July 20 Gen-I NOW: Fish Commission Legal Internship

O’-Si-Yo’ (Hello in the Cherokee language)!

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information aboutthe CRITFC Legal Internship

critfc_logo_tan_backgroundThe Policy Development and Legal Support Department at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is looking for a law student for legal research support in Portland, OR during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. The selected intern will work directly with CRITFC Policy Development and Legal Support staff on research to support real-time legal questions of interest to the organization. The internship is based at CRITFC’s Portland offices and will commence with the start of the fall semester (appx. August 29). The intern will be expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, with breaks given for finals and holidays and the intern should be willing to commit to both fall and spring semesters.


  • Internship will be offered with a preference in the following order:
    • tribal member of one of the four CRITFC member tribes,
    • tribal member of a non-CRITFC member tribe,
    • non-tribal member interested in learning about natural resource issues from a tribal perspective.
  • Full time 2nd or 3rd year law student for the 2016/2017 school year.
  • Have an interest in Indian and Natural Resources Law.
  • Past or concurrent enrollment in Administrative Law and Environmental Law strongly desired.
  • Strong legal research and writing skills.
  • Have an interest in working for a tribal organization.


  • Please email Christine Golightly the following application materials golc@critfc.org
    • short cover letter
    • resume
    • writing sample (appx. 10 pages/ can be excerpt)


  • Deadline: 5:00 pm on August 2, 2016


$18/hr up to $4,680 (10 hrs/wk for 13 weeks each semester/ 26 weeks total).

For more information, including additional instructions, guidelines, and any additional questions please visit the CRITFC page.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s