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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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DescriptionThis internship is part of the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project, the largest known dataset of US-based cases of radicalization of its kind, which explores the trajectories, mechanisms, and consequences of violent and non-violent extremism. PIRUS and its related projects have already generated significant attention among policymakers and scholars, and PIRUS researchers have written several reports and articles derived from the data.
Spring interns will assist PIRUS researchers to expand and improve the quality of the PIRUS dataset by conducting in-depth research on radicalized individuals using publically available sources and then synthesizing and recording the information for eventual inclusion into the dataset. By working on this project, interns will gain invaluable experience of what it is like to work on a project with significant and real-time impact upon countering violent extremism policies in the United States. Interns will also acquire insight into the processes of radicalization, the contemporary state of extremist ideologies and groups in the United States, as well as transferable skills in conducting open-source research.
Experience with open-source research and social science methods
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
Strong interest in research
Ability to work independently and in small groups
Students with knowledge of domestic extremist groups, forensic psychology, and radicalization are strongly encouraged to apply