The internship is designed to give students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working on challenging projects and cases principally involving issues of federal Indian law. Interns work closely with attorneys in OTJ on a wide range of Indian law issues and projects. Work may include legal research, drafting legal memoranda and briefs, participating in public policy development, reviewing proposed legislation, and responding to citizen correspondence. Also, interns may have the opportunity to attend Congressional hearings, oral arguments before the Supreme Court, and high-level meetings with OTJ attorneys.

Internship Location: Washington, DC

Minimum Weeks Required: 10

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All full-time, second- or third-year law students. Students should have excellent academic credentials, good writing skills, basic knowledge of federal Indian law and some familiarity with tribes.

Academic credit for work experience possible.

How to Apply:

Application Process:
Please submit a resume, together with a cover letter, official transcript, a writing sample and dates available. Emailed applications are preferable.

Office of Tribal Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 2314
Washington, DC 20530

ATTN: Intern Coordinator
Telephone: (202) 514-8812
Fax: (202) 514-9078

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Fall positions typically filled by July 15. Spring positions typically filled by October 15. Summer positions typically filled by March 15.