ISL is seeking an outstanding first or second-year law student to serve as a Summer Law Clerk.  The position may become part-time for the remainder of 2023.  Successful candidates will exhibit an inherent intellectual and technical curiosity along with a strong commitment to excellence and desire to succeed.  We are seeking well-rounded, personable team players who can also self-start, demonstrate initiative, and work independently.

We place a high value on prior military service and on our Company looking like America:  Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply. All candidates, nevertheless, will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

You will have the opportunity to work on challenging and sophisticated matters with Officers, senior managers, and key employees of the Corporation.  You will work with ISL’s General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Assistant Secretary and assist them with wide range of issues relating to national security, energy independence, space, and risk management and their intersection with the complicated legal system that govern them and the business of a sophisticated corporation.  You will have the opportunity to learn and understand corporate, intellectual property, contracts and government contracts, export and trade, merger and acquisition, and securities law; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); corporate governance; records management; corporate ethics; and compliance program implementation and management.


  • Rising 1L or 2L student at an ABA-approved law school.
  • Demonstrated intellectual and technical curiosity, even if not graduate of a STEM program; quick learner.
  • Work experience, especially military, is highly valued.
  • Any candidate selected for employment at ISL must be able to obtain and maintain a national-security clearance during the entire tenure of their employment with the Corporation. The need for a clearance will depend on the projects to which you may be assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Undertake legal research, analysis, reasoning, and writing, including integration and synthesis of facts and law, to reach legally sound decisions.
  • Work efficiently and quickly; be responsive to clients; manage multiple work assignments and competing priorities concurrently.
  • Communicate well and fit into an office environment consisting of professionals, (engineers, accountants, and lawyers.
  • Work independently, exercise initiative, and self-start; at the same time, work collaboratively as part of a team in a demanding environment.
  • Exercise sound judgment in challenging situations while also navigating changing circumstances.
  • Demonstrate adaptability, discretion, loyalty, integrity; approach challenges thoughtfully and creatively; commitment to team over individual success.
  • Strong commitment to excellence and desire to succeed.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume (CV), and writing sample (not more than ten pages long) with a cover sheet that describes the sample and any modifications from the original and that places it in context, if necessary.  Please also submit a transcript that shows the classes you have taken and grades received.  We desire to understand how you have been preparing technically and vocationally to become a lawyer:  Send your application to by April 7, 2023.

About ISL

ISL solves the toughest challenges, advances the state-of-the-art, and delivers effective, real-world solutions propelling customer success and providing a safer, brighter future.  We are revolutionaries focused on upending the status quo with transformative technology in the national security, energy, space, and risk management sectors for commercial and government customers. 

ISL is an industry leader in digital engineering; sensor signal processing; artificial intelligence (AI); nuclear energy and arresting climate change; space and risk management; and advanced, quality-based manufacturing.  We have a sophisticated product line for digital engineering that includes the RFView® family of products for modelling and simulation, hardware in the loop testing, training, and cloud computing (for RF analysis); SNAP (Symbolic Nuclear Analysis Package) for modelling and analyzing nuclear facilities; Passive Sonar Intercept (PSI), an exportable passive sonar system; R-Matrix for requirements management; and iCLEAR, a groundbreaking technology to direct energy output optimally.

We are active in the six communities around the country where we have facilities, supporting STEM endeavors and encouraging volunteerism among our employees.  Our employees also benefit from ISL’s belief that personal professional development is the cornerstone of technical excellence, whether in science, law, or other disciplines.  We encourage professional association membership, participation, and speaking; writing for journals and authoring books; continuing education; and other forms of training and mentorship.

ISL is a workplace where technical challenge and personal excellence create a stimulating work environment.

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