Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Internship

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Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Internship

University of Maryland - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

Position Type:
Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Desired Major(s):
Arts and Humanities/Communication, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Anthropology, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Criminology and Criminal Justice, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Psychology, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Sociology, Education/Curriculum and Instruction (GRAD), Journalism, Public Policy/Public Policy (GRAD), Public Policy/Policy Studies (Ph.D.)
College Park, Maryland (United States)
The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database integrates existing and new open-source data sets to facilitate more robust and sophisticated analyses of the behaviors, operations, and activities of violent extremists within the United States. For more information on this project visit: . The TEVUS team has developed a web based interface through which users will be able to view and manipulate the data, allowing users to explore the data geographically, temporally, as well as understand the relationships between events, perpetrators and terrorist organizations captured in the TEVUS dataset.

START is seeking 2-4 interns to assist in the development of a user guide, a library of “use-cases” that will show end-users how to answer example analytical questions using TEVUS, and accompanying materials that will eventually be utilized by end-users of the TEVUS interface when it goes live in fall 2015. The Interns on this project will work with the START Training Manager who will be their primary supervisor. Through this internship, interns will become expert users of TEVUS interface, and will gain great familiarity with terrorism and extremist violence in the United States through the production of the library of use-cases.

Interns on this project must have an interest in terrorism particularly from a domestic perspective and a willingness to learn about the project and how to use the interface quickly. Additionally, candidates must be able to write concisely, proof read, have an eye for detail. This project will involve a great deal of collaborative work and so interns on this project should expect to work closely with their teammates in order to ensure the end product is of high quality and consistency.
Job Function:
Arts/Design/Planning, Communication, Creative/Design/Multimedia, Education/Teaching, Research, Sciences
Desired Class Level(s):
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate, Recent Grad (up to 1 year out), Alumnus/a (beyond 1 year out)
1 semester
Approximate Hours Per Week:
Social Science (History, Political Science, International Studies, Human Rights, Anthropology, Sociology, etc.) majors preferred but others will be considered.
Ability to write concisely and clearly is critical (this should be demonstrated in the writing sample submitted with the candidate’s application).
Interest in homeland security, particularly regarding ideologically motivated crime and how to counter it.
Comfortable using and learning new software.

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