Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Internship Opportunity with the ICONS Project

The ICONS Project is looking for a student to join their team as an intern during the Spring 2017 semester. Please note that while the announcement indicates a preference for graduate level students, we are very interested in undergraduates with regional expertise or advanced research skills. 

The International Communication and Negotiation Simulations Project (ICONS) is a unit of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, College Park. ICONS is an experiential learning center that uses web-based simulations, face-to-face training, and policy forecasting and analysis to help public and private sector organizations solve complex problems. The ICONS Project uses its simulations to support private and public sector professionals with training and policy-oriented consultation in conflict resolution, decision making, negotiations, leadership, and crisis management. Our Policy Division focuses on supporting think tanks and federal government agencies as they tackle complex national security challenges. Our Education Division places high school and college students from around the globe in challenging online simulation and gaming exercises that allow them to role-play how to resolve contentious geo-political issues.

The ICONS Project is seeking one intern for the Spring 2017 semester. The intern will:

  • Work with the ICONS staff in researching and developing simulations
  • Learn ICONS simulation methodology
  • Support ICONS clients (e.g. government agencies, think tanks, colleges and universities, corporate clients, and NGOs)
For additional information regarding the internship, or to apply, please visit our website. Applications are due November 4th.

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