First Peoples Worldwide prepares current and future leaders to meet the pressing social responsibility challenges facing today's businesses. We offer a unique opportunity for professionals, students, and recent graduates to drive change to forward respect for the rights and wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples at the intersection of business, law, and finance. Through fellowships, legal externships, and internships, we help shape and train young professionals in these areas, whether it be through all parts of our work or project-specific endeavor. 

Learn more about our mission and history. Unless otherwise noted, positions are remote.

Job Opportunities 

Director of Market-Based Strategies
The Director of Market-Based Strategy supports First Peoples’ mission by driving strategy and providing analysis and expertise to build the business case for the recognition of and respect for the rights of Indigenous People to investors and in the financial sector.  The Director manages ESG+I (Environment, Social, and Governance + Indigenous) analysis, valuation and screen research, and event studies, and translates this work into operational strategy and accessible support for investors and Indigenous leaders engaging in ESG work.  Additionally, the Director tracks corporate practice and works with standard-setting platforms to include Indigenous Peoples, and to develop frameworks to measure risks of violating Indigenous People’s rights.    

This position is fully remote with travel as needed. The position will be posted in early June on the University of Colorado Boulder’s jobs page. 


Fellowships at First Peoples Worldwide support project-centered work or research-intensives in the areas of sustainable development, finance, investment, social justice, law, and more. Fellows are responsible for implementing and managing a variety of projects, conducting related research, and coordinating with partners and stakeholders within and outside the University. Fellows also have the opportunity to collaborate on other initiatives at First Peoples Worldwide, so it is encouraged that applicants review work and programs at

First Peoples is proud to offer competitive pay and benefits for its fellows. Fellowships available for recent graduates are usually posted in the spring prior to graduation. Please see below for fellowship opportunities.

Social Justice Research Fellow
The Social Justice Research Fellow works alongside staff to address real-time issues that arise in multiple contexts where First Peoples’ work extends across sectors including law, business, and sustainable finance. The Fellow’s role is to provide innovative research and analysis, and to support ongoing projects that enhance corporate accountability to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

This position is fully remote with occasional travel as needed.  Applications are welcome through June 11 on the University of Colorado Boulder’s jobs page. 

Legal Externships

Colorado LawIn partnerships with Colorado Law, First Peoples Worldwide is committed to the professional development of new attorneys in the field of Indian law, and to offer practical experience in the support of Indigenous Peoples in international law.

In exchange for course credit, Legal Externs support First Peoples Worldwide’s mission and are responsible for conducting legal research and analysis and producing written deliverables on a topic of interest related to ongoing initiatives. These initiatives may include drafting reports to international treaty bodies on human rights violations relating to Indigenous Peoples; monitoring and preparing updates to international mechanisms (e.g. the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Committee to End Racial Discrimination); and, developing legal research and memoranda related to federal Indian law, business and human rights, or international Indigenous Peoples law. Externs will produce documents for outside partners and will receive supervision and mentorship towards that goal.

Externships for current law students are usually posted by October/November for Spring externships, February/March for Summer externships, and July/August for Fall externships. Please check back here for externship opportunities as they become available. 


InterviewInternships at First Peoples Worldwide offer students practical and professional experience in support of furthering Indigenous Peoples’ rights and concerns in the capital markets, through international mechanisms, and within domestic frameworks. We provide opportunities to make professional and scholarly contributions in areas of expressed need, develop leaders with an awareness of current and emerging issues, and facilitate cultural exploration and personal development. First Peoples is proud to provide paid internships year-round for students in myriad disciplines to provide support with ongoing projects.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send a one page statement that describes your interests and why you want to apply for the internship, along with your resume and cover letter to Please include your name and area of interest in the subject line. 


For more information about these and other opportunities at First Peoples Worldwide, email

For further opportunities at the University of Colorado Boulder, visit Career Services.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

FPIC Workshop 2021About First Peoples Worldwide

First Peoples Worldwide deploys strategies to move the market towards respect for the rights of Indigenous People, and builds capacity for Indigenous Peoples, investors, and industry groups towards meaningful engagement. Through capacity-building sessions, industry presentations, community engagement, and major research projects, First Peoples Worldwide convenes consensus-driven dialogue between partners and transforms through activities that align business behavior with the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Additionally, First Peoples Worldwide elevates ongoing or emergent human rights violations at an international level, in parallel with corporate engagement. Learn more.