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2017 INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court offers the opportunity for one intern to become directly involved in the broad range of legal and policy matters that come into the Tribal Court. We hope to create a challenging and interesting experience for an intern. Our small environment enables an intern to experience a wide range of federal Indian law issues common to all tribes, as well as those issues unique to the Mashpee Wampanoag people that arise from its current federal Indian status. Such cases include sovereign immunity, member status and enrollment, election appeals and traditional peacemaking.
A legal intern would be expected to be able to conduct research projects and draft memoranda with appropriate supervision from the Chief Judge and the Elders Judiciary Committee. In addition, the intern may be called upon to draft correspondence, track pending legislation, and to otherwise assist the Court staff with their duties.
In 2016, we anticipate selecting one intern for the summer which will include a weekly stipend. Solid writing skills and an interest in Federal Indian Law are essential, and we strongly prefer second or third-year students. Interested parties are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations. If interested, please contact:
Elders Judiciary Committee
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court
P.O. Box 480
Mashpee MA 02649