A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus 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.

Virtual Information Sessions
3 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 28
2 p.m. Wed., March 6
3 p.m. Tues., March 26

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.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to our most popular questions. For additional questions, contact internships@start.umd.edu.

                            

 

Internship Listingsort descending Internship Description Deadline Semester
Communications or Multimedia Internships - Fall 2019
The START Communications team is seeking a student to serve as a communications or multimedia intern.
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June 30, 2019
Fall 2019
GIS: Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) - Fall 2019

This internship opportunity will contribute to the expansion of START’s TransIT project. Tasks will include analysis and aggregation of large-scale datasets, manual vector editing, open-source research into global licit and illicit transportation methods, digital cartography, and translation of START’s qualitative research into geospatial formats. The GIS team is seeking up to 5 interns to assist with this effort.

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June 30, 2019
Fall 2019
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Internships - Fall 2019

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is the most comprehensive unclassified terrorism database in the world. Currently updated through 2017, the GTD details information on more than 180,000 terrorist attacks that have occurred since 1970. Data from the GTD have been featured by the BBC, CNN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Economist, The New York Times, Reuters, The Washington Post, and numerous other media outlets. The data are also used by the United States Department of State in its annual publication, Country Reports on Terrorism.

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June 30, 2019
Fall 2019
Optimizing language training through learner profiles - Fall 2019
 
The University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) is a sibling unit to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). ARLIS conducts research related to national security for the Department of Defense in the areas of human and social systems (including culture, language, and communication); artificial intelligence and human-system integration; and information engineering and advanced computing.
 
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June 30, 2019
Fall 2019
Selection for Cyber Aptitude - Fall 2019

START is excited to be collaborating with the The University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) to offer fall internships. ARLIS, formerly known as CASL (Centert for the Advanced Study of Language) is a sibling unit to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).

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June 30, 2019
Fall 2019
Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Advanced Research Internship - Fall 2019

Designed for highly motivated, high-performing students, Advanced Research Interns participate in high-level substantive research and analysis for a variety of projects within the broader unconventional weapons and technology portfolio.

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June 30, 2019
Fall 2019
Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Transnational Illicit Trafficking - Fall 2019

Students joining this internship will be conducting open source research to profile transnational criminal organizations, as well as more loosely organized criminal networks.

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June 30, 2019
Fall 2019
Understanding Domestic Radicalization - Fall 2019

This internship will support START research focused on the processes of extremist radicalization within the United States. The core component of this research portfolio is the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) dataset, the largest dataset of US-based cases of radicalization of its kind, which contains information on the trajectories, mechanisms, and consequences of violent and non-violent extremism at the individual level.

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June 30, 2019
Fall 2019