex issues faced by prosecutors in balancing offender accountability and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims.  In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum will examine the benefits of developing a coordinated, victim-centered community response; explain common injuries and relevant medical evidence, and offer guidance on the use of medical experts; explore ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; address the development and improvement of culturally-sensitive victim services; and offer prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in sexual violence cases.
The NIPSVIC will offer hypothetical case problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations.  Rather than merely attending a series of legal lectures, participants will examine their current attitudes and practices by employing active case evaluation, preparation, and trial skills to respond to sexual violence in the varied contexts in which it occurs.  The highly interactive format enables prosecutors from different jurisdictions, with varied levels of experience, to learn from one another and engage in “real-life” scenarios that are readily transferable to their everyday work.

Nominations are due by Friday, February 5, 2016.
More information and nomination form available here Non-DOJ Announcement.48894 (3)