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. 

Fall Intern, Lawfare

The Lawfare Institute—publisher of information and insight at the intersection of national security, law, and policy—is accepting fall 2022 internship applications. The selected candidate will have the option of working remotely or in a hybrid model based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Lawfare will pay the selected intern $16.50 per hour. Applicants must be willing to commit to 35 - 40 hours per week during regular business hours (roughly 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET). The fall internship at Lawfare will run from Sept. 12  to Dec. 16, 2022.

Attorney, Office of General Council, National Security Agency

NSA OGC is seeking highly motivated, accomplished attorneys from diverse backgrounds with experience in practice areas such as litigation, cybersecurity and national security law, government contracts, administrative law, human resources, equal employment opportunity, government ethics, privacy and civil liberties, compliance programs, and Congressional affairs, who are interested in joining its elite team of lawyers. At NSA OGC, you will analyze cutting-edge technical and intelligence issues and will frequently provide legal advice that relates to high-profile current events affecting our national security. Attorneys working in NSA OGC apply their expertise, skills, and education to solve a variety of challenges not found in the private sector or at any other government agency. You will have the opportunity to make a global impact on a daily basis as you work with other top caliber professionals at the highest levels of the Agency and across the U.S. Government. This critical work ensures that Agency operations comply with the law while also protecting both our national security and our civil liberties.

Government Affairs Region Manager, R Street Institute

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. and with regional offices around the country—is seeking a Northeast region manager to join our State Government Affairs team. If you are the right fit, you will report to the director of state government affairs. We are accepting candidates who are based in or near a state capital in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. If you want to join an energetic organization and do something impactful, this may be just the opportunity you need!

In this role, you would serve as the regional ambassador and government relations point person for all of our programs, with an emphasis on integrated harm reduction, criminal justice, property and casualty insurance, and voting reforms. Your typical day could include speaking with collaborators on alternatives to incarceration, educating elected officials on policies that promote less harmful alternatives to combustible cigarettes, drafting an op-ed on free-market principles or testifying before legislative committees on our initiatives. 

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.

Postdoc Research Position in Cybersecurity Policy, Tufts University

Tufts University has an opening for a postdoc in cybersecurity policy to start in fall 2022.  Area of specialization is open but research in international and military use of cyber technologies, government regulation of security tools are of strong interest, as is work related to Russian cybersecurity policy. Current Tufts faculty conduct research in surveillance and privacy, cybersecurity incident liability, impact of legal responses to cybersecurity incidents, and privacy and security of home IoT. An aspect of this fellowship is improving cross-disciplinary background and skills to have tech-informed cybersecurity policy. The postdoc position will be from September 1, 2022 to May 30, 2024; a later start is possible (a later ending date is not). See for more information.

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.

Senior Associate, Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law

The Center on Privacy & Technology seeks a Senior Associate to lead the Center's research and advocacy in the area of immigrant surveillance. In early 2022, we plan to expand our research and advocacy to expose and curtail the surveillance capabilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In the medium term, we need an experienced, creative, energetic person to develop and execute our advocacy strategy based on our findings from almost three years of research on ICE surveillance. In the longer term, we expect the person in this role to conceive and carry out new research projects related to the surveillance of immigrant communities, and of communities of color more broadly. This is a role with a high degree of responsibility and autonomy, and room for growth within the organization.

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.