National Security Counselors, a DC area public interest organization, is accepting applications for a legal intern for the Fall 2012 semester.
National Security Counselors was founded to further the twin ideals that the public needs to be as informed as possible about what its government does in the name of national security, and that people entangled in legal matters in this field should have reasonable access to knowledgeable legal assistance, regardless of income.The legal intern’s responsibilities and experience will include:
- Research, both factual and legal
- Drafting legal memoranda and case documents
- Developing white papers utilizing government documents to post on the organization website (intern will receive full attribution for any published work)
- Researching and writing scholarly papers for publication (if desired).Requirements include:
- Self-starter; someone who can take initiative and work independently without close supervision
- Strong writing & research skills
- Experience or coursework in FOIA, Privacy Act, or national security law preferred, but not necessary
- Knowledge of web editing tools a plus
- Previous knowledge of grant application process is ideal, but by no means necessary (the intern is intended to become the office expert on the process through independent research, so any prior knowledge is that much better)
- 3L/4L or LLM preferred, but 2L’s encouraged to applyThe position requires approximately 15-25 hours per week, but is mostly a telecommuting position on your own time; although, some in-person work time is required. The position is unpaid, but academic credit may be available depending on your school’s requirements.Please see http://www.nationalsecuritylaw.org/files/Internship.pdf (PDF) for all pertinent information.