Intern with Lawfare! – Lawfare


The Lawfare Institute—writer of data and perception on the intersection of nationwide safety, regulation, and coverage—is now accepting fall 2022 internship functions. The chosen candidate can have the choice of working remotely or in a hybrid mannequin based mostly in Washington, D.C. The deadline to use is Sunday, July 10, 2022.

Lawfare pays the chosen intern $16.50 per hour. Candidates have to be keen to decide to 35 – 40 hours per week throughout common enterprise hours (roughly 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET). The autumn 2022 internship at Lawfare will run from September 12 to December 16. 


Studying Targets

Lawfare has emerged because the indispensable on-line and podcasting useful resource for data and evaluation on points on the nexus of nationwide safety, regulation, and politics. Dedicated to “Onerous Nationwide Safety Selections,” the positioning options incisive writing and evaluation from consultants on creating tales within the nationwide safety enviornment, together with related laws and judicial opinions. It’s a digital publication that features podcasts, ebook evaluations, analysis instruments, a day by day information roundup, an occasions calendar, and exhaustive protection of occasions different media contact solely glancingly.

Interns work alongside the editorial group at Lawfare to publish evaluation from main consultants in authorities, academia, and coverage. The internship program seeks to supply college students with a pre-professional studying expertise that provides significant, sensible work expertise associated to their subject of examine or profession curiosity. Interns interact in profession exploration and improvement in addition to study new abilities.

The intern will help with operating and sustaining the Lawfare web site and can have a possibility to study a wide range of analysis abilities equivalent to writing, analysis, and web site upkeep. Studying will fall into three predominant classes:


  • Work with Affiliate Editors to watch nationwide safety and international coverage developments;
  • Write “Immediately’s Headlines and Commentary,” a compilation of related nationwide safety and authorized information, 4-5 occasions per week;
  • Write “The Week that Will Be,” a weekly function that outlines upcoming occasions, tutorial bulletins, and employment bulletins;
  • Work with the Affiliate Editors to co-write a deep-dive analytical piece on a related nationwide safety regulation and coverage difficulty;
  • Write “The Week that Was,” a weekly piece that gives a information to the week’s Lawfare publications.

Analysis: Present analysis assist to the Lawfare editorial group and administration as wanted.

Sustaining the positioning: Tag and categorize Lawfare posts; monitor related congressional hearings; monitor and add related occasions to the Occasions Calendar; help Affiliate Editors with manufacturing of the Lawfare Podcast, Lawfare Reside, and different packages.


Undergraduate college students of their sophomore, junior, or senior yr are inspired to use.

Our most profitable interns have sturdy writing, analytical, and analysis abilities, in addition to glorious verbal and organizational abilities—ideally demonstrated via prior impartial analysis or earlier expertise as a analysis assistant.

Further Data

This internship requires you to be positioned within the U.S. at some point of the internship.

Lawfare is dedicated to creating a various setting and is proud to be an equal alternative employer. All certified candidates will obtain consideration for employment with out regard to race, colour, faith, gender, gender identification or expression, sexual orientation, nationwide origin, genetics, incapacity, age, or veteran standing.

Vaccine Coverage: The Lawfare workplace is housed inside the Brookings Establishment. Brookings has made the protection of employees and the encompassing neighborhood a prime precedence. As a part of that dedication, Lawfare employees are required to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 if they’re current on the Brookings campus, and Brookings requires all employees and guests to submit proof of full vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings. 

As a customer and/or a brand new worker at Lawfare, you’ll be required to adjust to the vaccination coverage if you’ll be current on the Brookings campus. People employed as an intern that (i) have a qualifying medical situation that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based mostly on a sincerely held non secular perception, could request an inexpensive lodging.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit an e mail to with the topic line [INTERN APPLICATION: your name] that accommodates these two objects—and solely these two objects—inside a single doc: (1) a resume that reveals the expertise and schooling requested above; and (2) a canopy letter that explains how you propose to use your abilities and experiences to Lawfare. Your cowl letter ought to spotlight your academic expertise and abilities, together with a proof of how this internship will contribute to your skilled objectives. If chosen as a finalist for the internship, you’ll be required to supply two skilled references. We anticipate many functions; failing to comply with these directions will lead to your software not being thought of.


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