Spring 2024 Internship Application Form

Your Name
Contact Information
Demographic Information

If you selected other, please describe.

Note: this will not play into admissions decisions. It will only be used for data collection, and diversity recording purposes.

Citizenship and Visa Information

Non-citizens are welcome to apply, but a few of our projects require U.S. citizenship.  This is noted in the project description.

This information is requested in order to ensure sufficient time is allowed for the processing of paperwork required in relation to your Visa if you are offered an internship. Answering "no" is not considered as part of our selection criteria, as long as you can provide proof of work authorization at the time the internship offer is accepted. Please also note that although we try to make sure all paperwork is processed in time for you to participate in our program we cannot guarantee this. 

Education Information
High School Information

If you did not graduate from a high school in the United States, a U.S. territory, or DoDEA location, please indicate the first choice, "International."

Undergraduate/Baccalaureate Institution Information
Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Institution Information
Other Academic Institution Information
Other Education Information

Which START projects are you interested in?

Please indicate which of the projects below you would like to apply for. In the "other areas of interest" field, please indicate if you would like to be considered for another project, in the event you are not selected for your first choice project. You may select up to two additional projects for this question.

Previous Contact with START
Supplementary Application Materials

Please list contact details for three references:

First Reference
Second Reference
Third Reference
Required Documents

The following materials must be submitted as a packet in one PDF file in this order:

1. One-page cover letter addressing the following items:

  • Why are you interested in interning at START?
  • How did you become interested in terrorism studies?
  • Highlight your research and data experience

2. One-page resume

3. Unofficial transcript(s)

One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
Information on stipends
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  • Due to the high volume of applications, only top candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 
  • All internships include a stipend of $2,250 for the fall and spring semesters, and $3,000 for the summer term
  • Any successful applicant will be asked to respond with a firm acceptance within 48 hours of the offer being made. Failure to respond could result in your place being given to another applicant.
  • Failure to complete this form in full or submit the proper materials according to the directions provided above could result in your application being rejected without further consideration.
  • All interns must attend START Intern Orientation.
  • All interns must be able to participate in the internship program for the duration of the program/semester dates. 

Conditions of Employment:

Intern offers are contingent on completion of a background check.  A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment. Prior to any adverse decision, individuals will have an opportunity to provide information to the University regarding their background check. Individuals will also be provided an opportunity to appeal any decision prior to a final outcome.

Additionally, accepted interns will be required to complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Authorization, which may require in-person delivery. Lastly, accepted interns will be required to complete a Federal W4, State W4, and Direct Deposit forms. Non-U.S. Citizens will have additional tax/payroll paperwork to complete. The inability to complete any of these documents or processes may result in the internship offer being rescinded.

If you have difficulty submitting your application or have questions about your application status, please contact us at internships@start.umd.edu. To request an ASL interpreter or other accommodations, please email diverseterps@umd.edu.

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