The Southwest Center for Law and Policy offers both Semester and Summer Internships:

  • Semester Undergraduate/Graduate Positions
  • Summer Undergraduate/Graduate Student Positions (Accredited Institution)
  • Summer Law Student Position (Accredited Institution)

Tasks include but, not limited to:

  • Legal research and writing on Sexual and Domestic Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native victims.
  • Developing materials on aspects of Sexual and Domestic Violence committed against American Indian/Alaska Natives for publication and distribution.
  • Assisting with preparation for National Conferences on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence against American Indian/Alaska Natives.
  • Assist in development (and possible delivery) of curricula on Violence against American Indian/Alaska Native women to Tribes and to Tribal communities across the United States.
  • Providing help with SAFESTAR (i.e. inventory, ordering, and shipping materials)
  • Providing information and referrals for Tribal Justice, Healthcare, and Advocacy professionals through the National NICCSA toll-free hotline.

Summer Internships extend between Eight to Ten weeks.


To apply, Please submit the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest identifying why this is an opportunity that you would like to pursue
  • Current Resume
  • Writing Sample (Topics with an emphasis on: American Indian/Alaska Native issues, e.g., Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Crime in Indian Country, etc)

Application materials can be emailed to
or mailed to:

Southwest Center for Law and Policy
ATTN:  Internships
4015 E. Paradise Falls Drive, Suite 131
Tucson, AZ 85712


We look forward to learning more about you, your interests, and adding to our SWCLAP team!

The Southwest Center For Law And Policy is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people.

We are the host of the National Tribal Trial College providing free legal training for Attorneys, Judges, Law Enforcement, Advocates and Community Members on:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Dating/Relationship Violence
  • Firearms Violence
  • Abuse Of Elders
  • Abuse Of Persons With Disabilities
  • Victims' Rights
  • Sex Offender Registration and Notification
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Tribal Court Trial Skills

List of OVW Approved Training Modules


For more information about our upcoming free conferences, click here.

Southwest Center For Law And Policy
4015 E. Paradise Falls Dr.  Suite 131   Tucson, Arizona 85712
Tel: (520) 623-8192 | Fax: (520) 623-8246

This project is supported by grant numbers 2008-TA-AX-K013 and 2007-TA-AX-K001 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice. Points of view expressed on this website are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the position of the Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice. Materials contained on this site as well as links to other sites should not be construed as legal information, legal advice, legal representation, or any form of endorsement or recommendation. All materials within these web pages are copyrighted. (c) Southwest Center For Law And Policy and Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice. All rights reserved.