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



March 1, 2018

"Balkan Security Challenges: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"


February 27, 2018

"Punctuated Equilibria Paradigm and Security in the Modern World"


February 9, 2018

Combating Terrorism: Reflections over the Generations


January 31, 2018

National, Regional, and Global Terrorism: An Israeli Perspective


December 19, 2017

Security Challenges in the Balkans: Quo Vadis?


December 7, 2017

Egypt-U.S. Strategic Partnership


November 20, 2017

Spanish-U.S. Strategic Partnership


November 13, 2017

Czech Republic-U.S. Strategic Partnership


October 31, 2017

Can the State System and Separatism Co-Exist?


September 11, 2017

Al-Qa'ida: Sixteen Years After 9/11 and Beyond


August 24, 2017

Combating Biological Terrorism: Roadmaps for Global Strategies


June 29, 2017

The Role of Diplomacy in Combating Terrorism


June 9, 2017

European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies: Quo Vadis?


May 24, 2017

"Is a New Middle East Strategic Order Emerging?"


April 20, 2017

"Terrorism and the Media: Dilemmas for Government, Journalists, and the Public"


April 13, 2017

"Security Challenges in Africa: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"


March 23, 2017

"Preventing WMD Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook" 


February 23, 2017

"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"


December 16, 2016

"Latin America's Security Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era"


Additional past events 



The Times of Israel on October 25, 2017: "Nuclear Terrorism: Before its too late" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig