Thursday, November 19, 2009

Indian Law Center (Washington, D.C.)

The Indian Law Center is Washington, D.C., is seeking legal interns (unpaid) for summer 2010. They would like applicants to be familiar with Indian Law and International Law. Spanish/English skills also are desired. The Center is flexible about interns' time commitments. Interns will work on issues that include: (1) Multilateral Development Bank; (2) Protecting the communities, resources and local environment of the Guatamalan Maya Q'eqchi; (3) Strengthening Indigenous Rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System; (4) Drafting an American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and (5) Capacity Building with Indigenous Leaders. Application deadline is 2/26/2010, but they recommend you apply ASAP.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and contact information to as soon as possible. Be sure to specify that you are interested in the summer program, and tell them the time you plan to spend in the internship.

The Indian Law Resource Center is a non-profit, legal advocacy organization dedicated to providing legal advice, assistance, and representation to Indian tribes and indigenous communities throughout the Americas. They are also committed to developing new attorneys in the fields of Indian law and international human rights law.