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

START seeks spring 2012 communication interns

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland is seeking two student communication interns for spring 2012.

One internship will focus on event planning and the other will focus on media relations. However, with both internships, responsibilities may include:

  • Writing and editing press releases
  • Planning and attending events
  • Writing and publishing feature stories
  • Creating media kits
  • Developing and tracking media lists
  • Monitoring social media
  • Assisting with strategic planning and implementation
  • Research


  • Junior or senior majoring in journalism, communication or a related field
  • Interest in media relations, strategic planning and public relations
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (required), Adobe Creative Suite

Students are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. The internship is available for credit only. Students are eligible, but not required, to begin training over winter break. Students should submit an application [>> Download HERE <<] , cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Jessica Rivinius at rivinius@umd.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 14.

For more information, please visit http://start.cgdevx.com/.

About START:

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland. START uses state-of-the-art theories, methods, and data from the social and behavioral science to improve understanding of the origins, dynamics, and social and psychological impacts of terrorism.

Additional information on START is available at: http://start.cgdevx.com/.