The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security seeks an intern for the Spring semester 2014 and one to two interns for the Summer 2014.
Preferred spring applicants will be either J.D. or LL.M. candidates with demonstrable research and writing ability.
Summer applicants may be currently in law school.
Spring duties will include working with Committee staff on national security legal and policy issues such as surveillance and intelligence, privacy, and cybersecurity. Large amount of research and writing required.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: APRIL 1, 2014
Summer internship may 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. General issues include terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, information warfare, rule of law or homeland security. Intern will also assist with annual conferences and monthly breakfast programs featuring prominent speakers in the area of national security law, including marketing and communication, especially through social media.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: April 15, 2014
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.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Holly McMahon, Staff Director
ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
1050 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036