A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Internships at START Available for Spring 2010

Internships Now Available START is pleased to announce five for-credit internships for Spring 2010 for University of Maryland Students. All internships are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Four of the internships involve research supporting major START projects and the final internship involves research in conjunction with the National Counterterrorism Center. Click on the project links below for more information on each internship project.

  • The Counterterrorism Project (CTP) uses qualitative research methods to analyze the effectiveness of countermeasures employed against five terrorist organizations that attack or threaten to attack the United States.
  • The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open source, incident-level database that tracks characteristics of terrorist attacks between 1970 and 2007.
  • The Terrorism and Ethnic Political Violence Project examines organizations that represent ethnic minorities' use of violent and non-violent tactics to achieve political goals.
  • The Terrorism Research Information Clearing House (T-RICH) project uses metadata analytic techniques to compile and catalog START studies.
  • The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) sponsors the World Incidents Tracking System (WITS), which is the unclassified, open source database of terrorist incidents that serves as a companion to NCTC's classified information resources.

Please send general questions about START's internship program to education@start.umd.edu. For project-specific questions, please contact the internship supervisor listed under each project on the internship website start.cgdevx.com/start/education/internships.