CENTER FOR ETHICS AND THE RULE OF LAW​

CERL’s 2024 summer internship application is now open—apply today!

CERL’s Summer Internship Program

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2024, and thereafter only as space permits.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CERL’s nine-week summer internship program prepares law, graduate, and undergraduate students interested in the national security field by providing an ethics and rule of law foundation so that future perspectives, leadership, and decision-making are always rooted in the rule of law. Our interns help further CERL’s mission through research, writing, and conference planning, and gain valuable insights through conversations with national security experts on the critical issues facing our nation today. The internship begins May 28, 2024, and ends July 26, 2024.

CERL is a non-partisan institute that preserves and promotes ethics and the rule of law in national security, democratic governance, conflict, and war. CERL draws from the study of law, philosophy, and ethics and unites scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to probe critical issues through the lens of ethics and the rule of law. Using the tools of interdisciplinary engagement and open dialogue, CERL experts answer the hard questions that arise when the rule of law is threatened or violated, and provides guidance that helps safeguard U.S. democracy. Read more about CERL’s mission.

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

  • Research critical ethical and rule of law issues affecting the United States today
  • Help plan CERL’s conferences, workshops, and public programs
  • Publish original works for CERL’s blog, The Rule of Law Post
  • Help prepare CERL policy briefings and contribute to CERL academic publications
  • Interact with leading academics and practitioners in the national security field and CERL Executive Board members

FUNDING AND WORK VISAS
Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from their home institution or from outside sources; stipends will be offered on a limited basis for students who are unable to obtain funding. If accepted into the program, international students are responsible for securing the proper work visas.

TO APPLY
Applicants should complete the application form and submit a cover letter, CV or resume, transcript, writing sample, and names and contact information of two referees. Applications will be evaluated and offers will be made on a rolling basis. The application deadline is March 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2024, and thereafter only as space permits. We encourage you to apply early as space is limited!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the summer internship page on CERL’s web site. Please address any inquiries about CERL’s 2024 Summer Internship Program to cerl@appc.upenn.edu

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Submissions

Submissions to The Rule of Law Post. Please refer to CERL’s submission guidelines for additional details on the blog post format. Should your submission be accepted, we ask that you please complete the Agreement to Transfer Copyright.

Please upload text in one document under 6 mb. Preferred format as a simple text file (.txt).

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