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


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: https://umd.edu/virusinfo. 


Information Sessions (Online):

This is an opportunity to learn more about the program and to ask questions. Email internships@start.umd.edu to the attend an information session.

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.

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

 

The University of Maryland has several opportunities for students to apply for unpaid internship stipends. Please note START is not involved in the application or review process for these stipends, with the exception of the Paul Gallo Memorial Scholarship for Non-Traditional Student Interns.

Internship Listingsort ascending Internship Description Deadline Semester
Understanding Domestic Radicalization – Spring 2021
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November 8, 2020
Spring 2021
Terrorism Event Data: GTD (Global Terrorism Database) and T2V (Terrorism and Targeted Violence in the United States) – Spring 2021
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November 8, 2020
Spring 2021
Measuring Impact of Foreign Influence Operations – Spring 2021

Designed for highly motivated, high-performing students, the Unconventional Weapons & Technology Division (UWT) anticipates having opening for three internship positions for this project.

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November 8, 2020
Spring 2021
Biosecurity Threats to Central and South Americas – Spring 2021

Designed for highly motivated, high-performing students, the Unconventional Weapons & Technology Division (UWT) anticipates having openings for up to five internship positions to support this project.

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November 8, 2020
Spring 2021