START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of research projects. During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism. They are versed in critical questions being tackled by homeland security practitioners, policy makers and researchers, and mentored in a professional environment geared toward student success. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security scholars and practitioners through real-world research experience.

START’s internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution.

Each internship lasts for one term (Fall, Spring, Summer). Participants work at least 10 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours/week during the summer. All interns are required to work onsite with their research project staff. Because interns work directly with our researchers and staff on current research projects, the internship positions vary depending on our research portfolio.

Our internships can be undertaken for academic credit, and this is highly encouraged.  Interns participate in a program of enrichment and career development opportunities.

Current Internship Opportunities
Spring 2017 Internship Program
Application Deadline: November 4, 2016 11:59pm

For questions about the internship program or opportunities, please contact

In addition to the internships offered by START, click on the label Internships to find other internships outside of the START Program. These internships however, are not endorsed by START.