The Lawfare Job Board

The following are job announcements of potential interest to Lawfare readers. If you have an announcement to add to the page, email us with the position title, a link to the posting and a two sentence summary of the position. 

Spring 2023 Intern, Lawfare

The Lawfare Institute—publisher of information and insight at the intersection of national security, law, and policy—is now accepting Spring 2023 internship applications. The selected candidate will have the option of working remotely or in a hybrid model based in Washington, D.C. Applications for this internship will be accepted on a rolling basis. 



  • Work with Associate Editors to monitor national security and foreign policy developments;
  • Write “Today on Lawfare,” a compilation of Lawfare’s coverage of national security and legal news, 4-5 times per week;
  • Write “The Week that Will Be,” a weekly feature that outlines upcoming events, academic announcements, and employment announcements;
  • Work with the Associate Editors to co-write a deep-dive analytical piece on a relevant national security law and policy issue;
  • Write “The Week that Was,” a weekly piece that provides a guide to the week’s Lawfare publications.

Research: Provide research support to the Lawfare editorial team and management as needed.

Maintaining the site: Tag and categorize Lawfare posts; track relevant congressional hearings; assist Associate Editors with production of the Lawfare Podcast, Lawfare Live, and other programs.

Program Officer, National Governing Institutions, The Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, seeks a collaborative and outcomes-driven Program Officer for its National Governing Institutions strategy. As a key member of the U.S. Democracy Program, the Program Officer will lead the foundation’s efforts to strengthen our nation’s legislative and executive branches, making them more resilient, responsive, effective, and inclusive institutions in the face of our increasingly polarized politics. Over the next five years, the U.S. Democracy Program’s grant budget is expected to increase substantially from its current level of $30M, in response to pressing challenges.

Research Assistant, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative

The Research Assistant (RA) will support the program with a variety of research, communications, convening, and administrative activities. S/he will assist with the day-to-day administration of the Program, including preparation of public documents and communications, event coordination, financial and funding reporting, fundraising support, and database management. As the incumbent gains knowledge of tech policy issues, s/he will contribute increasingly on research and track developments in technology policy. This is likely to include contributing to the development of analysis and written products, providing research support to DIDI Director and other team members, and conducting independent research and data collection.

Professor of Practice for National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations Law, The George Washington University Law School

The George Washington University Law School seeks applications for a Professor of Practice specializing in national security, cybersecurity, and foreign relations law, beginning as early as Spring 2023, for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second and third three-year terms. This is a non-tenure track, specialized faculty position. Responsibilities would include teaching and mentoring students and participating in the development, promotion, and administration of the National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations Program. The Professor of Practice position will also afford the opportunity to publish legal and policy-related writing. The University and Law School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women, persons of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply for this position.

Impact Associate/Paralegal, Protect Democracy

Protect Democracy seeks highly motivated individuals to join our team as Impact Associates/Paralegals. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of our impact projects, which span litigation, policy reform and advocacy, strategic communications, research and data analysis. Prior paralegal and/or litigation support experience is strongly preferred. You can work from any location in the United States, and candidates from diverse backgrounds and from across the political and ideological spectrum are strongly encouraged to apply.

Operations Manager, Reiss Center on Law and Security & NYU Center for Cybersecurity

The Reiss Center on Law and Security (RCLS) and NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) at NYU School of Law are seeking a full-time Operations Manager to coordinate our day-to-day operations and help develop and execute our long-term strategic vision. The Operations Manager will work closely with the leadership and affiliates of the centers to advance innovative and high-profile programming on real-world problems in the fields of national security and cybersecurity, all within the academic setting of a top-tier law school in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. The Operations Manager is an integral part of a dynamic team, with responsibilities and opportunities across the programming, finance/grants, human resources, and communications work of our centers. This position reports to the RCLS Executive Director and the CCS Chair, and oversees operational aspects of the work of a Program Associate and interns. We are looking for an entrepreneurial and self-driven candidate with a background in management and operations; someone who can solve problems, adapt to changing situations, exercise good judgment, and apply keen attention to detail while juggling multiple priorities.

Research Assistant, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

The National Security Institute (NSI) at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is dedicated to finding practical answers to national security law and policy questions.

  • NSI seeks research assistants for in-person work during regular business hours (8:30-5).
  • Student research assistants support NSI fellows, staff, and faculty on scholarly publications and policy papers, NSI’s “Fault Lines” podcast, Congressional testimonies, and more.

Request for Resumes, Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense (DoD), is reviewing the resume file for potential candidates for a number of Schedule A, Excepted Service, attorney positions that are under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) and support the intelligence and security practice areas.