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Law and Policy Internship

Date: May 27, 2020

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) – a private charitable trust providing support for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy services to Native farmers and ranchers – seeks a law and policy intern (starting as early as June 8th). The position includes:

  • Researching, analyzing and responding to policy and regulatory issues as they relate to Native agriculture
  • Studying, promoting and supporting advocacy for COVID-19 response efforts targeted for Native producers
  • Preparing written communications in relation to policies impacting Native agriculture
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a student at or recent graduate of an accredited college or university with a strong preference for law students (or recent graduates) with a food and ag law emphasis.
  • Must have experience in policy and regulatory research and analysis
  • Strong preference for candidates with experience in Native agriculture, including farming, ranching, fishing, foraging, traditional foods, and natural resources management

Abilities and Skills:

  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and manage time effectively
  • Self-starter who is highly motivated and works well individually as well as collaboratively
  • Task oriented with a high attention to detail
  • Strong and professional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Efficient and effective use of legal databases (preferred to have your own credentials for access)

Working Conditions:

  • This position is full-time or part-time remote placement for Summer 2020 or ongoing throughout the year.
  • Start and end dates are flexible depending on the student or recent graduate’s school schedule and/or other commitments
  • Competitive pay and other support provided

Application:

  • Interested candidates should email a resume to the Native American Agriculture Fund (info@NativeAmericanAgricultureFund.org) as soon as possible.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, natural origin, sex, age, genetic information, or physical or mental disability. In addition, NAAF is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, political affiliation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation or Tribal membership.

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