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

Students of all stripes find success at START

In addition to START’s own internship program, several students from other organizations will be working with START researchers this summer on a wide range of different projects.

These other programs include the Robertson Foundation for Government Fellowship, the University of Maryland’s Summer Research Initiative and the Research for Intelligence & Security Challenges (RISC) Initiative internship.

The students will be working on various START projects and teams including Global Responses to Asymmetric Threats, the Radicalization and Disengagement (RaD) team, the Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) and the Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT) division.

With their Fellowship opportunity, the Robertson Foundation for Government (RFG) addresses the critical need for highly qualified, committed, globally aware individuals to serve the public as national leaders in roles that relate to international issues, foreign policy and national security. The foundation seeks to support outstanding graduate students who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, with a common embrace of government service as a future calling.

Additionally, the Summer Research Initiative (SRI) is part of the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS)'s commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing graduate degrees in social, behavioral and economic sciences.

Finally, the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) runs the RISC Initiative internship, which is a 10-week program pairing students with mentors from the UMD campus and the Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC) community. Students are introduced to career opportunities with the DoD and IC as they develop their technical capabilities and subject matter expertise through hands-on real-world problems posed by government operators and supported with realistic data sets and other materials.