Monday, September 19, 2016

Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) Internship Opportunity

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is looking for interns (of all majors) for the Spring 2017 semester! During the internship, interns will receive mentoring, training, and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. START will work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake the internship for credit. Internships are unpaid and students must be able to work at START Headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Please visit our website for more information about our projects and to access the application form: https://www.start.umd.edu/careers/internships. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 11:59pm.

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) was established in 2005 as a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, tasked with utilizing state-of-the-art theories, methods, and data from the social and behavioral sciences to improve the understanding of the origins, dynamics, and social and psychological impacts of terrorism. START was funded by an initial $12 million grant from DHS to complete projects in the research areas of terrorist group formation and recruitment, terrorist group persistence and dynamics, and societal responses to terrorist threats and attacks.


In 2009, START was recognized by DHS for outstanding contributions to the security of the United States for its long-term support of the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), an open-source database including information on more than 113,000 domestic and international terrorist events around the world since 1970. More information on the GTD can be found at http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/.


Inquiries regarding the application form or general questions about our internships should be directed to internships@start.umd.edu.