Legal Intern

Doyon, Limited

Fairbanks, AK



Doyon, Limited's mission is to continually enhance our position as a financially strong Native corporation to promote the economic and social well-being of our 20,000+ shareholders. We provide exceptional career opportunities for individuals who value professionalism, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. We understand the importance of treating our employees well and the impact motivated employees have in helping us succeed in our vision to be the leader in all we do.


JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the General Counsel, the Legal Intern will provide legal support by preparing documents, policies, and researching legal issues for the corporation.


Open to Doyon Shareholders ONLY.


This Internship will work May-August.



  • Research and write up results for projects in areas including but not limited to general corporate law, Indian/ANCSA law, employment law, and contract law.
  • Assist with various filings, discovery issues, litigation, or mergers & acquisitions as these events may occur.
  • Perform file maintenance, database input, document preparation, and imaging duties in accordance with corporation Records Management policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and arrange files for storage and retrieval.
  • Assist in special records management projects as needed.
  • Perform filing, typing, word processing, data processing, and retrieval duties in compliance with laws and policies regarding confidentiality.
  • Operate standard office equipment, a computer terminal, and imaging equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to Excellence – Identifies what needs to be done and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations.
  • Corporate Values - Understand, embraces, and integrates Doyon corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities.
  • Customer Services – Identifies and responds to current and future client needs by providing excellent service to internal and external clients.
  • Safety and Security – Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers.
  • Teamwork – Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside or outside the organization.


  • Administrative Skills - Perform a variety of responsible and confidential office, clerical and professional administrative duties.
  • Attention to Detail - Ensure one's own and others' work and information are complete and accurate.
  • Communication Skills - Listen, write, and speak effectively, and positively relate and interact with co-workers and others.
  • Dependability - Consistently adhere to operational standards, ensure smooth operations and positive customer experiences, build a productive workplace, is reliable, and improves team morale.
  • Planning and Organizing - Systematically develops, plans, prioritizes, organizes, and manages resources in order to accomplish business goals within a specific time period.
  • Research Skills - Searches, finds, and evaluates information sources.
  • Time Management - Manage time effectively when accomplishing tasks, projects, and goals.
  • Willingness to Learn - Willing to learn new skills or techniques to meet the demanding changes of job duties and responsibilities.


  • Enrolled in a law or pre-law course of study.
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Must be a Doyon Shareholder.
  • Strong analytical, writing, and communications skills.
  • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Prior experience in law (including legal research and writing) or practical experience in a legal environment (corporate legal department or law firm).
  • Experience using electronic legal research methods.


  • The intern will obtain practical in-house legal experience within a corporate legal department.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities, and abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying items weighing less than forty pounds. [Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions].


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Doyon’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.


PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Doyon grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.