The Lawfare Project's dynamic internship and externship programs provide law students with hands-on experience in such fields as national and international human rights law, First Amendment law, and counterterrorism law. Interns are treated like junior attorneys, so they have the opportunity to do real legal work. Working directly with Lawfare Project staff attorneys, interns perform substantive legal research and compose memoranda and other written analysis on some of the most important issues facing the world today. Additionally, interns meet with and attend presentations featuring leading professionals from the legal, political, and counterterrorism spheres. Thanks to The Lawfare Project's extensive press contacts, many interns have had their analyses published by the popular media.
Law students from all ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. All positions are unpaid, but interns and externs may be eligible to earn academic credit or public sector stipends through their schools. Ideal candidates will have a record of strong academic achievement and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Completion of coursework in legal research and legal writing is preferred. An interest in current events relating to human rights, international law, and lawfare is also desirable.
Interested candidates may email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and recent transcript to The Lawfare Project's Chief Operating Officer, Benjamin Ryberg, at Ben@TheLawfareProject.org. Please reference "Internship" in the email's subject line.