Homeland Security Internship Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. This program is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of DHS mission-relevant research areas and graduate students interested in the specific field of Nuclear and Radiological Threat Detection.

The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research at federal research facilities located across the country. The goal of this program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, DHS, and federal research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the application and review process, notification, and implementation of the program.

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DHS reserves the right to make no awards or to cancel this program. DHS assumes no liability for canceling the HS-STEM Summer Internship Program or for anyone’s failure to receive actual notification of cancellation.

Requirements for All Internships

  • United States citizenship as of the application deadline.
  • At least 18 years of age by May 6, 2012.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale, as demonstrated in the most current transcript, which must include Fall 2012 grades.
  • 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.
  • Available to participate for 10 consecutive weeks full-time during the summer of 2013.
  • Coverage under a health insurance plan before arriving at the appointment site and maintenance of coverage during the appointment.