Post-Graduate Fellowships with the Native American Rights Fund

NARF invites law students beginning their third year, recent law school graduates, and those with judicial clerkships to apply for sponsorship for a post-graduate fellowship. NARF does not provide fellowship funding. NARF does sponsor applicants to fellowships funded by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation and other fellowship programs, including fellowships offered directly by law schools. Unfortunately at this time, NARF does not sponsor students for the Equal Justice Works fellowship.

When requesting sponsorship for a fellowship, please submit the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing your interest and experience in federal Indian law and, if a fellowship proposal is required, information describing your ideas for the proposal. Note:  It is not necessary to have a fully-developed proposal at the application stage.
  • Law school transcript
  • Two brief legal writing samples
  • Contact information for three (3) references, two of whom must be academic or professional.

If you are applying for a Skadden Fellowship, please submit these materials on or before the 1st day of October before the application is due to the Skadden Fellowship Foundation.*  For other fellowship opportunities, please submit these materials no later than eight (8) weeks before the fellowship deadline.  While applications received less than eight weeks in advance of the fellowship organization’s application deadline will be considered, late requests for sponsorship are strongly discouraged and may have a negative impact on the consideration of a request for sponsorship from NARF.

*Please be advised that NARF has already agreed to sponsor a candidate for the 2017 Skadden Fellowship.

Candidates may email questions about the fellowship application process.