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. 

Associate Editor for Social Media, The Lawfare Institute

The Lawfare Institute—publisher of information and insight at the intersection of national security, law, and policy—seeks an energetic, creative, and motivated full-time Associate Editor for Social Media. The Associate Editor for Social Media, who will report to and support the executive editor and managing editor, will lead Lawfare’s social media portfolio as well as support the editorial team in processing and preparing written articles for publication.

Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—is seeking an energetic senior fellow in cybersecurity and emerging threats to join an outstanding team that is passionate about finding real solutions to some of the toughest challenges in cyber; data privacy and security; and emerging threats. Areas of focus include U.S. cyber policy, regulation and legislation with an emphasis on cyber impacts on the private sector; emerging cyber and national security threats; and defense and military cyber issues. As part of this role, the resident senior fellow will work with the policy director to define specific research topics that align with these three categories. If you want to join a growing, upbeat organization and do something extraordinary, this may be just the opportunity you need!  Your typical day at R Street may include researching and writing exceptional policy papers, op-eds and blog posts about significant topics related to cybersecurity and emerging threats; engaging directly with leaders on key policy issue areas; and interacting with national and local media outlets to educate and provide context on the most significant cyber and emerging threats issues. 

Translational Fellow, Technology & Innovation Policy, R Street Institute

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—seeks an energetic fellow in Technology & Innovation Policy to work primarily in issue areas such as internet governance, promoting accuracy and reliability online. This position reports to the director of the Technology & Innovation Policy program. If you want to join a hardworking organization and do something outstanding, this may be just the opportunity you need! Your typical day at R Street will focus on the translation of relevant scholarship into short-form pieces designed for non-academic audiences, including policymakers. You will also engage in outreach and event facilitation for relevant scholarship and policy outputs and develop original written work.

Fall 2024 Student Volunteer Program, U.S. Cyber Command

U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is accepting applications for a highly competitive, full-time, uncompensated Student Volunteer Program (SVP) for law students who will be in their 3rd year of law school (3L) in Fall 2024. There are 2 SVP vacancies at this location. The SVP consists of a full-time (up to 40 hours per week), in-person experience for one academic semester (14-16 weeks with the potential to extend up to one academic year) at USCYBERCOM located at Fort Meade, Maryland. Qualified applicants will be considered for assignments within USCYBERCOM’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (in-house legal counsel) based on interest, skills, and qualifications. The office provides cutting-edge legal advice in new and rapidly evolving areas of law impacting military operations across the globe. The Student Volunteer(s) will be exposed to areas of international law, domestic law, and U.S. policy applicable to military cyber operations. Additionally, they will support domestic and international partnership activities, congressional relations, and administrative law matters. The SVP offers a unique opportunity for in-depth research and writing on numerous emerging laws and policies. It is a robust program that includes, but is not limited to: onboarding/welcome activities, leadership activities/experiences, mandatory/specialized training, and mentorship engagements.

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.

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.

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.