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National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 250
College Park, MD
Posted: September 26 2016
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DescriptionSTART is excited to be able to offer a limited number of highly selective intern positions to students interested in working on projects for the U.S. State Department using START data (such as the GTD) and other open sources. This internship will be co-supervised by START on-site staff at the University of Maryland and by project leads at the U.S. State Department. The U.S. State Department leads will set and give feedback on tasks.
*Please note: This is an internship with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and not with the U.S. Department of State.
ResponsibilitiesStudents will gather and analyze statistics on terrorist organizations over time. Projects will include collecting the number and type of attacks over time, looking at trends, and possibly even modeling group capacity out into the future.
RequirementsInterest in terrorism and terrorism research
Record of superior academic achievement
Strong interest in research
Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum of 60 university credits
Familiarity with accessing multiple types of information resources (including texts, journal articles, media sources, web sites, etc.)
Ability to work independently
Proficient with Microsoft Excel and use of the internet
Any regional expertise, language skills, or prior research experience would be a definite asset
In addition to being able to commit to work 10 hours per week on site at the START offices for the semester, students must attend at least two meetings in downtown D.C. with the U.S. State Department project supervisors