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Research Intern (Part-Time)

The International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) educates policymakers and the public in general on the nature and intensity of terrorism threats in the 21st century. The ICTS has sponsored, co-sponsored, and participated in hundreds of seminars, briefings, and conferences in the United States, UK, France, India, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine, etc. In addition, the ICTS has published over 40 books and numerous reports on topics including Super Terrorism: Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear; Terrorism and the Law; terrorist group profiles of ETA (Spain) and Usama bin Laden's al-Qaida; Terrorism: U.S. Perspectives; Information Warfare and Cyber-Terrorism; Terrorism and Business; and Legal Aspects of Terrorism in the United States.


ICTS Internship Description: Working with Professor Yonah Alexander, a pioneer and titan in the industry, is a very special opportunity. Click here to view his most recent award from Security Magazine. As a member of the ICTS team, you will have the opportunity to conduct fast-paced research on relevant topics of your choice. You will learn valuable life-long skills to improve your research, writing, and analysis that are applicable to the professional world. You can make your own schedule and are expected to work between 10-20 hours per week. The internship typically lasts the duration of an academic semester but exceptions can be made in certain circumstances.


Intern Duties: Conducting research on terrorism and counterterrorism; Monitoring regional insurgencies, ethnic conflicts and peace processes; Developing and maintaining a database on terrorism and regional developments; Compiling bibliographies, chronologies, and summarizing research materials as directed; Collecting and assembling data; Contributing to ICTS publications and reports by assisting with copy editing and proofreading; As well as providing a full range of administrative support. (90% research based, 10% administrative support).


Requirements: 3.25 or higher GPA with a background or interest in terrorism, ethnic conflict, political violence, international affairs, history, public policy, and law are preferred, though others accepted. Foreign language and international experience are desired. Candidates should have relevant research, writing, and editing experience, excellent organization and communication skills, strong MS Office skills, and the ability to prioritize a heavy workload. 


To apply for the internship position, please send a complete application package via email to A complete package should include:
1. A cover letter
2. Current resume
3. Two (2) letters of recommendation 
4. Unofficial transcript
5. Short writing sample (1-3 Pages)

Apply for the Spring Semester (January to May) by November 20th.
Apply for the Summer Semester (May to September) by March 20th.
Apply for the Fall Semester (September to December) by July 20th.

(Extensions Available Upon Request) 

Academic Credit: 

We are more than happy to assist students with receiving academic credit through their respected Institution upon successful completion of the internship. Some educational institutions require prior approval before the start of an internship for academic credit. It is the responsibility of the student to check with their institution to be sure they meet any requirements before they accept a position. 

 This position complies with the Fair Labor Standard Act.