Internship Program

Interns are central to our work. They go on to do cool stuff too!

The Center frequently has internship opportunities, and it greatly values all of the important contributions our interns make – both at CTC and during other stages of their careers.

As a CTC intern, you will be given the opportunity to participate in the premier research that the center conducts, which is regularly briefed to leaders in the counterterrorism community at all levels of the United States Government. In addition to assisting in research projects, you will be invited to:

  • Participate in briefings to top policymakers and practitioners
  • Attend selected CTC courses taught to West Point cadets
  • Support other CTC programs and events

To learn more about our internship offerings and selection process please visit the Opportunities page of our site.

After their time at CTC, our interns also go on to work in cool places where they continue to make meaningful contributions that benefit and help to advance the counterterrorism, terrorism studies, and security studies fields.

A selection of those accomplishments, and a list of CTC interns who have helped the Center after the CTC formally started its Internship Program, are highlighted below.


Former CTC Intern Admitted to Stanford PhD Program

March 30, 2018

CTC is pleased to announce that Ellen Chapin, one of CTC's former interns, was recently admitted to the PhD program at Stanford University's Political Science Department (a program that she will start in 2019). After graduating with a Master's degree from Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs in the...

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CTC summer 2021 internship search opens
The Combating Terrorism Center is now accepting applications for the Summer 2021 term of its internship program. The Summer 2021...
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CTC welcomes summer internship cohort
The Combating Terrorism Center is proud to introduce the summer cohort of its internship program. These four outstanding students, who...
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CTC Intern Co-Authors Beyond the Caliphate Belgium Report
In February 2018, the CTC published “Beyond the Caliphate: Belgium”, the fourth case study released as part of the Center’s...
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CTC welcomes new intern Mikki Franklin
The Combating Terrorism Center is pleased to welcome Mikki Franklin as its newest intern. Mikki is currently working toward her master’s...
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Current & Prior Interns

Orchi Banerjee


Former Intern

Julia Broomer


Position After CTC Returned to International Affairs and Arabic undergraduate program at George Washington University

Victoria Edwards


Position After CTC Returned to master’s degree program at Georgetown University

Cali Evans


Position After CTC IDC Herzliya’s Counterterrorism and Homeland Security master’s degree program

Owen Fahy


Position After CTC Returned to undergraduate degree program at Boston College

Daniel R. Marasa


Position After CTC Returned to Global Policy Studies master’s degree program at the LBJ School at the University of Texas; applied to law school

Sydney Mason


Position After CTC Returned to undergraduate degree program at UNC Chapel Hill

Bennett Neuhoff


Position After CTC Research associate for Ambassador Dennis Ross at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Ryan Salzman


Former Intern

Gleb Smirnov


Former Intern

Abby Trzyzewski


Position After CTC Returned to International Affairs and and Security Studies master’s degree program at Penn State

Michael Turfe


Position After CTC Returned to Business and Political Economy undergraduate degree program at NYU’s Stern School of Business, studying abroad in London and Shanghai

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