A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

START fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment to create a team to meet the needs of the homeland security enterprise and train the next generation of scholars and practitioners. 

Internships


Internships

START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of research projects and teams. During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism. They are versed in the critical questions tackled by homeland security practitioners, policy makers and researchers, and are mentored in a professional environment geared toward student success. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security scholars and practitioners through real-world research experience.

START’s internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution. Each internship lasts for one term. Participants work at least 10 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours/week during the summer. Our internships can be undertaken for academic credit, and this is highly encouraged.  Interns participate in a program of enrichment and career development opportunities. All interns are required to work onsite with their research project staff. Because interns work directly with our researchers and staff on current research projects, the internship positions vary depending on our research portfolio.

Questions? Contact internships@start.umd.edu.

   

Internship Listingsort descending Internship Description Deadline Semester
Communications- Fall 2016

Communications Internship

Supervisor: Jessica Rivinius rivinius@start.umd.edu and Beth Schwartz eschwar4@umd.edu​

Description of internship responsibilities and duties:

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
Developing Technology in Explosive Detection Dogs- Fall 2016

Developing Technology in Explosive Detection Dogs Internship

Supervisor: Sgt. Samuel Jones and Amy Pate (apate@umd.edu) 

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
GIS: Illicit Trafficking- Fall 2016

GIS - Illicit Trafficking

Supervisors: Joshua House (jmhouse@umd.edu), Tunde Oyinloye (boyinloy@umd.edu), and Marcus A. Boyd (boydma@umd.edu)

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
GIS: Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence- Fall 2016

Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence:

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
Global Terrorism Database (GTD)- Fall 2016

Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Fall 2016 Internships

Topics and Supervisors:

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
ICONS Project- Fall 2016

ICONS Project Internship

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
Narratives/Counter-Narratives Online Library- Fall 2016

Narratives/Counter-Narratives Online Library Internship

Supervisor: Alejandro J. Beutel  ajbeutel@start.umd.edu

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
Risk Communication and Community Resilience- Fall 2016

Risk Communication and Community Resilience 

Supervisor: Holly Roberts hroberts@umd.edu

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
Social Media and Social Unrest- Fall 2016

Social Media and Social Unrest Internship

Supervisor: Amy Pate (apate@start.umd.edu

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
START/State Department Terrorist Organizations- Fall 2016

START/State Department, Terrorist Organizations Internship – Fall 2016

DESCRIPTION

START 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.

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
Understanding Domestic Radicalization- Fall 2016

Understanding Domestic Radicalization Internship

Supervisor: Patrick James pajames@umd.edu 

Description

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
UWT: Advanced Research Internship (ARI)- Fall 2016

UWT: Advanced Research Internship (ARI) 

Supervisor: Gary Ackerman, gackerman@umd.edu

 

·        Description of internship responsibilities and duties

 

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
UWT: Aviation Insider Threat Research- Fall 2016

UWT: Aviation Insider Threat Research

Supervisor: Gabrielle Matuszan, matuzsan@umd.edu

 

·        Description of internship responsibilities and duties

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
UWT: Behavioral Indicators of Insider Threats- Fall 2016

UWT: Behavioral Indicators of Insider Threats

Supervisor: Cory Davenport, cdavenpomatuzsan@umd.edu

 

·        Description of internship responsibilities and duties

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
UWT: Project Leviathan- Fall 2016

UWT: Project Leviathan

Supervisor: Gabrielle Matuszan, matuzsan@umd.edu and Daniel Smith, dsmith32@umd.edu

 

·        Description of internship responsibilities and duties

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
UWT: Project Odin: Transnational Illicit Trafficking- Fall 2016

UWT: Project Odin: Transnational Illicit Trafficking

Supervisor: Salma Bouziani (bouziani@umd.edu) and Steve Sin (sins@umd.edu)

 

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
UWT: Project Prometheus- Preventing the "Fire Storm"- Fall 2016

UWT: Project Prometheus- Preventing the "Fire Storm"

Supervisors: Salma Bouziani (bouziani@umd.edu), James Halverson (jhalvers@umd.edu) and Steve Sin (sins@umd.edu)

 

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016
UWT: Terrorist Ideology Project- Fall 2016

UWT: Terrorist Ideology Project

Supervisor: Herbert Tinsley, htinsley@umd.edu

·        Description of internship responsibilities and duties

 

Learn More
July 10, 2016 Fall 2016