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Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law


The application period for the 2019 Summer Program is closed.

The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) Summer Internship Program offers professional and graduate level students an opportunity to further CERL’s efforts to promote and preserve the rule of law in national security, democratic governance, conflict, and war. Summer interns learn about the critical and cutting-edge problems facing our nation today and interact with national security and other experts and practitioners during the the 12-week program. 

CERL is a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rule of law in 21st century conflict, warfare and national security. CERL draws from the study of law, philosophy, and ethics to answer the difficult questions that arise in times of war and contemporary transnational conflicts. CERL unites scholars and policymakers from various fields in a multi-disciplinary conversation on some of the most challenging issues of our time.

CERL Interns work in teams under the supervision of CERL’s leadership and have the opportunity to: