Examining the Current Online Countering Violent Extremism Landscape

Project Title Examining the Current Online Countering Violent Extremism Landscape
Project Summary Assist the CVE Task Force in identifying and reporting developments and trends in domestic countering violent extremism efforts through news, media, and online messaging.
Country United States
Agency Homeland Security Department
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 5
Project Description

The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Task Force was convened by the White House in January 2016 and hosted at the Department of Homeland Security brings together the best resources and personnel from across the executive branch to ensure that we face the challenge of violent extremism in a unified and coordinated way. The CVE Task Force’s Digital Strategy line of effort leverages technology to engage, empower, and connect CVE stakeholders, support CVE communications, and identify and develop public-private partnerships with CVE stakeholders to support efforts to counter violent extremist narratives online. Every week, the intern will be expected to write a report to summary of the domestic CVE current events portrayed in the media. By the end of the program, the intern will produce a paper analyzing the trends identified from the weekly reports. The intern will also help organize the CVE Task Force contacts and organization/partner database.

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Additional Information

Time frame of project: Nov/Dec – June (time frames flexible). Those with previous coursework/work experience (or degree purist) in foreign policy, terrorism, political science, and counter-terrorism strongly preferred.