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:
- Publish original works for CERL’s blog, The Rule of Law Post
- Research critical ethical and rule of law issues affecting the United States today
Past research topics included the influence of dark money, disinformation and cyber-attacks on democratic elections, kinetic and non-kinetic grey zone conflicts, the privatization of the military, the weaponization of outer space, and using law to fight terror.
- Assist in all aspects of planning CERL’s conferences, workshops, and public programs
Past events include Democracy in the Crosshairs: Cyber Interference, Dark Money and Foreign Influence, Interrogation
and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality, and Navigating Law and Ethics at the Crossroads of Journalism
and National Security.
- Contribute to CERL’s academic publications
- Help prepare policy briefings and media appearances by CERL staff and board members
- Interact with leading academics and practitioners, including CERL Executive Board members, in the national security field