Internship Program at ICTS
The International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) is an independent, not-for-profit policy research institute associated with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, located in Arlington, Virginia. Established in 1994, the activities of ICTS are guided by an International Research Council that offers recommendations for the study of all aspects of terrorism. ICTS is also affiliated with: the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies; the Inter-University Center for Information Warfare and Cyber-Terrorism Studies; the Inter-University Center for Science and Technology Studies; and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies (International Law Institute, Washington, D.C.).
Purpose and Scope
There exists the need to educate policymakers, and the public in general, on the nature and intensity of the terrorism threat in the twenty-first century. As a member of the academic and research community, the ICTS has an intellectual obligation, as well as a moral and practical responsibility, to participate in the international counterterrorism effort. The purpose of the ICTS therefore, is four-fold:
1. To monitor current and future threats of terrorism;
2. To develop response strategies on governmental and non-governmental levels;
3. To effect continual communication with policy-makers, academic institutions, business, media, and civic organizations; and
4. To sponsor research programs on critical issues, particularly those relating enabling technologies with policy, and share the findings nationally and internationally.
ICTS has sponsored, co-sponsored, and participated in hundreds of seminars, briefings, and conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, India, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Ukraine. In addition, ICTS published 40 books and 18 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 activities have been covered extensively by television, radio and press in over 40 countries.
Call for Students
ICTS Internship Description: internship responsibilities include research assistance, conference coordination, editorial and publication assistance, and database development.
Duties include: monitoring developments and conducting research on terrorism and counterterrorism over the past two decades, peace processes, regional insurgencies and ethnic conflicts, terrorism and law, etc., developing and maintaining a database on terrorism and regional developments; compiling bibliographies and chronologies, and summarizing research materials as directed; collecting and assembling data; copy editing and proofreading; providing a full range of administrative support to ICTS (95% research based, 5% administrative support).
Requirements: 3.0 or higher GPA with a background or interest in terrorism, ethnic conflict, political violence, international affairs, history, public policy, computer science 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 and Internet research skills, and the ability to prioritize a heavy workload. Professional attire is expected. Interns are expected to work at least 4-5 days a week for Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
Applications should be sent by the following deadlines:
(January to May) November 20
(May to September) March 20
(September to December) July 20
1. A letter of interest
2. Current resume
3. 1-2 page writing sample
4. Unofficial transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation