Tuesday, March 22, 2016

START Summer 2016 Internships

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a DHS Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland, is looking for talented students for its Summer 2016 internship program. 

 We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors  (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates, graduate students, and PhD candidates. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. START is very willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours on location at START Headquarters at the University of Maryland College Park.

 The deadline to apply is April 3, 2016. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form: http://www.start.umd.edu/careers/internships

 General requirements

 Applicants for all internships must:

  ·         Have a good academic record.

  ·         Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.

  ·         Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.

  ·         Agree to attend orientation and training.

  ·         Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:

  o   A complete application form

  o   One page resume

  o   Cover letter

  o   Writing sample

  o   Unofficial transcripts from most recent institution

 Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, citizenship, preferred majors, and compulsory meeting times.