In order to become an NCTN Virtual Intern, you must be:
- Enrolled in a baccalaureate or master’s program relevant to some aspect of terrorism and or national security
- Approved by the NCTN Board of Committee
To provide enhanced community engagement on issues relevant to national security and private sector security through subject matter expertise, improved community structure, outreach, liaison and education. Interns can gain valuable experience and contacts through analysis, rich community engagement and grassroots leadership. The NCTN benefits from the Program by scaling in a healthy way to meet real needs of the community and increasing collaboration across organizations.
- Virtual and Global
SCOPE OF WORK:
The NCTN offers to assist interns get introduced to terrorism as well as mentoring future experts in counter terrorism. These programs evolved out of the NCTN initiatives and have replaced the structured internship program offered by many other organizations.
This program is virtual by nature and the Intern will be provided with a letter of appointment similar to a structured internship. The NCTN will endeavour to recommend Interns based on recommendations to employment and that will enhance their professional networks.
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS OF INTERNS
- Prepare one new article to the NCTN Publication site once a month
- Adhere to posting rules set by the NCTN
- Participate at least once as an author or editor in an IACSP NCTN eBook project
- Provide research specific topics agreed by the NCTN
- Attend conference on behalf of the NCTN within home-base or regionally
- Assist in maintaining website article uploads or email blast
ADDITIONAL ROLES & EXPECTATIONS
Interns are expected to commit 15 hours a week to various tasks outlined above according to their expertise and availability. The length of the program is up to 3 months but is renewable upon satisfactory work done for the NCTN. The first one and a half months are trial period designed to build trust and determine areas where you are most capable to excel
SUPERVISION AND MENTORSHIPS
Interns will report directly to the Nordic Regional Director or an assigned Officer of the NCTN office or the Director for Programs unless otherwise directed
At this point, this program does not convey any course credit value
The Program is currently unpaid and remuneration is in the form of increased exposure of the participants in the national security community.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
- Submit a letter of intent to the NCTN addressed to the Nordic Regional Director
- Email your motivational letter, resume and one writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line RE: NCTN INTERNSHIP
- If approved, you will be invited to join the NCTN to stat your involvement and to address any questions you might have.