It seems I now have a job. I have accepted an internship with the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. I am working under Dr Lehr, which will hopefully give me a better insight into South East Asia and movements there. I did mention more than a passing interest in that area, which is only to be expected by someone originally from that part of the world, so I expect that, and not any familiarity I may or may not have with critical infrastructure was the reason for my placement.
In other news, the town is still dead. Went to a boring talk last night, drinks were good but not much else. I'll see if I can rouse some people to hit a few bars with tonight and celebrate my new job.