Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security offers 10 week summer research internships for undergraduate students. In this program, students can focus their research in the fields of engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, and social sciences.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.
The DHS Education Program is managed by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institue for Science and Education (ORISE) under and agreement between DHS and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ORAU manages the appliccation and review process, notifican and implementation of the program.
Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week during the 10-week internship period.
Only students meeting the following conditions will be considered for the DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program:
- United States citizenship as of the application deadline. (Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time appointment is accepted)
- At least 18 years of age by May 5, 2015
- Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale as of spring/summer 2014
- Majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field with interest in homeland security research as described in the DHS research areas
- Pursuing long-term career goals aligned with the DHS mission and objectives
- Full-time enrollment as a sophomore or junior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university during fall of 2014 and planning to be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a 4-year U.S. accredited college or university for fall 2015. OR full-time enrollment as a senior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university during fall of 2014 and planning to be enrolled as a graduate student at a 4-year U.S. accredited college or university for fall 2015.
Questions / contact
- Email: DHSed@orau.org
- Link: Internship webpage
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