|Where:||The American Bar Association|
Standing Committee on Law and National Security
The ABA offices are located at 740 15 th Street, NW, Washington, DC three blocks from Metro Center or the Farragut West Metro and very accessible by bus.
|When:||2-3 days a week (flexible) each semester and Summer as well.|
|What:||Seeking an individual to intern with the committee. The position is an unpaid internship.|
|Duties:||Will include assisting the Director in the development and execution of daily business of the committee. Will assist and attend meetings, programs and cover hearings or other business on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Standing Committee. Issues include terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, information warfare, rule of law or homeland security. Intern will work on monthly newsletter (proofreading, research) and will assist with annual conferences and monthly breakfast programs featuring prominent speakers in the national security law area. Intern will also assist in website maintenance.|
|Requirements:||Undergraduate applicants need to be of Junior year standing or higher. Recent graduates and Graduate students are also welcome to apply.|
Knowledge of HTML or Adobe Acrobat and Pagemaker; and Microsoft applications preferred.
|Background on Committee:|
The Standing Committee on Law and National Security conducts studies, sponsors programs and conferences, and administers working groups on law and national security related issues. The committee's activities are designed to assist policymakers, to educate lawyers, the media and the public, and to enable the committee to make recommendations to the American Bar Association governing body.
The standing committee provides research and advice on such subjects as: the congressional role in intelligence oversight, the legal system's ability to cope with transnational terrorism, the promotion of the rule of law in the intelligence and law enforcement communities, operations international law in the conduct of the military, and the role of law in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Holly McMahon, Staff Director