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

Summer Opportunities for Undergrads at UMD


Are you interested in learning more about the the dynamics of terrorism, with a focus on why individuals turn to terrorism, the nature of terrorist groups and group behavior, and the impact that the terrorist threat has on societies and individuals? If so, we encourage you to register for Psychology of Terrorism, being offered for undergraduate students this summer by the University of Maryland's Department of Psychology (PSYC309J). This course is open to students of all majors will be offered during Summer Session I and will be taught by START Fellow and research assistant Shira Fishman. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 4th through July 15, from 1:00pm to 4:20pm. Students in this course will be required to be actively engaged in discussions during class sessions and to complete an original group research paper and presentation.

*Note: Students planning to participate in the forthcoming Undergraduate Minor in Terrorism Studies at Maryland can use this course as one of the electives in that program. Interested students can register through UMD's Testudo system and contact Shira Fishman directly at sfishman@psyc.umd.edu for more information.


START is currently advertising unpaid internships with several research projects. Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Maryland. Undergraduates are eligible to receive academic credit for the experience through the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) Internship Program. The following projects are looking for interns:

  • Minorities at Risk
  • Terrorism Data Resource Center
  • Role of Media in Recruiting Terrorists

Information on these opportunities and the application process are available at the Education portion of this website.