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We are hiring!

Research Assistant-Internship

(Remote or in Washington DC)


Sharing knowledge and training people is our commitment. We believe that good research involving all the actors is key to tackle terrorism. We are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with counter the evolving threat of terrorism. 

If you want to contribute by researching and analyzing terrorism in an international team, we can give you a voice in 


Understanding the future of terrorism is key: how to tackle the threat, how to involve civil society, how to create new multilevel policies to fight terrorism is the future. 

This position will support this fight against terrorism by researching, writing, and analyzing the future and present of terrorism in the world: from financing to radicalization, new trends, the evolution of modus operandi, and future countries affected by terrorism and cyberterrorism.


This position will be encouraged to synthesize findings and compile them in brief and straight-to-the-point analysis to be published and/or used for training or internal reports.  

Work commitment: Part-time (15 hours a week) or 25 hours/week, depending on the candidate. Remote.

Period of Performance: 2021 (with the possibility of extension).

Pay: Non-Paid Internship.


  • Assist in the drafting and writing of analysis for the website and training programs. 

  • Offer research support under the supervision of the research team.

  • Support the publication of special reports and articles.

  • Synthesize research on terrorism, counter-terrorism, and several aspects of the threat.

  • Perform other research and administrative duties to create and promote training and research programs. 

  • Support public and invite-only events on the topic.



  • Graduate-level university students or pursuing a master’s degree in international relations, law, international security, terrorism, counter-terrorism, governance or another related subject is preferred.

  • Undergraduate (senior) or graduate student enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university.

  • Superior research, writing, and analytic skills.

  • Some office or research experience related to international relations, law, international security, terrorism, governance, or another related subject. 

  • Ability to synthesize ideas or data into compelling and accessible summaries or reports.

  • Strong organizational skills.



To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • A brief writing sample demonstrating your writing ability


Send a completed application as one PDF file to Dr. Patricia Pazos 

 For questions about this position please email

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. 

In Talking About Terrorism we value diversity. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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