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Sal Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo Columbia University
A Brief History of Symbiote DefenseTuesday, October 31st
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

 Fright Night Imge

Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?
ISTS Looks at the Dark Web on Halloween Night
Tuesday, October 31st
Sudikoff  045 Trust Lab (dungeon)
7:30 PM - RSVP
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Recent Talks

Dan Wallach

STAR-Vote: A Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable Voting System

Professor Dan Wallach
Rice University
Thursday April 27, 2017
Carson L01, 5:00 PM

Ben Miller Dragos

Pandora's Power Grid - What Can State Attacks Do and What Would be the Impact?

Ben Miller
Chief Threat Officer, Dragos, Inc.
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Kemeny 007, 4:30 PM
Brendan Nyhan




Factual Echo Chambers? Fact-checking and Fake News in Election 2016.

Professor Brendan Nyhan
Dartmouth College
Thursday May 4, 2017
Rocky 001, 5:00 PM

Dickie George


Espionage and Intelligence

Professor Dickie George
Johns Hopkins University
Thursday May 11, 2017
Rocky 001, 5:00 PM

Dan Wallach

A Nation Under Attack: Advanced Cyber-Attacks in Ukraine

Ukrainian Cybersecurity Researchers
Thursday April 6, 2017
Oopik Auditorium 5:30 PM

ISTS Information Pamphlet



Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA

The ISTS - Neukom Institute Internship Grant Program

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The Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) and the Neukom Institute offer leave-term funding each term to support an undergraduate, or graduate student, in pursuing an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization. We do not consider funding for unpaid internships at for-profit companies, government agencies or for university research.  If you are unsure whether your internship is eligible, please feel free to email us at with a brief description of your project before you apply.

Established in 2000, ISTS is dedicated to research and education to advance information security and privacy throughout society. The Neukom Institute was founded in 2007. Its primary goal is to enable Dartmouth students and faculty to integrate computational technology into their scholarship.

This internship support can be used to help one gain work experience to become familiar with a new area of information technology.  Topics as diverse as the following will be considered:

  • the use of computational thinking in academic disciplines (i.e., the sciences, social sciences, and humanities) or in real-world applications
  • the impact of information technology on security and privacy throughout society
  • the relation of information technology to socio-economic forces, cultural values and political influences

In every instance, a company, organization or advisor must be located before an application can be submitted.


Present and past internship grant recipients


previous interns




Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2016 Internships: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • Fall 2016 Internships: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
  • Winter 2017 Internships: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  • Spring 2017 Internships: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
  • Summer 2017 Internships: Wednesday, April 26, 2017


ISTS and Neukom will consider awarding funds for external unpaid internships with non-profit organizations during an off-term. Undergraduates and graduate students are eligible for up to $4,000 in funding to cover living expenses and travel, depending on the availability of funds. Awards may be offered for less than the original amount requested by the student.

internship studentsApplicants must be returning to campus for at least one term after completing the internship. Internship recipients are required to write a 3-5 page summary when their project has been completed, to be kept on file in the Institutes’ offices. These reports may be posted on the website and will be made available to other students looking for internship ideas. Returning interns agree to participate as requested in workshops or informational sessions relating to internships in general.

In every instance, a company, organization or advisor must be located before an application can be submitted. To be eligible, candidates must submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline. A letter of recommendation from a Dartmouth faculty member is required. A Supervisor’s Statement of Agreement signed by the person who will supervise the Intern's work during the term is also necessary and should be submitted with the candidate’s application. Finally, candidates must submit a budget request outlining their expected expenses for the Internship period.

Application Process

There are three parts to the Application Process:

Please follow the steps below.

Step 1: Complete the application form

Step 2: In addition to the application form, students must submit a 1-2 page written narrative to In it please describe:

  • the relevance of the internship to your academic and intellectual interests
  • the responsibilities and requirements of the internship and your qualifications to fulfill them
  • a description of your personal goals
  • how the internship relates to the mission and goals of ISTS and/or the Neukom Institute

Step 3: To complete your internship application you will need to submit the forms below to The Letter of Recommendation and Supervisor Statement should be completed and submitted by the application deadline. 

adobe logo Supervisor Statement. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

adobe logo Faculty Recommendation Form

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ISTS ( or 603.646.0700) or the Neukom Institute ( or 603.646.8737) directly.

Last Updated: 3/30/16