Monday, September 28, 2015

Spring 2016 Internships with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

DESCRIPTION
START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of research projects and teams. During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism. They are versed in the critical questions tackled by homeland security practitioners, policy makers and researchers, and are mentored in a professional environment geared toward student success. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security scholars and practitioners through real-world research experience.

START’s internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution. Each internship lasts for one term. Participants work at least 10 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours/week during the summer. Our internships can be undertaken for academic credit, and this is highly encouraged. Interns participate in a program of enrichment and career development opportunities. All interns are required to work onsite with their research project staff. Because interns work directly with our researchers and staff on current research projects, the internship positions vary depending on our research portfolio.

Spring 2016 Internship Program Notes and Application:

Priority Application Deadline: October 30, 2015 (Please note that for some projects, this is the FINAL deadline. See project descriptions for more details.)
Final Application Deadline: November 13, 2015
Mandatory Intern Orientation: January 21-22, 2016
Final Day of Program: May 6, 2016
Questions? Contact internships@start.umd.edu.