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Summer 2014 Lawfare Internship

Ritika Singh
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 5:30 PM
Our wonderful intern, Yishai Schwartz, has to leave soon, and we're looking for someone to take his place this summer.

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Our wonderful intern, Yishai Schwartz, has to leave soon, and we're looking for someone to take his place this summer. Here's the posting from the Brookings Institution website; please forward it to anyone you know that might be interested.
Governance Studies Program, Summer 2014, National Security Internship
The Governance Studies Program at Brookings is currently accepting applications for a national security intern for summer 2014. Interns will be responsible for helping to run and maintain Lawfare, a website devoted to serious, non-ideological discussion of national security legal issues. This internship will run from mid-May to mid-August. Please note that the position is unpaid and interns must be on-site for the duration of the internship. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 full-time work days a week.
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 (including a fast-growing primary-source wiki document library), a daily news roundup, an events calendar, and exhaustive coverage of events other media touch only glancingly.
The Lawfare intern will provide research support to two scholars and one staff member. He or she will help to write the news roundup as well as two other regular features on the site. He or she will also work to develop the Lawfare Wiki, tag and categorize posts on the website, and help with the Twitter feed.
Undergraduate students, especially juniors and seniors, and recent college graduates with backgrounds in government, political science, 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.
To apply for an internship, please send the following materials to Ms. Hillary Schaub at with the subject line “Lawfare Internship—Summer 2014”: - a cover letter indicating specifically why you are interested in interning with Lawfare and your availability (number of days of a week available to work, hours, and approximate start and end dates) - your resume
Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on March 21, 2014. Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those candidates selected for phone interviews will be contacted.

Ritika Singh was a project coordinator at the Brookings Institution where she focused on national security law and policy. She graduated with majors in International Affairs and Government from Skidmore College in 2011, and wrote her thesis on Russia’s energy agenda in Europe and its strategic implications for America.

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