Come Work With Just Security Summer 2019

The Just Security Summer Legal Internship is currently accepting applications for two positions: 1) a part-time Research Assistant working with Prof. Ryan Goodman and Just Security and 2) a full-time 10-week Summer Legal Internship, running from at least June 4 to August 9, 2019. Applications for both positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please see each call below for details.

Summer Legal Internship

The summer legal internship provides law students research and mentorship opportunities in the field of national security law and policy. The competitive selection process seeks to identify outstanding current students with relevant academic and professional experience who are interested in pursuing careers in national security.

Just Security is an online forum for the rigorous analysis of U.S. national security law and policy. It aims to promote principled and pragmatic solutions to national security problems that decision-makers face. The legal intern will work closely with Just Security leadership to monitor national security developments, research legal policy and background related to those developments, and write substantial pieces on national security issues to be published in Just Security.

Just Security is housed at the Reiss Center for Law and Security at NYU School of Law. In addition to becoming an integral member of the Just Security team, the legal intern may have the opportunity to work with RCLS leadership and fellows over the summer on research projects, as well as to attend the Reiss Center’s events, participate in the Reiss Center’s private convenings, and to take advantage of the national security events and fora in New York City outside of NYU. The intern will enjoy mentorship opportunities from a diverse range of national security experts, and will be exposed to the national security law and policy community that the Reiss Center works to cultivate at NYU School of Law.

Application Instructions

Please send the following to brianne.cuffe@nyu.edu with the subject: 2019 Just Security Summer Legal Internship:

  • cover letter
  • current CV
  • names and contact information of two references
  • unofficial school transcript
  • writing sample (English-language, 10 pages maximum, excerpts acceptable)

Application materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file in the order listed above. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encourage to apply early.

Funding

Due to limited resources, candidates are strongly encouraged to seek other funding sources, such as their law school’s public interest law centers, local bar foundations and Equal Justice America. NYU Law candidates are encouraged to seek PILC funding for the summer internship period.

Qualifications

Required

  • Current or recent enrollment in a law degree program (JD, LLM, or equivalent), with exceptions made on a very limited basis
  • Eligibility to intern in the United States
  • Excellent analytic, research and writing skills as demonstrated by academic record and/or writing sample(s)

Preferred

  • Work experience prior to law school
  • Training or experience in journalism
  • Experience with WordPress

Additional Information

This position has the potential for remote work.
Dates of internship are flexible.

NYU is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, disabled persons, & LGBTQ+.

 

Research Assistant

Professor Ryan Goodman and Just Security are accepting applications for a part-time summer Research Assistant.

Just Security is an online forum for the rigorous analysis of U.S. national security law and policy. It aims to promote principled and pragmatic solutions to national security problems that decision-makers face.

The student will provide editorial support to Just Security and may conduct research covering topics involving public international law, international human rights law, the laws of war, and US national security law. The student will also play a role in curating and managing Just Security’s social media presence. Students with an interest and passion for US national security law and policy are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Required

  • Current NYU Law student
  • Eligibility to work in the United States during the summer
  • Excellent analytic, research and writing skills as demonstrated by academic record and/or writing sample(s)

Preferred

  • Training or experience in journalism
  • Familiarity with relevant online databases for Congressional roll calls
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill with social media platforms

Application Instructions

Please send the following to brianne.cuffe@nyu.edu with the subject: 2019 Summer Research Assistant:

  • brief cover letter (including hours of availability per week)
  • current CV
  • names and contact information of two references
  • unofficial law school transcript
  • writing sample (English-language, 10 pages maximum, excerpts acceptable)

Application materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file in the order listed above. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encourage to apply early.

Compensation Details

$15/hour

NYU is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, disabled persons, & LGBTQ+.