Pro Bono Opportunity – Just Security

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Just Security is an online forum for the rigorous analysis of U.S. national security law and policy, broadly defined. We approach field with an equal emphasis on international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and domestic law. Our publication aims to promote principled and pragmatic solutions to national security problems that decision-makers face. The volunteer researcher will work closely with Just Security leadership to monitor national security and foreign policy developments; research legal policy and background pertaining to those developments; review unsolicited submissions; communicate with renowned leaders in the fields of national security and human rights to recruit authors and curate articles for submission; and potentially write substantial pieces on national security, foreign policy, and human rights law to be published in Just Security. The volunteer researcher will also likely work with a team to compose the weekly series, “National Security at the United Nations This Week,” maintain an index of articles related to the coronavirus pandemic, and potentially play a role in curating and managing Just Security’s social media presence. Those with an interest and passion for U.S. national security law and policy are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Expected hours per week: A minimum of 10 


Location: Can work remotely. 


Desirable but not necessary skills:

  • Training or experience in journalism
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill with social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook
  • Experience with video editing


Applications: Applicants should send a short cover letter explaining their interest in working with Just Security, a CV, a transcript, number of hours available per week, preferred days of the week, and preferred start and end dates. Email to brianne.cuffe@nyu.edu with “Just Security application” in the subject line.

Posted in: PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER (PILC).