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Lawfare Summer Internship

Overview:

This academic focused summer internship, beginning June 2017, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in national security to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.  This intern will assist with running and maintaining http://www.lawfareblog.com/, a website devoted to serious, non-ideological discussion of national security legal and policy issues.

Lawfare has emerged as the internet’s indispensable resource for information and analysis on the law of national security. Devoted to “Hard National Security Choices,” the site features top-quality writing and analysis from experts on developing stories in the national security arena, relevant legislation, and judicial opinions. It is a digital magazine that includes a podcast, a book review, research tools, a daily news roundup, an events calendar, and exhaustive coverage of events other media touch only glancingly.

This unpaid internship provides a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.  It will provide an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.

Responsibilities:

Learning Objectives

Students will have an opportunity learn a variety of research skills such as writing, research and blog maintenance. Learning will fall into three main categories:

Writing:

  • Work with Associate Editor to monitor national security and foreign policy developments, and 3-4 times per week, co-write “Today’s Headlines and Commentary.”
  • Work with Associate Editor to co-write “The Week that Will Be,” a weekly feature that outlines upcoming events, academic announcements, and employment announcements.
  • Work with the Associate Editor to co-write a deep-dive analytical piece on a relevant national security law and policy issue.
  • Sole-author “The Week that Was,” a weekly piece that provides a guide to the week’s Lawfare content.

Research:

  • Provide research support to the Lawfare editorial team as needed.

Maintaining the blog:

  • Tag and categorize Lawfare posts
  • Track relevant Congressional hearings
  • Track and add relevant events to the Events Calendar

Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.

 

Qualifications:

Education/Knowledge/Skills

Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in government, political science, international relations, and law are encouraged to apply.  Our most successful interns have very strong writing, analytical, and research skills, as well as excellent verbal and organizational skills—preferably demonstrated through prior independent research or previous experience as a research assistant.

 

 Additional Information:

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

UT-Austin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intelligence Studies   

The Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas-Austin will award a postdoctoral fellowship in intelligence studies to a promising young scholar for the 2017-2018 academic year. This unique fellowship is intended to support the next generation of scholars and educators in the field of intelligence. 

Applicants from all academic disciplines whose research bears on national security intelligence are welcome to apply. International candidates are eligible and encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to work on research and writing projects of their own design, while taking advantage of the academic resources available at UT-Austin. The Fellow will be expected to play an active role in programs and activities organized by the ISP, the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law. The Fellow accepted for this program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and workspace. Depending upon qualifications and interest, the Fellow may have the opportunity to teach a course at UT-Austin. The fellowship appointment is for one year, but in an exceptional case may be renewed for a second year.

 

To apply:

• Complete and submit the online application at https://www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/news/item/549-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-intelligence-studies; and

• Send graduate school transcripts and three letters of recommendation directly from your university and your recommenders to intelligencestudies@austin.utexas.edu.

Deadlines: Applications are due on March 1, 2017.  (Please note that applicants must have received their doctorate by August 14, 2017, the date the fellowship will commence.)

More information: To request additional information, please write to intelligencestudies@austin.utexas.edu.

About the sponsor

The Intelligence Studies Project was established in 2013 as a partnership between UT’s Clements Center for National Security and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law out of a conviction that the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community were increasingly critical to safeguarding our national security and yet were understudied at universities.  The ISP aims to develop at the University of Texas-Austin a premier center for the study of U.S. Intelligence through a variety of programs including new course offerings, research projects, periodic conferences, and other public events focused on intelligence topics.  To learn more about ISP, please visit the website at http://intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/.

International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security, Council on Foreign Relations

The Program

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. The IAF in Nuclear Security closes the gap between research and practice and enriches the teaching and scholarship of academics, while also benefiting policymakers by exposing them to cutting-edge scholarly research.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) awards approximately two fellowships annually. The fellowships will be awarded on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, and on the contribution the fellowship will make to the applicant's academic career development. Potential topics appropriate for the fellowship include nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, security implications of nuclear energy, international security cooperation, deterrence, and war and conflict. During their fellowship tenures, fellows will be invited to attend CFR meetings and participate in select events, such as the annual International Affairs Fellows Conference in New York City.

 

Eligibility
The IAF in Nuclear Security is only open to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to spend a year working in government or at an international organization. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages of twenty-nine and fifty. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Former Stanton nuclear security fellows who meet the eligibility requirements can apply.

Fellowship Award
The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. Though deferment is not an option, requests to do so, for up to one year only, will be considered on a case-by-case basis and under special circumstances. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the program's eligibility requirements can apply online at https://secure.www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/iaf_nuclear.html.
This year's application deadline is January 16, 2017.

Selection Process
Selection as an IAF in Nuclear Security is based on a combination of the following criteria: scholarly qualifications, achievements and promise, depth and breadth of professional experience, firm grounding in foreign policy and international relations, and the contribution the fellowship will make to the applicant's individual career development.

Contact Us
For more information, visit our website: http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/index.html

Tenure-Line Faculty Position in Cybersecurity Governance and Risk Management, Kogod School of Business at American University

 The Department of Information Technology invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at an open rank in cybersecurity governance and risk management for Academic Year 2017-18 (beginning August 21, 2017), subject to final budgetary approval.

Background. The Kogod School of Business has made a major commitment to be a world thought leader in cybersecurity governance and enterprise risk management. The school has established an academic research center (Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center), is offering courses in the cybersecurity management area, and is pursuing new opportunities in cybersecurity education.

Qualifications. Earned doctorate in business (information systems) or a related field or anticipated completion of a doctorate by August 21, 2017. Demonstrably successful record in teaching business courses in information systems or a related field. Ability to conduct research in cybersecurity that will lead to publications in premier journals.

Responsibilities. Teach cybersecurity courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in on-the-ground and on-line formats. Develop new programs and courses in cybersecurity education for corporate boards, managers, and employees. Create knowledge in the area of cybersecurity through rigorous research. Build the visibility and reputation of the school in cybersecurity in the business, policy, and scholarly communities. Participate in department, school, and university activities.

Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An application must include a cover letter, a current and complete curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and copies of all teaching evaluations. Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

Requests for information should be directed to:

Ms. Takei Roach
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Kogod School of Business
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20016-8044
takei@american.edu

For more information on the Kogod School of Business, consult www.american.edu/kogod.

For more information on the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, consult www.american.edu/kogod/cybergov.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Law Student Volunteer

Organization: Department of Justice

Department: Office of Law and Policy, National Security Division

About the Office: 

The National Security Division's (NSD) Office of Law and Policy, United States Department of Justice, seeks interns for positions located in Washington, D.C. The mission of NSD is to coordinate the Department's efforts in carrying out its top priority of preventing and combating terrorism and protecting the national security. NSD provides legal and policy advice on national security matters, litigates counterterrorism, counterespionage, and foreign intelligence surveillance matters, represents the Government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and other federal trial and appellate courts, and conducts oversight over Federal Bureau of Investigation national security investigations and foreign intelligence collection. The Office of Law and Policy is responsible for, among other things, resolving novel and complex legal issues relating to national security that arise from the work of the Division and other parts of the Department; providing advice and guidance to Department leadership, the Intelligence Community, and other Executive Branch agencies on matters of national security law and policy; overseeing the development of legislation, guidelines, and other policies in the area of national security; working with foreign governments on a variety of national security issues; and handling appeals that arise in national security cases. The Office works with a variety of other Department components, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Legal Policy, as well as other departments and agencies, such as the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State.

 

Job Description: 

Intern projects include: researching legal questions, drafting memoranda or other legal and policy analysis, factual research, and assisting with presentations and supporting materials.

 

Qualifications: 

Open to all law students. Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time of application and throughout their internship. Strong research and writing skills are required. Prior interest or experience in the area of national security would be useful, but is not required. By the time of the internship, all applicants must have taken one or more of the following courses: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, or Constitutional Law. Additional courses addressing criminal law and litigation or national security or intelligence law, would also be helpful.

 

Salary: 
Internships are unpaid. If your school offers interns academic or work study, we will work with you to meet school requirements whenever possible.
 
Application Process: 

Brief cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages). Please submit these materials as one pdf, ATTN: Intern Program Coordinator (Office of Law and Policy), via email to office.of.law.and.policy-internship@usdoj.gov

For applications for spring 2017, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] - L&P Spring 2017 Internship Application. For applications for fall 2017, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] – L&P Fall 2017 Internship application.

Paper or faxed applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline:

Spring 2017 – September 15, 2016

Fall 2017 – April 1, 2017