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. 

Internship, The Lawfare Institute

The Lawfare Institute—publisher of information and insight at the intersection of national security, law, and policy—is now accepting fall 2022 internship applications. The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 10, 2022.

Director, Federal Government Affairs, 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 Director of Federal Government Affairs to coordinate strategy and manage the federal government affairs team. If you are the right fit, you will report to the Vice President of Public Affairs. If you want to join a hardworking organization and do something outstanding, this may be just the opportunity you need!

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.

Call for Papers, American Journal of International Law

The American Journal of International Law is issuing a worldwide call for papers for an Agora symposium to be published in the October 2022 issue of the Journal. The topic – “The War in Ukraine and the Future of the International Legal Order” recognizes that the present crisis raises foundational questions about the international legal order that extend beyond the facts of this case. More information about the Agora can be found here. Submission deadline is June 20, 2022.

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.

Program Coordinator, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, DC)

The program coordinator will support GMF’s Asia Program on a variety of convening and research activities that foster transatlantic cooperation related to Asia. S/he will assist with the day-to-day program operations including drafting grant proposals and reports, tracking budgets and expenses, contact database updates, program updates (website, calendar, team call notes, booklet, and op-ed collections), managing interns, and providing research and editorial support. The program coordinator will provide logistical support for the Japan, Taiwan, and Korea portfolios which includes the Japan Trilateral Forum, the Taiwan Trilateral Forum, the Young Strategists Forum, and other events. S/he will also take the lead in supporting the Asia Program’s U.S.-based convening. 

External Affairs Officer, Digital Innovation Democracy Initiative, the German Marshall Fund

This position will interact with national legislative bodies and government agencies to represent and protect the organization’s business plans and interests. S/he will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for DIDI’s public messaging needs, including engagement with media and outreach to various audiences across the United States and Europe and proactively message DIDI’s work to the public. S/he will also be involved with outreach to civil society stakeholders.  

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.