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The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)

Founded in 1996, the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) is one of the leading academic institutes for counter-terrorism in the world, facilitating international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism. ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability and risk assessment, intelligence analysis and national security and defense policy.

ICT’s Internship Program

ICT offers unpaid year round internships for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.  Interns will be provided with the opportunity to contribute to the Institute’s daily research activities and events, while under the supervision of a senior ICT researcher or staff member. The Internship takes place at the Institute itself, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. The ICT Internship lasts a minimum of three months and participants work a minimum of 28 hours a week.  Interns will also have the opportunity to attend seminars and lectures lead by prominent academics, practitioners and decision-makers.

What projects are available for ICT Interns?

Past ICT Interns have worked on the following projects:

  • World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: ICT’s Annual Conference
  • Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group
  • ICT Terrorist Incidents and Profiles Database
  • ICT Cyber-Desk Review
  • The Islamist Radicalization Index
  • De-radicalization Processes
  • Jihadi Arenas and Terrorist Networks
  • Terrorist Rationality and Decision-Making
  • Articles on current events related to terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • Mapping theaters of Jihad (in Hebrew)
  • Working Groups (in Hebrew)


How to Apply?

Please send your full application via email to; please attach your CV, academic transcript, a writing sample, an academic letter of recommendation, and a short letter of motivation explaining why you are interested in interning at the ICT. In addition, please include the potential date of your internship.  Please send all documents in one complete application. 

Acceptance into the internship is pending on an evaluation process.

More information about internships at ICT in the article from The IDC Herzliyan.