Tuesday, October 1, 2019

START Now Accepting Applications for the Spring 2020 Internship Program!

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (START), based here at the University of Maryland, is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Internship Program! The priority application deadline, for best consideration, is on Sunday, October 27th, and the final application deadline is on Sunday, November 10th. We were hoping you might be able to share the information below with any students and other contacts who you think may be interested in these opportunities!

Below is a list of opportunities available for the spring semester. Please visit our website for detailed project descriptions and more information, and to access the spring application formshttps://www.start.umd.edu/careers/internships.

  • Communications or Multimedia Internships
  • GIS: Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) 
  • Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Internships 
  • International Crisis Behavior Project (ICB)
  • State Department/START Internship 
  • Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Advanced Research Internship
  • Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Innovative Discovery of Emerging and Novel Technologies 
  • Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Transnational Illicit Trafficking
  • Understanding Domestic Radicalization 
  • Using Text Processing Tools to Study Polish & Lithuanian Social Media   
  • Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
  • Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
  • Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
  • Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
  • Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
  • Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
  • Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and personal growth, schedule includes simulations, career presentations and research talks.
  • Mentorship from START staff and researchers in a successful professional environment.
  • Internships can be undertaken for academic credit (depending on approval from your institution and department).
  • 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:
  • One page resume,
  • Cover letter,
  • Writing sample,
  • Unofficial transcripts from most recent institution.


Why choose an internship at START?

General requirements
Applicants for all internships must:

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

How to apply:
SPRING 2020:
Priority application deadline: Sunday, October 27, 2019; 11:59pm
Final application deadline: Sunday, November 10, 2019; 11:59pm

For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application forms visit: http://www.start.umd.edu/careers/internships