IUCTS Internship Program

at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies


Call for Students and Recent Grads


Hundreds of interns, including undergraduate and graduate students, have worked with IUCTS. They came from universities such as Amsterdam, Ankara, Antwerp, Beirut, Berkeley, Bogota, Boston, Bucharest, Cairo, Carnegie Mellon, Central Florida, Chicago, Columbia, Copenhagen, George Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, Hebrew, Istanbul, Johns Hopkins, London, London School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan, Moscow State, New York, Notre Dame, Oxford, Paris, Princeton, Rome, St. Andrews, Stanford, Stockholm, SUNY, Syracuse, Tel Aviv,Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, William and Mary, and Yale. 


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; developing and maintaining a database on terrorism and regional developments; compiling bibliographies and chronologies; 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 per week for Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.


Application Deadlines


Internship applications should be sent by the following dates:






November 20 



March 20



July 20




To apply for the internship position, please send a complete application package via email to icts@potomacinstitute.org, including:


1. A letter of interest

2. Current resume

3. 1-2 page writing sample

4. Unofficial transcript

5. Two letters of recommendation

IUCTS Highlights



May 20, 2019

"Jerusalem and Washington: A Life in Politics and Diplomacy” with Ambassador Zalman Shoval"


May 14, 2019

"The Role of Diplomacy in the World's Future"


April 30, 2019

"The Current State of American Diplomacy and Future Outlook"


March 28, 2019

"Biological Terrorism: International Dimensions"


Additional past events 



The Jerusalem Post on July 13, 2019:

"Establish a chemical and biological WMD Free Zone in the Middle East Now"

By Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig


The Times of Israel
on January 25, 2019: "There's good reason to fear Iran's global reach" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig


The Times of Israel on September 26, 2018: "The battle for the new Syria"

by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig