Friday, September 11, 2020

START Spring 2021 Internship Program Now Accepting Applications!

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 2021 Internship Program! Given the COVID-19 pandemic, START is currently planning to offer our spring internship program remotely pending further guidance from the University of Maryland.

You can find the most up-to-date information that UMD offers on COVID-19 and campus operations at this link: The priority application deadline, for best consideration, is on Sunday, October 25th, and the final application deadline is on Sunday, November 8th. 

Why choose an internship at START?

  • 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). 

How to apply:

Please visit for internship project descriptions, qualifications, and the spring 2021 application webform. Interested candidates must submit an application via START's website here.  

Spring 2021 application deadlines:

Priority application deadline: Sunday, October 25, 2020; 11:59pm

Final application deadline: Sunday, November 8, 2020; 11:59pm