Native American Rights Fund Alaska Fellow

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Posted: December 13, 2017


The Native American Rights Fund (“NARF”) in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a current third-year law student or recent law school graduate with a strong background in federal Indian law and public service for a two-year fellowship as NARF’s Alaska Fellow, starting in September 2018.

JOB TITLE: Alaska Fellow.

JOB SUMMARY: Proactively seek out and creatively develop, lead, and implement projects or litigation that advances tribal sovereignty in Alaska; work with NARF Staff Attorneys and NARF clients in all aspects of complex impact litigation, including factual and legal research, discovery, motion practice, trials, appeals, and amicus briefs; identify and research tribal sovereignty issues, and write demand letters, legal memoranda, and advocacy letters; represent NARF and NARF clients before various community and stakeholder groups; represent NARF clients before federal and state agencies and in regulatory proceedings; build and lead coalitions with diverse stakeholders and work in partnership with other organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS: J.D. from an ABA accredited law school; a license to practice law in Alaska or the ability to sit for the July Alaska Bar exam or to be admitted by reciprocity or waiver; and experience working with American Indian or Alaska Native tribes.

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $52,000, plus generous benefits.

Position is for two years only and is not intended to lead to permanent employment after the end of the fellowship.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit resume, application letter, names and addresses of three references, and law school transcript no later than Friday, February 16, 2018, to Jill Rush, Office Manager at Native American Rights Fund, 745 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 502, Anchorage, AK 99501, or by email at

For the full Vacancy Announcement go to:

NARF is a non-profit national Indian law firm that provides legal representation to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes throughout the United States. NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Native Americans and Alaska Natives are strongly encouraged to apply.

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