Monday, February 20, 2017

Summer Research Internship with the International Center for Terrorism Studies

The International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) is an independent, not-for-profit policy research institute associated with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, located in Arlington, Virginia.

ICTS has sponsored, co-sponsored, and participated in over 100 seminars, briefings, and conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, India, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Ukraine. In addition, ICTS published 40 books and 18 reports on topics including Combating Foreign Affinity Terrorism in America, Terror on the High Seas (Piracy), New Iranian Leadership Challenge, and the Evolution of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy. Finally, ICTS activities were covered extensively by television, radio and press in over 40 countries.

Call for Students
ICTS Internship Description: Internship responsibilities include research assistance and administrative support, conference coordination, editorial and publication assistance, and database development.

Duties include monitoring developments and conducting research on terrorism and counterterrorism over the past two decades, peace processes, regional insurgencies and ethnic conflicts, terrorism and law, etc., developing and maintaining a database on terrorism and regional developments; compiling bibliographies and chronologies, and summarizing research materials as directed; collecting and assembling data; copy editing and proofreading; providing a full range of administrative support of the terrorism center.

Requirements: Students, with a 3.0 or higher GPA, and with a background or interest in terrorism, ethnic conflict, political violence, international affairs, history, public policy, computer science and law are preferred, though others accepted. Candidates should have relevant research experience, writing and editing experience, excellent organization and communication skills, strong MS Office skills and Internet research skills, and the ability to prioritize a heavy workload. Professional attire is expected. Interns are expected to work at least 4-5 days a week for Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters.

To learn more about ICTS and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the position’s ID number: 153439

Applications accepted until March 15, 2017.