International Center for Terrorism Studies Internship, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies – VA

The International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) educates policymakers and the public in general on the nature and intensity of the terrorism threat in the 21st century. 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 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: internship responsibilities include research assistance, conference coordination, editorial and publication assistance, and database development.


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).


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:
Semester Deadline
Spring (January to May) November 20
Summer (May to September) March 20
Fall (September to December) July 20

To apply for the internship position, please send a complete application package via email to, including:
1. A letter of interest
2. Current resume
3. One to two-page writing sample
4. Unofficial transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation

Interested? Read more here.

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