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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fall 2015 Research Assistant Internship Openings

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) is looking for qualified students (advanced undergraduate or graduate) interested in being part-time research assistant interns in the Fall 2015 semester. An intern typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar. (The number of hours can be adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements).

The priority deadline to apply is July 5, 2015. WWICS will start matching scholars and interns, but will accept intern applications after this date. Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly recommended.

For a full list of scholars and their fields of interest, please visit and click on the PDF at the bottom of the page.

The following reading and writing foreign language skills are useful and applicants should indicate their level of proficiency on the application form: Arabic, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, or Urdu

The WWICS Internship Application Form and detailed instructions can be found at:

The application materials consist of:

  • a completed WWICS Internship Application Form
  • Cover Letter (indicating academic interests or areas of interest)
  • Current Resume (indicating relevant coursework)
  • 3-to-5 page Writing Sample or excerpt of a recent research paper with separate Works
  • Cited page
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (do not have to be sealed by recommender); highlighting
  • writing, research, and/or language skills would be helpful; *if you don’t have
  • recommendation letters readily available, please include three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

Please submit your application materials in ONE COMPLETE package to:
Ms. Krishna Aniel
Intern Coordinator and Education Program Specialist
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027

Fax: (202) 691-4001

Please Note:

  • Most interns are unpaid and doing an internship for academic credit. However, a modest stipend may be available if the student is not receiving academic credit.
  • Because of the large number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact to confirm the receipt of your application. If you would like to confirm the receipt of your application, please mail it with a tracking number, delivery confirmation, or email read receipt.
  • Interviewed candidates will be contacted within approximately 4-6 weeks of the prescribed deadline. However, we may receive last minute intern requests from other scholars.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rand Paul for President Donor Relations Manager Position Available

Rand Paul for President
Donor Relations Manager

Job Requirements
A successful Donor Relations Manager will have a positive attitude, great work ethic,
and professional image. Applicants must have excellent organizational skills. Candidates
with great communication and interpersonal skills thrive in this environment. Sales
experience and a political science background is preferred but not required.

About the Job
The Donor Relations Manager is the link between the campaign and the donor
community. On a daily basis, this individual will be responsible for representing Senator
Rand Paul and his campaign for President to the nation's top community and business
leaders. This individual will work directly with senior campaign advisors to develop and
execute dynamic outreach programs custom tailored to the individual donor.

  • Part-time positions available
  • Initial base pay, commission-based compensation
  • Easily accessible location by Metro

This person will be responsible for communicating campaign activity and fundraising
programs to existing donors. This will include:

  • Calling, e-mailing, and meeting with donors
  • Maintaining accurate records on communications
  • Organizing appropriate follow-up
  • Developing relationships
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of the campaign, the candidate, and current
  • politics to communicate intelligibly with donors

For more information please send your resume to:
Patrick Wohl

START Fall 2015 Internship Program

Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
The GTD is an open source, unclassified database including information on terrorist attacks around the world since 1970 (currently updated through 2013). The database is maintained by researchers at START. The GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes over 113,000 cases. The GTD intern team is organized into the following themes:

  • GTD: Incident Location and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
  • GTD: Perpetrator Identification
  • GTD: Target Classification
  • GTD: Understanding the Patterns and Use of Weapons and Tactics
  • GTD: The Consequences of Terrorism – Casualties and Outcome
  • GTD: Coding Intern At Large (Generalist)

Unconventional Weapons and Technology
The Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division consists of a number of intensive, shorter-term research projects concentrated on research topics within the larger study of terrorism and politically violent non-state actors:

Intern positions are available in the following focus areas:

  • Unconventional Weapons Internship
  • Open Source Intelligence on Organized Crime and R/N Trafficking
  • Behavioral Indicators of Insider Threats
  • Countering Emerging Proliferation Threats in India: Terror-Crime Nexus and Trafficking Trends
  • Cyber Intelligence Collection & Assessment (Eyes of Victory)

START communications team is seeking interns to assist with START’s communication activities and products. Interns’, responsibilities will vary but may include: Writing and editing press releases and featured stories, planning and attending events, creating media kits, developing and tracking media lists and monitoring social media.

Risk Communications and Community Resilience
Government, non-profits, and other organizations rely on public communication to deliver important messages to various audiences. Professional communicators today use social scientific research to improve this process, and START’s research teams have several current and upcoming communication projects that address current research questions. Risk communication is important for delivering messages about impending storms, terrorist attacks, public health crises, and more. Interns working on this team will support several ongoing research projects as well as new projects.

START is continuing to develop the Terrorism Data Archive Dataverse. Interns for this project will learn about terrorism-related data through archiving datasets and reading over documentation. Interns will serve as Assistant Editors and would be responsible for preparing data for archiving onto the START Dataverse. Depending upon the dataset, there will also be opportunities to create Codebooks and add labels and values to the data. Interns will receive training in the archiving process.

Strategic Military Assessment Research and Transition (SMART) Projects
SMART projects focus on the relationships of violent non-state actors (terrorist, pirates, etc) and state authorities to analyze their patterns of interaction and strategies of violence.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Analytical
Interns will contribute to the construction of a global, multimodal transportation network.  Tasks will include analysis and aggregation of large-scale datasets, database triangulation, manual vector editing, extensive open-source research into traditional and illicit transportation methods, digital cartography/mapmaking, and translation of START’s qualitative research into geospatial format.  Interest/experience in global security and/or terrorism is beneficial.
TEVUS Handbook and Simulation Internship
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.

Understanding Domestic Radicalization
This internship is part of the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project, a three-year project which seeks to establish an empirical basis to investigate the underlying mechanisms and processes for individual radicalization in the United States. Previous intern teams researched information on radicalized individuals and entered it into a dataset; wrote case studies on radicalized individuals; performed quality-control checks on the dataset; performed structured qualitative analysis; and assisted project staff in conducting analysis on the quantitative data. 

Why choose an internship at START?

  • Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
  • Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
  • Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
  • Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
  • Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
  • Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
  • Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and personal growth, schedule includes simulations, career presentations and research talks.
  • Mentorship from START staff and researchers in a successful professional environment.
  • Internships can be undertaken for academic credit (depending on approval from your institution and department).

General requirements
Applicants for all internships must:

  • Have a good academic record.
  • Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
  • Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.
  • Agree to attend orientation and training.
  • Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:

Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, preferred majors and compulsory meeting times.  For specific requirements and information visit:

How to apply
Application deadline Fall 2015:
Final Deadline: midnight June 21st

Applicants should visit for access to the application system and instructions.

For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application form visit:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program: Intern Open House

Event Details
Monday, June 29, 2015
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
Sarah Sheffer
+1 202 939 2238 |

Join us for an open house for DC-area interns interested in international affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about Carnegie’s role in public policy and international relations, working in a think tank, and our Junior Fellows Program.

Carnegie scholars will speak about their careers, offer insights into the nature of their daily work, and field questions. A reception will follow with an opportunity to meet and network with our scholars and staff working on Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Russia and Eurasia, nuclear policy, democracy and rule of law, and energy and climate issues.

This event is intended for current students and interns in the Washington, DC area.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website here.

About Carnegie

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tufts University Prospective Graduate Student Days

Tufts University Prospective Graduate Student Days
July 16-17, 2015

This program seeks to connect Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors from other universities with Tufts graduate programs and is FREE TO ATTEND (including room and board).  The only cost is getting to and from Boston.  Get a chance to visit all 8 of our graduate schools and meet faculty, staff and current graduate students to learn about Tufts University graduate programs. Preference given to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.  Allied Health Science Majors! Medical School! Dental School Veterinarian Medicine! Arts, Sciences and Engineering, International Diplomacy! Urban and Environmental Planning.  Most disciplines will be represented.
Interested students may contact Ms. Yvette Dalton, for more information.  She is an associate director  in the Graduate Diversity Programs Provost's Office at Tufts University. Her phone number is (617) 627-3152 and her e-mail address is

National Archives Panel Discussion: DC Statehood and Representative Democracy

DC Statehood and Representative Democracy
Thursday June 25th 7:00pm – 8:30pm
National Archives, McGowan Theatre
The District of Columbia is unique with its absence of home rule, however the increase in its population (to one that rivals or surpasses some states) and a changing world cause many to take a second look at how hundreds of thousands of US citizens are represented – or not represented – in Congress.  While some in Congress resist a review of this voting issue, some state legislature are very active on reforming the way their representatives are chosen, for example by passing voter ID regulations.  A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the current state of our representative democracy, focusing on the unique status of the District of Columbia along with other voting rights issues.  Moderated by Lenny Steinhorn, of American University, panelist: former Mayor of DC Anthony Williams,  DC delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, former Member of Congress Jim Walsh (R-NY, 1989-2009).
This event is open and free to the public, and (202)-222-0972 may be contacted if there are additional questions.